Category Archives: Caring for Older Adults

Silver Linings During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has given me a gift this winter: spending more time with my parents. We decided they would stay in Rhode Island, rather than spending the October-May timeframe in Florida, as they usually do. In our little pod, we have been able to continue our holiday traditions and to develop some new ones… Read on…

Hospitalization During COVID-19

Planning for hospitalization is something we do continuously, especially with our most vulnerable clients — those that are older, living without family members close by, or living with multiple, chronic conditions and/or alone. But COVID-19 has exacerbated an already difficult situation: First, because those who are ill must now enter the hospital alone, without a… Read on…

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Adult Care

Recently, I observed an interaction between a son, Josh, and a healthcare provider caring for his dad, William. Josh said to the provider, who was recommending a treatment protocol to William, “My dad refuses and so I let him refuse.” It moved me. We work with many adult children of older parents who hire us… Read on…