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.
If you're currently a caregiver for a senior that has suffered a stroke, your role in providing them with the support they need can make a big difference in keeping them safe at home. Here are five tips to help make that happen and assist them with their stroke recovery.
Nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over age 65, and the risk of stroke more than doubles each decade after the age of 55. The risk for strokes in seniors is concerning and these are sobering statistics for them and their caregivers. Here are some of the signs to look for so you can get them the crucial early treatment they need.
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.
Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, or simply “Parkinson’s”, can be a real game changer at any age. As a caregiver, one of the ways to ensure that they enjoy a higher quality of life is by assembling a comprehensive Parkinson's care team. These team-building tips can help with that.
Aging-in-place seniors that become malnourished oftentimes face unique health challenges that place their independence at risk. March is National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to learn about ways to personalize your loved one’s plate so their body gets the nutrition it needs.
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.
As an informal caregiver, convincing your aging parent to stop their unhealthy habits is never easy. Using these tips should make the process go more smoothly so that your loved one will enjoy a higher quality of life.
If you have an aging in place loved one in your life, making sure to prevent senior falls should be a priority. Here are 6 ways to help your elder avoid trip and fall hazards when you’re not around.