1. Recognizing Pain in Someone Who Might Not Communicate It Well

    Sometimes your senior might not be able to communicate pain. She might be temporarily non-verbal, or her memory is failing her to a degree that makes communication difficult. It’s vital for her comfort and her safety to be able to determine when she’s in pain so you can take steps to help her. Try Asking if She’s in Pain If your senior can communicate, try asking her outright if she’s in p…Read More

  2. Four Tough Truths about Caregiving

    Agreeing to be your senior’s caregiver is a big responsibility. It helps to know a bit more about what you’re getting into with that decision.   You’re Going to Be Tired and Need a Break Lots of times caregivers feel as if they should be able to just power through and keep going, no matter what. But you’re a human being, first, and how often have you done anything without any sort of brea…Read More

  3. Can Your Senior Rebound After a Health Scare?

    Health scares are not something that you want your senior to have to face, but it’s always good to hear from her doctor that she can recover given time and adherence to a recovery plan. Following those plans can feel more difficult for her than she expects, though. She Needs a Goal Once your elderly family member is officially on the rebound from her health scare, she needs a goal. That goal is …Read More

  4. Caregiver of the Quarter

    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 Julie as she has gone above and beyond in her efforts to provide care for our clients. As an hourly caregiver, Julie, has been with Lares Home Care for several years. Throughout this time, she has been a…Read More

  5. Caregiver of the Quarter

    Live-in Caregiver 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 Aggrey as he has gone above and beyond in his efforts to provide care for our clients. As a live-in caregiver, Aggrey, has been one of Lares Home Care’s longest tenured caregivers. He…Read More

  6. Six Tips for Keeping Ticks Away This Summer

    From the different forms of spotted fevers to Lyme disease, ticks are known for being parasitic disease carriers. According to the CDC, in 2010 alone, there were at least 22,500 cases of Lyme disease and another 7,500 suspected cases. The only way to guarantee you don't get bitten by a tick is to stay inside and keep pets inside. That's hard to do. If your parents have gardens or like to walk in t…Read More

  7. Easy Ways to Make Sure Your Dad Sleeps Through the Night

    You're a family caregiver and your dad's nightly routine is wearing thin. You're losing sleep now that you're living under the same roof. He gets up a lot more than you think he needs to. He might stay awake until long past midnight and wake you up as he gets ready to go to bed. He may go to bed too early and get up at 3 a.m. and start to make too much noise. There are ways to get him to sleep thr…Read More

  8. 5 Signs Your Parent Doesn’t Hear Well

    Approximately one-third of older adults between the ages of 65 and 75 suffer from hearing loss. At age 75 and above, about 50 percent of seniors have hearing loss. Because it often happens gradually over time, sometimes older adults don’t even realize they don’t hear well. They get used to the hearing changes and may believe they hear just as well as they did when they were younger. It’s pos…Read More

  9. Are There Foods That Improve Eye Health?

    As people get older, their eyes change. Often, older adults don’t see as well as they once did. They are also susceptible to some eye diseases that are associated with aging, such as glaucoma and cataracts. Although the best way to prevent vision loss because of eye diseases is to have regular comprehensive eye exams, there are also things your aging relative can do at home to support good eye h…Read More

  10. Getting Started Asking for Help Is Easier than You Think  

    The idea of asking other family members and people for help is often more intimidating than the reality is. These ideas can help quite a bit.  Divide up Your List of Tasks  Start out by dividing up your list of tasks. Some of them are tasks that you might have to do yourself or that your senior feels more comfortable with you handling. Others may be tasks that, when you look at them on paper, yo…Read More