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Accepting Help

  • How Do You Get Around Refusal to Accept Help? It might be obvious to you and to other family members that your senior could use some extra help, but that doesn’t mean that she is going to agree with you right away. In fact, you might find that it’s more of a negotiation than you expected it would be. Ideally, Talk to ... Continue Reading

Activities of Daily Living

  • Share These Home Care Benefits with Your Elderly Loved One Home care providers offer a range of benefits for elderly people. When you think about your elderly loved one, it is important to consider the type of care they are going to receive in the coming years. If they would do anything to keep living in their own home, in-home care ... Continue Reading

Alzheimer's Disease

  • How Do Vision Changes Affect Someone with Dementia? There are a lot of different issues that affect your senior as she grows older. She might expect vision changes, but when vision changes are combined with other issues, like dementia , those changes might be more pronounced than you realize. Dementia Involves Changes in ... Continue Reading
  • Tips for Handling an Early-Onset Alzheimer's Diagnosis Over 5 million adults in the U.S. have Alzheimer's disease. Within the next 30 years, that number is expected to almost triple. Most people do not experience symptoms until well after their 60s, but there's another form of Alzheimer's known as early-onset Alzheimer's where ... Continue Reading

Arthritis

  • What Can Your Senior Do about Arthritis Pain? Every person experiences arthritis differently, of course, and that also means that different solutions are helpful for some people. Unfortunately, that means your elderly family member is going to have to go through a lot of trial and error as she learns what works for her ... Continue Reading

Benefits of Home Care

  • How Do You Get Around Refusal to Accept Help? It might be obvious to you and to other family members that your senior could use some extra help, but that doesn’t mean that she is going to agree with you right away. In fact, you might find that it’s more of a negotiation than you expected it would be. Ideally, Talk to ... Continue Reading
  • Share These Home Care Benefits with Your Elderly Loved One Home care providers offer a range of benefits for elderly people. When you think about your elderly loved one, it is important to consider the type of care they are going to receive in the coming years. If they would do anything to keep living in their own home, in-home care ... Continue Reading
  • Top Tips for Maintaining Good Blood Pressure Levels High blood pressure is one of the leading health issues for senior citizens. Are you a family caregiver for an elderly person? If so, it is very important to learn how they can lower their blood pressure and maintain that lower level. Proper Fitness Research shows that ... Continue Reading
  • What Can Your Senior Do about Arthritis Pain? Every person experiences arthritis differently, of course, and that also means that different solutions are helpful for some people. Unfortunately, that means your elderly family member is going to have to go through a lot of trial and error as she learns what works for her ... Continue Reading

Cancer

  • Has Radon Impacted Your Mom's Health? Tips to Help Her With Daily Routines Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is found in some homes and not others. It affects air and water quality and is a leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It's estimated that exposure to just 4 pCi/L of radon is around the equivalent exposure to 35 times the ... Continue Reading
  • What Types of Help Will Your Senior with Cancer Need? It can be stressful taking care of an elderly loved one who has cancer. This is especially true if you are trying to do it on your own. Perhaps, you have already noticed that it would be easier if you had an extra pair of hands. Did you know that home care providers can ... Continue Reading

Caregivers

  • Now Hiring: Caregiver/CNA/HHA Caregiver/CNA/HHA Griswold Jacksonville, FL We are looking for caregivers who want to make a difference through their delivery of compassionate care! Caregivers on our registry can choose their assignments. If this describes you, we want you on our registry! Griswold Home ... Continue Reading
  • How to Help Your Elderly Loved One Get the Best Sleep As your loved one ages, they are likely to experience some sleep issues. Your elderly loved one might sleep fewer hours, go to sleep earlier than they used to, not be able to fall asleep well, or experience other sleep issues. It is important to know that many senior ... Continue Reading
  • Four Things to Try When You Hate Exercising Lots of people hate to exercise, but if you’re a caregiver, exercise needs to become a bigger part of your life. It helps with stress relief, it helps you to be physically stronger, and it helps you to be as healthy as you can for your senior. Whenever You Have a Spare ... Continue Reading

Caregiving

  • Internet Safety Tips to Teach Your Parents Each year, a list of the most common passwords comes out. Despite yearly warnings, many people continue to use these passwords. Do your parents make that mistake? What other internet safety tips do they ignore or need help understanding? Help your parents continue to use the ... Continue Reading
  • What Types of Help Will Your Senior with Cancer Need? It can be stressful taking care of an elderly loved one who has cancer. This is especially true if you are trying to do it on your own. Perhaps, you have already noticed that it would be easier if you had an extra pair of hands. Did you know that home care providers can ... Continue Reading

