Caregiving Blog

April 25, 2018

YES, CANNABIS OIL IS GOOD FOR YOU

Cannabis. It’s a word that elicits an instant negative response in many people — and it’s one which isn’t entirely deserved. Sure, it may give rise to the much-stigmatized drug we know as marijuana, but it […]
April 24, 2018

Why Seniors Refuse to Eat and What You Can Do About It

Proper nutrition is vital to a healthy life at any age. Many seniors tend to eat less as their metabolism slows and nutritional needs change, but what if Mom or Dad won’t eat properly or hardly […]
April 23, 2018

Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

What is diabetic kidney disease? Diabetic kidney disease is a decrease in kidney function that occurs in some people who have diabetes. It means that your kidneys are not doing their job as well as they […]
April 20, 2018

Keeping the Home in Medical Equipment

The varieties of situations caregivers deal with on a yearly basis often include one or more experiences with medical equipment brought into the home. Medical supply companies deal in everything from oxygen to diabetic supplies, depending […]
April 19, 2018

5 Wheelchair Van Shopping Tips for Caregivers

If you’re the caregiver for an individual who uses a wheelchair, owning a wheelchair accessible van is helpful and can be more affordable with these tips. Family Caregiver As the caregiver for a family member, you […]
April 18, 2018

RELIEF FROM RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Restless leg syndrome affects roughly one in 10 adults in the US, a condition known for keeping people up at night because of the overwhelming urge to move the legs while at rest. Also known as Willis Ekbom […]
April 17, 2018

Caregiver Stress and Burnout

The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you’re in over your head or have little control over the situation. If the stress of caregiving is left unchecked, it can take a toll […]
April 16, 2018

Carefully Consider the Implications of Moving an Elderly Loved One Closer to You

These days, family members are often scattered in various cities and states throughout the country. This poses a serious challenge when a loved one requires increased care or assistance. There almost always comes a point in […]
April 13, 2018

How to Convince Your Parent to Move to Assisted Living

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK Conventional wisdom says that we all want to stay in our own homes for as long as we can. That is likely how most of our elders feel, but it’s not always […]
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