Don’t you just look forward to vacation? We do too. So, a few weeks ago we headed north, stopping along the way to see family and friends. Then, we arrived in Cannon Beach, Oregon for a couple of weeks. Aaaaaah! I can still hear the ocean sounds. Walking the beach with temps in the cool […]
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Beth Giles, Owner of NW Organizing Solutions (providing moving and downsizing services in the Portland, Oregon area) authored this very useful article, giving permission to post it here. “You can’t fit a gallon of water into a quart size jar!” “This insightful statement also applies to the furniture and belongings we hope to fit into our […]
My Mom, who had Parkinson’s, couldn’t go out to restaurants any longer due to the difficulty in walking very far, even using the walker. In addition, it was also hard for her to get into the wheelchair. She really enjoyed eating out, so when I made my monthly trips to see her, I made sure […]
A sad, but true story. I was so frustrated and upset when I heard about this that I hope by sharing this true story, it will prevent it from happening to you or someone you know. We had learned that Ruth, (not her real name) an 85 year old friend received notification (phone call we […]
When it comes to caregiving seniors…… Organizing Today = a Plan for Tomorrow. Imagine being prepared so the future won’t dictate your life? Many who care-give seniors struggle with where to start or what to do next. The ‘Senior Care Organizer‘ is a planning tool for getting organized so caregivers have more time and […]
“OK, that’s it, I’m taking your car keys and you can’t drive anymore.” Can you imagine saying that to an aging parent or spouse because you’re concerned about their driving? I don’t think so. Remember, we’ll all be an “older” driver ourselves one day, or maybe we already are? I like how Joy Loverde puts […]
The whole quote says: “Good morning …..this is God. I will be handling all of your problems today. I do not need your help, so have a good day.” (author unknown) In other words, we don’t have to worry (aren’t supposed to anyway). Worrying doesn’t do any good… “it just takes the strength out of […]
Caregiving duties seem to creep up on us. We may start to notice subtle changes in an aging parent, spouse or other senior family member. But often times, it’s a lot easier to ignore the signs because who has time to take on caregiving responsibilities? And who knows what to do anyway? Here are Five […]
Twas three weeks before Christmas and all through the towns, There are many people hurrying around. You’d think this is about presents, and planning for dinners, But the subject here is about heroes and winners. The heroes are busy giving to those in their senior years… who hold memories of family and friends so dear; […]
You may remember brief little prayers that you were taught as a child. I think it was my Mother who taught me this one. Thank you for the world so sweet, Thank you for the food we eat. Thank you for the birds that sing, Thank you God for everything. (Author unknown) Thankful is a […]
The Senior Care Organizer is a combination of organizational insights, caregiving and resource information for managing senior adult care or to set up one’s own plan for the future. It came together over the 12 years that Claudia cared for her parents as they moved from independent living to retirement, to assisted living and finally to extended care. Claudia also organizes Senior Care Workshops in addition to providing various types of assistance to seniors, as well as to adult children as they care for their aging parents.