Dementia Care

  • How Do Vision Changes Affect Someone with Dementia? There are a lot of different issues that affect your senior as she grows older. She might expect vision changes, but when vision changes are combined with other issues, like dementia , those changes might be more pronounced than you realize. Dementia Involves Changes in ... Continue Reading
  • Are You Sure it’s Dementia? Dementia is a scary topic for seniors and for family caregivers. If your elderly family member is worried that she might be dealing with dementia, it’s important to get a diagnosis right away. Research and treatments have come a long way and your senior’s situation may not ... Continue Reading

Dental Health

  • Why Do Many Elderly People Have Dental Issues? One of the most common health issues for the elderly is poor oral hygiene. Many senior citizens have dental changes just from getting older. However, others have dental issues from other causes. As a family caregiver, it is important to learn about the common reasons for ... Continue Reading

Diabetes

  • What Every Senior Should Know: Preventing Vision Loss due to Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetes is more widespread than most people realize. The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans have diabetes – and about a quarter of them don’t even know it. About 1 in 5 people first learn that they have diabetes during an eye exam. Eye ... Continue Reading

Elderly Care

  • Foot Health is Important - Here is How Your Elderly Loved One Can Care for Their Feet Many elderly people will think about their kidney, lung, and heart health. However, not many people take the time to think about their foot health. The truth is that feet health is quite important. If your elderly loved one isn’t currently taking good care of their feet, you ... Continue Reading
  • Are You Sure it’s Dementia? Dementia is a scary topic for seniors and for family caregivers. If your elderly family member is worried that she might be dealing with dementia, it’s important to get a diagnosis right away. Research and treatments have come a long way and your senior’s situation may not ... Continue Reading
  • What Might Make DVT More Likely for Your Senior? DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, is a clotting condition that particularly affects the veins that are deeper in your senior’s body. Typically, these types of clots form in your senior’s legs, but they can form elsewhere in her body. Your senior may have more risk factors for ... Continue Reading
  • What Every Senior Should Know: Preventing Vision Loss due to Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetes is more widespread than most people realize. The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans have diabetes – and about a quarter of them don’t even know it. About 1 in 5 people first learn that they have diabetes during an eye exam. Eye ... Continue Reading

Exercise

  • What Can Your Senior Do about Arthritis Pain? Every person experiences arthritis differently, of course, and that also means that different solutions are helpful for some people. Unfortunately, that means your elderly family member is going to have to go through a lot of trial and error as she learns what works for her ... Continue Reading
  • Celebrate National Dance Week with your Parent April 16-25, 2021, is National Dance Week. The National Dance Foundation has set aside this week for people to share their love of dance with kindness, inclusion, and community. Dancing has many benefits, not only physically, but also mentally and socially. Even if your ... Continue Reading

Foot Care

  • Foot Health is Important - Here is How Your Elderly Loved One Can Care for Their Feet Many elderly people will think about their kidney, lung, and heart health. However, not many people take the time to think about their foot health. The truth is that feet health is quite important. If your elderly loved one isn’t currently taking good care of their feet, you ... Continue Reading

Health & Wellness

  • Could Your Senior Have Thyroid Disease? The thyroid is located in the neck just below where the Adam’s apple is located. It’s a small glad that is part of the endocrine system, which is responsible for maintaining many of your parent’s body’s activities. It plays a huge part in metabolism, which when it’s not at ... Continue Reading
  • Can You Tell if Your Elderly Loved One is Distressed? Many people become distressed when there is too much going on in their life or even in this world. With the COVID-19 pandemic happening, your elderly loved one might be feeling quite distressed. It is important that you know the symptoms of distress. This way, you can better ... Continue Reading
  • Managing Incontinence When Your Senior Has Dementia It’s difficult dealing with something like incontinence, but when you factor in other health issues, like dementia, everything gets that much more difficult to manage. Depending on the severity of your senior’s dementia, you both may be getting frustrated with the things you ... Continue Reading

