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Animal Therapy for Seniors

Animal Therapy for Seniors

As our population ages, it becomes crucial to explore strategies for maintaining the well-being and happiness of seniors. Animal therapy emerges as an approach to achieving this objective. This form of treatment involves utilizing animals to offer seniors emotional...

How to Advocate for Seniors

How to Advocate for Seniors

Advocating for seniors is crucial to ensuring their comfort, well-being, and quality of life. For seniors, having an advocate reduces the risk of common complications, such as dementia, and speeds up recovery. Effective caregiving can make a significant difference in...

Resistance to Home Care

Resistance to Home Care

A common challenge for adult children is to get their parents to accept a little help.  Sometimes, it takes a significant event such as a fall or other accident that results in injury before someone will accept an in-home caregiver.  The following link will take you...

End of Life Planning

End of Life Planning

No one loves the idea of discussing end of life issues with a parent or loved one.  There never seems to be a good time for this.  However, making this a priority now can save you lots of heartache down the road AND give your loved one a chance to make his or her own...

Common Misconceptions on Home Care Services

Common Misconceptions on Home Care Services

People often think that getting care at home means a person is weak or can't care for themselves. Non-medical home care is just about aiding people who may be facing daily hardships. It can involve simple jobs like cleaning, laundry, and food shopping, as well as more...

How to Introduce Home Care for Seniors

How to Introduce Home Care for Seniors

There might come a time when an aging senior in your family would require help at home. Getting an older adult to agree to home care can be tricky but there are ways in which you can introduce it. But before we get to ways to introduce home care for seniors, there’s...

Home Health vs Home Care

Home Health vs Home Care

They may sound alike, but it’s important to know these two services are not the same. Medical Insurance (including Medicare or supplements) does NOT pay for a day in day out custodial care ~ this is largely an out-of-pocket expense. Had a stroke, heart attack, or fall...

Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

Senior citizens are at a higher risk for injuries and health problems when the temperature drops. But with the right preparation, most of these injuries are preventable. Here are some common winter problems and the safety precautions that older adults should take to...

Flu Shots for Seniors

Flu Shots for Seniors

By now, everyone’s aware of the significance of COVID-19 vaccines. But all the attention on the pandemic shouldn’t take our focus away from the seasonal flu shot or influenza vaccine for older adults. Compared to younger adults, senior citizens are more likely to be...

Keep On Moving!

Keep On Moving!

Exercise is still important for senior adults. While you may not be training for a marathon, there are some simple exercises you can do which will likely yield big results: · Build & Maintain Muscle · Get Your Heart Rate up · Improve Blood Circulation · Increase...

Sleeping All Day

Sleeping All Day

Why is my Mom Sleeping or Watching TV all Day? It’s concerning when a loved one seems to be either sleeping or just watching TV most of the day. This can be particularly common for those with dementia. We found some very helpful information about this issue from...

Long Term Care Insurance for Home Care

Long Term Care Insurance for Home Care

The landscape of Long Term Care Insurance has changed greatly over the past 25 years. Policies that were purchased 15, 20+ years ago often carried generous benefits with no time limits. For the most part, those policies are no longer available. Policy terms are more...

4 Early Warning Signs of Dementia

As we age, it's normal for our memory to decline. We may have more trouble recalling names or details than we did when we were younger. However, Dementia is a serious condition that goes beyond normal forgetfulness.  Dementia is a cruel and unforgiving illness that...

The Different Types of Dementia

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability due to disease or injury. It affects memory, thinking, and judgment. It can also result in changes in mood and behavior. A person with dementia may have trouble remembering familiar people, places, or things....

The Emotional Challenges of Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain and results in cognitive decline and impaired functioning. The disease can be highly challenging for individuals and their families and friends. As the disease progresses, individuals...

Dementia: Triggering Challenging Behavior

Dementia: Triggering Challenging Behavior

Teepa Snow is widely known in senior care circles for her expertise in dealing with dementia. As her website states (teepasnow.com), Teepa’s life mission is to shed a positive light on dementia. Through speaking engagements and dementia workshops, Teepa has educated...

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