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Alzheimer's Disease

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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
  • Four Tips to Help Your Senior Keep Eating Your senior might slow down on eating for a variety of reasons, but that may not be what she needs. Eating the right foods in the right combinations is really important for her, so there are some situations you might need to look more closely at to make sure all is well. ... Continue Reading

Exercise

  • 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

Health & Wellness

  • 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

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

Home Care

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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

Senior Care

  • 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
  • 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

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

  • 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