iPad video instructions make connecting easier for seniors

Get help for your iPad

As far as I’m concerned, the iPad is just about the perfect tool to get a senior who isn’t computer-literate and doesn’t have one of their own. It’s made for connecting to the world, watching videos, reading newspapers, and doing email. No, it’s not great if you’re trying to type long documents, but you can […]

When Doing Nothing is Doing the Wrong Thing

Have you ever faced a decision and just put it off? A lot of the decisions we need to make with our elderly parents are the kinds of decisions we’d rather put off. Sometimes they involve a difficult conversation. Sometimes they involve a complex choice where we have to weigh out various pros and cons […]

Assisted Living versus Nursing Homes

I found this infographic mostly helpful in showing the differences between assisted living and nursing homes. Parts of it are a little hard to understand because of the way they chose to show the information. Still, a good introduction to some of the differences and the cost difference. by Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living […]

Interview with Carolyn A. Brent, author of Why Wait?

Why wait

Today I have the great pleasure of being the host on Day 12 of the Virtual Blog Tour of author Carolyn A. Brent whose book Why Wait? The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death launches on Amazon on Tuesday November 15, 2011. Author Carolyn A. Brent, M.B.A. is […]

Unusual uses for a stairlift

Normally we think of a stairlift as just being for lifting a person up and down the stairs. But there are other things you can do with one that will make your life a lot easier. For example, did you ever think that you can strap your vacuum to the stairlift to get it up […]