Adjusting to In-Home Care
Medication mistakes are common and can be deadly. Learn -- and avoid -- the most common errors made with prescribed or over-the-counter drugs.
8 Essentials for Bathing Your Parent
Do you have the essential items to make bath time safer and easier for your aging parent? Read more.
Cooking Healthier Meals at Home
When someone's cooking for you, it's easy to get trapped by politeness and gratitude. If you're looking to give feedback on cooking, try these six tactics.
In-Home Care: What to Do When Things Go Wrong
Common problems that may arise when you're caring for an older adult in your home or theirs, and tips for handling them.
10 Things to Discuss With a New Caregiver
Be sure to cover these essentials before your loved one's new caregiver starts on the job.
A Caregiver's Guide to Meal Delivery and Preparation Services
Meal delivery services bring prepared, nutritious meals to the homes of older adults. Learn more about meal delivery services and where to find them.
In-Home Care Coping Tips
Best Caregiving Apps
What Should I Do if My Parent Resists Bathing?
Do you have a parent that resists bathing? Here, expert advice and actionable tips for your next battle.
How to Handle Difficult Behaviors
These 15 behaviors can challenge any family caregiver.
#7 They argue
#9 They disrobe, walk around partially clothed
Disrobes, walks around not fully dressed
#11 Restless pacing
#13 Night waking or sundowning due to dementia
If your loved one is night walking or sundowning do their dementia, you can be ready for these occurrences with a few key pointers. Learn more.
#3 They won't change clothes
Won't change clothes
#15 Trouble with medication adherence
If it's a struggle each time your parent has to take their meds, you're not alone. Whether it's medication overload or trouble swallowing, there are things you can do to get your parent on board with medication adherence.
#5 Finicky eating
#8 They're quick to anger
Quick to anger
#10 Rudeness to aides and visitors
Rudeness to aides and visitors
#12 They resist help
#2 They Won't Use a Walker or Cane
It's likely your older loved one doesn't want to use a walker a cane because it makes them feel older or disabled, even if they need it. Here, a few ways to convince them to use a walker or cane for their safety.
#14 Mixing up day and night
Mixes up day and night
#4 They're apathetic
Mom is apathetic, unmotivated, seems depressed. Learn possible causes for apathetic behavior and what to do.
#6 Hoarding tendencies
Is your parent the hoarding type? You can identify hoarders by the way they hang onto an excessive amount of things for several reasons. What to do?