Choosing The Right In-Home Care

home caregiverMaking the decision to hire an in-home caregiver is a complex decision. There are many factors to consider, and the process of choosing a caregiver can be tricky. By carefully interviewing and researching a home care provider, you can be assured that you will find one that meets your loved one’s needs. Continue reading “Choosing The Right In-Home Care”

Kids Technology That Improves Senior Living

kids technology good for seniorsThis is a guest post by Angela Prickette.

Modern technology is making it simpler for families to stay connected and care for their loved ones. While much of the newest technology is aimed at a younger demographic, the latest advances can also be used to make it easier for older Americans to live independently. The popularity of wireless devices gives seniors the ability to move freely about their home without worrying about costly installation or wires that may become tripping hazards. Continue reading “Kids Technology That Improves Senior Living”

The Elderly and Coping with Loneliness

retirement villageWhile loneliness and isolation can be a cause for concern for people of any age, sombre statistics reveal that for elderly people, being isolated can be a matter of life and death. A recent study published by the National Academy of Sciences has revealed that elderly people who are isolated socially from friends and family are at a greater risk of dying prematurely. Continue reading “The Elderly and Coping with Loneliness”

Four Reasons Why A Retirement Community May Be Right For You

senior coupleThis is a guest post by Lauren Hill.

When it comes to deciding where you want to live when you retire there will be many factors that will influence your decision. You may want to be close to family members or friends, or you may be seeking a specific climate. Health concerns and access to healthcare amenities may also be a consideration. Although there may be factors that narrow down your choices, there are many benefits to living in a retirement community that offer a broad range of lifestyle choices that you can tailor to your needs. Here are some reasons why a retirement community may be a good option for you: Continue reading “Four Reasons Why A Retirement Community May Be Right For You”

How To Decide If You Should Put Your Senior Parent Into An Assisted Living Home

senior residenceThis is a guest post by Madison Harte.

No one wants to leave their home to go to an assisted living home instead, however pleasant, especially because they know they may never return to their own home again. If you need to make the decision on whether or not to put your senior parent in an assisted living home, here are some tips. Continue reading “How To Decide If You Should Put Your Senior Parent Into An Assisted Living Home”

What To Expect When Caring For A Loved One

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This is a guest post by Lawrence Reaves.

When we make the decision to take our loved ones into our home, we also accept responsibility for the care and well being of that loved one, the same as we would if they were our children.  The cycle becomes complete when we accept responsibility for our ailing parents and work to repay the efforts they made caring for us when we were children.  Continue reading “What To Expect When Caring For A Loved One”

Top Up Your Energy When Caregiving For A Sick Relative

caring for a senior

This is a guest post by Alisha Webb.

Taking care of sick person in the family can be a nightmare. If it’s hard on the sick person to face so much suffering, it’s equally hard on you to be giving constant care day after day, as it can zap you of all energy and numb your senses. Inasmuch you love the person you are attending on, you need your space and time to reinvigorate your own biological batteries. Continue reading “Top Up Your Energy When Caregiving For A Sick Relative”

Home Services for Dementia Ensure Safety, Peace of Mind

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This is a guest post by Erin Warbrook.

Dementia isn’t a disease that affects a single person. Dementia affects an entire family. The overpowering emotions that come with being diagnosed with dementia or hearing that a loved one is diagnosed with dementia can include fear, anger, and frustration. Still, however devastating a dementia diagnosis is, it doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Continue reading “Home Services for Dementia Ensure Safety, Peace of Mind”

Will Your Assisted Living Facility Give You Quality of Life

This is a guest post by Kimberly James.

Choosing an assisted living facility is one of the most important decisions you can make for yourself or a loved one. An assisted living facility can help you with day-to-day tasks that you are no longer able to perform for yourself, and can provide a safe, secure place to live. Continue reading “Will Your Assisted Living Facility Give You Quality of Life”

Avoiding a Toxic Caregiver

This is a guest post by Josh Byer.

A new caregiver, despite the name, is still a stranger. Not yet a member of the family, they are to be given an incredible depth of access to your loved one’s entire life. Their health, diet, social interactions, and possessions will soon be managed by this unknown person. Continue reading “Avoiding a Toxic Caregiver”