Now in the
e-Mall is filling up with great stores and a growing number
of items just in time for the holidays. Whether you browse and find a
book or tape to help you with caregiving, or come across a wonderful gift
for a friend or family member, the e-Mall can be your source for easy
shopping and gift-giving.
So, click on the dark
blue Caregiver's e-Mall
buttons throughout our site and enter a comfortable, secure shopping experience
with major merchants while avoiding the hassle of having to find a parking
place or matching your shopping hours with someone else's. Our mall is
just a click away and is open 24 hours every day.
Watch for additional
stores opening in the e-Mall soon!
posted: November 1, 2004
Timely Tip: Yes! You May Help
?What may I do to
help?? You often hear the question. Here are suggestions to provide you
some relief and give cheer to the elderly. Copy this list and give it
to the next person who offers to help but doesn?t know what to do.
Seniors love visiting with those of their own
age group. Help arrange such a visit with a friend or group of friends.
Cabin fever sets in for anyone after a long
stay at home. A drive around the countryside, or a wheelchair stroll
through the park, would be welcome. It?s depressing when every outing
is to the doctor?s office.
Give a caregiver respite. An afternoon, a day
or a weekend away with their spouse, or alone, can give a family
caregiver renewed energy and effectiveness.
Evening hours during the winter are often
depressing and lonely for the elderly. Bring soup and cornbread on a
cold or rainy afternoon and stay to enjoy the meal and a visit.
If you are in a rural area, perhaps the
elderly patient is a retired farmer or cattleman. A drive through the
pasture for a close look at cattle would cheer him.
If you live too far to visit, call. Birthdays,
holidays or any day, pick up the phone and call. Talk directly to the
elderly loved one, regardless of whether you can clearly understand
No time for a visit to see an elderly loved
one? Do the next best thing. Using a video camera, film your house,
going from room to room, describing as you go, ?Mom, remember this
vase? It?s the one you gave us for Christmas the year we got married.?
Make it personal: show the kids, the pets and each other. If you have a
beautiful yard, film the flowers close up. Talk. The sound of your
voice is music to your parent or grandparent.
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