Summer is often the time for those much enjoyed family get aways. So you may be planning a special trip with an elderly loved one. It can be one of the most rewarding adventures you will take. You will build many fond memories and experience wonderful things together. Planning in advance for the added care necessary to ensure safe, comfortable travel is an important part of making the trip a success for all involved. Here are a few ideas that will help you enjoy the journey and keep the stress levels low. You can also ask your loved one’s primary care physician or your Yolo Hospice care team if you have additional questions about travel.
Caregiving one of the most touching things you can do for a loved one. Though there are many struggles that a caregiver may go through, in the end, the rewards are something we can take with us for the rest of our lives. Another thing we can take with us on a day to day basis are words of encouragement. These uplifting thoughts can be used to lift our spirits at a moment’s notice and can help us to appreciate the important things in life. When going through a rough patch or a bad day, inspiration can come from the simplest of words. You will have many wonderful days a caregiver, but here is a little encouragement for the rough patches along the way.
Who among us doesn’t enjoy a good story? Some tale of our personal lives or the lives of others. Storytelling can be particularly significant when the story helps someone else to grow and overcome someting difficult they are going through in their life such as a serious illness.
Remembering a Loved One During the Holidays Losing someone close to you is a very painful experience. Holidays, anniversaries and other special occasions can intensify that pain, but planning a remembrance or ritual to celebrate your loved one’s life can ease the sorrow of these challenging times and help preserve memories of the affection and […]