caring for elderly parents

YOUR Stories:
Caring for Elderly Parents

Read - Support - Share

Share Your Story is a website dedicated to the many aspects of caring for elderly parents.

The articles are written by two health care professionals (Kevin and Tennille) and we include our stories and experiences from working in elder care as well as our encounters with our own aging families.

Now it's your turn, we would really like to hear from you! After all, the true voice behind this website comes from the families of aging parents.

We would love to hear about both good and bad experiences, your most interesting story, your hardest story, what's worked the best for you, what knowledge you've gained through this process... anything about caring for elderly parents that you'd like to share or you think others in the same situation would appreciate reading about.

  • Read - Read stories other visitors have shared about caring for their elderly parents.
  • Support - Support other visitors by sharing your story or commenting on theirs.
  • Share - Enlighten others about your experience caring for your parents so they can learn from you.

Tips for writing a good story:

  • Introduce yourself and your parents.
  • Include your most important information in the first paragraph or two (web readers often scan).
  • Finish by sharing a few things that worked or didn't work.

What's Your Story About Caring for Elderly Parents?

Have a story about the joys and frustrations or caring for elderly parents?

Help other visitors by sharing your experiences or what you've gone through.

Other visitors can relate to your stories and can offer respectful words of encouragement and advice - or offer support back to you.

You can also read stories posted by other visitors and add your comments and encouragement to theirs as well.

What a great way to learn and socialize with a community of people caring for their elderly loved ones.

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click on links below to see other great stories about caring for elderly parents. They were all written by other visitors to this page.

I wanted a gold watch. 
After 27 years of law enforcement, I had grand visions of my retirement party, a presentation of a gold watch, and then retreating to my home, and floating …

My Father - Caregiver, Care Receiver and A Man Who Never Stopped Fighting 
This really has been a bad year for Influenza. We lost my Father on December the 20th, 2012, to infection from Pneumonia. He had a really hard time with …

Drained from Caring for Aging Parents 
My name is Cynthia and I am the youngest of three daughters. I currently live with, and care for my aging parents; my Mother who is 84 and my elderly Father …

My Story about Taking Care of Aging Parents 
Today: Dad passed away one year ago due to complications with congestive heart failure in the elderly and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mom …

Jean's Journey - Dealing with Elderly Diseases 
Both Tom and Jean suffered from elderly diseases. When her husband, Tom, died in 1998 of lung cancer, Jean was 77 years old. She was fiercely independent. …

Severe Dehydration in the Elderly 
My mother just passed away. I feel like it was because of dehydration in the elderly but doctors were saying she had a stroke and her symptoms were unexplainable. …

Remote Monitoring for Seniors Not rated yet
Hello, I'm looking for a system to monitor my elderly mother from a distance. She lives by herself and wants to continue doing so. She does not want …

I wanted a gold watch. Not rated yet
After 27 years of law enforcement, I had grand visions of my retirement party, a presentation of a gold watch, and then retreating to my home, and floating …

Past Home Health Care Aide Not rated yet
Repeated use of Hoyer lift use. I worked for many years using a manual hoyer lift on low pile carpeting. I now have years of pain because of it. …

Carng for my blind, handicapped, hard of hearing elderly mom Not rated yet
What a bumpy road it has been and anyone who has been there will know the difficulties you face as a caregiver. This is a heads up for the ones that haven't …

Having Mom taken away from Me Not rated yet
My name is William and I watched my mother take care of her parents, my grandparents for there last 25 years. I always knew that I would be doing the …

Caring for both parents at home Not rated yet
I'm sharing responsibilities with my sister as we care for our elderly parents. Dad (79) has Alzheimer's and mom (83) has high blood pressure and just …

Unbelievable Not rated yet
Mother was the most active 86 yr old you could find. She did her own housework, finances, etc. We liked to go out shopping together. She had a checkup …

Protect your Parent's Savings so They May Live in Comfortable Assisted Care Not rated yet
Protect your parents savings so they may live in comfortable assisted care. Assisted care costs are one of the major issues for elderly care. …

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