1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. What Type of Physical Changes Should Your Senior Expect After a Stroke?

    Stroke is a major medical event that can have lasting effects for the person who suffers it. As a family caregiver, it is important to understand the effects it can have on your aging loved one and how you can give them the care they need to overcome the effects and move forward in a healthier way. While most people immediately think of the cognitive effects of a stroke, there are many other ways …Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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