If you are like us, you have a little one running around your home. While our grandmother often appreciates my son saying hello, giving hugs and showing her his new toys, she doesn’t enjoy it as much when he launches himself over the couch and on to her lap, or when he runs by and crashes into her. What to do? Here are some of our solutions that we hope might be helpful! ...more
Ahhh, there is not enough time in the day. Ever thought that, or perhaps are living that over and over? I am. Not sure how to balance family, friends, money, and time. Me too. This is starting to sound like an infomercial for Making Care Easier, but even as a founder, I forget that I can use our tool to ask for help....more
If you are the caregiver, it is sometimes hard to admit that you need time apart from the person you care for day in and day out. You love them, you want them to have the best care possible, and you want to be there for the person for whom you care.
But, this often means that you get no private time. There is no time for you to have thoughts for yourself, for you to run errands, or even to just take a walk. Unfortunately, while you think you are doing good, this constant lack of attention for yourself may be hurting both you and your loved one.
Caring for an aging parent can be a full time job. But, when you already have a job this can be very challenging. Making Care Easier is here to help. Instead of lots of phone calls, texts, emails and worrying when you don’t hear anything, keep all of your updates in one place, with emergency plans and more. ...more
Caregiving Corner:With more people living longer, effective caregiving requires new thinking about how we care for those we love. Boston-based Making Care Easier (MCE) is dedicated to helping caregiving communities get the answers and solutions they need to ensure quality care for their parents, friends, and neighbors. ...more
At Making Care Easier (MCE) our goal is to improve the way families care for their loved ones. This is no small mission, but a critical one. We’re taking another big step forward this week as we welcome Mary Jane Favazza as our new CEO. Mary Jane brings with her a wealth of experience including more than 15 years in the healthcare IT space. Most importantly, she brings with her a passion for improving the living of those caring for elderly adults....more
Well, Thanksgiving and Christmas Part 1 (of 4) is behind us. Our family rarely has a chance to gather everyone together and this year's festivities will long be remembered as the Thanksgiving of 12 people, six dogs, the first grandchild and Granny. ...more
We are about to have six dogs and twelve people converge on our parents' home for the holiday. Thankfully, my parents have a good sized back yard and plenty of sleeping room. Now, if all the personalities could fit in the house.My mom has been looking forward to this for a long time. Yet, I constantly hear mumbles in her voice about how our grandmother is going to ruin everything. Chances are, she might. But, if we plan for that to happen, and assume the worst, we may be predicting our own future....more
Three years ago, my sister didn’t send my son a graduation card. I’m always hosting family dinners at my house, but no one returns the favor. No matter how many times I ask my brother to do something, I always end up doing it myself. By the time most people need to care for their parents, they already have years of family dynamics and history that drive their interactions with one another. ...more