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Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:09:58 -0500


Learn About Adult Protective Services for the Elderly

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:52:24 -0500

The elderly require protection from abuse and negligent care just as children do. Learn how you can ensure your elders are safe and properly cared for.

You Can Add a Stairlift Even to Narrow Areas

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:33:14 -0500

It is a common misconception that you can't use stairlifts for narrow stairs. That may have been true in the past, but these devices have come a long way. Listening to consumers and where they were falling through the cracks helped to bring them into the picture.

What You Should Know About Used Stairlifts

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:32:55 -0500

There are pros and cons involved when you consider second hand stairlifts. Taking a look at the bigger picture can help you to determine if it is a good buy or not. You may discover this is the best choice you have for your budget.

What to Do When You No Longer Need a Stairlift

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:32:22 -0500

There can be numerous reasons why you no longer need a stairlift in your home. When that is the case, you may want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Stairlift removal can be a difficult process so you don't want to attempt it on your own.

Who Is Going to Buy My Stairlift?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:29:29 -0500

If you have a stairlift, you may be eager to find a seller for it once you no longer need it. Connecting with stairlift buyers can help reduce the amount of time it takes for you to be rid of it. The process can also help you to get a fair price for it.

How Senior Citizens Can Benefit From Elder Care

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:11:05 -0500

The majority of elderly citizens desire to stay in their home, but they often are placed in a residential care home and when it is not really essential. Luckily the awareness of the solutions offered by home elder care companies indeed is growing by leaps and bounds. Why choose elder care?

The True Benefits of Elder Care Services

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:18:38 -0500

Elder care has turned into a highly preferred solution and is being increasingly accepted in the majority of the countries having a largely growing elderly population. Provided the choice the maximum seniors wish to spend their twilight years within the familiarity and comfort of their own sweet home. The good news is today with the easy availability of elder care services an elderly person no longer require to shift to a hospital or nursing home.

Four Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Stairlift

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:43:26 -0500

Owning a stairlift can make life a breeze for individuals that struggle to walk up and down steps, particularly for homeowners that own a two story house. These easy to use devices can allow everyone to enjoy the full benefits that come with having an upstairs and a downstairs while eliminating the pain and hassle of having to climb the stairs, or worse, scoot up and down them. When stairlifts break down, it can easily disrupt any person's life.

Reducing Fall Risks in the Home

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:42:44 -0500

When an elderly person moves into the home, or suddenly develops a greater fall risk, taking the time to implement a plan of action is vital for reducing the risk of falls and preventing injuries. Individuals that are new to this process may be a bit clueless as to where to begin other than looking into a lift. These simple and easy tips can help reduce the risk of falls in every home.

Elder Care Services: Telling the Good From the Bad

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:50:34 -0500

Seeking elder care services is often an essential step in finding the right nursing home or assisted living option for yourself or a loved one. Choosing the right service provider-one that will provide highly-personalized assistance-is a vital step in your search for quality care. Below is a short guide to senior services, and how to find one that fits well for you.

Seven Questions to Ask a Potential In-Home Care Provider

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:40:44 -0500

Aging in place is a popular option for seniors who need help with medical care or daily living, but want to stay at home. If you're looking for an in-home care provider, here are seven key questions to ask.

Understanding the Different Types of Personal Care Homes

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:55:52 -0500

Personal care homes help families to take care of their elderly family members. Knowing what kind of care and services each option provides allows families to choose the best fit and get the most value for their money.

How to Care for Family in Nursing Homes

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 11:30:24 -0500

Adult children still have the opportunity to care for their parents when they are placed in nursing homes. You can create a care plan to assure them your love and support.

How to Help People With Dementia

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:30:19 -0500

Discovering how to help people with dementia can seem overwhelming, especially if you don't know where to start. The first step is to determine if you are helping one person or a group of people. There are many ways to help, and you can make an impact whether you work with one person, with a community or globally.

Tips for Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's Disease

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:47:42 -0500

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be challenging and tips can make it easier. Grouping tips into categories can help to organize them for recall and use, and also to stimulate ideas for how to customize the tips for your situation. This article uses the acronym SHAPES for organizing tips and includes multiple tips for caring for someone with Alzheimer's.

How To Make Your Aging Loved One Feel Special For A Day

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:18:19 -0500

The aging population is at high risk of experiencing a host of negative emotions such as grief, depression, stress and anxiety. As people grow older, they often have to deal with the passing of family members, spouses and close friends. Many elderly people also spend an inordinate amount of time on their own. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to make an elderly relative feel good about his or herself.

