Check for These Safety Risks in Your Parent’s Home

August 21 - 25 is National Safe at Home Week. When is the last time your parent’s house had a safety check up? Think about it. Your parent’s house is where they spend most of their time. Home is also the place where many injuries and accidents occur. National Safe at Home Week is a week that is dedicated to keeping homes safe from hazards that can result in serious harm, such as fire, electrical, … [Read more...]

Becoming a Caregiver to Someone with Dementia

When a parent is diagnosed with dementia, their adult children are often called into caregiving duty. Becoming a caregiver for the first time can be frightening. There’s a lot of worry surrounding the future, whether you’re up for the job, and how you’ll manage to continue working, spend time with your spouse and children, and still have time for yourself. As you start on the journey of a … [Read more...]

What Kinds of Emotional Reactions Might Your Senior Loved One Have After a Heart Attack?

After your senior loved one survives a heart attack, there's a lot for you and her to deal with about the situation. One of the biggest can actually be some of the emotions that your loved one feels afterward. She Might Be Afraid Heart attacks are terrifying, even if your senior loved one only experiences a mild one. It's not surprising that your loved one would be afraid immediately … [Read more...]

How to Make Nutritional Smoothies for Aging Loved Ones

Healthy smoothies are a wonderful snack or meal substitute for aging loved ones. Because they are drinkable, chilled and packed full of nutrients, smoothies can entice seniors to eat like few other foods can. If you or your loved ones homecare aide are struggling to get your elderly loved one to eat, especially fruits and vegetables, then consider making nutritional smoothies. The most … [Read more...]

Protect Yourself During the Hot Summer Months

There’s nothing wrong with going outdoors to get some sunlight once in a while. In fact, now is the perfect time of year to go to the beach for relaxation and fun under the sun. But if you and your senior loved one would be staying outdoors for extended periods especially during the summer months then protection is an absolute must. Sunlight is good for our health if we do not get too much … [Read more...]

Heatstroke Prevention for Elderly Loved Ones

Seniors can really benefit from time outdoors at picnics, family reunions and community events but there’s always the risk of them developing heatstroke. Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are serious medical conditions that can be dangerous and even fatal to the elderly. Because an elderly person’s body is not able to adapt to extreme temperature changes as quickly as it once did, hot temperatures … [Read more...]

Symptoms and Treatments for Dry Mouth in the Elderly

While most people have experienced dry mouth when nervous, thirsty or embarrassed, the chronic condition of dry mouth is something entirely different. Lots of elderly people suffer from dry mouth and it is often untreated because it seems so minor that family caregivers and elderly people don’t bring it up to their doctor. However, dry mouth can lead to a number of health issues and may even be a … [Read more...]

Discover How Senior Mediation Can Help End Conflicts Over Care

Your dad wants to age at home. Your siblings all agree that's the best plan. That's where your agreements end, however. You feel daily home care services are necessary, but your brother feels that your dad's fine on his own and that you shouldn't be wasting money on caregivers. You cannot be in the same room without feeling a level of irritation. What do you do? Senior mediation is a … [Read more...]

Tips for Caring for a Senior Who is Suffering from PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is one of the most common mental health concerns experienced throughout the United States. Approximately 70 percent of the population of the country has experienced at least one truly traumatic event in their lives, and at least 20 percent of those will develop PTSD as a result. This condition can have a negative impact on your parent’s health and … [Read more...]

Swimming Activity and the Elderly

Even the most active elders have to make modifications to how they get exercise, and many are turning to swimming. With the support of family caregivers and others that take part in elderly care, elderly loved ones can reap the benefits of physical exercise in one of the safest and most supportive ways. Exercise at any age can strengthen core muscles, boost cardiovascular performance, increase … [Read more...]

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