Category Archives: Transportation

Travel Assistance for Older Adults

A while back I wrote about putting grab bars in my bathroom to help prevent falls in a post called “Making Home Safer For Seniors”.  I recommend that everyone do this when they feel the need.  Sometimes we equate such things … Continue reading

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Transportation Options for Seniors

When mom and dad were still living independently, they lived in a mobile home in the south for the 6 winter months and in their permanent home in the north for the other 6 months.  After dad stopped driving, they … Continue reading

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Dad’s Wheels

Dad’s first car was a Model T Ford which he had in the 1940’s.  It had a button on the floor that you pressed to start the car, rather than a key.  He was mechanically inclined and probably enjoyed working … Continue reading

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Flying with a Parent with Alzheimer’s Disease

Now that mom had passed away, how would I bring dad home by myself? Before flying, I wanted to be totally prepared for anything that might go wrong….

Read how I prepared for this flight and learn how you can too.

All that preparation paid off for us. Dad didn’t wear Depends, but did wear his US Marine’s hat. That and the fact that he was in his mid-90’s got him lots of special thanks and attention. As we went through the security line, we were directed to a special line for those with special needs. All the uniformed screeners shook dad’s hand and thanked him for his service to his country. They asked if he could walk through the scanner and he did. Otherwise he stayed in his wheelchair and the three of us got through security in record time. I was amazed. And thankful! Continue reading

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A Large Assisted Living Facility – Advantages and Disadvantages

In my last post, I described how I finally was able to move mom and dad to an assisted living facility (ALF).  They did very well in their new home, though it took at least a month for them to adjust … Continue reading

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Caregiving from Afar – How Could I Help Without Being There?

I first began creating a professional care team from thousands of miles away through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at work.  When I returned to work after the vacation in which mom was hospitalized, I knew I had to be … Continue reading

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Building a Care Team or Network: Starting with Friends

Mom and dad lived far from me.  In the winter, they were in their senior community in the south.  In the summer they were in their own home in the north.  Mom had chronic health issues which were followed by … Continue reading

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