Healthy Habits

  • Nutrition and Your Senior: How to Ensure They Eat Well Eating well is a problem for millions of seniors. Seniors have a higher risk than other demographic groups of not getting enough to eat and being malnourished. Even seniors who have resources can become malnourished. Some of the reasons why senior don’t eat enough or don’t ... Continue Reading
  • Five Changes Your Senior Can Make if She’s Not Feeling So Great Everybody feels run down once in a while, but if this is happening for your senior she may find that her quality of life is a lot lower than she wants it to be. These are just a few ideas that might help her to determine what’s happening. Talk to Her Doctor Any time that ... Continue Reading
  • Why Do Many Elderly People Have Dental Issues? One of the most common health issues for the elderly is poor oral hygiene. Many senior citizens have dental changes just from getting older. However, others have dental issues from other causes. As a family caregiver, it is important to learn about the common reasons for ... Continue Reading

Heart Health

  • Celebrate National Dance Week with your Parent April 16-25, 2021, is National Dance Week. The National Dance Foundation has set aside this week for people to share their love of dance with kindness, inclusion, and community. Dancing has many benefits, not only physically, but also mentally and socially. Even if your ... Continue Reading

High Blood Pressure

  • Top Tips for Maintaining Good Blood Pressure Levels High blood pressure is one of the leading health issues for senior citizens. Are you a family caregiver for an elderly person? If so, it is very important to learn how they can lower their blood pressure and maintain that lower level. Proper Fitness Research shows that ... Continue Reading

Hiring Home Care

  • Four Techniques to Avoid When You Want to Get Extra Help for Your Senior It’s difficult when you know that your senior needs extra help but she refuses. You might want to put your foot down and lay down an ultimatum, but is that likely to work? There are actually several different techniques that you should really avoid if you want to convince ... Continue Reading

Home Care

  • Share These Home Care Benefits with Your Elderly Loved One Home care providers offer a range of benefits for elderly people. When you think about your elderly loved one, it is important to consider the type of care they are going to receive in the coming years. If they would do anything to keep living in their own home, in-home care ... Continue Reading
  • Four Techniques to Avoid When You Want to Get Extra Help for Your Senior It’s difficult when you know that your senior needs extra help but she refuses. You might want to put your foot down and lay down an ultimatum, but is that likely to work? There are actually several different techniques that you should really avoid if you want to convince ... Continue Reading
  • Could Your Senior Have Thyroid Disease? The thyroid is located in the neck just below where the Adam’s apple is located. It’s a small glad that is part of the endocrine system, which is responsible for maintaining many of your parent’s body’s activities. It plays a huge part in metabolism, which when it’s not at ... Continue Reading
  • Celebrate National Dance Week with your Parent April 16-25, 2021, is National Dance Week. The National Dance Foundation has set aside this week for people to share their love of dance with kindness, inclusion, and community. Dancing has many benefits, not only physically, but also mentally and socially. Even if your ... Continue Reading

Home Care Resources

  • Now Hiring: Caregiver/CNA/HHA Caregiver/CNA/HHA Griswold Jacksonville, FL We are looking for caregivers who want to make a difference through their delivery of compassionate care! Caregivers on our registry can choose their assignments. If this describes you, we want you on our registry! Griswold Home ... Continue Reading

Kidneys

  • What Are the Best Home Care Services for a Parent Who Needs Dialysis? Chronic kidney disease affects about 14 percent of the U.S. population. It's often a result of high blood pressure or unmanaged diabetes. In the early stages, there may not be any warning signs. If your mom or dad has kidney disease, hemodialysis treatments remove waste ... Continue Reading

Living Independently

  • How Do You Get Around Refusal to Accept Help? It might be obvious to you and to other family members that your senior could use some extra help, but that doesn’t mean that she is going to agree with you right away. In fact, you might find that it’s more of a negotiation than you expected it would be. Ideally, Talk to ... Continue Reading

Lung Cancer

  • Has Radon Impacted Your Mom's Health? Tips to Help Her With Daily Routines Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is found in some homes and not others. It affects air and water quality and is a leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It's estimated that exposure to just 4 pCi/L of radon is around the equivalent exposure to 35 times the ... Continue Reading

Men's Health

  • Managing Incontinence When Your Senior Has Dementia It’s difficult dealing with something like incontinence, but when you factor in other health issues, like dementia, everything gets that much more difficult to manage. Depending on the severity of your senior’s dementia, you both may be getting frustrated with the things you ... Continue Reading

