Tag 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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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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Using a Private Home Care Agency to Assess Eldercare Needs

I planned to spend 3 months near my parents’ winter mobile home assessing their needs and setting up Elder care support for them.  I took a shotgun approach — moving in several directions at once.  I wrote about calling the … 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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