10 Ways To Keep Your Senior Loved One Safe At Home

Are you nervous about a senior loved one being home alone?  Prevention goes a long way in helping seniors live out their golden years from the comfort of home. Family caregivers or adult children can help aging loved ones by taking steps the ensure the house is free from fall risks, doctor's appointments are maintained, [...]

By |2022-06-06T10:52:56-04:00June 1st, 2022|Caregivers, Health|Comments Off on 10 Ways To Keep Your Senior Loved One Safe At Home

Identify Stroke Symptoms | Act FAST

May is stroke awareness month. Below are signs and symptoms put together by stroke.org and The American Heart Association. Learn and share the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you might save a life! F.A.S.T. is a quick way to identify stroke symptoms and act quickly. Recognize the warning signs and call 9-1-1 immediately. This can make the [...]

By |2022-06-01T16:29:32-04:00May 1st, 2022|Health, Heart Month|Comments Off on Identify Stroke Symptoms | Act FAST

How Seniors Can Manage Multiple Health Conditions At Home

According to the American Geriatrics Society, many seniors take over ten different medications, with 80% of seniors juggling multiple health conditions. Common conditions include heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, COPD, stroke, Parkinson's disease, and sensory loss. Unfortunately, seeing different doctors for each condition can make it challenging to maximize the quality of [...]

By |2022-04-28T17:02:02-04:00April 20th, 2022|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's, Health, Heart Month, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke|Comments Off on How Seniors Can Manage Multiple Health Conditions At Home

What should I do if my elderly parent won’t bathe?

Have you noticed an elderly loved one is no longer bathing? You might also have seen bumps, bruises, or even discovered a recent hospital visit.  When an elderly parent isn't bathing, it is usually a symptom of a more significant issue.  It is critical to consult with a physician to get to the root of [...]

By |2022-04-28T17:03:45-04:00March 1st, 2022|Caregivers, Health|Comments Off on What should I do if my elderly parent won’t bathe?

Is Too Much Television Bad For Seniors?

It might surprise you to learn that older adults watch more television than younger people do. Watching TV comprises most of the leisure time for adults aged 70 to 105 years old. Television can be an avenue to learning new things, connecting with the world, creating a diversion, and providing some light entertainment. However, it [...]

By |2021-08-31T11:36:00-04:00June 11th, 2021|Caregivers, Health|Comments Off on Is Too Much Television Bad For Seniors?

Older Adults Are High Risk For Food Borne Illness

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths in this country can be traced to foodborne pathogens. We’ve probably all heard our older loved ones comment that they have always (insert poor food storage adage here) and it was fine. However, bacteria have [...]

By |2021-08-31T11:36:05-04:00June 10th, 2021|Health, Recipes|Comments Off on Older Adults Are High Risk For Food Borne Illness

Are your senior loved one’s breathing challenges COPD?

Sixteen million Americans suffer from diagnosed COPD, with millions more likely suffering from the effects but undiagnosed and untreated. If your loved one suffers from breathing challenges, they could have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). COPD is not just one disease but an identifier for a group of diseases that cause breathing-related problems, including the [...]

By |2021-08-31T11:36:09-04:00May 19th, 2021|Caregivers, Health|Comments Off on Are your senior loved one’s breathing challenges COPD?

How Caregivers Can Help Visually Impaired Seniors

Seniors are prone to eye disorders, so exams are crucial. Problems develop painlessly and have no symptoms and individuals may not notice changes in their vision. Seniors and Vision Loss: How to Adapt to Changes in Sight The importance of sight exams Getting an annual eye exam is important for people of all ages, but [...]

By |2021-06-10T20:41:39-04:00May 17th, 2021|Caregivers, Health|Comments Off on How Caregivers Can Help Visually Impaired Seniors

Stroke Symptoms | Act FAST

May is stroke awareness month. Below are signs and symptoms put together by stroke.org and The American Heart Association. Learn and share the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you might save a life! F.A.S.T. is a quick way to identify stroke symptoms and act quickly. Recognize the warning signs and call 9-1-1 immediately. This can make the [...]

By |2021-05-10T22:37:43-04:00May 10th, 2021|Health, Heart Month|Comments Off on Stroke Symptoms | Act FAST

How To Reduce Falls for Seniors

Has your older loved one had multiple hospital visits due to falls? Does your loved one have bumps and bruises but won't tell you why? The CDC says millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall each year. More than one out of four older people fall each year, but less than half tell their doctor. [...]

By |2021-03-15T22:30:11-04:00March 15th, 2021|Caregivers, Health|Comments Off on How To Reduce Falls for Seniors
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