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As a young child, I don’t know who had more fun on Mother’s Day – Mom or me. I recall reciting poems, drawing pictures on home-made greeting cards, and making my mother breakfast-in-bed to honor her. Nothing made me happier

Grieving the loss of a loved one is an inevitable human experience. As caregivers, whether or not the person who passed away was family, we can be hit hard. Caregiving itself is an emotional experience; watching a person progress through

According to statistics, 17 million homes in the US will have at least one older adult with mobility problems indicating the need for more accessible homes for seniors. Given that seven million elderly people in America use crutches or other walking support

You get along fine with Mom and Dad. You have your life, and they have theirs. You do what you want and so do they. Sometimes that means your parents spend their entire day doing nothing more than sitting around

Paralysis, lowered mobility, and other physical challenges make it difficult for older adults to get in and out of their clothes. At Silverts, we believe getting seniors dressed should be the least of a caregiver’s struggles. That’s why people all

Intro by Giving Care Team: A new philosophy around the support of people with changing cognitive abilities is needed; dementia patients are especially prone to the harms of stigma, stereotype, and segregation. Below, Dr. Al Power proposes a manifesto for all

“I am never, EVER moving out of this house, and that’s that!” If you have ever been on the receiving end of words to that effect, my blog series about moving a reluctant parent out of the house is for

Assisting parents who are willing to relocate out of the family home and into a more elder-friendly environment is one thing. Expect an altogether different experience when Mom and Dad dig in their heels and refuse to move. When home-safety is

There is no doubt a good night’s sleep is beneficial for the body — it’s how we restore our energy levels and reset our minds for the next day. When we don’t get enough truly restful sleep, our mood as

I HATE aging for many reasons: The more time that goes by, the more people I love die; newly surfaced physical changes continue to impact my independence; and the bottoms of my feet are drying up like my grandmother’s soles