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  • 8 Tips for Talking to the Family About Companion Care Your mom's had rheumatoid arthritis for years, but it's worsening. She's starting to experience joint deformities that make it hard for her to complete some of the daily activities she's used to doing on her own. She agrees she needs help around the home. Before you gather ... Continue Reading
  • Are There Really Secrets to Aging Gracefully? Most of us fear getting older until it happens, and most of us want to know how to help our parents age gracefully and live longer and healthier. With modern medicine, it is easier than ever before to live healthily even during the final stages of life. One thing you can do ... Continue Reading
  • How to Find the Right Balance Between Your Needs and Your Dad's Care Two out of ten caregivers rate their health as fair or poor. Family caregivers often struggle to balance their own needs with their parents' needs. You're starting to see how difficult it is to take care of yourself, your family, and your dad. There's not enough time. How ... Continue Reading
  • Tips That Help Keep Family Caregivers Healthy Five years ago, Support Care Cancer surveyed hundreds of family caregivers to learn more about their emotional, mental, and physical health. A few things became clear in this study. More women than men provided care to another family member, and that care was required six or ... Continue Reading

Healthy Habits

  • Summer Skin Protection Tips For Seniors May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month so now is the perfect time for seniors to start thinking about summer skin care. For seniors protecting their skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays is absolutely essential for good health. To avoid skin cancer and other health problems ... Continue Reading
  • 3 Tips for Improving Heart Health for Seniors If you are worried about your elderly loved one’s heart health, it is important to learn about the best tips to improve it as much as you can. That way, you can motivate and encourage your elderly loved one to participate in certain lifestyle changes and activities that help ... Continue Reading

Home Care Assistance

  • How Home Care Assistance Helps Seniors Age In Place May is Older Americans Month, a time when seniors and their families are encouraged to celebrate seniors and find new ways to help them have a great quality of life as they get older. Aging in place has become a hot topic for seniors all over the country. According to polls ... Continue Reading
  • Learn About Wandering with Dementia Today Unfortunately, one of the things that family caregivers have to worry about if their elderly loved one has dementia is wandering. This is when the elderly person walks or runs away. Sometimes, you may be watching and it won’t be that big of a deal. However, other times, it ... Continue Reading
  • 3 Tips for Improving Heart Health for Seniors If you are worried about your elderly loved one’s heart health, it is important to learn about the best tips to improve it as much as you can. That way, you can motivate and encourage your elderly loved one to participate in certain lifestyle changes and activities that help ... Continue Reading

24-Hour Home Care

  • 24-Hour Home Care Has Big Benefits For Seniors And Families If you have a senior loved one that is aging at home and you live far away, 24-hour home care could help you and your senior parent. It’s normal for adult children who live far away to worry about their senior parent’s health and safety at home. With 24-hour home care, you ... Continue Reading
  • Post-Stroke Care Requires 24-Hour Attention Post-stroke recovery is not a process that a family should rush. Your dad had a stroke that left him without the use of his left side. He's in a wheelchair, barely speaks, and has little usage of his left hand and arm. The one thing you cannot do is leave your dad alone. He ... Continue Reading
  • Best Exercises to Help Reduce Elderly Health Issues Senior citizens do need to exercise. Yes, some of them have health issues that prevent them from doing intense exercises. However, doing some daily or regular exercises can significantly improve or, at the very least, help to maintain your elderly loved one’s health. As a ... Continue Reading

Activities of Daily Living

  • Does Your Elderly Loved One Live Alone? Share These Top Tips with Them. Elderly people who live alone often have some struggles. They may be worried about what will happen if there is an emergency. Your elderly loved one may not feel safe in their home or they may need medication reminders. These are just some of the issues many elderly people ... Continue Reading

Adjusting to Senior Care

  • How Should You Help Your Senior to Adjust to Senior Care? Adjusting to having someone around all the time, even someone that is helping her considerably, might be difficult for your elderly family member. Senior care providers are trying to make your senior’s life easier, and yet she might still resist. Here are some ideas that can ... Continue Reading

