Quitting Your Job to Care for Elderly Parents: Is it Feasible?

quit job to take care of parents

Balancing your work and the duties of caregiving is a challenging job even under the best of conditions. If you realize that you cannot integrate your work and elderly parent's care, and alternatives to flexible working hours, part-time work or home-based work are not accessible to you, you might opt to quit your job. Quitting your job to care for aging parents may have certain serious implications on your personal and financial well being. Family ...

10 Important Questions You Need to Ask Your Older Parents

10 Important Questions You Need to Ask Your Older Parents

As your parents grow old, yet continue having a sound health, it’s easy to avert discussions with them about the possible future difficulties. But there are many things like their financial matters, health care, living conditions and memorial preferences that are essential for you, as their progeny, to be aware of in your attempt to make sure that their affairs are in order. There can be certain intricate topics that may turn out to be ...

6 Cool Ways to Make Friends in Your 60s

making friends in your 60s

In your later years, while undergoing life transformations such as your retirement, losing a partner, developing health issues, many friendships die a natural death. The latest research has concluded that as you grow old, you become selective about how and with whom you invest your time socializing. Several studies have emphasized the positive benefits of friendship on your physical, social and emotional health at every stage of your life, especially when you are making friends ...

What Are Effective Ways to Prevent Elderly Abuse?

Elderly Abuse

The International Network for the Prevention of Abuse of Older People (INPEA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) define Elder Abuse as- “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person". Abuse of elderly people may be evident in several forms, including verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse apart from financial exploitation, and abandonment. ...

Useful Tips for Creating a Dementia Friendly Home

Dementia Friendly Home

You must be well aware about the challenges faced while caring for someone with dementia disorder. Adapting your home for better accommodation of your loved one’s dynamic requirements, may be one such challenge. By incorporating the elements of dementia friendly home design, you will be able to ensure that your loved one has better chances of being secure from falling, having improved memory support, and also having more liberty to exercise personal abilities. Here are ...