Does Your Senior Need Awake and Alert Care at Night?

One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a family caregiver is how to supplement the care you give to your senior with professional home care. Introducing this type of care into your senior’s care routine can be an exceptional way to ensure their happiness and health in the most effective and meaningful ways.…

Can Elder Care Benefit a Senior in the Final Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease?

The final stage of Alzheimer’s disease, also referred to as late stage or advanced Alzheimer’s disease, can be a devastating and challenging time for you as both your senior’s family caregiver, and their adult child. The challenges and symptoms during this time are extensive, and they will require care 24 hours a day. The services…

Why You’re Feeling Guilty as a Caregiver is Important

If you’re experiencing a good deal of guilt on your caregiving journey, take some time to analyze why you’re feeling guilty. Understanding what’s behind the emotion can help you to understand it. Feeling Resentment or Other Negative Emotions. When you experience “negative” emotions, such as resentment or anger, those might strike you as emotions you…

Evaluating Your Senior’s Eating During National Nutrition Week

September 1st through 7th is National Nutrition Week. As a family caregiver, you understand the importance of making sure your senior eats a healthy diet. What your senior eats makes a tremendous impact on their well-being, their functioning, and their ability to manage any health issues and challenges they are facing. Sometimes, however, it can…

Five Foods Nutritionists Recommend be Added to a Senior’s Diet

Aging is hard on the body. With a proper diet, there are ways to help cells stay healthy. Here are five of the foods nutritionists recommend every senior citizen eats regularly. Blueberries. High in fiber and many vitamins, blueberries are one of the best snacks to have on hand. The fiber within them helps prevent…

How Can You Bring up Touchy Topics with Your Senior?

No matter what your level of caregiving is right now, there are likely some touchy topics, possibly about future events, that your senior isn’t excited about talking about with you. But that doesn’t mean that those topics just go away. Look for an Easy Opening You Can Use. It’s really difficult to bring up topics…

What Strategies Can Help You Get More Help from Family Members?

One of the biggest issues for family caregivers is often getting help from other family members when they really need it. If that’s an issue for you, these tips can help. Plan Some Things Out First. Before you can expect to truly get the help that you need, you’ll need to make sure you know…

How Can Home Care Help a Senior Who is Living with Psoriatic Arthritis?

Approximately 30 percent of the more than 7 million people living with psoriasis also have a condition known as psoriatic arthritis. This inflammatory form of arthritis can be debilitating, leading to pain, swelling, stiffness, and reduced range of motion, as well as fatigue. As a family caregiver, it is important to recognize the risks this…

How Does Exercise Help Osteoporosis?

If your senior was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis, her doctor may have also recommended that she start an exercise program. Exercise might seem at first like an odd treatment option for osteoporosis, but it makes a lot of sense when you understand what exercise can do for your senior. Helps Your Senior Become Stronger. The…

Could Your Parent Be a Victim of Identity Theft?

It is an unfortunate reality that elderly adults are more vulnerable to fraudulent activity such as identity theft than younger people. This is due to a variety of factors, including the fact that many elderly adults are not familiar with technology and may make unsafe decisions, are more likely to be trusting than younger adults,…

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