1. Four Ways to Make Hydration More Appealing

    Drinking water every day isn’t always all that glamorous. In fact, your senior might avoid drinking even a fraction of the water that she really should be drinking in order to keep herself healthy. So how can you help her to get enough fluids into her without fighting with her about it? Make Water Readily Available The more available water is, the more likely your senior is going to be to drink …Read More

  2. Caregiver of the Quarter-Gil

      Our Caregiver of the Quarter Program recognizes the outstanding qualities and contributions of a caregiver working towards Lares Home Care's goals and overall mission. This quarter we congratulate Gil Souza as she has gone above and beyond in her efforts to provide care for our clients. Gil joined Lares Home Care in May of 2016. Since that time, she has provided excellent care and has been a de…Read More

  3. Five Ways Companion Care Can Make a Difference for Your Senior

    Whether your senior has specific needs for care right now or not, you might want to consider enlisting senior care providers for companion care. This is a type of care that focuses on being there in an emotionally supportive manner for your senior while also handling other tasks as necessary. Running Errands Together Running errands can be even more difficult for your senior than you might think. …Read More

  4. What Really Works to Make Caregiving Less Stressful?

    There are all sorts of techniques and tricks that promise you'll experience less stress in caregiving. Lots of them work really well, but they'll work better if you have a solid base on which to apply those techniques. These solutions give you that solid foundation that you need in order to build a less stressful version of caregiving for yourself and your senior. Have a Plan as Much as Possible C…Read More

  5. How Often Should You Correct Someone Who Has Dementia?

    If your elderly family member has dementia, she's probably shared some information with you that has had you scratching your head. You might have wondered whether you should try to correct some of the stories that she shares. Dementia changes a lot about how your senior's reality functions, so it might be better to go with the flow. What She's Saying Is True for Her The very first thing for you to…Read More

  6. What Are the Best Ways to Convince Your Senior to Try Home Care?

    When you first decide to hire senior care services, you might find more resistance from your elderly family member than you expect. If you're not prepared for that resistance, you might not know how to respond. Talk to Her Doctor Some seniors are far more likely to listen to advice that comes from their doctor than from any other source. This is true for all sorts of things, including the idea of …Read More

  7. How to Help Seniors Get More Exercise

    If your aging mom or dad is spending a lot of time just sitting around, or they are dealing with illness or injury that limits their mobility, consider getting them involved in an exercise plan. Numerous studies show the benefits of exercise, even for short amounts of time several times per week. Elderly people can especially benefit from the physical and mental boost that exercise brings to the b…Read More

  8. Is Your Senior at Risk for Glaucoma?

    Is Your Senior at Risk for Glaucoma? One of the things about aging that is often most difficult for older adults is the loss of physical functions they have always relied on. Aging changes the way the body works, including the senses. This can leave your aging parent having a more difficult time with tasks they are accustomed to doing. One of the senses that is greatly impacted by aging is sight. …Read More

  9. Six Unusual Ways Seniors Are Earning Spending Money

    Social Security income isn't always enough for retirees. If there are no pensions or other retirement funds to supplement SSI, seniors often end up making choices between medications and food or medical costs and electricity. It shouldn't be that way, but the money seniors get after retirement isn't always enough to keep up with the rising cost of living. If your parents find themselves struggling…Read More

  10. October is Talk About Prescriptions Month – Five Things to Research and Ask

    October is Talk About Prescriptions Month. It's a good time to sit down and look at the medications your parents take. Make a list that you can share with any family caregivers, your parents' doctors, and the pharmacist. You should also look up each medication and create a list of questions if there are things you don't understand. Why Are You Taking It? Doctors may prescribe a medication that you…Read More