What I Wish the CNAs Knew About My Mom

What I Wish the CNAs Knew About My Mom

When my mom moving into a nursing home last year, I was terrified. I was leaving her in the hands of people I didn’t know, who she didn’t know, and who didn’t know her. Scary stuff. Sure, the team wanted to know what she likes and what kind of care she needed, but...
The Guilt Will Bury You Alive, If You Let It

The Guilt Will Bury You Alive, If You Let It

Guilt. Everyone feels it. Everyone talks about it. Everyone tries their best to avoid it by doing the right thing. But, no one ever tells you that there really is no way around it. Sometimes, no matter how many good things you do, you still find something to feel...
This App Is Like an Uber for Grandkids

This App Is Like an Uber for Grandkids

Nilsa Torres, 70, and her frail 91-year-old mother Ignacia Rodriguez rarely left the modest two-bedroom apartment they share in this Gulf Coast retirement community. Torres is Rodriquez’s daughter, but also her primary caregiver — a relationship complicated by the...