Carefully assessing your parents care needs at the holidays

Returning home for the holidays is a good time to assess your parents for caregiving needs. Typically you will find that parents aren’t as forthcoming about their needs over the phone or when asked.  Here are some non-confrontational ways to assess how they’re doing;...

Short Days and Our Aging Community

    Fall is A beautiful time of year. The sky is a clear blue, the change in the direction of the sun light casts a lovely yellow hue as leaves are turning color and the air is finally turning cooler. It brings thoughts of young trick or treaters, pumpkins and raking...

Being Present

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the summer of 2016, Cindy and I moved my 93-year-old mother to Charlotte so that we could oversee her care in a memory care facility. We visit with her most days and over the course of months have come to know the other residents...

The Right Thing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last summer, we moved my 93-year-old mother to North Carolina from her home on the Alabama gulf coast. She had been in an assisted living facility very near my brother and sisterin- law. In the previous 12 months, her life had...