Home Clean Up

How to Help the Elderly with Spring Cleaning

Many of us look forward to Spring-cleaning each year.  I am no exception.  I have been trying to make the most of the nice weather we have had lately to do just that.  After having overdone it a bit last weekend, I found myself a little sore on Monday morning. It was at this time […]


Sorting Through Mom and Dad’s Belongings

In the fall of 2006, when my Mother moved from her home into assisted living, I was faced with the monumental task of finding a home for 70+ years worth of her belongings. Both of my parents were incredibly sentimental people.  They were well traveled and collected souvenirs on most vacations.  They were frugal so they didn’t […]


Hoarding and the Elderly

In an earlier post (“Fall Prevention” posted by lmcgowan on January 14, 2009), I provided readers with an overview of the many risk factors associated with falls in the elderly and a list of things they can do to prevent such falls.  As we learned in that post, clutter can be a real concern.  According […]