Aging in Place

  • How Home Care Assistance Helps Seniors Age In Place May is Older Americans Month, a time when seniors and their families are encouraged to celebrate seniors and find new ways to help them have a great quality of life as they get older. Aging in place has become a hot topic for seniors all over the country. According to polls ... Continue Reading
  • Help Your Parents Thrive at Home as Their Health Changes By the time you're 65, the chances of having at least one chronic health condition are high. Many older adults have two or more, with high blood pressure and high cholesterol being the most common. How can your parents age at home when their health is changing? Do a Home ... Continue Reading
  • How Can Personal Care at Home Boost Your Mom's Confidence? Personal care at home is one of the best ways to boost your mom's confidence. Aging at home may seem easy, but there are lots of stressors. Your mom is alone all day. She may worry that if something happens, she won't be able to alert anyone. Sure, you can solve some of her ... Continue Reading

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

  • Learn the Facts During Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month June holds the longest day of the year. It's a day filled with light and brightness. That's why Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month falls in June. Alzheimer's can be a dark, gloomy disease for families to navigate, so The Longest Day became an annual day of fundraising and ... Continue Reading
  • Learn About Wandering with Dementia Today Unfortunately, one of the things that family caregivers have to worry about if their elderly loved one has dementia is wandering. This is when the elderly person walks or runs away. Sometimes, you may be watching and it won’t be that big of a deal. However, other times, it ... Continue Reading
  • What Are the Signs of Wandering with Dementia? Are you worried that your elderly loved one will wander off now that they have dementia? Unfortunately, wandering is common in people who have this disease. It can be extremely worrisome and scary for their loved ones. If you are worried about this with your elderly loved ... Continue Reading
  • Subtle Signs Your Loved One May Have Alzheimer’s November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month and it’s the perfect time to learn more about Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s noticing the signs of Alzheimer’s in a senior loved one early on can help you and them take ... 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

Bathing

  • Four Ideas for Motivating Your Senior to Bathe Bathing is important for hygiene reasons, but it can also help your senior to be more comfortable as well. If your elderly family member is resisting bathing, you might find some of these tips helpful. Give Her Something to Look Forward to Doing Afterward Planning ahead ... Continue Reading

Benefits of Home Care

  • Senior Home Care Helps with Meal Planning and Preparation As a family caregiver, you might always feel like there is never enough time in the day to help out your elderly loved one and do everything else you need to do. If this is the case, one of the things that you might be struggling with is helping your elderly loved one with ... Continue Reading
  • 24-Hour Home Care Has Big Benefits For Seniors And Families If you have a senior loved one that is aging at home and you live far away, 24-hour home care could help you and your senior parent. It’s normal for adult children who live far away to worry about their senior parent’s health and safety at home. With 24-hour home care, you ... Continue Reading
  • How Home Care Assistance Helps Seniors Age In Place May is Older Americans Month, a time when seniors and their families are encouraged to celebrate seniors and find new ways to help them have a great quality of life as they get older. Aging in place has become a hot topic for seniors all over the country. According to polls ... Continue Reading
  • Tips for Great Brain Health in the Elderly Years Do you take care of your elderly loved one? If so, is one of your main concerns their brain health? Maybe, you worry they are going to get dementia. Maybe, you just worry about their general cognitive functions. Either way, there are some tips for great brain health in the ... 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

Brain Games

  • Tips for Great Brain Health in the Elderly Years Do you take care of your elderly loved one? If so, is one of your main concerns their brain health? Maybe, you worry they are going to get dementia. Maybe, you just worry about their general cognitive functions. Either way, there are some tips for great brain health in the ... Continue Reading

Cancer

  • Cancer Care for Seniors Cancer is a medical term that describes a large group of different diseases that have some common characteristics. Cancer occurs when some of the body's cells divide without control or order. Some parts of the body are more likely to develop cancer than others. Cancer care ... 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
  • 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

Caregiver Stress

  • Why Self-Care For Caregivers Is So Important If you’re caring for a senior loved one then you probably already have heard from many different sources about how important self-care is. It’s Self-Care Awareness month so even though self-care is always important, this month is a great time to focus on self-care. Taking ... Continue Reading
  • The Keys to Being Happy Together After Moving in With Your Parents Four out of ten caregivers live with the person they care for. Around 43 percent report living in the care recipient's home rather than having the care recipient move into the caregiver's home. Moving in with your parents makes sense logistically, but is it always the best ... 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

Celebrate Seniors

  • International Day of Older Persons: Celebrate Five Seniors Who Overcame Obstacles The UN established the International Day of Older Persons in 1990. The day is meant to bring awareness to older adults' issues, such as health, feeling included, and remaining active despite worsening health or a disability. Here are five older adults who did not let their ... Continue Reading

Chronic Pain

  • Tips to Help Senior Citizens Prevent Back Tightness As seniors age and staying active becomes more difficult, so too comes reduced muscle mass and flexibility. Spending long periods of time sitting has been shown to be as bad as smoking for one's health. Seniors commonly find themselves sitting a lot, which can also increase ... Continue Reading

Companion Care at Home

  • 8 Tips for Talking to the Family About Companion Care Your mom's had rheumatoid arthritis for years, but it's worsening. She's starting to experience joint deformities that make it hard for her to complete some of the daily activities she's used to doing on her own. She agrees she needs help around the home. Before you gather ... Continue Reading
  • May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month Half of the U.S. population of older adults have a higher risk of fracturing a bone due to low bone density or osteoporosis. Diet and exercise are keys to maintaining strong bones. About 50% of women and 25% of men in the U.S. will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Has your ... Continue Reading

Dementia Care

  • Learn the Facts During Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month June holds the longest day of the year. It's a day filled with light and brightness. That's why Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month falls in June. Alzheimer's can be a dark, gloomy disease for families to navigate, so The Longest Day became an annual day of fundraising and ... Continue Reading
  • Learn About Wandering with Dementia Today Unfortunately, one of the things that family caregivers have to worry about if their elderly loved one has dementia is wandering. This is when the elderly person walks or runs away. Sometimes, you may be watching and it won’t be that big of a deal. However, other times, it ... Continue Reading
  • What Are the Signs of Wandering with Dementia? Are you worried that your elderly loved one will wander off now that they have dementia? Unfortunately, wandering is common in people who have this disease. It can be extremely worrisome and scary for their loved ones. If you are worried about this with your elderly loved ... Continue Reading
  • Subtle Signs Your Loved One May Have Alzheimer’s November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month and it’s the perfect time to learn more about Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s noticing the signs of Alzheimer’s in a senior loved one early on can help you and them take ... 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

Diabetes

  • Seniors and Diabetes: Tips for Managing Blood Sugar Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases, and one out of every four seniors in the US has it. As diabetes brings many other serious complications to the body, seniors are at more risk due to their age. And also, combined with the other factors, like the slow metabolic ... Continue Reading
  • What Should Seniors with Diabetes Eat? If your elderly family member is diabetic and has ever lamented her new diet, she’s not alone. It can be really difficult to know what to eat to help manage diabetes. 24-hour home care providers can help your senior to add more of some of these foods to her daily diet. Foods ... Continue Reading

Elder Care

  • 4 Ways Seniors Can Beat The Heat At Home This Summer Now that the hot summer weather is here, seniors need to be sure that they are doing what they need to do to avoid heat-related illnesses. When the temperature starts to climb there is a higher risk that seniors will become dehydrated or suffer from heat stroke. Elder care ... Continue Reading
  • Learn the Facts During Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month June holds the longest day of the year. It's a day filled with light and brightness. That's why Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month falls in June. Alzheimer's can be a dark, gloomy disease for families to navigate, so The Longest Day became an annual day of fundraising and ... Continue Reading
  • Summer Skin Protection Tips For Seniors May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month so now is the perfect time for seniors to start thinking about summer skin care. For seniors protecting their skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays is absolutely essential for good health. To avoid skin cancer and other health problems ... Continue Reading
  • 4 Ways To Get Your Senior Loved One Eating More Low appetite or having little appetite is very common in seniors. Seniors with dementia may forget that they need to eat or forget that they haven’t eaten and they may be unable to read their body’s hunger cues such as a growling stomach. Other seniors may have little ... Continue Reading

Elder Care in Rye NY

  • Why Your Senior Loved One Needs A Digital Security System Home security systems have come a long way. With digital cameras that can be easily mounted almost anywhere and voice controls they are easier to use than ever before. And they are more functional than ever before too. Every senior that is aging in place should have a ... 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

Emergency Care

  • When Does the Flu Become an Emergency for the Elderly? Unfortunately, there are many times, especially with elderly people, that the flu turns into an emergency situation. As a family caregiver, it is good to know how to recognize when this is happening. That way, you or a home care assistance provider can get your elderly loved ... Continue Reading

Exercise

  • Best Exercises to Help Reduce Elderly Health Issues Senior citizens do need to exercise. Yes, some of them have health issues that prevent them from doing intense exercises. However, doing some daily or regular exercises can significantly improve or, at the very least, help to maintain your elderly loved one’s health. As a ... Continue Reading

Family Caregivers

  • 24-Hour Home Care Has Big Benefits For Seniors And Families If you have a senior loved one that is aging at home and you live far away, 24-hour home care could help you and your senior parent. It’s normal for adult children who live far away to worry about their senior parent’s health and safety at home. With 24-hour home care, you ... Continue Reading
  • Tips For Seniors Traveling With A Service Dog Service dogs are wonderful for seniors and can help them with many essential tasks. It’s National Service Dog month and the holidays are approaching fast so it’s the perfect time to learn more about traveling with a service dog. If your senior loved one has a service dog ... Continue Reading
  • Why Self-Care For Caregivers Is So Important If you’re caring for a senior loved one then you probably already have heard from many different sources about how important self-care is. It’s Self-Care Awareness month so even though self-care is always important, this month is a great time to focus on self-care. Taking ... Continue Reading
  • 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

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

Gait Issues

  • What Can You Do about Your Senior’s Gait Issues? Your senior’s ability to walk safely is a key part of her overall mobility. If she’s walking differently than she used to or you’re noticing that she doesn’t seem to walk when you’re around, there’s likely more going on. The biggest reason to pay close attention to gait ... Continue Reading

Getting Help

  • Tips That Help Keep Family Caregivers Healthy Five years ago, Support Care Cancer surveyed hundreds of family caregivers to learn more about their emotional, mental, and physical health. A few things became clear in this study. More women than men provided care to another family member, and that care was required six or ... 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

Healthy Habits

  • When Should a Senior Lose Weight? No matter what age someone is, there is always a healthy weight range they should stick to. Obesity has several issues that can make it hard to live a long and healthy life. Although many seniors are starting the end of life stage, it is still important to focus on health, ... Continue Reading
  • Best Exercises to Help Reduce Elderly Health Issues Senior citizens do need to exercise. Yes, some of them have health issues that prevent them from doing intense exercises. However, doing some daily or regular exercises can significantly improve or, at the very least, help to maintain your elderly loved one’s health. As a ... Continue Reading
  • Weight Loss Tips for Senior Citizens Most people go through a stage in their life where they think they may need to lose some weight. There are others who are told by a doctor they are overweight or obese. The truth is that some people have genetic reasons why they have difficulties losing weight. However, ... Continue Reading
  • What Are Some of the Popular Diets to Talk About During Diet Resolution Week? The first week of January often has people making resolutions and looking at ways to improve themselves. Diet Resolution Week celebrates healthier eating habits. What are some of the popular diets that older adults consider when improving their diet? Mediterranean Diet ... Continue Reading

Heart Health

  • 3 Tips for Improving Heart Health for Seniors If you are worried about your elderly loved one’s heart health, it is important to learn about the best tips to improve it as much as you can. That way, you can motivate and encourage your elderly loved one to participate in certain lifestyle changes and activities that help ... Continue Reading

Home Care

  • 8 Tips for Talking to the Family About Companion Care Your mom's had rheumatoid arthritis for years, but it's worsening. She's starting to experience joint deformities that make it hard for her to complete some of the daily activities she's used to doing on her own. She agrees she needs help around the home. Before you gather ... Continue Reading
  • Senior Home Care Helps with Meal Planning and Preparation As a family caregiver, you might always feel like there is never enough time in the day to help out your elderly loved one and do everything else you need to do. If this is the case, one of the things that you might be struggling with is helping your elderly loved one with ... Continue Reading
  • Seniors and Diabetes: Tips for Managing Blood Sugar Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases, and one out of every four seniors in the US has it. As diabetes brings many other serious complications to the body, seniors are at more risk due to their age. And also, combined with the other factors, like the slow metabolic ... Continue Reading
  • Tips for Great Brain Health in the Elderly Years Do you take care of your elderly loved one? If so, is one of your main concerns their brain health? Maybe, you worry they are going to get dementia. Maybe, you just worry about their general cognitive functions. Either way, there are some tips for great brain health in the ... Continue Reading

Home Care Assistance

  • Weight Loss Tips for Senior Citizens Most people go through a stage in their life where they think they may need to lose some weight. There are others who are told by a doctor they are overweight or obese. The truth is that some people have genetic reasons why they have difficulties losing weight. However, ... Continue Reading
  • When Does the Flu Become an Emergency for the Elderly? Unfortunately, there are many times, especially with elderly people, that the flu turns into an emergency situation. As a family caregiver, it is good to know how to recognize when this is happening. That way, you or a home care assistance provider can get your elderly loved ... Continue Reading
  • Meal Prep Takes Time But Also Saves Time Have you ever taken a closer look at meal prep? It's the process of planning menus, shopping for groceries, and preparing meals and snacks. Use meal prep to get an entire week's worth of meals for your parents planned and prepared in advance. Meal prep does take time. You're ... Continue Reading

Home Care Benefits

  • The Best Pets For Seniors There are a lot of benefits to owning a pet, especially for seniors. Pets provide companionship and love. And owning a dog that needs to be walked every day is the perfect reason for seniors to be more active. Home care assistance may be required to help seniors care for ... Continue Reading

Home care in Hartsdale NY

  • Does Your Elderly Loved One Live Alone? Share These Top Tips with Them. Elderly people who live alone often have some struggles. They may be worried about what will happen if there is an emergency. Your elderly loved one may not feel safe in their home or they may need medication reminders. These are just some of the issues many elderly people ... Continue Reading

Home Care in Yonkers NY

  • What Can You Do about Your Senior’s Gait Issues? Your senior’s ability to walk safely is a key part of her overall mobility. If she’s walking differently than she used to or you’re noticing that she doesn’t seem to walk when you’re around, there’s likely more going on. The biggest reason to pay close attention to gait ... 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

  • Does Your Family Have an Emergency Care Plan for Your Mom? Does your mom have an emergency home care plan in place? If she lives alone, it's time to talk to her about her goals. She needs to have a plan if something happens with her health and well-being. What Should Her Emergency Care Plan Cover? Your family needs to sit down and ... Continue Reading
  • Simple Organization Tips For Seniors Seniors may be struggling with disabilities that make it really hard to move around the house, do chores, or safely organize their home. Getting to your parent's house every day may seem impossible; this is when you should think about hiring senior home care providers . They ... 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

Illness Prevention

  • When Does the Flu Become an Emergency for the Elderly? Unfortunately, there are many times, especially with elderly people, that the flu turns into an emergency situation. As a family caregiver, it is good to know how to recognize when this is happening. That way, you or a home care assistance provider can get your elderly loved ... Continue Reading

Illness Recovery

  • Recovering from Pneumonia: Can Home Care Services Help? Pneumonia can be extremely dangerous, especially to senior citizens. Does your elderly loved one have pneumonia? If so, with early care and enough assistance from in-home care providers and family caregivers, your elderly loved one has a better chance of recovering from this ... Continue Reading

In-Home Care

  • Tips to Help Senior Citizens Prevent Back Tightness As seniors age and staying active becomes more difficult, so too comes reduced muscle mass and flexibility. Spending long periods of time sitting has been shown to be as bad as smoking for one's health. Seniors commonly find themselves sitting a lot, which can also increase ... 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

Living Independently

  • How Can You Help with Your Elderly Loved One's Desire to Stay Independent? Senior citizens need to stay independent for as long as they can. The sooner they stop doing tasks that keep their body and mind active, the more health issues they are likely to experience. If you are caring for your elderly loved one, hopefully, the tips you read about ... Continue Reading
  • The Best Pets For Seniors There are a lot of benefits to owning a pet, especially for seniors. Pets provide companionship and love. And owning a dog that needs to be walked every day is the perfect reason for seniors to be more active. Home care assistance may be required to help seniors care for ... Continue Reading
  • Does Your Elderly Loved One Live Alone? Share These Top Tips with Them. Elderly people who live alone often have some struggles. They may be worried about what will happen if there is an emergency. Your elderly loved one may not feel safe in their home or they may need medication reminders. These are just some of the issues many elderly people ... Continue Reading

Loss of Appetite

  • Best Ways to Help Your Elderly Loved One Get Their Appetite Back Is your elderly loved one experiencing a lack of appetite? If so, this could be very bad for their health. Many people who don’t have an appetite will lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. In addition, they won’t be getting the vitamins or nutrients they need to ... Continue Reading

