Care, Health and Placement Advice
For most people, summer is a time for playing in the sun, fun and relaxation. However, for seniors, the sun and the heat can be dangerous, especially if the appropriate precautions aren’t taken. Seniors are especially at risk in high heat situations and since a major portion of the United States is experiencing high temperatures, it is important for seniors to be aware of their health and for caregivers to routinely check on the elderly. Here are a few tips that seniors as well as their caregivers can use to ensure they have a fun, safe and healthy summer.Read More
One of the most difficult decisions that any family has to make is moving their senior loved one into an assisted living facility. While it may seem like an easy transition; for many seniors, any type of change is difficult. While there are several benefits of assisted living, many seniors will be moving from the place they have called home for generations, so the move will involve changes that may make your loved one feel uncomfortable, frustrated and sadness. Here are a few tips to help make the transition as simple and stress-free as possible.Read More
Spring is a beautiful time of the year, unfortunately, the flowers and trees aren’t the only things blooming. Pollen producing plants, including ragweed are also making a return in the spring. For most people, spring allergies usually mean a runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat, but for the elderly, especially those with a weak immune system or other health problems, allergies can be extremely serious.Read More
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Thanksgiving is an exciting time for the family, including your senior relatives. It’s a wonderful time for family and friends to get together and share a meal and for seniors it’s the perfect opportunity to see friends and family that they may not get to spend time with often. However, it’s also a time when a few precautions should be put in place to ensure there are no accidents, your senior relatives are safe and that everyone has a fun day. Here are a few safety tips to consider for Thanksgiving Day.Read More
If you have an elderly parent or grandparent in your life, one of the best things you can do to help them is to ensure their home is safe against the risk of falls. Unfortunately, falls are the leading causes for hospital visits (both nonfatal and fatal injuries) for people who are aged 65 and beyond. As people age, failing and/or tripping becomes significantly more dangerous and can lead to hip fractures, broken bones and/or head injuries. The good news is that most falls can be prevented-the key factor is to know where to look for risks and what you can do to prevent them.Read More
Many elderly people are choosing to age at home. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for many older adults to talk about any health issues they may be experiencing, which makes it difficult for family members to know what is going on. Not only is it difficult for your aging loved one to acknowledge that they may need help with their day-to-day activities, but it is often even more difficult to introduce them to the idea of hiring a professional in-home caregiver for help.Read More
It is common for adult children to face a wide range of problems when they are dealing with elderly parents. This is primarily due to the reversal of the parent-child relationship. As young children, your parents are who you relied on to tell you right from wrong, to make decisions for you and to protect you. As children become young adults, their relationship to their parents became “different”. You still turned to your parents, but more for support and guidance. Never do children imagine or expect that one day they would be the parent to their parent.Read More
With their independence and strength fading away, many elderly fathers and grandfathers feel lost and possibly out of place. Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to honor and celebrate them, but many people struggle with how to celebrate this special day. Whether you dad is living at home or in an assisted living facility, here are a few fun ideas for Father’s Day activities as well as some tips on how to prepare for your activities.Read More
The spring season can often bring on the urge to get out of the house or try something new, and why not? By spring time, the cold winter weather has begun to fade, the flowers are blooming, and everything begins to feel renewed. Seniors have the same urge to get out and enjoy the spring season as anyone else, and doing so can be good for their health. Take a look at a few spring activities perfect for the senior in your life.Read More