Close to 8 Million U.S. Seniors Don’t Have Family Nearby and Face These Risks

Wall Street Journal reported that almost 8 million seniors don't have friends or family they can rely on. Some never married or had kids, others don't live close enough. If your parent is in that situation, they face several risks that you should address. Falling Without Anyone Knowing. If your parent fell or had a stroke while alone, how long would it be before anyone noticed? For some … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Celebrate Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Every October it's time for Eat Better, Eat Together month. This is a time to take stock of how well you and your senior are eating and to make some plans to spend time eating together more often. Choose One Change for Your Senior's Diet. When you're making changes to how you and your senior eat, you shouldn't go overboard with the changes. Pick one thing to focus on for a week or even … [Read more...]

Making the Most of National Time Management Month

Any time you're feeling rushed and pushed around as a caregiver, it's probably due to time management issues. Since February is National Time Management Month, this is the perfect time for you to get a better handle on where your time is going. Plan Your Schedule Before Anyone Else's. This might sound backwards, especially if you're handling your elderly family member's schedule as well … [Read more...]

How Can You Protect Your Senior from Serious Injury While they are Living with Osteoporosis?

Seniors who are living with osteoporosis are at much higher risk of suffering a severe injury than those who do not have this condition. Millions of fractures occur each year as a result of this disease, leaving elderly adults with devastating injuries and affects that can include loss of mobility and even increased risk of death. As a family caregiver, it is important that you take steps to … [Read more...]

One Man’s Junk Is Another Man’s Treasure

Home Care in Delray Beach FL Are there things sitting around your loved one’s home not being used, but which they are reluctant to rid themselves of? Would their mind change if they could reap a financial benefit somehow? There are ways to profit from those things, and it may not take much effort on anyone’s part. So as you’re providing home care for a loved one and doing some spring/summer … [Read more...]

Providing Safe Home Care Requires More Than Hiring Just Hiring a Home Care Agency

Home Care in Delray Beach FL For the uninitiated, the idea of in-home care tends to be associated with questions of how to hire care for an aging loved-one. However, home care also involves a living space that needs to be adjusted, both for short-term and long-term senior care needs. Changes can range from basic safety changes to prevent personal injuries moving around, to big adjustments, such … [Read more...]