20 Spring Activities for Seniors

Many seniors experience the winter blues. Spring is the perfect time for older adults to get outdoors and brush off feelings of loneliness or depression. Too often, caregivers can get wrapped up in a routine that doesn’t include an older adult’s mental health. Fresh air, physical activity, and time with others is a great prescription [...]

By |2019-03-25T18:26:43-04:00March 25th, 2019|Caregivers|0 Comments

How to Support Seniors in 2019

The changes that come with aging require flexibility openness to change, and acceptance of a new way of life. Change is difficult. We encourage families and seniors to take a non-judgmental approach to the natural changes our bodies go through. It is essential that the activities of daily living are met efficiently and safely. Our [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:28:13-04:00January 30th, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

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 |2019-04-29T15:28:25-04:00January 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 |2019-04-29T15:28:36-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Caregivers, Health|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 |2019-04-29T15:29:21-04:00October 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 |2019-04-29T15:29:28-04:00October 29th, 2018|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Changes in memory are normal as we grow older. It can be difficult to recognize normal signs of aging versus signs of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. When you see multiple signs, it is important to check with a doctor. Receiving support as early as possible is critical. Memory Loss The Disrupts Daily Life Asking [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:29:46-04:00September 27th, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Keys to Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

We cannot give from an empty cup. We know that the first rule on a plane is to put your oxygen mask on first, before assisting others. Only when we help ourselves first can we properly support others. Caring for yourself is equally as important as the care that you provide for your loved one. [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:29:51-04:00September 26th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Unusual UTI Symptoms in Older Adults

Urinary tract infections are not always evident to seniors or their family members. When Allison’s mother had a UTI, she was glassy-eyed, confused and had a low-grade fever. Allison and her sister thought these were symptoms associated with their mom’s chronic depression. It wasn’t until their mom mentioned pain during urination that they realized it [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:29:55-04:00September 25th, 2018|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

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 |2019-04-29T15:30:01-04:00August 31st, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments