What are Low Vision Devices and How Do They Help?

Is your aging loved one struggling to read the paper or can’t see their beloved birds when they go bird watching? They may feel frustrated that they can no longer thread a needle or build a model. Even worse, they cannot see well enough to pay bills, follow a recipe, or read facial expressions.  Most…

Managing Hip Pain Due to Bursitis

Each joint in the body has its own little cushion, known as bursae, that helps to protect the bones, tendons, and muscles around the joint. Sometimes these cushions become inflamed and painful. This is a condition called bursitis. Bursitis can happen in any joint, but it is most common in the shoulder, hip, and elbow.…

What Might Hearing Loss Look Like in Your Senior?

Hearing loss is something that can happen so gradually in many people that it’s difficult to spot at first. It’s even more difficult if your elderly family member hasn’t noticed that it’s her hearing that is the issue. Here are a few things to look for. Volume Levels Are Higher than Usual. This often happens…

Choosing the Ideal Bath Products for Protecting Your Senior’s Skin Health

Elderly adults tend to experience more problems with their skin than younger people. As your senior ages, they are likely to have drier skin, skin that is thinner and more vulnerable, skin that feels tight and uncomfortable, and skin that is more likely to be damaged, making your parent vulnerable to infection and other issues.…

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…

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…

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…

What Can You Do for a Senior Who Has Anxiety?

Anxiety is not just something that younger people experience. Aging adults experience anxiety, too, and it can be just as damaging to their daily lives as it is for people in other age groups. Helping your elderly family member to manage her anxiety might mean that you come up with a customized plan of attack…

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