What Could Be the Biggest Threat to Aging Parents Right Now?

By |2020-06-02T01:36:05+00:00June 1st, 2020|Health Care|

What Could Be the Biggest Threat to Aging Parents Right Now? Everyone is still talking about COVID-19. While states are beginning to relax restrictions, more businesses are opening up, restaurants are allowing diners back inside, and folks are able to get their hair cut and their nails done. At the same time, it's raising questions [...]

3 Tips for Caring for Your Aging Parents When You’re Sick

By |2020-04-07T02:57:50+00:00April 6th, 2020|Health Care|

We live in a crazy time right now, beyond what most of us have ever experienced in our entire lives. Our last pandemic was in 2009, the Swine Flu, which primarily affected children and those under 65 years of age. COVID-19, on the other hand, does not discriminate based on age, and by all accounts, [...]

5 Tips to to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

By |2020-03-21T23:23:39+00:00March 21st, 2020|Health Care|

5 Tips to to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus A positive approach to protecting yourself and your loved ones from the Coronavirus, as well as other contagious viruses. By now, we’re sure you’ve been inundated by information about the Coronavirus. Your email inbox, newsfeed, and all news headlines seem to all be filled with [...]

How to Manage Chronic Health Conditions as We Age

By |2020-02-17T17:04:42+00:00February 17th, 2020|Health Care|

Aging gracefully is challenging enough under perfect circumstances, much less when struggling with a chronic condition. According to the National Council on Aging: Approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. Four chronic diseases—heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes—cause almost two-thirds of all deaths each year. [...]

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 [...]

Alzheimer’s: Stepping Into The Leadership Role

By |2018-04-24T22:52:54+00:00April 25th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

Since the person with AD no longer possesses the mental skills to be completely independent, a special brand of leadership is called for. At least one person must assume overall authority for ensuring the well-being of the person with AD but it is best to include others too if at all possible. Much work is [...]

Seniors and Medications

By |2018-04-24T22:58:38+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

Caregivers are often the first line of defense in protecting the elderly and infirm – especially when it comes to making sure medications are obtained and taken properly. Senior citizens are the fast-growing sector of the population, and age often leads to the need for many medications to treat many conditions and chronic diseases. Each [...]

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 [...]

Dementia Caregiver

By |2018-01-04T20:30:08+00:00January 4th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care|

Becoming a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be an underappreciated, and yet noble role. Because of the nature of these disorders, the only way to become an effective caregiver is to become well-informed about the disease. With the right information, you can become your own expert at both caring for your charge and [...]

Winter Safety Tips for In-Home Senior Care

By |2018-01-04T01:46:04+00:00January 4th, 2018|Senior Care|

In addition to common, year-round domestic hazards, each season presents its own set of potential issues for the health of seniors. As colder temperatures set in, many new threats to seniors’ health and safety emerge. To help ensure seniors’ safety through the winter, it’s important to consider potential threats both inside and outside the home [...]

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