* Elder Care

November 22, 2017

What to Do When Your Elderly Parent Refuses Home Care

Most older adults want to live in their own home for as long as possible, research shows. In order to do that, most will have to decide whether or not to welcome home health professionals into […]
November 17, 2017

11 Signs It Might Be Time for Assisted Living

The decision to help an aging adult move out of a current home is a complex one — both emotionally and practically. Above all, you want the person to be safe and well. How can you […]
November 8, 2017

Five of the Best Ways to Make Senior Living Safer

Are you worried about your elderly parent’s safety all the time? Do you think they could be at risk of falling and you cannot be around them to take care of them 24/7? I’ve been through […]
November 7, 2017

Caring for Someone with the Flu

Keep your loved one comfortable and follow the recommendations of his or her health care provider. Keep others in the home healthy by washing hands and household surfaces frequently. Ensure that all medications are taken as […]
November 1, 2017

Why are seniors always so cold?

As we age, our bodies become sensitive to cold temperatures. This is because of a decrease in the metabolic rate. Our aging bodies are not capable of generating enough heat to help maintain the normal temperature […]
October 31, 2017

Dining with Dignity Even When it Seems Impossible

The phone is ringing off the hook while you, the caregiver, have your hands full: tying the bib around Dad’s neck; stirring the pot on the stove; wiping the tears from your toddler’s cheeks while trying […]
October 27, 2017

Dad’s House

Our first reaction was “He can’t live alone.” How could he manage without her? She was his companion in the house they bought the year after they married nearly sixty years ago. A typical homemaker from […]
October 26, 2017

Recognizing Depression in Elders

Depression in elderly people is a widespread and serious public health concern,” according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It has been estimated that 15% of older Americans experience depression at some point in their […]
October 24, 2017

8 Tips for Gentle Decision-Making for Your Aging Elder’s Care

Caregiving is a relentlessly shifting landscape, predictable only in its unpredictability. Each change requires new research and new decisions. Caregiving is rife with decisions, and at times, some might have the potential for sadness or disagreements.
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