5 Wheelchair Van Shopping Tips for Caregivers

By |2018-06-18T17:49:48+00:00June 20th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

If you’re the caregiver for an individual who uses a wheelchair, owning a wheelchair accessible van is helpful and can be more affordable with these tips. Family Caregiver As the caregiver for a family member, you can choose a wheelchair van based on the needs of the person in your care. Wheelchair vans come with [...]

Preparing Seniors for Surgery

By |2018-06-18T17:48:47+00:00June 19th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

As a growing number of the estimated 78 million Baby Boomers transition into their senior years, an increased focus is placed on the health of this important group of Americans. According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 12 percent of the total U.S. population is over age 65 and, of that segment, more [...]

Keeping the Home in Medical Equipment

By |2018-06-18T17:47:04+00:00June 18th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better, In-Home Senior Care|

The varieties of situations caregivers deal with on a yearly basis often include one or more experiences with medical equipment brought into the home. Medical supply companies deal in everything from oxygen to diabetic supplies, depending on the company. While caregivers breathe a sigh of relief when the medical supplies are first delivered, prolonged exposure [...]

Tips for Talking about Alzheimer’s with a Family Member

By |2018-06-18T17:44:13+00:00June 18th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

It’s a conversation no family wants to have, but one that is vitally important – talking to a loved one about memory loss or cognitive decline. Guest article by the Alzheimer’s Association Mary Foss of Eagan, Minnesota, said she knew it was time to broach this sensitive topic with her husband, Darrell after she noticed [...]

10 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

By |2018-06-18T15:07:22+00:00June 18th, 2018|Senior Care, Safety|

For many of us, the summer is a time of fun, time with friends and family, heading to the pool or the beach, and making lasting memories. Unfortunately, along with the summer, come high temperatures that can pose a risk, especially to seniors. Your body works hard to keep to a normal temperature. Excessive heat [...]

Seven Things You Should Know About Your Loved Ones

By |2018-06-18T17:43:03+00:00June 15th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Safety, In-Home Senior Care|

These conversations can go in all sorts of directions. Sometimes it’s best to let that happen. But there are a few key issues you should cover: How Things Are Now – Is the person you care about already facing challenges that you may not be aware of? Do you have a clear and realistic view [...]

Ten Commandments for Caregiving

By |2018-06-18T17:38:13+00:00June 7th, 2018|Senior Care|

Taking care of two elderly parents with different needs was not an easy task. For me it was on the job training that I learned from interacting with the professionals I met along the way, from living day to day with the challenges that I experienced, from others who had gone through this trying time, [...]

You Look Familiar – Ira and Sandy’s Dance with Dementia

By |2018-06-18T17:41:52+00:00June 3rd, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Caregiver|

Married almost 40 years after a poorly worded pick-up line, Ira and Sandy Asherman now live with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. Asherman Sandy on carousel-TCV That was Sandy’s evaluation during a workshop lead by Ira in Glens Falls, New York, more than 40 years ago. She replied, “You can do better…” after he approached [...]