Meal Preparation

  • Senior Home Care Helps with Meal Planning and Preparation As a family caregiver, you might always feel like there is never enough time in the day to help out your elderly loved one and do everything else you need to do. If this is the case, one of the things that you might be struggling with is helping your elderly loved one with ... Continue Reading
  • Meal Prep Takes Time But Also Saves Time Have you ever taken a closer look at meal prep? It's the process of planning menus, shopping for groceries, and preparing meals and snacks. Use meal prep to get an entire week's worth of meals for your parents planned and prepared in advance. Meal prep does take time. You're ... Continue Reading

Meals and Nutrition

  • What Are Some of the Popular Diets to Talk About During Diet Resolution Week? The first week of January often has people making resolutions and looking at ways to improve themselves. Diet Resolution Week celebrates healthier eating habits. What are some of the popular diets that older adults consider when improving their diet? Mediterranean Diet ... 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

Memory Loss

  • Reversing Memory Loss: Can it Be Done? Is your elderly loved one having some memory loss? If so, you might instantly start thinking they have Alzheimer’s disease or a form of dementia. While that could be what is going on, do your best not to jump to conclusions. Your elderly loved one could have another issue ... Continue Reading

Multiple Sclerosis

  • What Is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition where the immune system attacks the myelin layer within the spinal cord and brain. When this happens, it prevents messages between the spinal cord and brain from traveling correctly. March is National MS Awareness Month. It's a good ... Continue Reading

Nutrition & Diet

  • Holiday Baking Traditions With Your Senior Loved One One of the best holiday traditions is baking holiday treats in a warm festive kitchen. Whether the treats are for family or for holiday gifts nothing is better than fresh baked holiday treats. Baking holiday cookies, cakes, and pies with your senior loved one can create ... Continue Reading
  • What Should Seniors with Diabetes Eat? If your elderly family member is diabetic and has ever lamented her new diet, she’s not alone. It can be really difficult to know what to eat to help manage diabetes. 24-hour home care providers can help your senior to add more of some of these foods to her daily diet. Foods ... Continue Reading
  • 4 Ways To Get Your Senior Loved One Eating More Low appetite or having little appetite is very common in seniors. Seniors with dementia may forget that they need to eat or forget that they haven’t eaten and they may be unable to read their body’s hunger cues such as a growling stomach. Other seniors may have little ... Continue Reading
  • Best Ways to Help Your Elderly Loved One Get Their Appetite Back Is your elderly loved one experiencing a lack of appetite? If so, this could be very bad for their health. Many people who don’t have an appetite will lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. In addition, they won’t be getting the vitamins or nutrients they need to ... Continue Reading

Osteoporosis & Bone Health

  • May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month Half of the U.S. population of older adults have a higher risk of fracturing a bone due to low bone density or osteoporosis. Diet and exercise are keys to maintaining strong bones. About 50% of women and 25% of men in the U.S. will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Has your ... Continue Reading

Outdoor Safety

  • 4 Ways Seniors Can Beat The Heat At Home This Summer Now that the hot summer weather is here, seniors need to be sure that they are doing what they need to do to avoid heat-related illnesses. When the temperature starts to climb there is a higher risk that seniors will become dehydrated or suffer from heat stroke. Elder care ... 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

Personal Care at Home

  • Holiday Baking Traditions With Your Senior Loved One One of the best holiday traditions is baking holiday treats in a warm festive kitchen. Whether the treats are for family or for holiday gifts nothing is better than fresh baked holiday treats. Baking holiday cookies, cakes, and pies with your senior loved one can create ... Continue Reading
  • Subtle Signs Your Loved One May Have Alzheimer’s November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month and it’s the perfect time to learn more about Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s noticing the signs of Alzheimer’s in a senior loved one early on can help you and them take ... Continue Reading
  • 4 Ways Seniors Can Protect Their Skin Most skin cancer cases in the US are in people that are 65 or older, and yet most seniors don’t take the steps they should to protect their skin. Now is the best time to learn more about how seniors can protect their skin throughout the year. Everyone should be protecting ... Continue Reading
  • How Can Personal Care at Home Boost Your Mom's Confidence? Personal care at home is one of the best ways to boost your mom's confidence. Aging at home may seem easy, but there are lots of stressors. Your mom is alone all day. She may worry that if something happens, she won't be able to alert anyone. Sure, you can solve some of her ... Continue Reading

