S. Gardner Riel,
owner and founder of ElderLink,
has written for
several publications on topics regarding the balance of work and family.
Several of these articles are included here, reprinted with permission
from the publishers.
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Dealing With the
Many of us will use this time to be renewed by the magic of the season.
Most of us will not. This seems to be the time of year of unrealistic
Creativity may be the key to success.
I think most of us would
agree that we enjoy and treasure our independence. It is no different with
older adults. One of the most beneficial elements
The voice on
the other end of the telephone was frantic. Louise Smith had gone home
with her children to visit her elderly mother
The Nursing Home
Decision: Tips for making the ‘right’ decision.
Entering a Nursing Home can be a difficult decision for everyone
concerned. Let’s face it, no one really looks forward to moving into a
smell the roses...even when you don’t have time.
had the opportunity to participate in caring for a friend while he was
under Hospice care in the home. My friend, who was also my neighbor, had
Random Acts of
Working with elders and their Caregiving family members, I have often had
the privilege and responsibility of seeing, first hand, the trial and
blessings of being a family member.
Moving an Elder
Parent into Your Home
children invite their elder home to live with them. This can be a true
blessing...or a terrible disaster. I have worked with many families over
“Right after her death, it seemed as if I went into a trance. Martha was
so much a part of my life. Now it’s almost six months and I am still
An Ounce of
We have all heard the saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
cure”. This often true phrase has many applications. I have written
In the previous article, I addressed ways to guard personal safety for the
elder inside of their homes. Most elders live independently
Secure homes are
Keeping elders safe inside their own homes should be a high priority. As
crime increases in all areas, it is an important issue that should be
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