Take the Fear Out of Being a First Time Caregiver

Take the Fear Out of Being a First Time Caregiver

By Torie Temple We play many roles within our lives, but when we’re cast as a caregiver for a loved one, it may take more preparation than just switching hats. Evelyn Hunter, facilitator for the Floyd Memorial caregiver support group, and Terry Graham, registered...
The Transition to a New Place

The Transition to a New Place

By Carrie Vittitoe Once a loved one has decided to move to a retirement community and selected the one to call home, the hard work of “rightsizing” begins. This is the process of going through the house and belongings to find what will work in one’s new home and...

Quiz: Is Your Loved One Safe Living Alone?

By Tori Temple Explaining to your loved one that they are no longer safe living alone could prove to be a difficult conversation to start. Remember the following tips to help ease the strain for you and your loved one.“Remind them that they are not doing what they...
Is it the Doctor’s Fault or Yours? Communication

Is it the Doctor’s Fault or Yours? Communication

By Carrie Vittitoe Whether you are caregiver to a child, an aging parent, or a spouse, it can be a difficult job. Few things are more frustrating than when a loved one is sick or in pain. During those times, we want to access medical care as quickly and easily as...
Is it the Doctor’s Fault or Yours? Wait Times

Is it the Doctor’s Fault or Yours? Wait Times

By Carrie Vittitoe Whether you are caregiver to a child, an aging parent, or a spouse, it can be a difficult job. Few things are more frustrating than when a loved one is sick or in pain. During those times, we want to access medical care as quickly and easily as...