A Meaningful Quality of Life

By |2018-01-29T16:26:49+00:00January 29th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

What is it like to be a caregiver? Your clients and their loved ones probably never expected to be caring for a person who is sick or has a disability. As professional caregivers, we need to ensure a meaningful quality of life for our clients, the care recipient, and ourselves. Just as the care recipient [...]

Caring for Someone with the Flu

By |2018-01-29T16:15:00+00:00January 29th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

Keep your loved one comfortable and follow the recommendations of his or her health care provider. Keep others in the home healthy by washing hands and household surfaces frequently. Ensure that all medications are taken as directed. Keep your loved one in a separate space from other members of the household. Everyone in the home, [...]

Funding a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

By |2018-01-22T01:14:11+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

OEM Rebate Programs Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can sometimes offer rebate assistance to customers when they purchase handicap accessibility products. When looking to cut your costs, vehicle manufacturer programs is the way to go. With credits of up to $1,000 being offered to families or individuals with disabilities purchasing an adaptive vehicle, this type of [...]

Flu Tips for Caregivers

By |2018-01-22T01:09:54+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

When caring for people who have the flu: Avoid being face to face with the sick person. If possible, it is best to spend the least amount of time in close contact with a sick person. When holding sick children, place their chin on your shoulder so they will not cough in your face. Wash [...]

Avoiding the Hazards of Winter for Older Adults

By |2018-01-18T17:13:48+00:00January 18th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

Winter is a special time for celebration. It should also be a time for added caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. It is the season for falls, slips on icy streets and other dangers that can be especially harmful for older adults. "Something as simple as a fall can [...]

Plan Now In Case You Cannot Speak for Yourself Later

By |2018-01-18T16:11:47+00:00January 18th, 2018|Senior Care|

If you suffered a stroke today and lost the ability to speak, would your spouse, children or parents have the legal authority to take care of you medically or financially? Stroke is a brain attack, cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke, according [...]

Memory Error – A Short Film for Young People

By |2018-01-17T05:52:04+00:00January 17th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better|

The Peruvian Association for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias [ Asociacion Peruana de Enfermedad de Alzheimer y Otras Demencias(APEAD) ] with Entel, created a clever short video entitled E-Alz. Memory Error. [Error de Memoria] to help young people understand the effects of Alzheimer’s. Memory Error is a short film for younger people, based on Victor Pizarro, [...]

Hypothermia and Older Adults

By |2018-01-17T05:45:58+00:00January 17th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, In-Home Senior Care|

Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia — when the body gets too cold — during cold weather. Hypothermia is generally defined as having a core body temperature of 95 degrees [...]

The Spectrum of Hope

By |2018-01-04T20:32:57+00:00January 4th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care|

Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. A neurologist who’s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects different people differently. Told through the [...]

Popping the Cork: A New Year’s Resolution for Caregivers

By |2018-01-04T20:31:38+00:00January 4th, 2018|Senior Care, Caregiver|

Before the ball drops in Times Square, promise yourself this year will be the year you become your own best caregiver. Resolve to do what thousands of others need to do – make time for yourself, because in so doing, you make your time with others better and more valuable. Here are some ideas to [...]