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  • Embrace Positivity to Be a Better Family Caregiver To be the best possible family caregiver, you need to stay positive. Caregiving is hard work, and it's emotionally draining when it's your mom and dad in need of help every day. How do you stay positive when you're feeling tired and stressed? Eat Right and Stay Hydrated A ... Continue Reading

Family Caregiving

  • Embrace Positivity to Be a Better Family Caregiver To be the best possible family caregiver, you need to stay positive. Caregiving is hard work, and it's emotionally draining when it's your mom and dad in need of help every day. How do you stay positive when you're feeling tired and stressed? Eat Right and Stay Hydrated A ... Continue Reading

Sleep Issues

  • Top Tips to Overcome Sleep Issues in the Elderly There are many things that can cause sleep issues in the elderly such as medications, depression, bladder issues, chronic pain conditions, and more. The thing is when someone has sleep issues for quite some time, they are much more likely to have high blood pressure, ... Continue Reading
  • Is Your Mom Okay Being Alone at Night? Does your mom do well on her own at night? With many of the chronic conditions older adults face, insomnia can impact a good night's sleep. If your mom is waking in the middle of the night, who supports her with her care needs? Risks of Being Left Alone As a family ... Continue Reading

24-Hour Home Care

  • Is Your Mom Okay Being Alone at Night? Does your mom do well on her own at night? With many of the chronic conditions older adults face, insomnia can impact a good night's sleep. If your mom is waking in the middle of the night, who supports her with her care needs? Risks of Being Left Alone As a family ... Continue Reading

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

  • Explore These Six Benefits of Companion Care at Home Have you ever thought about how companion care at home providers can help your mom and dad? They want to stay in their home, but some aspects of daily living are becoming more difficult for them to manage without assistance. Here are six of the most significant benefits your ... Continue Reading
  • Why Is it Sometimes Difficult to Determine if Your Senior Needs a Caregiver? Caring for an aging family member means that there are times that you might need to make some difficult decisions. At some point it may even be necessary to talk about things like bringing in extra assistance to give her a helping hand. But it might be a difficult decision, ... 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

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

  • Motivation Tips To Get Your Senior Moving More One of the things that doctors tell seniors most often is that they need to move more. There is a huge set of benefits that seniors get from being more active. Better mobility, better mental health, lower risk of major diseases, and better sleep are just a handful of the ... Continue Reading
  • Explore These Six Benefits of Companion Care at Home Have you ever thought about how companion care at home providers can help your mom and dad? They want to stay in their home, but some aspects of daily living are becoming more difficult for them to manage without assistance. Here are six of the most significant benefits your ... Continue Reading
  • How Can Drinking Milk Regularly Help Your Elderly Loved One? Many people don’t realize the importance of drinking milk regularly. Yes, most people do know that it can make their bones stronger. However, milk can provide many more benefits than just stronger bones. If you are helping to care for your elderly loved one, learning more ... Continue Reading
  • Why Is it Sometimes Difficult to Determine if Your Senior Needs a Caregiver? Caring for an aging family member means that there are times that you might need to make some difficult decisions. At some point it may even be necessary to talk about things like bringing in extra assistance to give her a helping hand. But it might be a difficult decision, ... 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

Companion Care at Home

  • Explore These Six Benefits of Companion Care at Home Have you ever thought about how companion care at home providers can help your mom and dad? They want to stay in their home, but some aspects of daily living are becoming more difficult for them to manage without assistance. Here are six of the most significant benefits your ... 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

Elder Care

  • Types of Service Dogs and How They May Help Your Senior People with impairments, ranging from autism to muscular dystrophy, rely heavily on service dogs. These adoring animals assist their owners with daily activities, and some are particularly trained for persons suffering with diabetes, epilepsy, or PTSD. Service dogs not only ... Continue Reading
  • Tips for Improving Your Mom and Dad's Safety at Home The majority of older Americans want to age in place. Yet, all it takes is one chronic health condition to raise concerns. If your mom is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, how can she age at home safely? Your dad's health is worsening, so he needs someone around each day. How do ... 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

