1. Tips for Caring for a Senior Suffering a UTI

    Suffering a urinary tract infection can be a very unpleasant experience for your aging parent. When dealing with this type of infection, your senior may experience pain, burning, pressure in their pelvis, urgency to urinate, chills, fatigue, and more. Elderly adults are also prone to cognitive symptoms, including confusion and disorientation. If your senior is living with Alzheimer's disease and d…Read More

  2. Why Is it So Difficult to Get a Handle on Anticipatory Grief?

    Grief in all of its forms is really difficult to cope with and to manage, but the most difficult form might be anticipatory grief. With this form of grief, your senior hasn't passed away yet, so caregiving is still ongoing. Your elderly family member may be in ill health or she may be in a slow decline, but you can still see what's headed her way. Every Day You're Facing the Inevitable. You know w…Read More

  3. 5 Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

    Elderly adults are more likely to be injured in a slip and fall accident than any other age group. They often struggle with physical conditions that increase the risk of a slip and fall accident, like dizziness, vertigo, poor balance, and poor vision. Family caregivers and elder care providers who are helping aging adults that can’t take care of themselves have a responsibility to do everything …Read More

  4. Are Obstacles Getting in the Way of Your Senior’s Workout?

    Working out is an important part of your senior's overall health and well-being, but sometimes life and other things get in the way of an exercise routine. She Isn't Eating Regularly. If your elderly family member isn't eating regularly or is resisting eating the right foods, her energy levels might be flagging a bit. It might be a good idea to talk to your senior's doctor about what types of food…Read More

  5. What Could Be Causing Your Parent’s Dizziness?

    According to a study published in the medical journal Aging and Disease, complaints of dizziness are extremely common in older adults. Up to 30 percent of seniors report feeling dizzy at times. Not only is dizziness unpleasant, but it can also put older adults at risk for falling. If your aging relative has been having problems with balance and dizziness, it could be caused by one of several thing…Read More

  6. What Do You Need to Know about Osteoporosis?

    Warnings about osteoporosis are common, but how much do you really know about this bone issue? If you're not as familiar as you'd like to be, this information can help you and your aging adult make some solid decisions about preventing or managing osteoporosis. What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition in which your senior's bones gradually become weaker and weaker. Eventually, they may be…Read More

  7. Four Tips for Rekindling Your Social Life as a Caregiver

    Most caregivers wind up with a dwindling social life at some point. That's understandable, with everything that you have to do as a caregiver, but you can still have social interaction that doesn't have anything to do with your caregiving duties. Reach out to Other People. Whether it's in line at the grocery store or somewhere else, practice reaching out to other people. If it's been a while since…Read More

  8. Four Ways to Make Gardening Easier for a Senior Citizen

    Benefits to gardening go beyond healthy eating. Gardening is a good form of exercise. It gets your parent outside in the fresh air and sun. Gardeners work muscles when digging, raking, bending over to weed, and carrying a watering can. As mobility declines, it's tempting to give up gardens. Here are four ways to make sure your mom or dad continues gardening as physical abilities change. Raised Gar…Read More

  9. What Does it Look Like to Have a Companion Visit Your Senior?

    Companion services are just one of the many ways that elder care providers can help your senior. But what does it mean for someone to serve as a companion for your aging adult? This type of assistance can look different in every situation, but these ideas can give you a basic definition. They Can Make Sure She's Safe. Elder care providers offering companionship are right there with your aging adul…Read More

  10. Grilling Season Safety Tips for Your Aging Parent

    Spring and summer often see grilling season kick into high gear. With grilling season also comes an increase in fires related to the backyard grill, smoker, or hibachi. According to the National Fire Prevention Agency, about 7,900 home and yard fires in a four-year span were linked to grilling. While gas grills are linked to the most fires, charcoal grills and hibachis are not far behind. Prevent …Read More