1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Medicare Decoded: Part A, Part B—What Does It All Mean?

    If you’ve recently become a family caregiver to an older adult, you’re probably learning all sorts of new things, and you probably have a lot of questions. One of the more difficult things about being a family caregiver may be learning to navigate healthcare paperwork, including information related to Medicare. There are different kinds of coverage available through Medicare, and understanding…Read More

  4. How Does Caregiving Affect You as a Caregiver?

    You might not realize it at first, but being a caregiver can change quite a bit about your life as you know it. If you're not prepared for some of those changes, they can really take you by surprise. Knowing what to expect can help you to put solutions in place before you need them. Your Physical Health Might Take a Hit. Being a family caregiver takes an awful lot of your time and energy. As such,…Read More

  5. Four Ways Elderly Care Services Make Life Better for You and Your Mom After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

    Your mom's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. While every case is different, the first few years usually entail her asking the same questions repeatedly. She'll still be able to function well enough on her own. Eventually, your mom needs daily care. She won't remember to take her medications. If she remembers, she will forget she's already taken them. She may forget when she last ate or drank. She m…Read More

  6. What Benefits Are You Likely to See from Online Support Groups as a Caregiver?

    If you've been avoiding support groups because they just feel way too complicated, then online support groups might be a much better solution for you. These types of groups are easy for you to access, either from your computer or another device. They're distinctive from in-person groups because they're much more flexible. You Don't Have to Go Anywhere. One of the biggest benefits for many caregive…Read More

  7. How Do You Know If It’s a Cold or If It’s Allergies?

    Allergies and colds are very similar when it comes to common symptoms. How do you know if a senior citizen has a cold or is simply dealing with allergies? Here are some of the differences. What They Have in Common. A runny nose, sore and scratchy throat, and congestion are symptoms you'll find with both a cold and with allergies. Both can appear at any time of the year, though seasonal allergies a…Read More

  8. Does Your Mom’s Daily Diet Meet Her Dietary Needs?

    Do you know what your mom eats every day? Is she meeting her dietary needs? Many seniors don't. In fact, Today's Dietitian did a study of 3,209 elderly people in Pennsylvania and discovered more than half had issues with proper nutrition. Almost 6 percent qualified as malnourished. A 2010 healthcare report found that 3.2 percent of seniors discharged from hospitals were diagnosed with malnutrition…Read More

  9. What Are the Stages of Thyroid Cancer?

    Finding out that your aging parent is suffering from cancer is a terrifying and upsetting moment for you both as their family caregiver and as their adult child. By educating yourself as much as you can about the form of cancer that they have and what they might face, you can better prepare yourself to help them through this experience and to give them the care that they need. One important elemen…Read More

  10. What Can You Do as a Caregiver to Help Focus on Your Own Needs?

    Focusing on your own needs might not be so easy to do as a family caregiver, but it has to be done. If you don't, you'll quickly find that it's impossible to be as effective a caregiver as you really want to be. Taking care of you enables you to take care of everyone that you love, including your elderly family member. There are an immense amount of techniques available to help you relieve stress …Read More