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Senior Home Safety Checklist

July 5, 2017
The decision to keep your aging parent at home or move them into an assisted living facility is a tough one. Your parent’s health and capabilities play a huge role in this decision. If your parent is healthy enough to live unassisted you should be sure their house has the best possible safety conditions for them.

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

June 1, 2017
The summer months for most people means enjoying time outside, fun and relation. For seniors though, the sun and heat can mean more dangers like eye damage, sunburn and dehydration. Below you will find some tips for caring for your elderly relatives in the summer months.

Making medical decisions in a crisis

April 6, 2017
If you’re the health care decision maker for your loved one, you might be asked to make some very important decisions with short notice.

Visits: more than just business

April 6, 2017
Are you short of time? Family caregivers truly understand the feeling of, there’s always so much to be done and so little time to do it.

Preventing aspiration pneumonia

April 6, 2017
Those with advanced and end-stage dementia are more prone to getting pneumonia. This kind of pneumonia you cannot get a vaccine against.

Medical deductions

March 21, 2017
Uncle Sam allows special deductions for when medical expenses start to add up.

"Sometimes I feel furious!"

March 21, 2017
Anger as an emotion is neither good nor bad. Anger is just a messenger. Anger can provide energy and motivate you to action. However by itself has never solved a problem.

Getting pneumonia while hospitalized

March 21, 2017
While in the hospital patients spend a lot of time in bed. Without activity, fluids can build up in the lungs and become a prime site for infection.

Mealtime and dementia

February 17, 2017
One effect of dementia is the change in the way foods smell and taste. A person with Alzheimer’s or another memory disorder might not be able to recognize foods or know if he or she is full or hungry.

After a heart attack

February 17, 2017
A heart attack is a frightening, life-changing event which can affect the entire family.

Caregiving and your partner

February 17, 2017
A Caregiving.com survey showed some of the domestic pressures when in this situation which include: reduced leisure time, emotional stress, physical fatigue, financial draws, and loss of privacy.

Helping resolutions stick

January 9, 2017
Being a family caregiver, you might have made some New Year’s resolutions. And like most, you may have already lost your momentum.

When the attorney shuts you out

January 9, 2017
Family caregivers are often surprised to be told to stay in the waiting room when bringing their loved ones to an attorney for creating a will or trust.

Probiotics: The “good” bacteria

January 9, 2017
Did you know you are an ecosystem? As humans we are naturally full of bacteria.