Myths and Facts About Allergy Remedies

If you grew up in the south, your Grandma might have told you that local honey was a way to combat allergies. While there is nothing wrong with many natural tips, including sweetening your tea with honey, we recommend looking to the experts for sure-fire ways to stop the sniffles. Facts for Fighting Allergies: Nasal [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:57:27-04:00April 29th, 2019|Health|0 Comments

Five Tips for Living with Arthritis

The CDC reports that 23% of all adults, over 54 million people, have arthritis. One in four living with arthritis live with severe joint pain. Arthritis limits many people from working to their best ability, enjoy hobbies, and even performing regular tasks. Nearly 26% of women and 18% of men live with arthritis. Those struggling [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:28:07-04:00February 27th, 2019|Health|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

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

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 |2019-04-29T15:29:08-04:00November 15th, 2018|Health, Holidays|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

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 Ways to Help Seniors with Loss of Appetite

Seniors often experience a loss of appetite. It is natural to burn fewer calories as we age and see a decrease in appetite. However, it is essential that older adults do not fall into malnutrition. Caregivers might notice seniors increase hostility at mealtime for a variety of reasons. The older adult might have dental issues, [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:31:01-04:00April 25th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

How To Help A Senior Loved One Quit Smoking

Many older adults grew up with a different culture of smoking than is seen today. While they may understand that smoking is harmful, years of addiction may have made quitting feel impossible. The effects of tobacco have likely taken a toll on your loved one’s body. When you care about someone, you do not want [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:30:55-04:00April 23rd, 2018|Health|0 Comments

5 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Active

Exercise is crucial for older adults. Physical activity can prevent disease, manage stress, ward off infection and boost mood. It is important for seniors to engage in physical activity that accounts for their physical limitations as well as their interests. The tips below will help caregivers, and older adults increase the chances of maintaining an [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:30:42-04:00March 28th, 2018|Health|0 Comments