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What to Do If an Elderly Parent Becomes Incapacitated?

Sadly, it’s not uncommon for an elderly person to eventually reach the point where they can’t think clearly, rationalize, or make important decisions on their own. Once a senior becomes incapacitated, if they don’t have a durable power-of-attorney (POA) their adult children must find other ways to ensure their loved one’s continued health and wellbeing.

By |2019-11-11T09:57:28-05:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

Help Seniors Maintain Balance and Coordination

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, scores of Americans aged 65-and-over fall every year, resulting in nearly 3 million emergency room visits, over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 fatalities. Unfortunately, many of those injurious falls take place in the home and are due to a lack of balance and coordination.

By |2019-09-15T13:18:28-04:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , |

5 Ways Modern Technology Can Help You Care for an Aging Parent

If you’re currently serving as a caregiver for an aging in place elderly parent, you’re not alone. And thanks to the technological age we live in, there are more high-tech gadgets and gizmos available than ever before to assist your caregiving efforts. Here are 5 innovative ways that modern technology can help you care for an elderly parent.

Serving as a Caregiver for a Senior with Failing Eyesight

Millions of aging in place elderly Americans suffer from failing eyesight that interferes with their normal daily living activities. If you’re currently assisting an aging loved one with failing eyesight, there are several proven ways to help ensure that they live a more productive and rewarding life.

By |2019-08-04T11:39:39-04:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

Effectively Coordinate Long-Distance Caregiving

Providing care for an aging in place elderly parent is difficult and time-consuming under any circumstances. But when an adult child lives several hours away, those long-distance caregiving responsibilities can push their stress level to the breaking point.

Safety Tips for Caregivers when Bathing an Elderly Parent

Bathing an elderly parent is not only challenging, at times it can be quite dangerous. Countless seniors and family caregivers are injured in bathroom accidents every year, with many of those injuries resulting in emergency room visits and hospitalizations. To help keep you both safer, try these bathing tips from the pros.

Help an Aging Parent Deal with Back Pain More Effectively

Of all the health problems elderly Americans face, back pain is the most common. In fact, studies have shown that within an average year over half of all seniors experience at least one back pain flare-up. If you’re currently taking care of an aging in place parent who deals with chronic back pain, once those episodes start becoming more frequent it can eventually threaten their at-home independence.

By |2019-03-31T12:24:07-04:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , |

5 Tips to Effectively Manage Arthritis

When you’re taking care of an elderly loved one with arthritis it can progressively get worse, disrupt their normal daily activities, and jeopardize their at-home freedom and independence. In-an-effort-to keep your senior more active while aging in place, here are 5 proven ways to help them effectively manage arthritis.

Caring for a Senior with Incontinence

Millions of elderly Americans deal with the embarrassment and uncertainty caused by urinary incontinence. More common in older women, incontinence can interfere with an at-home senior’s ability to enjoy an active lifestyle. When you’re serving as a caregiver for an older loved one who’s still aging independently in place, poor bladder control can frustrate you both. Here are some proven ways to proactively care for a senior with incontinence.

By |2019-01-08T14:49:51-05:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , |