SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS

Coping With Stress When You’re in the Sandwich Generation

"You're working a full-time job, managing your home and raising your kids. And if you’re like millions of middle-aged adults in the U.S, you’re also taking care of your aging parents. Without much warning, you’ve become part of the sandwich generation, squeezed between the needs of your kids and your older mom and dad."

By Heidi Godman

For U.S. News and World Report

Caregiving Is Hard Enough. Isolation Can Make It Unbearable.

“Caregiving is done with a lot of love and affection, but there’s a lot of loss involved,” said Carey Wexler Sherman, a gerontologist at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. “People talk about friends disappearing, about even family members not wanting to be involved. It’s a lonely business.”

By Paula Span

For The New York Times

8 Expert Tips for When Aging Parents Won’t Listen

Our parents always asked that we listen to them, but what happens when they refuse to listen to us? Some adult children are finding that their parents don’t always know best when it comes to their diet, driving, housing, medication and more.

By Sally Abrahms

From A Place For Mom

Lift Assist -

Non Emergency Numbers

(DENVER AREA)

There is no charge for Lift Assist. Lift Assist is to be called in an individual has fallen and the caregiver needs help getting them up.

Tell the call center - "No Sirens, No Lights. Just a Non- Emergency Lift Assist"

Some areas are covered by more than on fire or police station, so you may have to call another station depending on where the individual is located.