caregiving

This Brita 10 cup pitcher is a big hit for this Sandwich Generation caregiver who just moved into a new home.jpgI love water! Generally speaking, it tastes great and it's very healthy for us, as well as our senior parents AND our grandkids. But what happens if we move to a new home and don't like the taste of the water? I've gone through that with a couple of homes over the past two decades. And one of my sweet seniors has dealt with that as well.

My relative went the bottled water route. She loved the taste of it, found it quite handy, used the company for years. This time around, I gave Brita a try. I drink a lot of water, so I bought the 10 cup pitcher you see above. It's not perfect but I am very happy with it. It makes the water taste great again, removing the metallicy taste our water seems to have.  

My senior mom hasn't noticed any taste issues so she has been quite happy getting her water from the sink. If that changes, I told her I'd get her a smaller one since mine would be too heavy and big for her to handle easily. They have a 5-Cup Slim pitcher that should work just fine for her. 

When moving to a new home it is nice to have an easy Brita solution to at least one of our problems

There are enough challenges for the Sandwich Generation in normal times, even more when moving is added to the mix. It's nice to know that at least SOME of the new problems that may arise do have easy solutions, isn't it? 🙂 

How about you? Do you like your local water? If not, what solutions have you and your family come up with?

 

Twitter is an excellent resource for the Sandwich Generation, with plenty of useful tweeple (twitter people), links, and info about a wide range of caregiving topics. At SandwichINK, I do a weekly article with the best caregiving and grandparenting links for the week from Twitter. It’s also a great resource for the Sandwich Generation when it comes to real estate info and, starting today, I’ll be doing an article periodically about all things Twitter, real estate, and Sandwich Generation. The topics can range from buyers to sellers to renters and even to real estate agents and investors.

And YES, I’d love to have you join the conversation with us at Twitter by following me @SandwichINK. See you soon! 🙂

Baby Boomer Generation: Best Boomer Towns – 2009 Best Places to Thrive. That’s presuming, of course, that we aren’t tied to a specific town due to senior home care needs or grandparenting loves. Then again, there’s always the option of a multi-generation house purchase. 🙂

A Trying Time in Housing for Elderly  – Housing Slump Tests a New High-End Concept for Elderly Housing. Per @Carebuzz

What five skills will a real estate agent need to master to survive into the future?

Cyberhomes.com looks at online tools for previewing window coverings in a room. What a great help if helping computer-savvy aging parents with their home designs.

Does size really matter in real estate sales? Per @HousingReporter

Isn’t this the perfect verse for waiting on a real estate transaction!  🙂   Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.