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 …

New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

A common lament among caregivers, especially Sandwich Generation caregivers, is that there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done. Every so often, caregivers need to remind themselves that they are doing their personal best. If you haven’t been making yourself a priority over the last year, you’re not alone. However, with New Year …

Am I in the “Sandwich Generation”?

You may have heard the term “Sandwich Generation” over the past few years, and maybe you’ve stopped to wonder “Am I  part of this group of caregivers?” Thanks to modern medical advances and lifestyle changes, people are living longer. Many times, grandparents live to see their grandchildren marry and have children of their own. However, what happens when grandparents are …

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 …