  • Motivation Tips To Get Your Senior Moving More One of the things that doctors tell seniors most often is that they need to move more. There is a huge set of benefits that seniors get from being more active. Better mobility, better mental health, lower risk of major diseases, and better sleep are just a handful of the ... Continue Reading
  • Could a Sense of Purpose Keep Your Dad More Active? Since retirement, your dad's hobbies and activities have continued to decline. He used to head out to the golf course at least once per week, but it's been months since he's gone. He sits at home and watches TV all day. His doctor said he needs to exercise to help improve ... 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
  • 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

Getting Help

  • Embrace Positivity to Be a Better Family Caregiver To be the best possible family caregiver, you need to stay positive. Caregiving is hard work, and it's emotionally draining when it's your mom and dad in need of help every day. How do you stay positive when you're feeling tired and stressed? Eat Right and Stay Hydrated A ... 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

  • Motivation Tips To Get Your Senior Moving More One of the things that doctors tell seniors most often is that they need to move more. There is a huge set of benefits that seniors get from being more active. Better mobility, better mental health, lower risk of major diseases, and better sleep are just a handful of the ... Continue Reading
  • How Can Drinking Milk Regularly Help Your Elderly Loved One? Many people don’t realize the importance of drinking milk regularly. Yes, most people do know that it can make their bones stronger. However, milk can provide many more benefits than just stronger bones. If you are helping to care for your elderly loved one, learning more ... Continue Reading
  • Tips to Keep a Senior Citizen’s Stress at a Minimum If your elderly loved one is constantly becoming stressed over one thing or another, it's important to take steps to reduce their worry. There have been many research studies done throughout the years to show which strategies work the best to lower stress levels. Your ... Continue Reading
  • 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

Heart Disease

  • What Can You Do to Support a Senior with Heart Disease? A diagnosis of heart disease might be a jarring one for your senior, especially if she’s never had cardiovascular issues before. There’s a lot that you and your senior can do to make this easier for her to manage. These tips can help you to get started on a plan that covers ... 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

  • Important Facts to Know on National Parkinson's Awareness Month April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month and a good time to take a closer look at this disease and how it could affect your parent. Around 60,000 U.S. adults are diagnosed with Parkinson's every year. A handful of cases are diagnosed before the age of 50, but 96% do not ... 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
  • 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

Home Care Assistance

  • Why Is it Sometimes Difficult to Determine if Your Senior Needs a Caregiver? Caring for an aging family member means that there are times that you might need to make some difficult decisions. At some point it may even be necessary to talk about things like bringing in extra assistance to give her a helping hand. But it might be a difficult decision, ... Continue Reading

Home Care Benefits

  • Four Questions to Ask During American Diabetes Month Prediabetes is a condition when your blood sugar level is high but not high enough to qualify as diabetes. It needs to be taken seriously as it can progress to diabetes. If your dad has prediabetes, it's time to address dietary and lifestyle changes. If he has diabetes, it's ... 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

Home Safety

  • Tips for Improving Your Mom and Dad's Safety at Home The majority of older Americans want to age in place. Yet, all it takes is one chronic health condition to raise concerns. If your mom is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, how can she age at home safely? Your dad's health is worsening, so he needs someone around each day. How do ... Continue Reading

In-Home Care

  • What Can You Do to Support a Senior with Heart Disease? A diagnosis of heart disease might be a jarring one for your senior, especially if she’s never had cardiovascular issues before. There’s a lot that you and your senior can do to make this easier for her to manage. These tips can help you to get started on a plan that covers ... 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

  • How Can Drinking Milk Regularly Help Your Elderly Loved One? Many people don’t realize the importance of drinking milk regularly. Yes, most people do know that it can make their bones stronger. However, milk can provide many more benefits than just stronger bones. If you are helping to care for your elderly loved one, learning more ... Continue Reading
  • Four Questions to Ask During American Diabetes Month Prediabetes is a condition when your blood sugar level is high but not high enough to qualify as diabetes. It needs to be taken seriously as it can progress to diabetes. If your dad has prediabetes, it's time to address dietary and lifestyle changes. If he has diabetes, it's ... Continue Reading
  • 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

