1. Ways to Know You Need a Home Care Assistant

    Is it time for your elderly parent to use a home care assistant? No matter how old we are, it’s hard to admit that we need help with something. It’s even more difficult to admit that we need assistance with some of the most important basic tasks. As an adult child with an aging parent, you have probably experienced this already as your elderly mom or dad insists that they are fine and they don…Read More

  2. What Do You Need to Do if Your Senior Has Fallen?

    The moment that you learn your aging family member has fallen is likely a terrifying one. But there are things that you can do immediately afterward to help ensure that your senior is unharmed and is less likely to fall again in the future. Make an Appointment with Her Doctor. Even if your aging adult thinks that there's no reason for her to see her doctor, a fall can leave injuries that she doesn…Read More

  3. Mental Health and the Elderly – Why Families Shouldn’t Ignore Isolation and Loneliness

    Here's a scary fact. In 2015, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that the age group of 75 to 84 accounted for a high number of suicides. The National Institute of Mental Health reported the risk of suicide was highest for people over the age of 65. Mental Health America said 18.6 percent of all 2013 suicides were committed by those 85 or older. There are several reasons why seniors…Read More

  4. Could Light Therapy Help Your Mom Feel Better This Winter?

    Every winter, your mom feels down. You get her out of the house as often as possible, but it's hard with your personal and professional obligations. Despite your efforts, she still seems down. Have you heard about light therapy? Light therapy is often helpful for easing winter blues. Here's a little more about this therapeutic treatment. What is Light Therapy? The lack of sun is one of the reasons…Read More

  5. Common Medication Dangers for Older Adults

    As people get older, they are more likely to take multiple medications. Unfortunately, the use of many medicines means that the possibility for mistakes and complications arises. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that adverse drug events account for 1 million visits to the emergency room each year. Fortunately, caregivers can help older adults to avoid dangerous medication …Read More

  6. How Can You Help Your Senior Get More Liquid Every Day?

    Your aging adult might not be excited about the idea of drinking more water every day, but there are some things that you can do to make hydration easier and less of a hassle. Keep Water Bottles Handy. The easiest way to encourage your elderly family member and other family members to stay hydrated is to keep water bottles handy. When water is right there and readily available, it's tougher to ign…Read More

  7. What Signs Can Let You Know Your Senior Is Depressed?

    Knowing what to look for in your elderly family member's behavior and activities can help you to spot an episode of depression before it gets out of hand. The sooner you find treatment for your aging adult, the better. Here are a few signs that could signal a problem. She's Experiencing Much More Pain than Usual. The body reacts to what is happening in the mind, especially for your elderly family …Read More

  8. Does a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease Need a Special Diet to Manage Their Condition?

    Whether you have been caring for your aging parent for some time or you have just gotten started on your family caregiver journey with them, something that you have likely heard a considerable amount about is their diet and its importance in helping them manage their health. What they eat can make a tremendous difference in their well-being, and support their management of health conditions and ch…Read More

  9. Could COPD Be Affecting Your Aging Adult’s Sleep?

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, is a complex series of breathing disorders that can take years to progress. It's a permanent disorder, unfortunately, and it can make life difficult for your aging adult. One of the many ways that it can complicate life for your elderly family member is in terms of her ability to sleep well. Sleep Position Matters. Most people have a prefe…Read More

  10. Lares Home Care Supports Elderly Veterans Seeking VA Funding for Home Care

    Lares Home Care supports elderly veterans and their surviving spouses who seek VA funding for in-home care. As Veterans Day draws near, it's the perfect time to alert those who may be entitled to a Pension with an added amount for Aid and Attendance from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The money received for the VA’s Aid and Attendance Pension can be used for a home care aide from Lare…Read More