Using technology to keep Grandma safe

Back when my grandma was in rehabilitation at a nursing facility before she settled at home for good this time, I made a list of demands. As the person primarily responsible for providing her care, I needed help from the outside to help her stay at home before I completely

May 23, 2015: My own personal day that will live in infamy

May 23, 2015 is a date I refer to as the date that will live in infamy for our tiny two-lady family. We spent the day visiting the cemeteries where our loved ones are buried as we have done every year on Memorial day for as long as I can

Manic Monday: Building a routine for your sanity

My grandma and I have a routine.

I was telling someone the other day that when she was in the nursing home for rehab, I took notes. They have a monthly activity schedule with various types of activities, and they create menus.

Nursing homes do have one thing going for them– they

Manic Monday: Grandma’s Daily Organizer

My friend asked me a couple years ago to recreate an organizer she had found online. After my grandma had been home for a few months after a 9 month series of hospitalizations and rehabilitation stints in skilled nursing facilities, I learned a few things. I couldn’t keep it all

Grandma’s Kick Ass Walker Caddy

One of my grandma’s most recent falls that forced me to leave work in the middle of the day involved her trying to carry too many things in the kitchen. One of the first things I did when she fell in the kitchen was order a walker tray off of

Wordless Wednesday: Almost Perfect

It is what it is. I found matching paint.

Manic Monday: The Crockpot gets Grandma cooking again

Cooking was always an important part of my grandma’s life.

Now, my grandma is forgetful. She has burnt a few things on the stove while she was there by herself, so I have asked her not to use the stove if she is alone.We invested in a Crockpot last year so we

Top 10 Reasons Caregiving is Good for You

Over the past two years, I have been learning to balance the role of a family caregiver. As the sole living relative to my grandmother, who was an only child (like myself), the responsibility of her care falls completely on me.While it is true that there are many demands and

Welcome to takingcareofgrandma.com

Welcome to takingcareofgrandma.com.

I’ve been supporting my grandma to age in place for about two years now. It has been quite the journey. Since that time, I’ve learned more than I ever want to know about what it’s like to grow old in today’s world.

I am not alone. It is estimated that