Care Giving Blog

Planning an Intergenerational Family Vacation in Michigan

Michigan vacation with a seniorNow that summer has finally arrived, many Michigan families are busy making plans for vacation. If you are considering taking a grandparent along this summer, Michigan’s parks and beaches have much to offer.


Advice for Michigan Caregivers When a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Says, “I Want to Go Home”

agingadultsbylakeIf a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease lives in a memory care assisted living community, these may be familiar words: “Take me home.” “Why can’t I go home?” What Michigan caregivers should understand, however, is that those words don’t always mean what you think they do. 


Sunscreen FAQ to Keep Michigan Kids Safe in the Summer Sun

sunscreen-michigan-kidNow that summer fun is finally in sight for kids in Michigan, we thought it would be a good time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about sunscreen.


Suggestions for Helping Michigan Caregivers Develop Alzheimer’s Activity Kits

ActivityBoxAn estimated 170,000 people in Michigan live with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2024, the Alzheimer’s Association predicts that number will climb by almost 30% to 220,000. For the family caregivers who look after them, finding meaningful activities to keep them engaged is often one of the best ways to manage agitation and restless. One tool that can help is an activity box.


Facing Fears of Uncertainty

Jan and her husband As director of caregiver support with Wellspring, I help many families face the fears and uncertainty that comes from awaiting adiagnosis or learning of a prognosis. Now I find myself in that same situation.


Hiring a geriatric care manager

i-XTT9XHP-XLIf you are one of the many adults in the sandwich generation, trying to help your elderly parents from afar while simultaneously caring for your children and spouse at home, one possible solution that you may not be aware exists is to hire a geriatric care manager (GCM).