Betsy Gold

Hiring a Caregiver When You Live Far From Your Aging Parents

hiring a caregiver for elderly parents

If you live far away and are busy juggling your own career and family, it can be difficult to care for an aging parent.

Four Things to Know Before Hiring a Caregiver for a Senior with Alzheimer's

Whatever your needs, there’s an in-home caregiver that’s right for your family. But finding that person depends on clearly understanding your aging parent’s condition or disease, and defining the specific care he requires.

Want Your Life Back? There’s No Need to Feel Guilty

Whether you stepped in to help an elderly relative out of love, a sense of responsibility, or financial necessity, caregiving can sometimes feel like a burden – even for the most devoted family members.

Why Educating Your Caregiver is a Win Win

Where to Turn When Your Caregiver Needs More Training

3 Practical Success Strategies for Family Caregivers

Though providing care for an aging parent may start as a sprint, it often becomes a marathon. Perhaps   an injury or illness sends you scrambling for emergency care, but you soon realize that your senior won’t recover fully.

Broken Bones And Bank Accounts: Warning Signs Of Elder Abuse

Burn marks, bruising, poor hygiene, and broken bones are the telltale indicators of physical elder abuse and an astute observer can typically spot these signs easily.

Christmas? New Year's? 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.

Three Thoughtful Last-Minute Gifts for Your Caregiver

If time is running out and your gift list just seems to grow longer every day, we've got some quick suggestions for thanking a special caregiver.

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Senior Trust a New Caregiver

Some seniors, particularly those in the early stages of dementia, may have a hard time trusting anyone other than the family member they rely on most.  Yet being solely responsible for an elder’s care can quickly become a heavy burden for tha

How to Obtain Guardianship—and When You Should

Realizing that your parent has become incapable of caring for herself or making reasonable decisions about her property is a heart-wrenching discovery.

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