Posts Tagged ‘elder care’

‘How’m I doin’?’ in Late Life Is What Needs to Get Out There!

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

bette dewing My back is killing me. But before you ask, “What happened?” please offer some words of empathy and understanding. That little-known “rule” has general application. Preventing aching backs and most physical woes demands that we stand up every 20 minutes or so and move around. For some, age-related problems and waning strength make that difficult [&hellip
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Time Management Strategies for Caregivers

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Special Sections

iStock_000015649896Medium By Carol Bradley Bursack Don’t let the title scare, you, folks. I’m not presenting a “system” here. Personally, I’ve never seen a chart or graph designed to help me organize my life that I didn’t intentionally ignore. “Systems” designed by experts never seems to consider my life or personality. They seemed like cardboard cutouts, made [&hellip
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Financial Planning Tips for Caregivers

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Uncategorized

Worried mature couple using wireless technology By Mario Solitto Caregivers are often so focused on managing their parent’s health and financial needs that they don’t even think about their own future needs. Although your focus is on providing care for your loved one, it’s important to think about and prepare for your own future financial and caregiving needs. If you haven’t [&hellip
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Home Aides Relieve Stress for People Caring for Loved Ones

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Family, Healthy Manhattan, Lifestyle, News Our Town, West Side Spirit

Courtesy of Christopher Wilkenson By Roy Herndon Smith “Susan” was burned out. Nine months earlier, she had taken what she thought would be a temporary leave of absence from her job to care for her 85-year-old mother, who was recuperating from surgery after falling and breaking her hip. Her mother never fully recovered. She still needed help with bathing, [&hellip
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