One in five seniors experience hospital readmissions within 30 days of being discharged from an initial stay. Let's see what helps some to avoid that.
How can you help your hospitalized loved one feel more comfortable? Here are five things you can do to help them make the most of a hospital stay.
If there’s an aging senior in your life, at some point they will probably need some outside help. Should you turn to a care facility or home care?
A growing body of evidence would seem to indicate that recovering at home might be the better choice for that special senior in your life. See why.
Recovering at home after a hospital stay can be hard on anyone, but it can be especially difficult for an aging-in-place senior and their loved ones. See how willpower can help them get through the recovery process.
According to the CDC, over 600 Americans die every year from heat-related illnesses- including many seniors. If you’re an informal caregiver here are several ways to keep your aging in place loved one cool, hydrated and comfortable all summer long.
When Parkinson's progresses, it can create communication barriers that make caregiving more challenging. As a caregiver, finding ways to bridge that communication gap is essential for providing the level of care that your loved one needs.
For reasons like pride and control, seniors can become secretive about their health and stop listening to their own children. Watching your parents make risky decisions can be frustrating and even agonizing at times. Thankfully, getting through to your aging parents is possible by taking these steps.
Deciding if-and-when to start 24-hour home care, or increase to this level, is never easy. Here are some important things to consider before making your final decision.
Convincing a senior who refuses caregiving that it's in their best interests can be difficult. Thankfully, getting them to say “yes” is possible by taking this approach.