Isolation is a risk of aging in place. While many older adults have family members stopping by from time to time, it’s not always the case. Some older adults live too far from family to have regular visits. Others didn’t have children or spouses. That can lead to loneliness and isolation.  A designer in Poland…

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It’s been one of those days. You had a meeting that ran late. Your dad’s doctor’s appointment took longer than expected. You had to stop and get his prescriptions refilled. By the time you got back to his house, you’re tired, but you still need to finish his laundry, cook dinner, and clean up the…

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed as a family caregiver, you need to look into how you can get some help for yourself. There are a lot of different areas of your life in which help might be available, so it’s important to carefully evaluate all of your various options.  Make Some Lists and Talk to Friends and Family You…

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A diagnosis of renal failure does not have to mean that the best parts of your senior’s life are over. Her health may be a little more fragile, but with the right medical and care support, you and your senior will be able to take care of her needs.  Lots of Health Issues Impact Renal Function The first…

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You’re thinking of all of the ways to prevent your dad from falling. Whether he’s already fallen or you’re being proactive, flooring is one of the best places to start. When it comes to flooring, what is the best type of floor for preventing falls?  Carpeting  Carpets are one of the best forms of flooring as…

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When the holidays come around every year, what do you have on your mind? Are you thinking of what gifts to get your loved ones? Do you wonder how everyone in your life is feeling or what they are going to do on the holidays? If you are thinking about your elderly loved one during…

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If an elderly person in your family has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, what have your thoughts been like lately? Most people would admit to confusion, fear, anger, and sorrow.  Why?  Most people understand that there is no cure for Alzheimer’s at the moment. And, that it is a terminal disease that is going to…

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November is National Caregivers Month, the perfect month to celebrate the blessing of being a caregiver to a senior parent as well as remember the importance of taking care of you, the caregiver, as well as your parent.   Caregiving of a senior parent can be rewarding and full of endless blessings, but it is also one of the hardest jobs…

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Knowing that your senior is facing an emergent situation of some sort can be scary, whether it’s related to health or to some other aspect of her life. Getting the right type of help is vital so that you’re assessing informed choices rather than shooting in the dark. Even experienced caregivers can run into a wall when their elderly…

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Marcy was 81 when she really started having trouble at home. At the time, her daughter, 59, lived only a few miles away. She didn’t think anything of calling on her daughter for help every once in a while. And her daughter, Mindy, was more than happy to help.  Yet, as time marched on, Marcy begin struggling…

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