Mind & Spirit

Elder care: A guide for caregivers and family

Author: Canadian Living

Mind & Spirit

Elder care: A guide for caregivers and family

Caring for elderly friends or family members is the challenging reality a lot of Canadians find themselves grappling with. Statistics Canada says nearly 70 per cent of elder care responsibilities are being provided by close family – but these duties aren't relegated to familial ties – friends, extended family and neighbours also lend a hand, according to the 2007 study.

Providing care for an aging or ailing family member can be made easier with advanced planning and a detailed course of action, so we've put together a guide of our best content to help you navigate. We've got expert answers to difficult situations, such as broaching the subject of moving, financial considerations and health care concerns as well as inspiring words and touching stories from those who've been there.


Fitness

Video: Low-impact workout - 4 easy exercises
5 perfect exercises for your aging parents

Health care

How to make a home-care plan for your aging parents
How to help your aging parents with their health care
Alzheimer's disease and age-related memory loss
How to maintain health records

Living arrangements
How to make home a safe place for seniors
Should your aging parent live alone?

Financial considerations

Money management for your parents
6 things to know about creating a will
5 things you need to know about retirement funds and RRIFs

For caregivers

How to cope with an aging parent
Taking care of Mom


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