Personal Hygiene

  • Four Ideas for Motivating Your Senior to Bathe Bathing is important for hygiene reasons, but it can also help your senior to be more comfortable as well. If your elderly family member is resisting bathing, you might find some of these tips helpful. Give Her Something to Look Forward to Doing Afterward Planning ahead ... Continue Reading

Pets and Seniors

  • The Best Pets For Seniors There are a lot of benefits to owning a pet, especially for seniors. Pets provide companionship and love. And owning a dog that needs to be walked every day is the perfect reason for seniors to be more active. Home care assistance may be required to help seniors care for ... Continue Reading

Pneumonia

  • Recovering from Pneumonia: Can Home Care Services Help? Pneumonia can be extremely dangerous, especially to senior citizens. Does your elderly loved one have pneumonia? If so, with early care and enough assistance from in-home care providers and family caregivers, your elderly loved one has a better chance of recovering from this ... Continue Reading

Process of Aging

  • Are There Really Secrets to Aging Gracefully? Most of us fear getting older until it happens, and most of us want to know how to help our parents age gracefully and live longer and healthier. With modern medicine, it is easier than ever before to live healthily even during the final stages of life. One thing you can do ... 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

Respite Care

  • 3 Reasons Respite Care is Necessary for Caregivers If you’re caring for a senior loved one, especially if your aging loved one has a chronic illness, respite care from a home caregiver is something that is absolutely necessary for your own wellbeing. It’s very common for an adult child taking care of a parent to throw ... Continue Reading

Routines

  • How Routines and Senior Care Work Together to Support Your Senior Routines change over time, especially as your senior’s needs change, but they ensure that all the bases are covered for your aging adult throughout the day. When you add senior care providers to the mix, her routines become even more supportive and helpful for her, which is ... Continue Reading

Scams

  • Why Your Senior Loved One Needs A Digital Security System Home security systems have come a long way. With digital cameras that can be easily mounted almost anywhere and voice controls they are easier to use than ever before. And they are more functional than ever before too. Every senior that is aging in place should have a ... Continue Reading

Self-Care for Seniors

  • Tips to Help Senior Citizens Prevent Back Tightness As seniors age and staying active becomes more difficult, so too comes reduced muscle mass and flexibility. Spending long periods of time sitting has been shown to be as bad as smoking for one's health. Seniors commonly find themselves sitting a lot, which can also increase ... Continue Reading
  • International Day of Older Persons: Celebrate Five Seniors Who Overcame Obstacles The UN established the International Day of Older Persons in 1990. The day is meant to bring awareness to older adults' issues, such as health, feeling included, and remaining active despite worsening health or a disability. Here are five older adults who did not let their ... Continue Reading
  • 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

  • How Should You Help Your Senior to Adjust to Senior Care? Adjusting to having someone around all the time, even someone that is helping her considerably, might be difficult for your elderly family member. Senior care providers are trying to make your senior’s life easier, and yet she might still resist. Here are some ideas that can ... Continue Reading
  • How Routines and Senior Care Work Together to Support Your Senior Routines change over time, especially as your senior’s needs change, but they ensure that all the bases are covered for your aging adult throughout the day. When you add senior care providers to the mix, her routines become even more supportive and helpful for her, which is ... 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
  • 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

Senior Home Care

  • Are There Really Secrets to Aging Gracefully? Most of us fear getting older until it happens, and most of us want to know how to help our parents age gracefully and live longer and healthier. With modern medicine, it is easier than ever before to live healthily even during the final stages of life. One thing you can do ... Continue Reading
  • How to Find the Right Balance Between Your Needs and Your Dad's Care Two out of ten caregivers rate their health as fair or poor. Family caregivers often struggle to balance their own needs with their parents' needs. You're starting to see how difficult it is to take care of yourself, your family, and your dad. There's not enough time. How ... Continue Reading

Senior Home Safety

  • Three Ideas to Help Your Senior Celebrate National Declutter for a Cause Month February is National Declutter for a Cause Month, and what better cause could there be than helping your senior to be as safe as she can be in her home? There might be other reasons that your senior gets excited about the idea, though, so there might be some negotiating in ... Continue Reading

