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Aging in Place as a Family

  • Aging in Place Might Be the Best Solution for Your Elderly Loved One Are you wondering where your elderly loved one is going to live now that they are getting even older? If so, they may want to stay in their home. The truth is that many elderly people are able to age-in-place. If the proper precautions and solutions are put into place, your ... Continue Reading
  • Four Ways to Determine if it’s Realistic for Your Senior to Age in Place Aging in place may be a lot more reasonable for your elderly family member than you expect it to be. The key is to make sure that you’re aware of what she needs now and in the future. Your Senior Is Doing Well So Far It’s very possible that your elderly family member is ... Continue Reading

Alzheimer's Disease

  • What Might You Need to Know About Lewy Body Dementia? Lewy body dementia is a type of dementia that is caused from abnormal protein deposits in one’s brain. The deposits (Lewy bodies) change the chemicals in the person’s brain. This leads to issues with behavior, mood, movement, and thinking. This is the 3rd most common type of ... Continue Reading
  • Tips for Alzheimer’s Disease Wandering Prevention If your elderly loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, one of the things that you might be worried about is them wandering. There are many elderly people who have Alzheimer’s that wander. They might go outside of their home and around the neighborhood. They might wander around ... Continue Reading

Arthritis

  • Tips to Help Your Senior Manage Arthritis If your elderly family member has experienced worsening arthritis, you may need to work out a plan with her that helps to accommodate her needs without making her feel as if she’s unable to do things for herself. That’s a tricky balance, but it’s entirely possible. Talk ... Continue Reading

Benefits of Home Care

  • Tips to Help Your Senior Manage Arthritis If your elderly family member has experienced worsening arthritis, you may need to work out a plan with her that helps to accommodate her needs without making her feel as if she’s unable to do things for herself. That’s a tricky balance, but it’s entirely possible. Talk ... Continue Reading
  • A Senior with Dementia Can Still Manage to Remain Home with Proper Care When your elderly father was first diagnosed with dementia, you may not have known how to deal with the emotions. You might have gone through the various stages of grief. He might have gone through those, too. While home care might not have been a topic you wanted to discuss ... Continue Reading

Benefits of Pet Ownership

  • Owning a Pet: Can it Be Beneficial for Your Elderly Loved One? When you are taking care of your elderly loved one, there are certain things they can do to improve their life. Did you know that pets can have a positive impact on people, especially the elderly? If your elderly loved one own’s a pet, there are many benefits they can reap. ... Continue Reading

Cancer

  • Symptoms and Risks of Pancreatic Cancer The pancreas is an organ in the abdomen that is positioned behind the lower part of the stomach. Its main function is to release enzymes that help with digestion as well as produce hormones that help regulate a body’s blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer develops as a tumor ... Continue Reading
  • Tips to Help Prevent Oral Cancer Are you worried that your elderly loved one might get oral cancer? Maybe you knew someone that had this type of cancer. It can be scary. However, there are many tips that can help your elderly loved one to prevent oral cancer. While there is never a 100% guarantee that ... Continue Reading

Caregiver Guilt

  • Don’t Feel Guilty When Discussing Senior Care with Your Mom You may feel guilty bring up the topic of senior care with your aging mother, mostly because you assume she expects you to take care of her. Living in the same town, or even same house, many adult children have that same idea. They assume their elderly family members, ... Continue Reading

Caregiver Resource

  • Christmas Cookies That Seniors Can Make If you ask most people what their favorite Christmas treat is, chances are they will name some sort of cookie. Christmas cookies are very popular, and many people give plates of cookies as gifts to neighbors, police officers, postal workers, home care providers and more. ... Continue Reading

