Why The Elderly Are More Affected By The Heat

According to the Mayo Clinic, as we age our thirst senses become less acute and our body's fluid reserve becomes smaller. These issues are then compounded by diabetes, dementia, and certain medications. From 1999-2009, roughly 40 percent of all heat-related deaths in the U.S. were adults over 65 years old. It is critical for caregivers [...]

By |2019-06-19T12:00:19-04:00June 19th, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

Summer Activities for Seniors

Beat the heat and stay active this summer with our short list of simple indoor and outdoor activities. Reconnecting with hobbies and creating new routines are sure ways to increase overall health and happiness. It is easy for seniors to get into a rut and stay indoors. Take advantage of cool mornings, free local activities, [...]

By |2019-06-13T13:53:33-04:00June 13th, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

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