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Rescue Me (Ma)

Can anyone offer me recommendations, guidance or personal experiences in choosing a "Rescue Alert"-like service? TL;DR inside. (I will never, ever use the term "snowflake" that way.) [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Feb 23, 2012 - 9 answers

How to deal with potential theft by caregiver for elderly? Details inside.

How to deal with potential theft by caregiver for elderly? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 - 16 answers

Help find my mom some projects.

My elderly mother needs a project or three to do during the winter. What can you suggest? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Jan 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Elderly isolated dad may not be coping - what should I do?

Elderly father, living alone a long way away, may not be coping. I am trying to investigate & get him help if he needs it - please tell me if I am leaving something out or overstepping the mark. [more inside]
posted by andraste on Jan 10, 2012 - 16 answers

I'm asking what to ask...

If you were talking to a 101-year-old person, what would you want to know? [more inside]
posted by naturalog on Dec 16, 2011 - 21 answers

Best Christmas gifts for nearly impoverished older family members in New Mexico?

Best Christmas gifts for nearly impoverished older family members (location: northern New Mexico). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2011 - 16 answers

Sorry Mom, but no.

I will no longer travel with my elderly mother. Do I tell her so or just keep changing the subject? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by eleslie on Nov 5, 2011 - 24 answers

I need to buy a lift-chair, have no clue, ideas?

Caring for elderly relatives: What is the best brand of lift-chair? [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Nov 3, 2011 - 4 answers

won't you please be my neighbor (and not my roommate)?

My elderly neighbor lived in my rented room before I moved in. He still uses the public areas of the house as his own. What are my obligations? Lots of snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by dd42 on Oct 18, 2011 - 31 answers

Getting my mom an iPad. I need simplicity!

I'm getting an iPad for my (aging) mother -- what am I missing? How can I make this as simple as possible for her? If it's at all complicated, she won't go for it. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Oct 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Are my dad's doctors making him sicker?

This is my first Ask MeFi question, and I'm asking on behalf of my parents. My father is in reasonably good physical health but poor mental health, which may be related to the meds he's on and the "quality" care he's getting in the American "system". Are there some kind of additional resources for me or them to help make their way through the bureaucrat-ese and get some better care? And maybe some additional health care (or heck, elder care in general) resources I could find for them? [more inside]
posted by no relation on Sep 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Can you still buy a simple cable television setup?

I need a really simple digital cable television setup for my elderly, easily confused parent. [more inside]
posted by LastOfHisKind on Sep 11, 2011 - 11 answers

My parents are being pushed out of their current rental apartment in Northern Virginia and need to locate a new rental by the end of October, but their circumstances are challenging and I need advice on how best to assist them.

My parents are in their 70s and are on a fixed income– a fairly low fixed income– and were forced to declare bankruptcy last year due to significant medical bills. These medical issues also made it difficult for them to maintain their household, resulting in an accumulation of dirt and debris that has forced their current rental complex to issue a polite but firm eviction notice. I am attempting to relocate them much closer to me so that my family and I can provide regular assistance to them, both financial and day-to-day, but they've already been rejected by two rather modest rental complexes (including one at which they previously lived for 25 years). To complicate matters, my mother is in a wheelchair and needs an apartment with few or no barriers (stairs, hills, etc.). Moving them into my home is not an option for a variety of reasons. I'm trying to locate a rental apartment somewhere in Northern Virginia and at this point would take anything. Can anyone tell me where to turn?
posted by Jamesonian on Aug 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Birds do it, bees do it. Even educated fleas do it...oh and your grandmama.

Old people have sex? Please help me find media representations of geriatric sexuality in various media such as in commercials, movies, posters, television, newspapers, and so on. [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Aug 16, 2011 - 30 answers

In a bit of an awkward spot...

What is the most ethical choice in this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 20 answers

"Life Alert" medical alarm necklace that doesn't call 911 without explicit permission??

Is there a "Life Alert" type medical alarm that doesn't call 911 without permission? My sick relative is terrified of being taken to the hospital against his will. [more inside]
posted by ROTFL on Jul 10, 2011 - 18 answers

Grandma is lost.

Friend's grandma is lost in San Francisco. Not good. What are some resources? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jun 18, 2011 - 95 answers

Can delusions be resolved?

Is it possible to address the emotional underpinnings of my grandma's delusions? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Jun 2, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I be the best granddaughter I can now that my dear grandmother's health is in decline?

How can I be the best granddaughter possible now that my dear grandmother's health is in decline? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on May 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Recommendations for Long Term Nursing Care in Toronto

Long Term Nursing Care in Toronto for 87 year old great uncle. Recommendations for particular homes and/or resources to help find one? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on May 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Their Meals, My Wheels

I'd like to make a meal once a week for our elderly neighbors who are having medical issues, but I'm already really busy. What can I make that they can freeze and is easy for me? [more inside]
posted by Leezie on Apr 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Do androids dream of electric sheep?

How would you go about explaining basic computer features to someone who cannot conceive of what a gigabyte is? (Or, to a more extreme degree, what a username is or how the internet works?) [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Jan 9, 2011 - 27 answers

Grumpy old grandparents in Houston, not easily impressed.