Caregivers

  • Best Ways for Your Elderly Loved One to Keep Their Vision Healthy As people start getting older, their vision usually changes. This can happen in someone’s 30s, 40s, 50s, and older years, too. If you are a family caregiver, then you may have already noticed that your elderly loved one’s vision isn’t as good as it once was. However, it ... Continue Reading
  • What Might You Need to Know About Lewy Body Dementia? Lewy body dementia is a type of dementia that is caused from abnormal protein deposits in one’s brain. The deposits (Lewy bodies) change the chemicals in the person’s brain. This leads to issues with behavior, mood, movement, and thinking. This is the 3rd most common type of ... Continue Reading
  • Bathroom Products You Might Not Realize Your Parents Need Aging at home works well for your mom and dad. You took all of the precautions and set up their house to be safe. You thought about fall risks. You keep their kitchen stocked. You've done all of the right things, but there still be one area you overlooked. As you age, your ... Continue Reading
  • Tips for Alzheimer’s Disease Wandering Prevention If your elderly loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, one of the things that you might be worried about is them wandering. There are many elderly people who have Alzheimer’s that wander. They might go outside of their home and around the neighborhood. They might wander around ... Continue Reading

Caregiving

  • The Best Home Care Plans Are Decided as a Group It's time to arrange home care services for your parents. Before you dive in and make the decisions for them, gather all close family members and family friends. You need to make decisions as a group to ensure the best care plan is created. Get Group Input on the Things Your ... Continue Reading
  • Aging in Place Might Be the Best Solution for Your Elderly Loved One Are you wondering where your elderly loved one is going to live now that they are getting even older? If so, they may want to stay in their home. The truth is that many elderly people are able to age-in-place. If the proper precautions and solutions are put into place, your ... Continue Reading
  • Six Ways to Keep Your Parents Engaged This Winter Below zero temperatures, freezing rain, snow squalls, and ice storms make getting outside hard during the winter months. You worry that your parents are growing bored. You only have time to stop by on a Saturday afternoon. What are the best ways to keep your parents engaged ... Continue Reading
  • Can Proper Handwashing Help Prevent Sepsis and Other Complications? Referred Caregivers in Rye NY: Can Proper Handwashing Help Prevent Sepsis and Other Complications? Reducing the risks that your senior faces and helping to prevent potentially devastating conditions is one of the most important tasks that you will handle on a regular basis ... Continue Reading

Caring for a Senior Parent

  • Owning a Pet: Can it Be Beneficial for Your Elderly Loved One? When you are taking care of your elderly loved one, there are certain things they can do to improve their life. Did you know that pets can have a positive impact on people, especially the elderly? If your elderly loved one own’s a pet, there are many benefits they can reap. ... Continue Reading

Dementia Care

  • A Senior with Dementia Can Still Manage to Remain Home with Proper Care When your elderly father was first diagnosed with dementia, you may not have known how to deal with the emotions. You might have gone through the various stages of grief. He might have gone through those, too. While home care might not have been a topic you wanted to discuss ... Continue Reading
  • Can You Help to Ease Sundowners Symptoms for Your Elderly Loved One? When the sun is setting, many people wind down from a long day. They sit and watch television or lay in bed. However, if someone has dementia, relaxation at the end of the day doesn’t come so easily. Many people with dementia have sundowners syndrome. This is when they ... Continue Reading
  • Dementia Testing Information for Your Elderly Loved One If you are worried that your elderly loved one will get dementia or that they have dementia, you may want them to get tested. There is a lot of information about there about dementia testing. If you keep reading here today, you will learn about some of the most essential ... Continue Reading
  • What Might You Need to Know About Lewy Body Dementia? Lewy body dementia is a type of dementia that is caused from abnormal protein deposits in one’s brain. The deposits (Lewy bodies) change the chemicals in the person’s brain. This leads to issues with behavior, mood, movement, and thinking. This is the 3rd most common type of ... Continue Reading

Dental Health

  • Oral Health Problems that Plague Seniors Many older adults stop taking good care of their teeth and mouth as they get older. They may not have the financial resources to pay for good oral care or they may lack the ability to get to the dentist or doctor for issues that affect their mouth. They may even write them ... Continue Reading