Nutrition & Diet

  • Nutrition and Your Senior: How to Ensure They Eat Well Eating well is a problem for millions of seniors. Seniors have a higher risk than other demographic groups of not getting enough to eat and being malnourished. Even seniors who have resources can become malnourished. Some of the reasons why senior don’t eat enough or don’t ... Continue Reading
  • Five Changes Your Senior Can Make if She’s Not Feeling So Great Everybody feels run down once in a while, but if this is happening for your senior she may find that her quality of life is a lot lower than she wants it to be. These are just a few ideas that might help her to determine what’s happening. Talk to Her Doctor Any time that ... Continue Reading

Psoriasis

  • Psoriasis and the Elderly: What Do You Need to Know? Many senior citizens have psoriasis. This is a health condition that affects the skin. Usually, this condition is diagnosed when people are 50 or older. If your elderly loved one has a psoriasis diagnosis, there are many things you and they may need to know. Keep reading ... Continue Reading

Senior and Health Issues

  • Psoriasis and the Elderly: What Do You Need to Know? Many senior citizens have psoriasis. This is a health condition that affects the skin. Usually, this condition is diagnosed when people are 50 or older. If your elderly loved one has a psoriasis diagnosis, there are many things you and they may need to know. Keep reading ... Continue Reading

Senior Care

  • Four Techniques to Avoid When You Want to Get Extra Help for Your Senior It’s difficult when you know that your senior needs extra help but she refuses. You might want to put your foot down and lay down an ultimatum, but is that likely to work? There are actually several different techniques that you should really avoid if you want to convince ... Continue Reading
  • Can You Tell if Your Elderly Loved One is Distressed? Many people become distressed when there is too much going on in their life or even in this world. With the COVID-19 pandemic happening, your elderly loved one might be feeling quite distressed. It is important that you know the symptoms of distress. This way, you can better ... Continue Reading
  • Helping Your Parent Manage His Gout If your aging parent has been diagnosed as having gout, he most likely has been experiencing a lot of pain when it flares up. Gout is a common type of arthritis that affects many people. Its main symptom is usually a sudden, severe attack of pain that comes and goes along ... Continue Reading
  • Now Hiring: Caregiver/CNA/HHA Caregiver/CNA/HHA Griswold Jacksonville, FL We are looking for caregivers who want to make a difference through their delivery of compassionate care! Caregivers on our registry can choose their assignments. If this describes you, we want you on our registry! Griswold Home ... Continue Reading

Senior Health

  • Could Your Senior Have Thyroid Disease? The thyroid is located in the neck just below where the Adam’s apple is located. It’s a small glad that is part of the endocrine system, which is responsible for maintaining many of your parent’s body’s activities. It plays a huge part in metabolism, which when it’s not at ... Continue Reading

Seniors and Health Issues

  • Top Tips for Maintaining Good Blood Pressure Levels High blood pressure is one of the leading health issues for senior citizens. Are you a family caregiver for an elderly person? If so, it is very important to learn how they can lower their blood pressure and maintain that lower level. Proper Fitness Research shows that ... Continue Reading
  • Foot Health is Important - Here is How Your Elderly Loved One Can Care for Their Feet Many elderly people will think about their kidney, lung, and heart health. However, not many people take the time to think about their foot health. The truth is that feet health is quite important. If your elderly loved one isn’t currently taking good care of their feet, you ... Continue Reading

Sleep

  • Five Changes Your Senior Can Make if She’s Not Feeling So Great Everybody feels run down once in a while, but if this is happening for your senior she may find that her quality of life is a lot lower than she wants it to be. These are just a few ideas that might help her to determine what’s happening. Talk to Her Doctor Any time that ... Continue Reading

Transportation

  • Why Should Your Senior Take a Senior Driving Course? Safe driving courses are always a good idea for drivers, but there are ones designed specifically for aging adults to brush up their driving skills. Your senior can benefit in some really big ways from taking one of these classes, but she might be reluctant to commit to ... Continue Reading

Vision & Eye Health

  • How Do Vision Changes Affect Someone with Dementia? There are a lot of different issues that affect your senior as she grows older. She might expect vision changes, but when vision changes are combined with other issues, like dementia , those changes might be more pronounced than you realize. Dementia Involves Changes in ... Continue Reading
  • What Every Senior Should Know: Preventing Vision Loss due to Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetes is more widespread than most people realize. The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans have diabetes – and about a quarter of them don’t even know it. About 1 in 5 people first learn that they have diabetes during an eye exam. Eye ... Continue Reading