What's the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 11:11:13 -0500

The difference between dementia and Alzheimer's can be confusing because the terms are often used interchangeably. They're not, and this article explains the difference and what each is.

Elder Care

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:06:42 -0500

Elder care or care for the elderly refers to fulfilling special needs of senior citizens. Senior citizens today means our own parents, elderly destitute people, the homeless and others of old age who may be infirm or ill. In many countries around the world, 'elderly care' covers a whole area of related services in the areas of adult day care, assisted living, long-term care, home-care, hospice care and so on.

Benefits of Reminiscence Therapy on Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:05:05 -0500

It's common to hear senior loved ones repeat old stories from time to time. It seems that there could be benefits to story-repeating seniors, especially those with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Reminiscence therapy is the process of recalling and discussing experiences from an individual's past, often using prompts that appeal to one's senses.

Honor Your Father And Mother

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:19:19 -0500

Adult children generally fear the subject of elder care. Christians know that the subject falls within one of the Ten Commandments of God.

Elderly Depression & Senior Isolation

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:07:20 -0500

Depression rates among elderly Americans are, well, depressing. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, depression affects more than 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans aged 65 or older, despite the fact that depression is not a normal aspect of aging. Here are some ways to help elderly loved ones keep isolation and depression at bay.

How to Get Great Value for Money on Your Stair Lift

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:54:25 -0500

Many people around the world with reduced mobility rely on stair lifts to help them continue enjoying their home without the need to move to another residence. For the elderly as well as those with temporarily reduced mobility due to illness or injury, these devices can help ensure that users continue to enjoy an excellent level of independence. With that said, these devices can be expensive, and many people can find them well out of their budget.

3 Things to Remember When Buying Reconditioned Stairlifts

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:54:02 -0500

For many people who invest in stairlifts, buying brand new devices can seem very costly and not worth the investment. Some of the top brands can charge anything upwards of ?10,000 for a brand new piece of equipment with many modern features, and this is stretching the budget too far for many people. Thankfully, reconditioned stairlifts are also very popular, and provide a low cost option that can better suit the budgets of many people.

Why You Should Use an Authorised Stairlift Dealer

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:39:49 -0500

Many people around the world today benefit from installing stairlifts in their properties; these devices are important for helping people who have reduced mobility to get around the house with ease and in safety, whereas in the past they would have to move to a single level property in order to stay independent. Of course, moving home is not always easy or desirable for many people, and for those who have spent decades in their residence in a location that they love, looking for a stairlift for sale instead of moving home is a much preferred option...

Maintain Independent Living Status Through the Use of Senior Care Services

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:34:47 -0500

With over 10,000 people retiring every day, the need for senior care services has become increasingly important in the U.S. Remaining in the home as long as possible with assistance from community programs can be preferable to entering a long-term health care facility.

Correct, Connect, and Continue With Healthy Aging Programs

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:09:40 -0500

Healthy aging programs can help seniors stay active and connected within their community. Joining a class or exercise group provides social interaction that is necessary for healthy aging.

Senior Socialization With Old Age Care Services For Better Psychological or Social Support

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:07:34 -0500

Are you getting old? Well, there is no escaping from it, but the nice fact is a human being is like fine wine. They get better with age. So if you are ageing, then be happy as the best of you is yet to come.

Finding Your Way Around Your New Nursing Care Home

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:25:43 -0500

When an elder first moves into a care home he or she is bound to experience feelings of insecurity, loneliness and nervousness having to deal with new surroundings and a new group of people. To make the final move easier you could ask if the care home could let the elder have a trial stay in the home to get familiar with the setup. Knowing it is only for a short period, the elder will be able to face the many eventual changes with more confidence and less nervousness.

How to Know That You Need a Care Home?

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:23:39 -0500

If your parents or an aged relative starts to have problems while living alone, it would be a good time to suggest that they move into a care home which is geared to look after elderly people. You might be confronted with some resistance from your aged family member who might pose the question - how do you know it is time to check into care home? So before making the suggestion you should be prepared with all the 'pros' applicable when an elder needs to move into a home.

Summer in a Care Home

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:21:59 -0500

Summer - it is the season of sunshine, birds singing, flowers blooming and a feeling of happiness and enthusiasm invading the air. It is the season when care home staff ensures that its residents also enjoy this season by organizing various events and outings.

