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10 Things To Never Say to A Caregiver

“Everything happens for a reason” “This is God’s plan” “At least it’s not cancer” “Think positive thoughts” “God won’t give you more than you can handle” “At least your ____ had a long life” “You look really tired” “Your _____ WAS a beautiful person” “You need to make time for yourself” “Why don’t you get some [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:35:40+00:00August 31st, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Caring for Mom Shouldn’t Mean Losing Your Job

Adults in the sandwich generation know the call, “Come over now, your Dad fell” or “Your Mom needs you more than work…”. Many Americans have no paid or unpaid family or sick leave. As a result, many family caregivers lose pay or their jobs. According to AARP: Most family caregivers work full or part-time while [...]

By |2018-08-27T16:31:24+00:00August 27th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

10 Films That Stir Up Memories for The Silent Generation

Movies from the past can bring up positive memories for older loved ones. We encourage family members to sit down with their aging parent and watch a movie that might stir up stories from their past. You may be surprised what you learn about your loved one's and even your own! Movie nights can [...]

By |2018-07-31T17:31:17+00:00July 31st, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Bed Rail Safety

Are you worried about a loved one getting out of bed on their own? There is important information to consider before purchasing assistive devices for your loved one. According to the FDA, 803 incidents of patients caught, trapped, entangled, or strangled in beds with rails were reported to the FDA between 1985 and January 1st [...]

By |2018-07-24T17:23:04+00:00July 24th, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Families Confront Dementia And Guns by Caregiver.org

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News and Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News Photos by Heidi de Marco and Frank Carlson, PBS NewsHour and Randall Hill With a bullet in her gut, her voice choked with pain, Dee Hill pleaded with the 911 dispatcher for help. “My husband accidentally shot me,” Hill, 75, of The Dalles, Ore., [...]

By |2018-07-20T14:17:45+00:00July 20th, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

8 Ways to Get Rid of Aging Parent’s “Stuff”

Many adult caregivers and family members have experienced the “junk wars” with elderly loved ones. Christmas lights that don’t work, Tupperware lids without matching containers, clothes that no longer fit, enough yarn to make a sweater for a house…. the list could go on and on. Start ASAP Chances are you will find items in [...]

By |2018-07-23T10:50:10+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Summer Reading for Senior Citizens

Did you know the 70% of seniors list reading as something they enjoy? We found books that will make your aging loved one laugh, feel intrigued and get lost in a story. No one is too old to be drawn into a novel. While seniors might have trouble seeing small print, there are many assistive [...]

By |2018-06-20T20:07:44+00:00June 19th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Hobby Gifts for Father’s Day

Hobbies are often lost later in life due to physical limitations and health issues. However, it is the best season of life to enjoy activities that create a sense of calm, happiness and fulfillment. Hobby gifts could be airplane model sets, painting tools for those with arthritis or gardening tools for those that can't bend [...]

By |2018-06-14T19:18:06+00:00June 14th, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

Be A Tourist in Your Own Town

Over time you may notice yourself or a loved one become less active in later years. Getting out of the house is an important part of mental and physical health. The temptation for seniors to sit and watch television grows as their mobility decreases with age. We recommend that caregivers, family members, and friends encourage [...]

By |2018-05-30T16:44:27+00:00May 30th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

National Nurses Week History

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse [...]

By |2018-05-10T17:09:16+00:00May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments