Tips for Communicating with Older Adults

For many caregivers, it is difficult communicating and connecting with older adults, particularly if the older adult has hearing or memory problems. Here are some general tips to help: Let go of your own stereotypes of older adults. Each older adult is a unique person. Avoid speaking to older adults in ways that are patronizing. […]

Thank You for Making Eldercarehelper.com Possible

Thanksgiving is a day to remember and give thanks for the blessings we have – and I have many blessings in my life. Today, I want to thank my family and the many friends and colleagues who have encouraged me to develop this website. Without their support and constructive feedback along the way, eldercarehelper.com would […]

Paying Thanks to Caregivers

In light of National Family Caregiver Month, take a moment to recognize the enormous contribution of family caregivers—the 65 million-plus who care for a spouse, family member or friend. The monetary value of their work is over 375 billion a year which is more than the yearly Medicaid spending for long term care for all […]