Money-Saving Tips for Family Caregivers
Given the current economic times, all of us are rethinking the way we spend money. Sometimes finding additional ways to cut back on spending is difficult. Here are some simple money saving ideas that anyone can use to save money each and every day.
Save on Food Bills
* Clip coupons. Some grocery stores even offer double or triple off on coupons.
* Buy generic. Store brands often cost...
Here’s my pitch for everyone to have their own power of attorney for health care and living will. If and when something happens and you’re not able to verbalize what treatment you want, it is important to have this document! It’s the only way to assure you will get just what you want. Do it today!
Here is one resource:
The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if...
19 Things Elders Have Learned
Perks of Being Older
1) There is little left to learn the hard way
2) Things you buy now won’t wear out
3) You can quit trying to suck in your stomach, no matter who walks in the room
4) You can eat dinner at 4PM and get the early bird special
5) You are no longer viewed as a hypochondriac
6) Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the weather person on TV
‘Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways – Danish in one hand – chocolate in the other – body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘WOO HOO, What a Ride’
While working for an organization that delivers lunches to...
You’re Not A Kid Anymore When…
You’re asleep, but others worry that you’re dead.
Your back goes out more than you do.
You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
You buy a compass for the dash of your car.
You are proud of your lawn mower.
Your best friend is dating someone half their age…and isn’t breaking any laws.
You sing along with the elevator...
You don’t stop laughing because you grow old, You grow old because you stop laughing!!
My memory’s not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.
Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, “How old was your husband?” “98” she replied, “Two years older than me.” “So you’re...
Q: How can you avoid that terrible curse of the elderly—–wrinkles?
A: Take off your glasses and you won’t see them.
Q: Is it common for 60+ year olds to have problems with short term memory storage?
A: Storing memory is not a problem, retrieving it is a problem.
Q: What is the most common remark made by 60+ year olds when they enter antique stores?
A: “‘Gosh, I remember...
I’ve been contemplating why it is that most people loathe the idea of growing older. If you ask someone’s age, many people hesitate to answer, as if not admitting it will slow the aging process. Is it all about the potential loss – loss of independence, loss of mental, physical or sensory abilities?
While working with my 20-month old daughter in her bottle drinking habits, I realized – humans...
Over the holidays I chose not only to relax, but went to see “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” a movie depicting a man aging in reverse.
I work with older people everyday, as a geriatric care manager. I also have a 19 month old daughter. I often come home after visiting clients, struck by the similarities between the human experiences of those in old age and infancy. Diapers, soft foods, a limited...