A Little Love Goes Such a Long Way

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:33:40 -0500

It's a sad fact that we can't be with those we love all of the time and everyone has a busy life to lead in this rat-race that has besieged the world. Young people are busy with their lives and they have many things to get on with. Raising families is every more difficult and for those who don't have children there are other things like work, play, and friends.

Stairlift Buying Guide

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:58:35 -0500

When it comes to buying a stairlift there are so many important factors that you have to take into consideration. You would think that when it comes to buying a stairlift, you simple call a company and they arrive, secure the lift in place and you are ready to go. There is so much more to it and knowing and understanding these devices can help you ensure you make the right choice to improve your independence in the home and help you improve your quality of life moving forward.

Reasons That Renting a Stairlift Can Be Beneficial For You

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:58:03 -0500

Choosing stairlifts to rent rather than buying can be highly beneficial in terms of finances and also convenience. There are so many reasons you may find that renting will benefit you more than owning your own lift outright. Stairlifts are growing in popularity with more people relying on these devices each day to give them their independence and freedom of movement within their own homes.

Stairlift Repair Solutions That May Get You Mobile Again

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:57:32 -0500

Owning a stairlift can be a beneficial experience for so many people who have mobility issues and find it hard to get up and down the stairs in their own homes. A stairlift can provide independence, it can help those who cannot manage the stairs on their own to enjoy freedom within their own homes without relying on others.

Things You Want to Focus On When Considering a Stairlift for Your Home

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:56:54 -0500

Stairlifts are growing in popularity, mainly because so many people are choosing to enjoy their independence well into their elder years. Older generations are refusing to go to homes and leave their family home where they have lived for years, they want to stay at home and enjoy their freedom. This can be a serious concern for families, especially when there are stairs involved.

How to Prevent the Elderly From Being Victims of Fraud in a Care Home

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:02:28 -0500

A care home is a place where proper care is taken of elderly people. In fact what they promise is very less compared to what they deliver. In other cases it is not the same though. The elderly people are more likely to become the innocent victims of a scam. They are quite vulnerable because they are too trusting. At times even loneliness is a huge cause of these frauds. The old age people are quite grateful to those who talk nicely to them but in reality these people are preying on them.

Elderly Parents Need Your Love and Companionship

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:32:55 -0500

When was the last time you phoned your parents or called in for a visit? It's difficult to find the time when you have a busy career, a partner with a busy career and children to love and nurture. Your parents were there for you when you were growing up, but now as they age perhaps you have grown away from them.

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care: Problem Solving Strategies

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:29:12 -0500

Most caregivers can tell you that Alzheimer's disease and related dementias affect more than just memory loss. The disease often also leads to behavior changes, from simple repetitive behaviors and lost interest in past hobbies to extreme agitation and violence. The first step is to identify the problem behaviors that are occurring and determine the highest priority.

Top 5 Elder Care Myths

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:58:59 -0500

Don't dismiss elder care based on myths like unpleasant odors and neglect. A reputable facility will foster a positive environment for its senior residents.

Aging Gracefully At Home

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:45:34 -0500

Given a choice, would you rather live the rest of your golden years and some, in a nursing facility or at home? Assisted living arrangements can even disappoint the average elderly person who expects nothing above the norm, which is: assistance with grooming and housekeeping, a hopeful weekly activity to stimulate the brain, and three meals a day. If you're thinking about these minor but really major details for yourself or for your parents or any elderly person that has arrived at this stage in their life, keep reading.

About Elderly Depression and Chronic Pain

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:51:14 -0500

For many elderly individuals, there are certain unavoidable changes to expect and accept. Other changes may be common but are in fact not natural aspects of aging and should be addressed to improve an elder's quality of life. Chronic pain and depression both fall into this latter category.

Dementia Patients' Safety in Nursing Care Homes

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:18:35 -0500

Nursing care homes are places where the old people are can stay safe and protected from the world. This is a place where their safety is the top priority. Not only the healthy people are allowed to stay there in fact patients with some serious problems like dementia are also allowed to stay there and proper care is taken.

How Do Nursing Care Homes Keep Their Residents' Mental Health Well?

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:17:48 -0500

Nursing care homes offer the best services for the elderly. Their services are unmatched with any other in town. This home knows very well how to keep their resident's mental health properly.

