Three Ways to Help Home Care Improve Safety for the Senior in Your Life

Safety is and should remain one of the top priorities for people supporting aging parents and other loved ones. As people get older and begin having trouble with their balance, strength, memory, or other issues, safety becomes compromised. There are things you can do to improve safety, though. Talking about the benefits of home care…

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Senior Citizens Can Get Better Sleep with These Tips

Some elderly people suffer from insomnia. If your elderly loved one is having this issue, it is important to address it as soon as possible. The longer someone goes with low quality or no sleep, the more health issues they might have because of it. You and caregivers can help your elderly loved one to…

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Things to Consider When Buying Grab Bars

Around 28% of adults aged 65 or older fall at least once a year. Of those, about 10 percent were injured. Head injuries and broken bones are the most common injuries after a fall. Bathrooms are one of the areas where a fall is more common. Around 29 percent of all falls inside a home…

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Asking for Help as an Unpaid Family Caregiver

Few family caregivers receive pay for the things they do to help their parents. If their parents qualify for Medicaid and family caregivers are offered payment, it’s rarely a living wage. When those family caregivers have not reached the age to retire, it’s incredibly stressful to try to bring in an income while also caring…

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How To Be The Best Caregiver You Can Be

When your parents were younger, you probably never imagined that they would some day require your help, just to keep going. But perhaps that day has come. The number of people over 65 is increasingly rapidly as modern medicine figures out more and more ways to cheat death. Your mother or father may fall into…

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How Can You Get Ready to Talk to Your Senior about End-of-life Plans?

Bracing yourself to talk to your senior about how she wants her later years to be is common for family caregivers. It’s vital to go ahead and have the talk, even if you don’t feel completely prepared at first. You’ll have more chances to work out details. It’s not about Having the Whole Plan Right…

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Best Therapies for Someone with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive and chronic movement disorder. Studies show that this disease affects about 2% of people who are 65 and older. It mostly affects the part of the brain that manages motor movements. This is why people with Parkinson’s disease have slower movements, tremors, balance issues, and trouble walking. Even though there…

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How Do You Act F.A.S.T. if You Think Your Senior Is Having a Stroke?

F.A.S.T. is an acronym to help you to remember what to look for if you suspect your senior is having a stroke. The acronym breaks down to Face, Arm, Speech, and Time to call for help. These different areas point to different parts of your senior’s brain that can be affected by a stroke. Here’s what…

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How Do Social Cooking Kits Help End Feelings of Isolation?

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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You Can Still Eat Well When It’s a Busy Day

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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