Overnight Care

  • Is Your Mom Okay Being Alone at Night? Does your mom do well on her own at night? With many of the chronic conditions older adults face, insomnia can impact a good night's sleep. If your mom is waking in the middle of the night, who supports her with her care needs? Risks of Being Left Alone As a family ... Continue Reading

Parkinson's Disease

  • Important Facts to Know on National Parkinson's Awareness Month April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month and a good time to take a closer look at this disease and how it could affect your parent. Around 60,000 U.S. adults are diagnosed with Parkinson's every year. A handful of cases are diagnosed before the age of 50, but 96% do not ... Continue Reading

Personal Care at Home

  • What Are Your Senior’s Personal Care Needs After a Stroke? Strike Out Strokes Month every May is about making sure that as many people as possible know about the risks of strokes, understand the symptoms of a stroke, and know how to prevent one. But if your senior has already had a stroke, it’s important that she has all of the ... 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

Reducing Stress

  • Tips to Keep a Senior Citizen’s Stress at a Minimum If your elderly loved one is constantly becoming stressed over one thing or another, it's important to take steps to reduce their worry. There have been many research studies done throughout the years to show which strategies work the best to lower stress levels. Your ... 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

Senior Safety

  • Types of Service Dogs and How They May Help Your Senior People with impairments, ranging from autism to muscular dystrophy, rely heavily on service dogs. These adoring animals assist their owners with daily activities, and some are particularly trained for persons suffering with diabetes, epilepsy, or PTSD. Service dogs not only ... Continue Reading
  • Tips for Improving Your Mom and Dad's Safety at Home The majority of older Americans want to age in place. Yet, all it takes is one chronic health condition to raise concerns. If your mom is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, how can she age at home safely? Your dad's health is worsening, so he needs someone around each day. How do ... Continue Reading

Seniors and Health Issues

  • What Can You Do to Support a Senior with Heart Disease? A diagnosis of heart disease might be a jarring one for your senior, especially if she’s never had cardiovascular issues before. There’s a lot that you and your senior can do to make this easier for her to manage. These tips can help you to get started on a plan that covers ... Continue Reading
  • What Are Your Senior’s Personal Care Needs After a Stroke? Strike Out Strokes Month every May is about making sure that as many people as possible know about the risks of strokes, understand the symptoms of a stroke, and know how to prevent one. But if your senior has already had a stroke, it’s important that she has all of the ... Continue Reading
  • Important Facts to Know on National Parkinson's Awareness Month April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month and a good time to take a closer look at this disease and how it could affect your parent. Around 60,000 U.S. adults are diagnosed with Parkinson's every year. A handful of cases are diagnosed before the age of 50, but 96% do not ... Continue Reading
  • Four Questions to Ask During American Diabetes Month Prediabetes is a condition when your blood sugar level is high but not high enough to qualify as diabetes. It needs to be taken seriously as it can progress to diabetes. If your dad has prediabetes, it's time to address dietary and lifestyle changes. If he has diabetes, it's ... Continue Reading

Service Animals

  • Types of Service Dogs and How They May Help Your Senior People with impairments, ranging from autism to muscular dystrophy, rely heavily on service dogs. These adoring animals assist their owners with daily activities, and some are particularly trained for persons suffering with diabetes, epilepsy, or PTSD. Service dogs not only ... 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

Social Seniors

  • Could a Sense of Purpose Keep Your Dad More Active? Since retirement, your dad's hobbies and activities have continued to decline. He used to head out to the golf course at least once per week, but it's been months since he's gone. He sits at home and watches TV all day. His doctor said he needs to exercise to help improve ... Continue Reading

Stroke

  • What Are Your Senior’s Personal Care Needs After a Stroke? Strike Out Strokes Month every May is about making sure that as many people as possible know about the risks of strokes, understand the symptoms of a stroke, and know how to prevent one. But if your senior has already had a stroke, it’s important that she has all of the ... 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