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  • How to Sneak Some Time for Yourself During Caregiving As a family caregiver to an older family member, it may sometimes feel like you never have any time to yourself. That can mean neglecting your own needs. You may not be exercising, doing activities you enjoy, keeping up with friends, or even just relaxing. However, there ... Continue Reading
  • Does Your Elderly Loved One Need Help Getting Into and Out of Their Bed? As your loved one gets older, they are going to lose strength in their muscles, as well as balance and flexibility. Your elderly loved one might complain of painful joints a lot, too. They may have diabetes, dementia, arthritis, and other conditions that make it difficult ... Continue Reading
  • Everything Elderly Adults Need to Know About Vitamin C Whenever someone is caring for an elderly adult, they need to be aware of the health needs of that individual. If you are taking care of your elderly loved one or an elderly neighbor, one of the things that you should know about is Vitamin C. This is one of the main vitamins ... Continue Reading

Caregivers

  • Are Your Parents Overlooking Their Safety While Living at Home? Living out the rest of your life in the community you love is not a surprising goal. Staying in a home that you've designed and upgraded to meet your needs is also understandable. As your parents follow through on their wish to age at home, are they overlooking their safety? ... Continue Reading

Caregiving

  • Tips for Reducing Sundowning Caregivers in Midtown NY: Tips for Reducing Sundowning Sundowning is a symptom of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. It is a group of symptoms that appear late in the day and often continue on through the evening hours. Their cause is not clear, though some relate it ... Continue Reading
  • Providing Support to an Aging Parent That Lives Miles Away Caregivers in Stuyvesant NY: Providing Support to an Aging Parent that Lives Miles Away Telltale signs may be evident. Your loved one doesn’t sound quite so optimistic during your weekly calls. There is a sense of hesitancy, even fear, when asked how they’ve been doing. Your ... Continue Reading
  • Does Rainy Spring Weather Really Affect Uncle Charlie’s Arthritis? Family Caregivers in Queens NY How often have you heard an aging parent, aunt or uncle say it must be going to rain because their arthritis or their back is acting up? Turns out it’s not just an old wives’ tale after all. There really is some truth to it. Though it’s not so ... Continue Reading
  • 4 Facts You May Not Have Realized About Being a Family Caregiver Family Caregivers in Upper West Side NY Often family caregivers aren’t sure what they’re getting into when they first start caring for an elderly loved one. The caregiving situation could have come about suddenly as a result of an accident or acute illness or it might have ... Continue Reading

Depression & Mental Health

  • Does it Seem Like Your Elderly Loved One is Depressed? Here are Signs to Watch For. As you may know, depression can be tough to overcome. You may have experienced some depression yourself at certain times in your life. Maybe you are even experiencing depression now. With that being said, you may know some of the symptoms of depression. However, it is ... Continue Reading

Elderly Care

  • Does it Seem Like Your Elderly Loved One is Depressed? Here are Signs to Watch For. As you may know, depression can be tough to overcome. You may have experienced some depression yourself at certain times in your life. Maybe you are even experiencing depression now. With that being said, you may know some of the symptoms of depression. However, it is ... Continue Reading
  • Why is Walking a Great Form of Exercise for Older Adults? You've heard that your parents should aim for half an hour of exercise a day. Walking seems to be the form of exercise that their doctors recommend the most. Why is walking so good for older adults? Walking Lets the Mind Wander One of the benefits of walking is that while ... Continue Reading
  • How Owning a Dog Can Make Your Parent Healthier Does your older family member own a dog? If not, you may want to consider assisting them to adopt one. There have been multiple studies over the years indicating that people who have dogs tend to be healthier and may even live longer than those who don’t own dogs. Recent ... Continue Reading
  • Planning for Season Changes with Your Elderly Loved One Many senior citizens have issues with their physical and mental health when seasons change. It might seem like there is nothing you can do to help your elderly loved one with these issues. However, there are some tips that can help you to transition your loved one into each ... Continue Reading

Estate Planning

  • Making a List to Assist with End of Life Discussions One of the hardest conversations a person will partake in has to do with end-of-life medical preferences. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most useful conversations, as well. It can be difficult and stressful talking about our wishes when we are faced with a catastrophic ... Continue Reading

Exercise

  • Why is Walking a Great Form of Exercise for Older Adults? You've heard that your parents should aim for half an hour of exercise a day. Walking seems to be the form of exercise that their doctors recommend the most. Why is walking so good for older adults? Walking Lets the Mind Wander One of the benefits of walking is that while ... Continue Reading

Falls

  • Stair Lifts vs. Elevators: Which Is Best After a Stroke? Moving your mom from her home isn't ideal. She doesn't want to move, but her house isn't on one level. Yet, her doctors and physical therapists all agree that she's going to need a wheelchair for the rest of her life. You're torn. You don't want to stress or upset your mom, ... Continue Reading

Heart Disease

  • Learning to Spot the Symptoms of Heart Disease Heart disease is dangerous because many people suffer from it without knowing it until it’s too late. If your aging parent has a family history of heart disease or suffers from any conditions that can make heart disease more likely to occur, you may worry that his heart is ... Continue Reading

Heart Health

  • Learning to Spot the Symptoms of Heart Disease Heart disease is dangerous because many people suffer from it without knowing it until it’s too late. If your aging parent has a family history of heart disease or suffers from any conditions that can make heart disease more likely to occur, you may worry that his heart is ... Continue Reading

