Caring for Your Elderly Loved One: A List of Vital Resources

Dear Care With LOVE Family,

Caring for your senior loved ones can put a strain on even the best-organized, loving, and diligent person. I was touched that one of Care With LOVE’s wonderful friends put together a list of resources to help you cope with the pressures and provide your loved one with the best possible care! Please see her letter, below, for links to the best tips and insights for making the coming time as healthy and filled with love as possible for your family.



I can’t thank you enough for the work you do to help seniors and to build much-needed community and support. The resources I found here are fantastic, and go a long way towards helping our aging realize that they are not alone. As a librarian, I’ve staked my career in helping empower people with knowledge, and so I’m grateful to find others who share that vision.

I’m putting together a list of seniors’ and special needs resources for an upcoming library newsletter, and thought they might be of interest to you:

Moving Advice for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Renters’ Rights for Tenants with Disabilities
Internet Gateway for Low Vision
Managing Sensory Processing Issues At Home
Cleaner Indoor Air Campaign
Keeping Seniors Safe Around Construction Sites
Limited Mobility Home Modifications
Making the Move To Assisted Living
Guide to Finding Credible Medical Information

I’d love to hear about any projects you’re working on for seniors, or any subject matter pertaining to seniors that you feel is underserved!


Susan Williams


Thank you, Susan! You have really gone above and beyond with this list. I hope, as you do, that it lightens the load on many wonderful people who want their family members to be cherished as they enter a new stage of life with dignity and love!

Warmest regards,

Nefr Israel
Founder and President
Care With LOVE



The majority of people on yearly basis suffer from depression ranging from mild occasional attacks of depression to long term and the more serious clinical depression. Depression remains one of the most common disorders experienced by adult parents. When left untreated, it can result in eating disorders, substance abuse, self-mutilation and even suicide.

What then can those who suffer from depression do to find relief and what is the best cure for depression? As of now, there is no best known cure for depression since it is a very personalized thing. However, the only real best cure for depression is knowing yourself and understanding what the fundamental cause of the depression is in the first place. Some cases of depression may require therapy, acquiring new skills, lifestyle changes, or medical involvement.  Depression in vulnerable seniors has a deep negative impact both on their physical health and the quality of life.

Concerning treating a senior for depression, neither antidepressants nor a mere talk with therapist are likely to result in long-term relief of symptoms. Additionally, family members, who are unable to alleviate the misery, suffer along with the resident. Nursing home staffs on the contrary struggle to meet the demands of these residents with little to no pleasure or comfort.

Moving into a long term care facility can be a very challenging experience. Many individuals prefer to stay in their home until the end without a thought of being in a nursing home. But at times, due to the amount of care required, a move into a long-term care can be the only answer.

Combining the use of medication and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on a long-term may be a way to cure any senior from their depression. This treatment has resulted in lower depression level and substantial decrease suicidal thoughts, even after treatment has ended. Long term care for depression usually spans at least six (6) months. As opposed to earlier reports on short-term treatments, which worsen after treatment, the long-term care has been associated with persistent benefits.


While there have been inspiring results from a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy and medication, there is no single approach to treating elder’s depression. Each elder will respond to treatment in a unique way, and will necessitate a treatment that is fitting for them.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: This is a form of discussion therapy that has proven to be effective in treating senior’s depression. It can help elders learn to manage life challenges through healthy coping skills, conflict resolution, problem solving, relaxation procedures and social skills. A therapist can also help your older parent learn more about depression, its possible causes, and how to manage it.
  • Adult’s residential treatment: These centres combine traditional therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, alternative therapies like art therapy and equine therapy, and esteem-building routines to help seniors survive their despair. In these settings, depression sufferers not only adult parents can actively work to defeat depression including behavioural challenges.

Even though adjusting to long-term care can be worrying and complicated, there are advantages to it as well. There are designed programs and activities that offer elders regular opportunities to socialize and engage with staff and other residents. You may even be able to help assist other residents by sharing your experience.

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