Elder Care

  • What Are the Best Self-Care Tips for the Elderly? Self-care is important for everyone of all ages. The elderly often forget that self-care is something they need to focus on regularly. Usually, when someone retires or moves to an apartment after living in their house for a long time (like many elderly people do), they have ... Continue Reading

Elderly Care

  • Top Tips to Help Your Elderly Loved One Get Quality Sleep If your elderly loved one is facing issues with getting quality sleep most nights, remind them that they aren’t alone. They might just need to make some changes to their lifestyle or their habits, so they can sleep better. Keep reading here for the top tips to help your ... Continue Reading
  • Baking is a Great Hobby for Families Have you ever looked at baking as a creative activity for your mom and dad? It's something family caregivers can do with their parents. Learning to bake sourdough bread can be a fun and engaging activity for the whole family. Sourdough starter is believed to have been around ... Continue Reading
  • Six Ways to Keep Your Parents Engaged This Winter Below zero temperatures, freezing rain, snow squalls, and ice storms make getting outside hard during the winter months. You worry that your parents are growing bored. You only have time to stop by on a Saturday afternoon. What are the best ways to keep your parents engaged ... Continue Reading
  • Information for Family Caregivers Regarding Parkinson’s Disease There are millions of people in the world who have Parkinson’s disease. With this being said, there are many family members who want more information regarding how to provide care for their loved one. The truth is that there isn’t just one way to manage Parkinson’s disease. ... Continue Reading

Family Caregivers

  • Tips to Help Your Senior Manage Arthritis If your elderly family member has experienced worsening arthritis, you may need to work out a plan with her that helps to accommodate her needs without making her feel as if she’s unable to do things for herself. That’s a tricky balance, but it’s entirely possible. Talk ... Continue Reading
  • Don’t Feel Guilty When Discussing Senior Care with Your Mom You may feel guilty bring up the topic of senior care with your aging mother, mostly because you assume she expects you to take care of her. Living in the same town, or even same house, many adult children have that same idea. They assume their elderly family members, ... Continue Reading
  • Owning a Pet: Can it Be Beneficial for Your Elderly Loved One? When you are taking care of your elderly loved one, there are certain things they can do to improve their life. Did you know that pets can have a positive impact on people, especially the elderly? If your elderly loved one own’s a pet, there are many benefits they can reap. ... Continue Reading
  • Baking is a Great Hobby for Families Have you ever looked at baking as a creative activity for your mom and dad? It's something family caregivers can do with their parents. Learning to bake sourdough bread can be a fun and engaging activity for the whole family. Sourdough starter is believed to have been around ... Continue Reading

Fun Activities

  • Baking is a Great Hobby for Families Have you ever looked at baking as a creative activity for your mom and dad? It's something family caregivers can do with their parents. Learning to bake sourdough bread can be a fun and engaging activity for the whole family. Sourdough starter is believed to have been around ... Continue Reading

Health & Wellness

  • Top Tips to Help Your Elderly Loved One Get Quality Sleep If your elderly loved one is facing issues with getting quality sleep most nights, remind them that they aren’t alone. They might just need to make some changes to their lifestyle or their habits, so they can sleep better. Keep reading here for the top tips to help your ... Continue Reading
  • Best Ways for Your Elderly Loved One to Keep Their Vision Healthy As people start getting older, their vision usually changes. This can happen in someone’s 30s, 40s, 50s, and older years, too. If you are a family caregiver, then you may have already noticed that your elderly loved one’s vision isn’t as good as it once was. However, it ... Continue Reading
  • Bathroom Products You Might Not Realize Your Parents Need Aging at home works well for your mom and dad. You took all of the precautions and set up their house to be safe. You thought about fall risks. You keep their kitchen stocked. You've done all of the right things, but there still be one area you overlooked. As you age, your ... Continue Reading

