Is Food Safety an Issue at Thanksgiving?

When many people think of food safety and foodborne infection, the first thing that comes to mind is summer time traveling, picnics, and cookouts. Warm weather and the frequency of eating foods such as mayonnaise-based salads and meats make this time particularly dangerous for food safety. As a family caregiver, however, it is critical to…

Warning Signs of Medication Mismanagement

As elderly people grow more dependent on family caregivers and elderly care providers for their daily needs, it’s important to remember medication management. Chances are your aging loved one is taking two or more prescription medications for various health issues and age-related conditions. With multiple medications, it’s easy to get confused. When doses are skipped…

Can Eating Problems Help You Spot Health Issues?

Some of the health issues your senior is facing may not be ones that she’s likely to mention. If you’re paying attention to her eating habits, though, you might be able to spot problems early. Difficulty Chewing or Swallowing. Your senior might start to chew only on one side of her mouth or she might…

Four Reasons to Consider a Caregiver Support Group

Joining a caregiver support group sometimes seems like something you don’t have time for, but there are huge benefits to taking the time to find the right group for you. Once you do, you can find yourself less isolated and able to share about what you’re experiencing. It’s a Judgment-free Zone. Lots of caregivers worry…

Tips for Helping Your Senior Avoid Depression

Depression is one of the most common health issues throughout the United States. Each year in this country, more than 18 million adults suffer from depression. This can be a detrimental issue, and can greatly diminish your seniors health, well-being, and quality of life. As a family caregiver, it is important to not only help…

World Blindness Awareness Month: What Causes Blindness in the Elderly?

Stop and consider the different reasons senior citizens become blind. While an eye injury is one way, there are several health conditions or diseases that can also lead to blindness. Many are preventable. October is World Blindness Awareness Month. It’s an ideal time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your parents. Diseases and Conditions…

Five Tips for When Your Senior Doesn’t Want Your Advice

Although you know you have the best advice possible for your aging adult, you may be shocked to find that she disagrees. In fact, she might be downright resistant to some of your ideas. How Urgent Is the Situation? Some situations that you feel are urgent might not actually be that urgent in reality. If…

Does High Cholesterol Have Any Symptoms?

As a family caregiver, you are always concerned about your senior’s health, and ways that you can help them to maintain better health as they age in place. A major part of this is understanding the risks they face, and paying attention to their condition, functioning, and symptoms to detect changes that could eliminate new…

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…

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