May Day Celebrations in a Care Home

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:15:59 -0500

The first day of the month of May is called May Day. This is the time of the beginning of the summer season and this is the time when the flowers begin to blossom and trees will grow. This festival is celebrated on a grand scale which shows the close bond of humanity.

The 'Stable' State At 94

Thu, 19 May 2016 08:17:04 -0500

We all come across a situation in our homes, where our old parents are living the last days of their lives. It is not easy to look after the parents during their second childhood. Old age homes have emerged as they meet this necessity of our society.There is another option, which is a benchmark of human civilization. The grown up, married children find time to look after their old age parents, in spite of other activities. It needs devotion and affection, which is not there in adequate measure these days; still old humane traditions carry on.

Important Things to Remember When It Comes to Rental Stairlifts

Thu, 19 May 2016 06:36:34 -0500

If you need a stairlift for a few weeks while recuperating from surgery or you are looking for a longer term solution without the initial cash outlay, then rental stairlifts may be the right option for you. These are stairlifts you rent at an agreed price and that provide you with the freedom of movement you need and the independence you deserve in your own home.

Things to Look for When Buying Straight Stairlifts

Thu, 19 May 2016 06:36:10 -0500

Straight stairlifts are one of the easiest stairlifts to buy and install. These are for stairs that don't have the slightest curve or bend and you can hold a straight piece of wood across the stairs from top to bottom and it touches both ends without any issues. Curved stairs on the other hand, are more tedious, requiring custom made stairlifts to help you gain your independence in the home and enjoy the freedom you deserve, giving you access to all floors when you need it.

Why Consider Used Stairlifts?

Thu, 19 May 2016 06:35:38 -0500

Buying a stairlift can be a daunting experience. You may find that you or a member of your family is struggling with the stairs, with this struggle the risk of falls and injuries increases, so securing good quality stairlifts is the best solution to reduce the risk of accident while still providing them with full access to the home now and moving forward.

Important Things to Remember When Looking at Stairlifts for Sale

Tue, 17 May 2016 07:20:41 -0500

Buying a stairlift can be a daunting experience if you don't have good understanding of all the considerations that need to be taken into account. Ideally you will find yourself a reliable and reputable stairlift specialist company that can handle the entire process for you, this way you know once your lift is installed, you have a good quality product that will provide you with years of use and service for years to come.

How To Choose a Transportation Service For Elderly and Disabled

Fri, 13 May 2016 09:32:10 -0500

Many people find it difficult to travel on their own as they are unable to drive due to age or certain disability. These people find themselves restricted within the four walls of the house and have to depend a lot on others for their small needs. We all have seen disabled and elderly people facing a lot of troubles while travelling from one place to another.

Creating a Safe Environment for Your Aging Loved One

Fri, 06 May 2016 09:51:02 -0500

When your were young, your parents worried about you. Now, that your parents are getting on in years, the risks to their safety are magnified. Take the lead in maintaining a safe haven for your aging mother or father by implementing these safety guidelines so they can maintain independent living the way it was meant to be.

Elder Abuse Is Common Place

Thu, 05 May 2016 14:01:02 -0500

Elder abuse is more common than I would have imagined six months ago and I would have never thought anyone I knew would commit theft or embezzle monies from their Mother or Grandmother. The following will give an account of my husband and I dealing with the aftermath of his Mother's Trust and why I fully support the CA AB1718 bill introduced by Assembly Member Kim.

The Financial Side of Being a Caregiver

Mon, 02 May 2016 15:22:09 -0500

Caring for a family member is complex. While deeply meaningful, it can be emotionally taxing and often presents unexpected challenges, often financial ones. If you may need to step into a caregiving role, it's a good idea to plan a financial strategy today, before it becomes an added stressor.

Three Types of In Home Care Services for Your Aging Parents

Mon, 02 May 2016 08:13:54 -0500

Keep your parents at home as long as possible by utilizing in home care services. Get help with personal care, household chores, and community assistance.

On Guard For Elderly Abuse From The Elderly!

Mon, 02 May 2016 08:08:36 -0500

Baby boomers have aging parents. How can baby boomers help their parents and not be accused of elderly abuse? What do baby boomers do if their parents suffer from Alzheimer disease and have memory loss?

How Do Care Home Residents Cope With Time Change in the Summer

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:33:01 -0500

It is becoming quite difficult for the nursing care homes, to cope up with the change to the summer period. Well, undoubtedly it is very clear to all that the clock is changing and giving more daylight during the evening hours and less in the morning time. So the concern here is that how will the elder people of the care home cope up with them.

