Betsy Gold

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Touch

If you care for an aging parent, you’ve probably put considerable effort into making sure her home is safe and she has appropriate medical care.

Your Mom Wants to Age in Place. Is That the Best Choice?

Many seniors want to age in place. With so many other aspects of their lives changing – due to declining health, decreased mobility, or dementia, for example – they long for the familiarity of their homes and neighborhoods.

12 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Caregiver

Caregiver Gifts

Spend a little extra time this season to show your appreciation with a thoughtful gift to thank your caregiver for all they’ve done for you or your parents or your child.

Thanksgiving? Christmas? When To Offer Holiday Pay To Your Caregiver

Caregivers working during a holiday are commonly offered holiday pay and if you don’t have a plan in place, this is a good time to decide how you'll compensate your home care aide during all holidays throughout the year.

Starting the Conversation About Elder Care With Aging Parents

hiring an elder caregiver

For many of us, a week does not go by without someone raising the topic of home care for an aging parent. The path to resolution is a long one. Parents are often resistant, or even in denial.

Ten Topics Everyone Should Discuss with a New Caregiver

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Helping your new caregiver succeed is one of the most important roles you’ll play as you manage the home care needs of yourself or your loved ones.

Caregiver Cash and Expense Management

Don’t Forget These Minor Costs When Hiring a Caregiver

Life After Driving: Creative Ways to Help Your Senior Get Around

Providing safe transportation is one of the first challenges many families encounter when a senior chooses to age in place.

How to Help Your Senior Avoid Loneliness While Aging in Place

Aging in place

Today many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes as long as possible, but family and friends often have concerns for their safety and well-being -- especially during the pandemic.

How to Make Home Safe After a Hospital Visit

Many families don’t realize how much a loved one’s health has deteriorated until a fall sends her to the hospital.

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