Is Your Senior Experiencing Hearing Loss?

Approximately twenty percent of the total population of the United States is currently experiencing some degree of hearing loss. This accounts for more than 48 million people. As a family caregiver, it is important to recognize the tremendous impact hearing loss can have on your senior. Detecting when your senior may be experiencing hearing loss allows you to modify your care routine, encourage … [Read more...]

Does Your Mom Get Enough to Eat?

A study released by Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger states approximately 5 million seniors did not get enough food in 2011. Only 41 percent of qualifying seniors actually signed up for the government's supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP). This is concerning to experts who predicted that 3.9 seniors would be food insecure by the year 2025. It's … [Read more...]

How to Get Started Exercising Every Day as a Family Caregiver

Caregiver in Fort Lauderdale FL Maybe you've already got respite care lined up in the form of other family members and home care providers, but you still don't know how you're going to start exercising regularly. You're probably making the situation more complicated than it has to be. Choose an Activity, Even if You Don't Know When You'll Do It Often where you'll find yourself getting stuck … [Read more...]

December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Learn More

Caregiver in Fort Lauderdale FL Ever since 1992, December 3rd has been commemorated as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  For many family caregivers and the loved ones under their care, this is a very special and very important day.  Family caregivers understand the struggles that those with disabilities face each and every day but, for many people, the world of persons with … [Read more...]

Managing Change in Your Caregiver Journey

Caregiver in Fort Lauderdale FL If there is one thing that most family caregivers learn early in their care journey with their aging loved ones is that they will encounter change on a regular basis. No matter what types of physical, medical, mobility, or cognitive limitations and challenges your seniors are facing when you first start your care journey, you can expect that their needs, and the … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget to Give Yourself a Break as a Caregiver

Caregiver in Fort Lauderdale FL There’s a reason why the Labor Department in the United States has certain laws, rules, and regulations governing most industries. These rules and laws help to protect workers to ensure that they get paid a fair wage for their work and that they get a proper break when necessary. In most cases, an employee is permitted a 15 minute break for every four hours of … [Read more...]