Senior Safety

  • 4 Ways Seniors Can Beat The Heat At Home This Summer Now that the hot summer weather is here, seniors need to be sure that they are doing what they need to do to avoid heat-related illnesses. When the temperature starts to climb there is a higher risk that seniors will become dehydrated or suffer from heat stroke. Elder care ... Continue Reading
  • Does Your Family Have an Emergency Care Plan for Your Mom? Does your mom have an emergency home care plan in place? If she lives alone, it's time to talk to her about her goals. She needs to have a plan if something happens with her health and well-being. What Should Her Emergency Care Plan Cover? Your family needs to sit down and ... Continue Reading
  • Three Ideas to Help Your Senior Celebrate National Declutter for a Cause Month February is National Declutter for a Cause Month, and what better cause could there be than helping your senior to be as safe as she can be in her home? There might be other reasons that your senior gets excited about the idea, though, so there might be some negotiating in ... Continue Reading
  • Simple Organization Tips For Seniors Seniors may be struggling with disabilities that make it really hard to move around the house, do chores, or safely organize their home. Getting to your parent's house every day may seem impossible; this is when you should think about hiring senior home care providers . They ... Continue Reading

Seniors and Health Issues

  • May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month Half of the U.S. population of older adults have a higher risk of fracturing a bone due to low bone density or osteoporosis. Diet and exercise are keys to maintaining strong bones. About 50% of women and 25% of men in the U.S. will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Has your ... Continue Reading
  • Post-Stroke Care Requires 24-Hour Attention Post-stroke recovery is not a process that a family should rush. Your dad had a stroke that left him without the use of his left side. He's in a wheelchair, barely speaks, and has little usage of his left hand and arm. The one thing you cannot do is leave your dad alone. He ... Continue Reading
  • Seniors and Diabetes: Tips for Managing Blood Sugar Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases, and one out of every four seniors in the US has it. As diabetes brings many other serious complications to the body, seniors are at more risk due to their age. And also, combined with the other factors, like the slow metabolic ... Continue Reading
  • What Is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition where the immune system attacks the myelin layer within the spinal cord and brain. When this happens, it prevents messages between the spinal cord and brain from traveling correctly. March is National MS Awareness Month. It's a good ... Continue Reading

Service Animals

  • Tips For Seniors Traveling With A Service Dog Service dogs are wonderful for seniors and can help them with many essential tasks. It’s National Service Dog month and the holidays are approaching fast so it’s the perfect time to learn more about traveling with a service dog. If your senior loved one has a service dog ... Continue Reading

Skin & UV Safety

  • Summer Skin Protection Tips For Seniors May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month so now is the perfect time for seniors to start thinking about summer skin care. For seniors protecting their skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays is absolutely essential for good health. To avoid skin cancer and other health problems ... 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
  • 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

Skin Care

  • 4 Ways Seniors Can Protect Their Skin Most skin cancer cases in the US are in people that are 65 or older, and yet most seniors don’t take the steps they should to protect their skin. Now is the best time to learn more about how seniors can protect their skin throughout the year. Everyone should be protecting ... 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

Stroke

  • Post-Stroke Care Requires 24-Hour Attention Post-stroke recovery is not a process that a family should rush. Your dad had a stroke that left him without the use of his left side. He's in a wheelchair, barely speaks, and has little usage of his left hand and arm. The one thing you cannot do is leave your dad alone. He ... 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

Walking Problems

  • What Can You Do about Your Senior’s Gait Issues? Your senior’s ability to walk safely is a key part of her overall mobility. If she’s walking differently than she used to or you’re noticing that she doesn’t seem to walk when you’re around, there’s likely more going on. The biggest reason to pay close attention to gait ... Continue Reading

Weight Management

  • When Should a Senior Lose Weight? No matter what age someone is, there is always a healthy weight range they should stick to. Obesity has several issues that can make it hard to live a long and healthy life. Although many seniors are starting the end of life stage, it is still important to focus on health, ... Continue Reading
  • Weight Loss Tips for Senior Citizens Most people go through a stage in their life where they think they may need to lose some weight. There are others who are told by a doctor they are overweight or obese. The truth is that some people have genetic reasons why they have difficulties losing weight. However, ... Continue Reading