The Spring Garden and It's Health Benefits

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:59:59 -0500

Spring is the best time of the year. During spring it is like the colours have come to life. The flowers bloom, the days are bright and beautiful and who would not enjoy such a time of the year. Of course gardening during this time of the year is a great idea. It is also one of the favourite pastimes of the oldies in the nursing care homes.

Making the Most of Old Age

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:43:06 -0500

When you look at the mirror and feel that you are a ghost of what you were, then it is time to wake up to the reality - Yes! You are growing old, but you can age gracefully. If you are old, it's the retirement phase of life where you need to reminiscing and letting your body rest after all those years of hard work. But, don't make the mistake of turning this dormant phase into a way of life.

Easter Activities for Care Home Residents

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:40:12 -0500

Like everyone else who celebrates Easter, elders in a care home also look forward to having special activities and goodies on Easter Sunday. Some good ideas to make the elders have a happy day are as follows. For sure there will be many elders who used their special talents to make Easter eggs and other Easter craft items for their families in days gone by.

Exercise for Seniors: Tips and Guidelines

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:32:17 -0500

Although health issues can develop, older adults continue to need regular physical activity. Exercise for seniors should be fun and enjoyable in order to maintain vitality.

Five Resources to Help Pay for Senior Care

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 06:34:16 -0500

Finding senior care for your loved ones is an important responsibility, and you may wonder how you can afford it. Here are five resources that can help cover the cost.

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care - Wandering

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:25:26 -0500

Wandering is a challenge faced by many caregivers of seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The Alzheimer's Association reports that six in ten people with dementia will wander. Caregivers must know how to limit wandering to prevent seniors with dementia from becoming lost and getting in potentially dangerous situations. Luckily, there are prevention strategies to minimize the risk of wandering.

How to Keep Your Stairlift in Good Working Order

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:14:48 -0500

Investing in a good quality stairlift is absolutely essential order to regain your independence in your own home, or simply to retain your independence if you are facing a decrease in your mobility due to age, illness or an accident. These items enable every user to use their home fully and in a safe and comfortable manner.

3 Important Things to Check When Buying a Second Hand Stairlift

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:12:24 -0500

For many people on a tighter budget, investing in second hand stairlifts instead of buying brand new ones can save a great deal of money. Although stairlifts are very practical devices that allow people with reduced mobility to fully enjoy their homes, it is fair to say that the top models and the newest designs can often cost a significant amount of money.

Are Curved Stairlifts Really Worth the Investment?

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:11:38 -0500

Despite the fact that stairlifts allow individuals to fully enjoy their properties, even if they are suffering from reduced mobility due to illness, injury or disability, one of the main reasons that people are put off investing in curved stairlifts is that they are generally considered one of the most expensive options on the market. To give a little bit of context, there are two main types of stairlift - curved ones and straight ones - each one designed to fit a particular type of staircase. Most staircases are either straight up and down, or alternatively curved,...

Accessible Transit Services For Disabled and Seniors

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:29:18 -0500

There are many people who face mobility difficulties due to old age or disability. They find it difficult to travel from one place to another and carry on with their routine life. They have to depend on others to take them out for buying things, visiting a doctor and other requirements.

Best Way to Plan for Long Term Care

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 06:10:12 -0500

Don't wait until the last minute to create a long-term care plan. Talk with your family, check out government programs, and review your insurance needs ahead of time.

Top 6 Reasons Senior Care Services Are Right for Your Aging Parents

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:35:06 -0500

As soon as you notice your aging parents need assistance, contact senior care services for help. The agency will assist your loved ones with arranging medical appointments, getting out into the community, and keeping up with household tasks.

How To Make The Seniors In Your Life Feel Extra Special

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 06:19:26 -0500

Aging adults are an often overlooked demographic. As younger generations juggle a seemingly endless array of responsibilities, they can forget to check in with their elderly loved ones. This is why it is important to go out of your way to make the seniors in your life feel special from time to time. Routine displays of appreciation and affection can make their golden years truly enjoyable.

Older Folk Have Much to Give

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:10:09 -0500

There is nothing sadder than to see a person, of any age, sitting by herself with nothing to do. It is especially difficult to see elderly people who once led productive lives, figuratively thrown on the scrap heap and described as burdens because they now require so much care from others. It would do us all good to take a breath and think about elderly people in a new light.

