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Connect with Seniors After the Holidays

Family members often flood seniors’ homes during the holidays. There is hustle, bustle and reminiscing for a few weeks in December. Unfortunately, once visitors return to their busy schedules or fly off to their homes, seniors are left feeling lonely. November through January can be a tough time for older adults. An empty home after [...]

By |2019-01-14T13:03:00+00:00January 14th, 2019|Caregivers, Holidays|0 Comments

New Year Home Safety Evaluation

The new year is the perfect time to evaluate whether your aging loved's home is safe! Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls can result in injury and even death! Many falls can be prevented by ensuring a senior's living conditions are equipped for their evolving needs. [...]

By |2019-01-03T18:56:30+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

10 Christmas Activities to do with Seniors

Engage in meaningful activities this holiday season with older loved ones. Seniors might be feeling blue during the holidays due to the loss of loved ones or deteriorating health. However, simple family activities can turn a frown upside down! Spending quality time with others boosts overall health and wellbeing. Too many times, we treat visiting [...]

By |2018-12-21T18:57:13+00:00December 21st, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

3 Things to Do While Visiting Older Parents

Visiting parents for the holidays is a great way to assess how they are really doing. Remember, it is their home! Do your best to tactfully evaluate their needs. We’ve put a few lists together to help you gauge their independence, home safety, and plans for the future. Too often well-meaning adult children attempt to force change. [...]

By |2018-12-21T15:41:16+00:00December 21st, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

Supporting Seniors During the Holidays

Many caregivers realize that aging loved ones need more support during the holidays. Support can be practical, emotional, or physical. The holidays can feel bittersweet for many older adults. Seniors might feel isolated and alone, which may amplify feelings of loss, deteriorating health or changes in their environment. While there may be practical ways you [...]

By |2018-12-13T16:35:53+00:00December 13th, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

Tips for Traveling with Seniors

Airport travel is stressful for everyone, let alone seniors. Thankfully, the Federal Aviation Administration has taken steps to ease the burden of senior travelers especially for those with disabilities. Traveling should be a rewarding experience that reunites loved ones and old friends, rather than a nuisance. We’ve put together a few simple tips that make [...]

By |2018-11-30T17:43:28+00:00November 30th, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

Tips for Keeping Seniors Healthy During Holidays

Staying healthy during the holidays can be difficult when meals are decadent, and treats are abundant. Seniors have different dietary restrictions and physical limitations than younger adults. We urge families to include the elderly in holiday activities but encourage healthy alternatives everyone can enjoy. Don’t make assumptions about a senior’s capabilities. Offer older relatives options [...]

By |2018-11-15T16:49:04+00:00November 15th, 2018|Health, Holidays|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Activities with Seniors

Seniors often miss out on holiday activities due to depression, physical limitations, or disregard. Older adults are sometimes overlooked during the holidays. They are left in a comfortable seat and passed over by the hustle and bustle of the house. We recommend that family members take initiative and plan activities for older adults. Activities for [...]

By |2018-11-14T18:31:50+00:00November 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Listen to Your Parents

The most valuable thing you can give another person is your time. For caregivers, a lot of their time is consumed by their aging loved-one’s physical needs. It can be easy to tune out of conversations. Active listening can have emotional benefits for both parties. Psychology Today shared that adults in their sixties that give [...]

By |2018-10-31T18:55:00+00:00October 31st, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Grief and Loss While You’re A Caregiver

Anticipatory grief occurs often while caregiving. Many caregivers think they are experiencing depression when they are simply going through a natural grieving process during long-term care. Anticipatory grief begins before the person has died. When someone has a disease, injury or condition like Alzheimer’s that changes them permanently grief often sinks in because the person [...]

By |2018-11-12T12:26:07+00:00October 29th, 2018|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments