February is National Senior Independence Month

February is known as the month to celebrate Valentine’s Day and commemorate Black History, but what you might not know is that February is also National Senior Independence Month. Living an independent lifestyle is important, no matter your age, or where you live. At JFCS one of our goals is helping the seniors in our community maintain their independence through …

Moving an elderly parent – common and challenging

Many families face the exhausting struggles of helping aging parents from afar. There are often many trips to check in on them, as well as hoping your frequent calls keep them connected in between visits.  However, when your parent has failing cognitive abilities as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you may be faced with the challenging task of moving …

Caregiver Travel: 5 Tips for Summer Road Trips with an Aging Loved One

Now that that spring has finally arrived in Kentuckiana, many families are beginning to prepare for summer vacation. If you are a caregiver, traveling with the person, you care for can cause increased anxiety. Even if you are only planning a short distance trip, the logistics and safety concerns caregivers can make travel seem impossible. What can you do to …