Home Care

  • Teach Your Parents Smartphone Safety A smartphone is extremely helpful if your parents like to spend time in their yard or going for walks. It gives them a way to call someone if they need help. It also allows you to track their location if they're gone for too long. Smartphones do require some knowledge of how ... Continue Reading
  • Learning to Spot the Symptoms of Heart Disease Heart disease is dangerous because many people suffer from it without knowing it until it’s too late. If your aging parent has a family history of heart disease or suffers from any conditions that can make heart disease more likely to occur, you may worry that his heart is ... Continue Reading
  • How Do Caregivers Prevent Hospital Readmissions? Infection, failure to follow instructions, and falls are leading reasons for hospital readmissions. If your mom fell and was hospitalized or is recovering following surgery, it's important to keep her from having to return to the hospital. She'll heal better at home. How do ... Continue Reading
  • Making a List to Assist with End of Life Discussions One of the hardest conversations a person will partake in has to do with end-of-life medical preferences. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most useful conversations, as well. It can be difficult and stressful talking about our wishes when we are faced with a catastrophic ... Continue Reading

Home Care Resources

  • Natural Remedies That Could Help Your Elderly Loved One Are you helping to provide care for your anxious elderly loved one? If so, it is important to know there are medications that could help with easing anxiety. However, many of those medications cause mild to severe side effects. The good news is that there are some natural ... Continue Reading
  • What Kinds of Changes Could Your Senior Be Seeing Now? It’s no secret that your senior’s body changes as she grows older, but what types of changes could she be experiencing? Trouble with Senses She’s Always Trusted Your senior may have always been able to rely on her hearing and her vision, which makes it extra frustrating when ... Continue Reading
  • Ways to Clean at Home to Prevent Coronavirus Coronavirus, or COVID-19 , is at the forefront of most people’s minds right now. With businesses and schools largely shut down, people are spending more and more time at home in pursuit of social distancing to prevent the spread of the disease. Part of that effort also needs ... Continue Reading
  • What Do You Need to Know about Energy Conservation? If your elderly family member isn’t practicing the necessary skill of energy conservation, now is the time for her to start doing so. You might not realize just how effective conserving even a little bit of energy can be for your senior. Energy Conservation Defined So, what ... Continue Reading

Home Safety

  • How Do Caregivers Prevent Hospital Readmissions? Infection, failure to follow instructions, and falls are leading reasons for hospital readmissions. If your mom fell and was hospitalized or is recovering following surgery, it's important to keep her from having to return to the hospital. She'll heal better at home. How do ... Continue Reading
  • Stair Lifts vs. Elevators: Which Is Best After a Stroke? Moving your mom from her home isn't ideal. She doesn't want to move, but her house isn't on one level. Yet, her doctors and physical therapists all agree that she's going to need a wheelchair for the rest of her life. You're torn. You don't want to stress or upset your mom, ... Continue Reading

Injury Prevention

  • How Do Caregivers Prevent Hospital Readmissions? Infection, failure to follow instructions, and falls are leading reasons for hospital readmissions. If your mom fell and was hospitalized or is recovering following surgery, it's important to keep her from having to return to the hospital. She'll heal better at home. How do ... Continue Reading

Quality of Life

  • Making a List to Assist with End of Life Discussions One of the hardest conversations a person will partake in has to do with end-of-life medical preferences. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most useful conversations, as well. It can be difficult and stressful talking about our wishes when we are faced with a catastrophic ... Continue Reading

Senior Care

  • Teach Your Parents Smartphone Safety A smartphone is extremely helpful if your parents like to spend time in their yard or going for walks. It gives them a way to call someone if they need help. It also allows you to track their location if they're gone for too long. Smartphones do require some knowledge of how ... Continue Reading
  • Stair Lifts vs. Elevators: Which Is Best After a Stroke? Moving your mom from her home isn't ideal. She doesn't want to move, but her house isn't on one level. Yet, her doctors and physical therapists all agree that she's going to need a wheelchair for the rest of her life. You're torn. You don't want to stress or upset your mom, ... Continue Reading
  • Are Your Parents Overlooking Their Safety While Living at Home? Living out the rest of your life in the community you love is not a surprising goal. Staying in a home that you've designed and upgraded to meet your needs is also understandable. As your parents follow through on their wish to age at home, are they overlooking their safety? ... Continue Reading
  • How Can You Tell If Your Elderly Loved One Needs Extra Help? Senior Care in Gramercy NY Family caregivers often find that they’re in a position of being afraid to offer too much help and not wanting to help too little, either. It’s a delicate balance, but there are clues you can watch for. Sneak a Peek at the Fridge and Pantry One of ... Continue Reading

Senior Care Advice

  • How Senior Care Can Help During a COPD Flare Up Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD, is a condition that affects the lungs. It can sometimes get worse without warning. When this happens, it is called a flare up. While a COPD flare up can be frightening, senior care can help your aging relative to deal with a ... Continue Reading
  • How Senior Care Can Help with These Conditions Many Seniors Face Even with the best of intentions, caring for a parent who has a chronic health condition is hard work. Offering some of the care on your own is a true act of love, but you shouldn’t lose sight of your own needs. You need time to socialize, work without interruption, and have ... Continue Reading
  • Get Legal Paperwork in Place Before an Emergency Strikes In a high-stress situation, you don’t need extra things to do. When it comes to your parents’ care, having paperwork in place as early as possible will make a big difference. That’s why it’s important to sit down as a family, discuss your parents’ preferences when it comes ... Continue Reading
  • Feel Frustrated by a Senior’s Tendency to Wander? Wandering is a common problem for people with dementia. Most commonly it’s a response to an unmet need of some sort. That’s why it helps to run through a list of basic needs to see of those resolve your senior’s urge to wander. But there’s a lot to learn as a caregiver to a ... Continue Reading

Technology & Aging

  • Teach Your Parents Smartphone Safety A smartphone is extremely helpful if your parents like to spend time in their yard or going for walks. It gives them a way to call someone if they need help. It also allows you to track their location if they're gone for too long. Smartphones do require some knowledge of how ... Continue Reading