Do you worry about your loved ones falling? Whether it’s your parents losing their balance or your “invincible” son flying up and down the basement stairs, falls can be extremely dangerous for everyone. When someone falls, it can significantly impact their independence, at least for a period of time. Taking some simple precautions to avoid … Continue reading Preventing Falls: Steps Worth Taking
The Challenge In April 2016, I will be riding across America to help support programs for at-risk youth as they transition into adulthood. I am not a professional cyclist. I actually work as an Employment Coordinator at GSIL helping students with disabilities achieve success. This cross country bike ride will be unsupported, meaning that I will … Continue reading Changing Gears: A Cross Country Bike Ride
Lori is a GSIL Caregiver (pictured right), who for over 15 years has been caring for Rosie (pictured left), a woman born with Spinal Muscular Dystrophy, leaving her with mobility in her index fingers only. Take a peek inside Lori’s experience as a GSIL Caregiver. How did you get connected to GSIL? I retired from … Continue reading An Inside Look at the Life of a Caregiver
As a son or daughter, the last thing you want to think about is that your parents are getting older. It can feel like an overwhelming and sensitive issue. You may even feel uneasy about the subject because you are afraid of making your parents feel uncomfortable. But by thinking about how your parents are … Continue reading Finding the Right Care for Your Loved One
Interviewing for a new job is always a little nerve racking, at least for most of us. But we’re going to let you in on a little secret to make things easier – The interviewer is really only considering two aspects: 1. Your capability to get the job done; 2. Your ability to fit in the work environment. … Continue reading How to Interview the Right Way
We all want our parents to be safe, comfortable and happy, but many times we aren’t sure how to help make that a reality. Do you see your mom every day? What about your father-in-law? They say they want to live alone rather than moving into a nursing home, but when you aren’t able to … Continue reading Should My Mom Still Live Alone?