Online dating safety tips for adults
When hiring paid caregivers, be sure to do background checks and get references, and carefully monitor their work.
Stop by — preferably at unexpected times — to check in on any professionals or volunteers going to the home.
Make any modifications easily adaptable as needs and abilities change over time. It may be as simple as brighter lighting around stairs, removing throw rugs or moving laundry facilities to the first floor.
Recently, I took off the wheels on my dad's chair so it won't move when he stands up.
Heidi Raschke is a longtime journalist and editor who previously was the Executive Editor of Mpls-St.
Paul Magazine and Living and Learning Editor at Next Avenue.
The problem with online dating is that you can’t see the person’s face when they’re telling you about themselves. I think it’s hard for guys to comprehend the world of online dating from a woman’s perspective. They then flippantly toss out all of those well thought out, carefully crafted messages from most of those poor schmucks, and then they log onto their Facebook accounts to complain to their girlfriends that there are no “good men” left in the world.
I learned quickly when my parents needed 24-hour care and moved in with me.
To explore this topic, I pulled aside two individuals who I knew were hunting for a long-term relationship using online dating websites, and asked them about their experiences with the services.
The two services used by these individuals were OKCupid and Match.com, two of the largest and most popular dating websites on the Internet.
I saw that some of your interests were the same as mine,” or something along those lines.
Also, some of the messages I got were from a few guys that ranged from early 40’s to late 40’s and I was maybe 19 at the time.