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By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on February 25, 2021

To comply with laws and regulations, home care agencies sometimes assign multiple caregivers to one senior. However, with consistent caregivers, older adults can respond better to assistance and maintain a high quality of life. Here are some of the reasons having consistent in-home caregivers is important for elderly people. Reduce…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on February 11, 2021

Older adults who maintain active lifestyles can preserve their cognitive health and maintain many skills during their golden years. Therefore, you should find fun hobbies for your senior loved one and promote healthy habits that boost his or her cognitive health and keep him or her positively engaged. Below are…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on January 28, 2021

Though it’s important to eat right at any age, there are specific nutrients seniors need for good health. Because many seniors have diminished appetites or dietary restrictions, it’s important that the food they eat is optimized for nutrition. Check your aging loved one’s diet and make sure it contains enough…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on January 14, 2021

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a common condition among older adults. Experts estimate approximately 50 percent of seniors over the age of 65 live with hypertension. High blood pressure displays few symptoms, but it can lead to complications such as kidney disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Here…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on December 31, 2020

People with Parkinson’s disease experience a slow progression of symptoms, such as tremors and freezing, that change their lives over time. Naturally, the changes that occur in people with Parkinson’s begin to affect others who are close to them. If your aging loved one is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, make sure…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on December 17, 2020

With so many home care agencies available, it can be difficult for a family to narrow down their options when planning for their senior loved one’s care. Yet one thing quickly becomes clear: no two home care agencies are alike, and there can be significant differences between the types of…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 26, 2020

Migraines are incredibly painful headaches that often occur as the result of dehydration, stress, muscle tension, and even eating certain foods. While young people can easily take over-the-counter drugs to curb the pain, not all seniors can take these medications. Fortunately, there are a few natural home remedies to help…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 29, 2020

Personal hygiene can be a delicate subject for seniors as their abilities decrease and they need assistance with tasks such as bathing and getting dressed. While daily hygiene is essential for maintaining optimal health and wellbeing, many seniors have a difficult time accepting the help of close family members when…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 15, 2020

Strict weekly schedules can often help seniors with Alzheimer’s adjust to the world a little more easily. While routine schedules can be difficult to implement, both caregivers and their senior loved ones will enjoy the benefits of putting them in place.  Better Sleep One of the most significant changes many…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 24, 2020

Because of various life changes or isolation, seniors are at greater risk for depression and anxiety. Fortunately, you can do your part to boost your elderly loved one’s emotional wellbeing by using these creative strategies. Provide Opportunities for Giving For many seniors, the years after retirement can result in a…