It’s difficult to see your elderly loved ones struggling in the normal, everyday activities of living life. It may be time for them to accept help, but they may not welcome what they see as an intrusion into their independent life. When situations like these happen, it is important to be objective in assessing the true need for help. (more…)
As our loved ones get older, we are often put into the role of caregiver. Most times, we still have to maintain employment. Your elderly loved one may be home alone for extended periods during the day, which may cause you worry and stress. Help yourself decide if they are safe being home alone with questions you can ask yourself. (more…)
Your elderly loved one might be overly stressed about their memory loss. It’s important to remember that most elderly adults experience some degree of memory loss without it being a threat to overall health and safety. Plus, there are exercises that can help them work toward preserving their memory. (more…)
As we age, the amount of medication we take rises, increasing the likelihood of suffering adverse reactions and putting us at a higher risk of not taking the medicine according to directions. The CDC says that there are 177,000 annual emergency room visits due to bad reactions with medications. It is imperative that we take our medications as conscientiously as possible. (more…)
Seniors are the number one target for healthcare fraud, and are the victims of half of all other types of fraud. Many con-artists routinely take advantage of the vulnerabilities of seniors. It’s important you do all you can to protect yourself and your loved ones. (more…)
Many times, parent’s deny needing help in leading their day to day lives. There are signs you can watch for that indicate their need for help in different parts of their lives. They might need help in areas such as finances, physical health, or their mental or emotional health. (more…)
If you are getting ready to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s in your home, it is wise to prepare the space before they move in to reduce the likelihood of injury. Loved ones with more advanced stages of Alzheimer’s have severely impaired judgement and may not be able to recognize dangers that may seem obvious to individuals with normal cognizance.