Home Care

  • A Senior with Dementia Can Still Manage to Remain Home with Proper Care When your elderly father was first diagnosed with dementia, you may not have known how to deal with the emotions. You might have gone through the various stages of grief. He might have gone through those, too. While home care might not have been a topic you wanted to discuss ... Continue Reading
  • Help Multiple Generations Bond on Join Hands Day May 1st marks Join Hands Day. The goal of Join Hands Day is to get multiple generations to work together while volunteering. Help your parents, children, and grandchildren find unique, appealing ways to volunteer together. The key to having a successful day of volunteering ... Continue Reading
  • What You Should Know About Bruises on Your Dad's Skin Your dad never bruised. In the past two weeks, you've noticed several bruises on his hands or arms. What's causing his bruises? Could it be a serious issue or simply him bumping into things? What Causes a Bruise? Often, bruises are caused by a hit or blow that causes the ... Continue Reading
  • Symptoms and Risks of Pancreatic Cancer The pancreas is an organ in the abdomen that is positioned behind the lower part of the stomach. Its main function is to release enzymes that help with digestion as well as produce hormones that help regulate a body’s blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer develops as a tumor ... Continue Reading

Home Care Resources

  • Initial Steps to Take When Arranging Senior Care Services Your mom and dad need help at home. They're ready for senior care services, but you're not sure where to start. These are the initial steps to take when arranging care. Go Over the Care They Think Would Help Find a list of care services online and go over them with your ... Continue Reading

Home Safety

  • One of the Best Ways to Improve Safety for a Senior Is Through Added Care When people age, they face increasing challenges. This is, of course, the natural process of aging, and while we may not enjoy it for the loss of strength, balance, and ability, there will likely come a time when we have to accept it. One of the struggles that increases for ... Continue Reading

Injuries

  • What You Should Know About Bruises on Your Dad's Skin Your dad never bruised. In the past two weeks, you've noticed several bruises on his hands or arms. What's causing his bruises? Could it be a serious issue or simply him bumping into things? What Causes a Bruise? Often, bruises are caused by a hit or blow that causes the ... Continue Reading

Life Expectancy

  • Successful Aging Tips for Your Elderly Loved One Is your elderly loved one unsure of what to do with their life now that they are retired? Not working can be difficult for many senior citizens. Most senior citizens are used to working and being away from home. However, now that your elderly loved one is stuck at home, they ... Continue Reading

Memory

  • Best Books to Help Keep Your Elderly Loved One’s Brain in Good Shape Over time, as your elderly loved one gets older and older, they will need to keep doing things that keep their brain healthy. If they just sit around and stop doing certain activities, they are much more likely to experience cognitive declines. Research shows that one of the ... Continue Reading

Nutrition & Diet

  • Three Low-Salt Sauces to Make and Freeze During National Sauce Month March brings the arrival of spring. It's also National Sauce Month, which makes it a good time to think about the low-sodium sauces to keep on hand for your parents' meals. Take time on a weekend to prepare many of these sauces and tuck them into the freezer until they're ... Continue Reading
  • Successful Aging Tips for Your Elderly Loved One Is your elderly loved one unsure of what to do with their life now that they are retired? Not working can be difficult for many senior citizens. Most senior citizens are used to working and being away from home. However, now that your elderly loved one is stuck at home, they ... Continue Reading

Parkinson's Disease

  • Information for Family Caregivers Regarding Parkinson’s Disease There are millions of people in the world who have Parkinson’s disease. With this being said, there are many family members who want more information regarding how to provide care for their loved one. The truth is that there isn’t just one way to manage Parkinson’s disease. ... Continue Reading

Quality of Life

  • Six Ways to Keep Your Parents Engaged This Winter Below zero temperatures, freezing rain, snow squalls, and ice storms make getting outside hard during the winter months. You worry that your parents are growing bored. You only have time to stop by on a Saturday afternoon. What are the best ways to keep your parents engaged ... Continue Reading

Self-Care for Seniors

  • What Are the Best Self-Care Tips for the Elderly? Self-care is important for everyone of all ages. The elderly often forget that self-care is something they need to focus on regularly. Usually, when someone retires or moves to an apartment after living in their house for a long time (like many elderly people do), they have ... Continue Reading

