Four Fall Hazards You Might Overlook

Falling is a huge problem for your aging adult because of the serious health problems that can result after a fall. Even if your elderly family member only experiences a small injury, that can affect the rest of her life. Spotting potential risks for falling can help your senior avoid them. Lighting. Lighting is so…

Five Things to Have on Hand After Your Mom’s Knee Replacement

Arthritis in the knee joint makes it hard for your mom to walk around. After trying non-invasive treatment methods, her doctor recommended a knee replacement surgery. You want to make sure she has everything she needs for the recovery. Here are a few things you can do to help. Set Up a Bedroom Downstairs. For…

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Poor Nutrition in Your Senior?

Poor nutrition can manifest in a variety of different ways, but it can leave some similar signs. Once you know what to be on the lookout for, you can help your senior to get help sooner rather than later. An Empty or Understocked Fridge. If your senior isn’t up to shopping or simply has no…

It’s Caffeine Awareness Month: Is Your Parent Getting Too Much?

Caffeine is a common stimulant found in coffee, tea, and some other foods. It is considered a drug and is the most commonly used drug in the world. Many people start the day with a cup of coffee, and your aging relative may be no exception. In fact, they might have several cups throughout the…

What Do You and Your Senior Need to Know Before She Has Surgery?

Having surgery can be something that seriously improves your elderly family member’s quality of life, but that doesn’t make the situation any less frightening for her or for you. Gathering as much information as you possibly can helps you to make decisions that take your aging family member’s best interests into account. Here are a…

When it Comes to Safety, What Should You Be Watching for as a Caregiver?

Keeping your aging adult safe involves focusing on a wide range of different aspects of her life. It can be overwhelming at first, so you might want to examine where you might have gaps in your plan. Health and General Wellness. If your elderly family member’s health is suffering, that puts her at risk in…

What Does it Mean to Take a Break as a Caregiver?

Some caregivers hear the phrase “take a break” and have no idea what they should be doing. If they’re not being a caregiver, what are they doing and being? Look for Ways to Laugh. Whether you enjoy reading books that make you laugh or watching TV shows that you find hysterical, make the time to…

Familiar Surroundings Takes Part in Elder Care Resource Fair

Familiar Surroundings Home Care took part in the Elder Care Resource Fair hosted by The San Mateo Daily Journal. It’s a free community event for older adults, their families and caregivers. It was held at the San Carlos Adult Community Center at 601 Chestnut Street, San Carlos, CA 94070 on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from…

How Can You Solve Some of the More Unusual Reasons for Elderly Insomnia?

Being unable to sleep is not fun for your aging adult. It can make one of the happiest and least restrictive times of her life extremely difficult for her. Here are a few things that might be contributing to her lack of sleep. Medication Side Effects. If your elderly family member takes more than a…

Five Appliances That Aging Adults Find Useful for Preparing Meals

Your mom’s memory is slipping. She’s not bad enough that she needs to move out, but you worry about her safety when cooking a meal. Here are five appliances that can help. Air Fryer. Frying can make the house smell. Hot oil can splatter and burn. With an air fryer, your mom or dad can…

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