5 Questions for Taking Over Your Parent’s Finances

5 Questions to Ask When Taking Over Your Aging Parent's Finances Managing your personal finances is a headache of its own, much less taking over your parents. But often the time comes and the earlier you can prepare, the better.  I encourage you to remember that this is a time of loss for your parents. Put yourself in their shoes and try to

By |October 16th, 2019|Categories: Preparing for the Future|0 Comments

3 Ways to Not Lose Your Identity while Caregiving

3 Ways to Not Lose Your Identity while Caregiving "It is so important as a caregiver not to become so enmeshed in the role that you lose yourself. It's neither good for you nor your loved one." - Dana Reeve Since you're reading this, I'm sure you've heard of "caring for the caregiver." This is a statement that comes from a good place

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fall Bucketlist for You and Your Senior

Fall Bucketlist for You and Your Senior It's finally fall everyone! One of our core principles here at The Devoted Daughter is to spend more time as a child and not a caregiver. So in honor of the season, we've put together a list of 10 fall themed activities you and your parent can do together. Photo and recipe from Dixie Crystals 1.

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|0 Comments

7 Podcasts for Seniors

7 Podcasts for Seniors My Gram had a habit of always leaving her radio on. Largely because she enjoyed listening to it, but partially because it was her "alarm system." I can remember her saying, "Well if all my windows are open and people can hear the radio they may think more people are home!" Alright, Gram whatever works! Remembering this got me thinking about

By |August 1st, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|0 Comments

5 Tips for Downsizing

5 Tips for Downsizing 1. Start earlyThis may seem like common sense and something you can put off, but please do not! If you've ever moved before you will know that you always have more things than you think you do, so the process will take longer than you think it will. Start with things you know you won't need for the next few months.

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|0 Comments

Quick Tip for Senior Meal Prep

Quick Tip for Senior Meal Prep When caring for my mom, I found myself taking on a whole new job of personal chef. But between doctors appointments, picking up medications, and living my own life sometimes I'd find myself in a momentary panic over dinner. So first off, if this sounds like you, please remember to take a breath and remember

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|0 Comments