“My mother and her caregiver have a daily battle over getting dressed. She doesn’t want to wear hospital gowns or shapeless sweats all day, but she also doesn’t like the pain that dressing and undressing causes. I’ve heard about adaptive clothing for seniors, but I don’t know much about it. Is this something I should look into?” –Jill from Powers Park

  What a great question! Other clients have had the same issue: mom or dad having difficulty dressing or caregivers frustrated with cumbersome pants and shirts. As people age, they may struggle with wearing the clothing they have worn for years, even decades. Adaptive clothing for seniors is an excellent option for loved ones with […]

“My father has had several hospital stays over the past few months, and he seems to be getting worse. How do we know if it’s time for hospice? What signs should we look for?” – Bryan from Alpharetta

I am sorry to hear about your father’s declining health, and I understand how difficult a decision it is for families to choose hospice care for their loved ones. Many people do not realize that hospice is not only for patients with a terminal illness but may also be an option for patients who fail […]

“My father is so stubborn! He needs more care than he lets on, but he won’t let new caregivers do their jobs to keep him clean and fed. What can adult children do when seniors refuse help?” — Eva from Peachtree Corners

    I can almost hear your frustration, but I assure you that you are not alone. As challenging as it is to experience a shift in roles from being your parent’s child to helping care for your parent, being a caregiver when seniors refuse help seems impossible. As seniors grapple with declining physical or […]

After spending time with my mother over the holidays, my brother and I realized it might be time to transition to assisted living. We have found a community we like, but we aren’t sure how to make the move happen. Can you give us some advice about the logistics? “ – Sally from Kennesaw

If you have found a facility that you like, congratulations! That is half the battle. I talk to many families this time of year that are in a similar situation as yours, realizing that your loved one may no longer be able to live independently. Finding a facility that works for your senior’s needs can […]

“My mother’s doctor started offering telehealth appointments for follow-ups and medicine refills. Is this just a gimmick, or is telemedicine for seniors worth considering?” –Rick from East Cobb

As the pandemic persists and flu season is just beginning, you and your loved one may not want to go to every medical appointment in person. Virtual health visits are another tool to help older people seek medical treatment while minimizing exposure to viruses. Let’s look at some of the advantages of telemedicine for seniors […]