Retirement Community Options for Older Singles

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:15:17 -0500

Singles looking for retirement communities might find that the traditional model makes it difficult to connect. Keep these tips in mind when selecting a spot for your golden years.

How Water-Based Activities Can Help Seniors Stay Healthy And Fit

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:07:21 -0500

If you have an elderly adult in your household, watching this person decline in physical mobility and health can be downright devastating. Although the aging process is virtually guaranteed to take its toll, there is a lot that seniors and their family members can do to slow these changes. Physical exercise is the best way to keep a person in good health all throughout his or her golden years.

Elderly Depression - Ways to Help

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:13:51 -0500

The changes that occur later in life can put the elderly at an increased risk of depression. However, depression is not a natural part of aging. These tips may be helpful when reaching out to depressed elderly loved ones and helping them get the care they need.

Tips From Nursing Homes: Coping With Sundowners

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:33:34 -0500

For families who have members suffering from Alzheimer's, Sundowners Syndrome may become an issue. Nursing homes are equipped to handle the effects of this disorder so commonly seen in these patients.

I Can Do Something

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 06:28:23 -0500

Never underestimate the resilience of the human spirit. Humans have choice. They can, and do choose not to conform to their circumstances.

Researching Nursing Homes: Tips for Families

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:44:40 -0500

When it comes to choosing nursing homes for loved ones, there are many things to consider. Doing research to find the best suited facility is crucial in making this decision.

Four Holiday Activities To Do at Supportive Living Facilities

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:23:51 -0500

When visiting family members who live in supportive living facilities during the holidays, it is always fun to do some activities to celebrate. The following are some ideas to consider.

Humans Have A Second Childhood

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:59:50 -0500

Are you feeling strange to hear this? Everyone knows that any individual starts the life journey as a child upon birth. The time span between the birth and adolescence stages is termed as ' Childhood.'

What Are Patient Care Services?

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:06:13 -0500

Domestic care services or patient care services gives a lot of importance to the expectations of patients. All these aspects relate to care are always identified by the patient only. These also include the consideration for a particular patient's culture, care, comfort, dignity, security and also individuality.

Be There for Our Elders

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:57:52 -0500

'Adults guide children for a while, after which children begin to guide the elderly.' This is a loose translation of the Igbo proverb, 'Okenye -du-kuta nwata, nwata e'dube okenye.' The Igbos are one of the major ethnic groups in Southeastern Nigeria.

How to Prepare for Emergency Stairlift Breakdowns

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:28:35 -0500

With a huge variety of stairlifts on the market today - including both curved and straight stairlifts in rental or purchasable options - this means that no one with reduced mobility has to move into a one storey property if they do not wish to. With government and local council grants for this type of mobility equipment too, more people than ever before can benefit.

How Frequently Do I Need Stairlift Maintenance Services?

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:25:53 -0500

Many people all over the world now use stairlifts, as these very handy and practical items of equipment mean that it is possible for those with reduced mobility to move around far more easily in their own homes. These can often cover several flights of stairs, allowing full use of the property from top to bottom.

Care Homes on Mother's Day

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:25:47 -0500

Care Homes are places where the elderly are taken in for looking after, probably because they have no one or their families are unable to give them the specialised care they may require. However, just because these elderly people live in care homes, it does not mean they have given up on life. They still look forward to and enjoy special occasions like birthdays, religious big days and other celebrations like Mother's Day.

Spring Activities for Those in Care Homes

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:25:34 -0500

Spring is in the air! With it, there should be a spring in the step of everyone, including the elders in care homes. If the elders are able to go out, there is a world of activities they can join in or be spectators to. Activities such as art classes, gardening meetings, church choirs, even more frivolous ones like line-dancing.

Things You Can Do in the Spring for Nursing Care Homes

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:24:39 -0500

The residents of nursing care homes are seldom loved and taken care of. They rarely go out or are visited b anyone. So why not do something different and out of the box this spring season?

Celebrations in Nursing Care Homes

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:24:28 -0500

Celebrating with the ones who live in a nursing home can be a lot of fun. Why not celebrate each and everyone's birthday in the nursing home. It will make the elderly feel happy and important. Try making holidays something different from the usual for them. Even your presence can make a difference.