Houston, Texas filter. My visiting grandfather wants pictures in which he is posing in front of marvels of engineering: complicated highway overpasses, most importantly, as well as bridges and downtown skyscrapers from afar. What are the best places in town from which to take these photos? Also, accessible tourist activities for senior who get tired quickly and don't speak English. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Dec 18, 2010 - 12 answers

How to stop a dying woman from driving (legally, safely)

How to safely and legally stop my elderly mom from driving. Complication: She's in hospice (yes, really). Special snowflake WTF details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 - 56 answers

What questions should I ask a lawyer to ensure care of my mother's health issues?

What questions should I ask a lawyer to ensure care of my mother's health issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Food delivery for seniors: alternatives to Meals on Wheels?

Is there a Meals on Wheels alternative for an elderly woman living in the Sacramento, California area? [more inside]
posted by mps on Nov 23, 2010 - 3 answers

My Parents are Talking about Divorce after 47 Years

My parents are pushing 70 and have been married for almost 50 years, and now they're talking about divorce. How can my siblings and I help? [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop on Nov 15, 2010 - 36 answers

help for dad, so i don't have the change the clocks a month before they change again

What are some agencies in the Washington DC area, that can provide help with some things around the home (like cooking and laundry) for an elderly man? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Nov 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Help us help my granny~!

How can we get my grandma from overseas to the US as painlessly as possible without spending $$$$$ amount of money? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Oct 30, 2010 - 20 answers

Abusers.

Grandmother in a nursing home. Elderly grandfather caring for her and denying help from others. Grandma not getting the care she needs. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Oct 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Himalayas for the elderly

My recently-widowed father would like me to take him to see the Himalayas. What tour operators should we use or avoid and what issues for a 90-year old such as altitude acclimatisation should we be aware of? My dad can walk unaided but not at any great speed or distance, so long treks are out of the question. What road-based routes afford the best views? All travel tips welcome!
posted by cbrody on Oct 11, 2010 - 11 answers

How to help dementia and paranoia

My mother is suffering from dementia and interaction with her is becoming very difficult. Suggestions or advice please? [more inside]
posted by LastOfHisKind on Oct 3, 2010 - 17 answers

Disorientation prognosis

Does this sound like an onset of dementia, panic attack, short term memory issue or Alzheimer's? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Sep 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Peace and yarn be with you

I'd like to volunteer with a knitting ministry in the Boston area. [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on Sep 19, 2010 - 6 answers

AARP-isms

What are some every day physical gestures, common behaviors, and/or spoken phrases stereotypically favored by elderly people? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Sep 16, 2010 - 50 answers

Activities for Elderly, Sane Parents?

I don't want my senior citizen parents to die of boredom. Help me keep them busy with stimulating activities, online or otherwise! (I swear I'm not a controlling son. Well, maybe just a bit.) [more inside]
posted by teedee2000 on Sep 2, 2010 - 24 answers

How can I get my brother out of my mom's apartment?

How can I get my violent brother out of my mom's senior apartment? Social workers, especially those who work with the elderly, your help is greatly needed. [more inside]
posted by The Light Fantastic on Aug 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Picture phone for elderly/senior products in Los Angeles

Picture phones for the elderly and places to buy them in Los Angles? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Aug 14, 2010 - 1 answer

Colon cancer/surgery in elderly

Two weeks ago my 83 year old mother was diagnosed with colon cancer--surgery to remove the right side of her colon is scheduled for this Friday. If anyone here has gone through this type of surgery, what were your experiences during post op and recovery? What can our family do to make Mom's recovery easier? [more inside]
posted by I'm Brian and so's my wife! on Aug 8, 2010 - 6 answers

email/task management-elderly

Best email and task management to communicate and track medication schedule of elderly mother. [more inside]
posted by jcbach on Jul 28, 2010 - 4 answers

and Jesus said "let the children come to me"

Looking for a v.sad story I read on the 'net years ago about a nursing home in Japan that had mannequins of children playing in the grounds. [more inside]
posted by uncanny hengeman on Jul 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Help keep my FIL's medication straight!

Looking for a digital medication reminder with text for my 72 y/o father-in-law that is not an iPhone app. Dream product described inside. [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Jul 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Recommendation for M.D. in WA State

Am looking for an M.D. in Bremerton/Port Orchard WA who specializes in elderly patients. [more inside]
posted by mnb64 on Jul 18, 2010 - 3 answers

My girlfriend's father can't care for himself - how do we get help for him?

What resources are available (specifically in the state of Iowa) to assist elderly/disabled persons who require full-time care but lack the funds to be able to afford this on their own? [more inside]
posted by khelvan on Jul 5, 2010 - 12 answers

British Columbia Law Filter: Power of Attorney.

Help my (elderly) mother take care of her (even more elderly) sister. YANML, and we will be consulting one soon, but in the meantime . . . [more inside]
posted by Slugette on May 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Suggestions on configuring a MacBook for an elderly person?

Ideas/suggestions for configuring an older MacBook for an elderly, non-Mac user? [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on May 15, 2010 - 5 answers

I think my elderly father is thinking of taking his own life...

My father recently intimated without saying outright that he was thinking of ending his life. He's 77, has been living with the after effects of strokes for about 15 years or more and has lost his ability to enjoy pretty much all of his passions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2010 - 33 answers

Has anyone already designed a litter box cabinet/platform for human accessibility?

Best practices for setting up an accessible litter box cabinet that's easy to maintain for an elderly or disabled person? [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Remote desktop clients/servers for assisting the elderly

Seeking suggestions for remote desktop services to assist an elderly computer user. [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Mar 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Party on, please?

How can my family celebrate my dad's 77th birthday? Twist: no food. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Mar 19, 2010 - 5 answers

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