7 Ways to Afford In-Home Care for Elderly

By |2020-07-06T02:57:07+00:00July 6th, 2020|In-Home Senior Care|

It’s no secret that in-home care can be expensive. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging Care, the average cost of 24 hour in-home care is about $4,000 per month. Yet, considering everything going on, with the pandemic, and other health factors, Nursing Home and Assisted Care options seem to be much more [...]

5 Secrets to Choosing Home Care for Seniors

By |2019-12-25T01:43:28+00:00December 24th, 2019|In-Home Senior Care|

5 Secrets to Choosing Home Care for Seniors “I don’t want to leave my house.” If you have an aging parent, friend, or family member, you’ve no doubt heard this, or a similar refrain...Who can blame them, really? They’ve worked hard to build a home, they’ve entertained family and friends, felt safe there, and it’s [...]

Fearless Caregiver Profile: MICHELE RUPPERT

By |2019-05-16T16:34:39+00:00May 16th, 2019|Senior Care, Health Care, Caregiver|

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? Parents are sick...Dad has transition, Mom needs help. Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so how? Mom is dependent on me now. What is the hardest thing about being a caregiver and the most rewarding thing? Experiencing [...]

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Heart, Body and Mind – a Guide for Seniors

By |2019-08-25T00:15:30+00:00March 19th, 2019|Senior Care, Health Care|

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Heart, Body and Mind – a Guide for Seniors Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet Moderate exercise Proper rest Exercise your mind Treat health problems as they arise Tip 1: Eat a Healthy, well-balanced diet It’s no secret that eating better makes us feel better, and helps our body [...]

Secrets That Elderly Parents Keep From Their Family

By |2019-02-03T03:06:39+00:00December 16th, 2018|Senior Care|

Your aging parent may be keeping secrets from you. Not necessarily lies, but withholding of information that may be important to their health, safety or general well-being. Sometimes, when elderly parents keep secrets, its because they feel their Independence slipping away. They might be embarrassed to ask for help. They might fear their family's reaction. [...]

Why Listening Is a Caregiver’s Secret Weapon

By |2019-01-21T13:46:15+00:00December 16th, 2018|Senior Care, Caregiver|

  To listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words. You listen not only to the 'music,' but to the essence of the person speaking. - Peter Senge "Real connections can't happen without effective listening," says Beverly Edgehill, president and chief executive of Partnership Inc. "Listening is more [...]

Dealing with Hearing Loss

By |2018-10-14T18:03:53+00:00October 25th, 2018|Senior Care|

Imagine trying to have a conversation and constantly having to ask your companions to repeat themselves; or not being able to participate in a group discussion in the common room because the TV is on and six people are chatting around you. Sadly, this is the harsh reality of many seniors. According to the Hearing [...]

Family Caregiver Emergency Care List

By |2018-11-25T17:08:18+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Senior Care|

There are many things that caregivers can do to help themselves and their loved ones prepare for any type of emergency or disaster, but it is best to be ready well in advance, before a dire situation arises. Remember to contact your local fire department or your community’s emergency management office for help with your [...]

6 Things to Remember as You Start to Care for Your Parents

By |2018-10-14T18:03:54+00:00October 20th, 2018|Senior Care|

Adult children often experience major relationship role-changes as their parents get older. These role changes are at times uncomfortable, unfamiliar and can leave us feeling isolated and unsettled. As we come into the holidays, many of us will spend more time with family and feel the tensions that naturally come when the “closeness factor” changes. [...]

The Obstacles of Alzheimer’s Caregiving – Looking Back

By |2018-10-14T18:03:54+00:00October 18th, 2018|Senior Care|

Almost twenty years ago, I finished writing “Where’s my shoes?” My Father’s Walk through Alzheimer’s . It was released in hardcover in 1999. My father observed: This Alzheimer’s must be an important subject to have such a big book about it! I had already written four books and this was the most difficult. It was [...]

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