Senior Care

  • Don’t Feel Guilty When Discussing Senior Care with Your Mom You may feel guilty bring up the topic of senior care with your aging mother, mostly because you assume she expects you to take care of her. Living in the same town, or even same house, many adult children have that same idea. They assume their elderly family members, ... Continue Reading
  • One of the Best Ways to Improve Safety for a Senior Is Through Added Care When people age, they face increasing challenges. This is, of course, the natural process of aging, and while we may not enjoy it for the loss of strength, balance, and ability, there will likely come a time when we have to accept it. One of the struggles that increases for ... Continue Reading
  • Three Low-Salt Sauces to Make and Freeze During National Sauce Month March brings the arrival of spring. It's also National Sauce Month, which makes it a good time to think about the low-sodium sauces to keep on hand for your parents' meals. Take time on a weekend to prepare many of these sauces and tuck them into the freezer until they're ... Continue Reading
  • Pet Therapy and the Elderly - What Do You Need to Know? Pet therapy is something that can help so many people. In truth, it has helped many elderly people in numerous ways. It has helped them be more active, manage their feelings, and so much more. If you feel that your elderly loved one could use some support and more love in ... Continue Reading

Skin & UV Safety

  • What You Should Know About Bruises on Your Dad's Skin Your dad never bruised. In the past two weeks, you've noticed several bruises on his hands or arms. What's causing his bruises? Could it be a serious issue or simply him bumping into things? What Causes a Bruise? Often, bruises are caused by a hit or blow that causes the ... Continue Reading
  • Important Skincare Tips for Winter Climates Aging changes the skin in several ways. Collagen production decreases. Older adults don't sweat as much and oil gland production also slows. All of that can lead to dry, itchy skin. In the winter, the dry air adds to the problem. These winter skincare tips help your mom keep ... Continue Reading

Sleep

  • Top Tips to Help Your Elderly Loved One Get Quality Sleep If your elderly loved one is facing issues with getting quality sleep most nights, remind them that they aren’t alone. They might just need to make some changes to their lifestyle or their habits, so they can sleep better. Keep reading here for the top tips to help your ... Continue Reading

Social Activities

  • Help Multiple Generations Bond on Join Hands Day May 1st marks Join Hands Day. The goal of Join Hands Day is to get multiple generations to work together while volunteering. Help your parents, children, and grandchildren find unique, appealing ways to volunteer together. The key to having a successful day of volunteering ... Continue Reading

Sundowner's Syndrome

  • Can You Help to Ease Sundowners Symptoms for Your Elderly Loved One? When the sun is setting, many people wind down from a long day. They sit and watch television or lay in bed. However, if someone has dementia, relaxation at the end of the day doesn’t come so easily. Many people with dementia have sundowners syndrome. This is when they ... Continue Reading

Technology & Aging

  • Modern Technology Can Help Your Elderly Loved One There are so many technological advancements in this day and age for everyone. There is even technology specifically designed for senior citizens. From home modifications to social networks to other technological assistance for the elderly, there is something that could ... Continue Reading

Therapy

  • Pet Therapy and the Elderly - What Do You Need to Know? Pet therapy is something that can help so many people. In truth, it has helped many elderly people in numerous ways. It has helped them be more active, manage their feelings, and so much more. If you feel that your elderly loved one could use some support and more love in ... Continue Reading

Vision & Eye Health

  • Best Ways for Your Elderly Loved One to Keep Their Vision Healthy As people start getting older, their vision usually changes. This can happen in someone’s 30s, 40s, 50s, and older years, too. If you are a family caregiver, then you may have already noticed that your elderly loved one’s vision isn’t as good as it once was. However, it ... Continue Reading

Volunteering

  • Help Multiple Generations Bond on Join Hands Day May 1st marks Join Hands Day. The goal of Join Hands Day is to get multiple generations to work together while volunteering. Help your parents, children, and grandchildren find unique, appealing ways to volunteer together. The key to having a successful day of volunteering ... Continue Reading