ElderCarelink Blog

Practicing Loving Kindness

by Sue Lanza
May 27th, 2010 at 1:00 am

Having an almost-fully-legal daughter at home (she turns 21 this month–can that be true?) gives me plenty of opportunities to practice loving kindness!

I know it sounds very “new-agey” but hang on for a second.  Read more »

Long Distance Caregiving Helped By Skype

by Sue Lanza
May 20th, 2010 at 1:00 am

I admit I am technologically-challenged but even I can see the value to long distance caregivers of using a FREE computer service like Skype to ease the disconnected feelings of being so far away and worrying about a loved one. Read more »

Mayo Clinic Provides Online Tool to Help Caregivers Manage Elders’ Heath Care

by Carol Bursack
May 8th, 2010 at 1:01 am

Since I live on the northern plains, I’ve grown up with the knowledge that Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic is considered a go-to facility for people worldwide, including royalty from around the world. So, in my part of the country, when the Mayo Clinic sends out a press release, we who receive them generally give them some attention. Read more »

The Lost Art of Nesting

by Sue Lanza
May 6th, 2010 at 6:34 am

I have been thinking lately about how much I look forward to coming home after a busy day.  My little stone cottage is my refuge and as I get older, I find it gives me more joy as time goes on.  I found out recently that someone else on my property had the same idea.

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Caring for Others Starts With Yourself

by Sue Lanza
April 27th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I used to think it was safe to walk in mall parking lots but not anymore.

While cheerfully walking along a large chain store parking lot a month ago (cue the sunshine and the birds singing…), I stumbled into not one but two gigantic potholes and had the indignity of hitting the pavement with these body parts:  forehead, nose, arm, hands and knee.  My daughter and a kind store employee helped me stop the stars from circling and helped me up.  Of course, I did report the incident to the store manager and then tried to continue with my day.  Except…..

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