New Medicare ID Cards on the Way

Family caregivers, be on the lookout for your aging relative’s new Medicare ID cards to arrive in the mail. The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) recently announced the rollout schedule for new Medicare ID cards. The new cards had been previously announced, but CMS now has a timeline for when seniors can expect to receive theirs. What’s New About the Cards? Right now, … [Read more...]

How Can You Help Your Parent Conserve Water?

August 28 - September 2 is World Water Week. It's a week to focus on world water issues. This year’s theme is “water and waste: reduce and reuse.” According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), less than one percent of the world’s water is usable. The other 99 percent is either salt water or permanently frozen. Because of this, water is considered a limited resource, making … [Read more...]

What Are the Best Ways that You Can Give Yourself a Break as a Family Caregiver?

Caregiver in Jupiter FL Taking a break is essential as a family caregiver, but sometimes it seems like an impossible goal. Here are some ideas for figuring out how to give yourself a regular break from caregiving. Make a List of the Activities You Enjoy When you're not giving yourself the time that you really need to relax and recharge, it's easy to forget what you enjoy doing and what … [Read more...]

Elder Dental Problems and How the Caregiver Can Help

Caregiver in Jupiter FL The mouth says a lot about a person's health, especially that of an aging adult. Sometimes problems with the elder's teeth and gums are a direct reflection of other medical issues, such as arthritis and certain types of cancer. Once an adult passes the age of 60, good dental hygiene habits are even more important because the teeth of seniors' decays at a much higher rate … [Read more...]

Being Prepared for Certain Emergencies Can Save a Life when You’re a Family Caregiver

Caregiver in Jupiter FL During the first week Dora was taking care of her for aging father, she was worried about many different things. She was concerned about having to deal with an emergency. She didn’t think of herself as her father’s caregiver, but rather his adult daughter who was helping him out. He had recently been discharged from the hospital following a heart attack. Dora understood … [Read more...]