Why a Conversation With an Elderly Is Good for Both of You

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:21:18 -0500

Voluminous studies have shown that socializing is one of the best preventive measures against major health issues among elderly people; it keeps them away from loneliness and depression. Good conversation from socializing is a positive support that can improve an elderly person's psychological and physical wellness; it drives away or reduces stress, anxiety, and helps them from depression. It can even prolong their lives

Precious Tips To Help Seniors Get Better At Self-Defense

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:33:29 -0500

Every year a lot of crimes are committed against seniors, especially when they are alone. Larceny, purse snatching, and theft are more common with the elderly because, in the criminal's mind, they are an easy target who will not put up any resistance. It is of utmost importance that seniors should learn self-defense as they are the most vulnerable target for criminals. However, with the elderly, it is more about the psychological aspect rather than physical combat. It is essential that they would learn to defend and protect themselves when their part-time care companion is not around. It is all about letting the attacker know that they are not intimidated. They can also gain some physical strength.

Domiciliary Care Agencies

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:05:43 -0500

Domiciliary Care is the type of care that is provided at a person's own home in order to treat him / her or make more independent while letting him / her enjoy life with family. This care aims at improving the quality of life.

How To Make Aging Adults Feel Pampered, Special And Confident

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:43:16 -0600

More elderly adults are opting to age in place. They like having access to the comfort and convenience of their own, familiar abodes. Unfortunately, however, as cognitive abilities and physical mobility decline, this can lead to a dramatic decrease in self-confidence and overall well-being. It can also cause aging adults to suffer from a range of negative emotions including chronic anxiety, stress and depression. The good news is that there are a number of things that you can do to make the seniors in your life feel pampered and special.

Elderly Depression - Help Through Exercise

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:36:20 -0600

Depression is not a natural part of aging, yet many elderly individuals experience aspects of the disease in their senior years. Often, the elderly are also reluctant to address their depression for fear of burdening their family or because of a misconception that depression is a sign of weakness. Seniors who are resistant to discussing depression or accepting treatment may be willing to try exercising.

American Seniors Versus Nigerian Seniors

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 11:21:11 -0600

Americans view the challenges of their elders as a collective societal issue worthy of addressing. Nigerians, on the other hand, still see the elder predicament as primarily a family responsibility, and hence do not have a unified approach. Senior centers do not exist in my town, or in my local government area, or in Imo, my state of origin.

The New Age of Aging

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 13:18:25 -0600

In her article titled 'The New Age of Aging,' released on February 22/February 29, 2016 in the 'Longevity' issue of Time Magazine, Laura L. Carestansin of the Stanford Center on Longevity touched on several hurdles seniors confront in the twilight of their lives. Americans now live into their eighties, nineties and beyond, she said.

Transport Services For Seniors

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:06:11 -0600

As people get old their dependence on others increases. With age people face mobility issues as they are not able to drive on their own and look for alternate means of transport services. The need and demand for transport services for seniors is on a rise.

Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Nursing Home

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:27:42 -0600

Choosing a nursing home for a loved one can be an emotional experience. Above all, it is important to make sure that the facility is going to meet the needs of the patient and provide a safe atmosphere.

Modern Technology in Nursing Care Homes

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:23:48 -0600

With the introduction of innovative and advanced technologies within nursing care, one can expect a remarkable improvement in the quality of care, reduction in costs and enhancement in overall working conditions. However, one must keep in mind that these outcomes could only be attained if new technologies are implemented as intended. Some new technologies such as new infusion pumps, or home dialysis equipment are being introduced for changing the nursing care staff's everyday routines.

Staff, the Most Important Part of a Care Home

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:21:39 -0600

Care home workers contribute in a big way in enhancing the lives of several thousands of elderly and sick people. Creating a well-qualified and highly-skilled workforce is the key to delivering top grade care services for meeting the unique requirements of older or sick population. It is the staff that makes all the difference.

Three Reasons to Consider a Nursing Home for Elderly Care

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:25:12 -0600

When loved ones grow old, a nursing home is often the only sensible way to provide them with care. Here are three important things to know about these facilities.

Top 7 Reasons to Consider Assisted Living for Your Aging Parents

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:24:32 -0600

When calling an assisted living facility home, you'll experience the freedom to come and go as you please, delicious meals that you don't have to prepare yourself, and as much socialization as you can handle. There is also trained staff on hand in the event that you need medical assistance.

Care Homes for the Sick

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:08:42 -0600

There are numerous homes for the sick. Nursing homes provide assistance to someone, who is seriously ill. They offer 24x7 nursing, supervision, social activities, and rehabilitation programs. You could choose any one of the reputed nursing homes depending on your specific requirements.