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Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:14:27 -0600

 



Senior Security In The Home

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:40:03 -0600

As seniors age and continue to live alone, their well being and safety is a big concern. Here are some ways to secure senior homes against intruders and thieves.



Renting a Stairlift Is a Possible Solution

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:04:33 -0600

You don't have to buy one, you can look for stair lifts for hire. There are many benefits of doing so. You may need one for a short-term issue or due to someone staying with you for a period of time.



Keep Your Stairlift Fully Functional

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:04:20 -0600

Routine stairlift maintenance is essential if you would like it to work like it should and last a long time. Taking care of the routine elements can prevent serious problems from developing that you have to pay for. Such repairs can be expensive and sometimes, you may need a brand new motor or other replacement item.



Save Money, But Get a Great Product

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:03:53 -0600

The financial burden shouldn't stop you from getting the help you need up and down the stairs. If you take risks, there is the chance of a fall occurring. There is the risk of serious medical problems and also high medical bills.



Taking Down a Stairlift

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:56:19 -0600

Stairlift removal should be left to the experts so they can do it the right way. The wrong steps involved can result in damages to the product and damages to your walls it was attached to. The goal should be to remove it safely and securely without any damages in the process.



Supporting Aging Parents With Their Finances

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:45:58 -0600

Keeping track of finances takes time, attention and energy at any age. In the case of older adults, health challenges such as memory loss can make it difficult to manage their financial obligations as well as they did in the past. If you're the son or daughter of aging parents, here are a few items to keep in mind that can help protect your parents from financial missteps as they grow older.



Caregiving 101: Know What to Look for in a Caregiver

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:02:48 -0600

With the abundance of caregivers and caregiving providers, it may be difficult to pick one. So, here are things to remember during the selection process.



Driver Safety For Seniors

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 07:57:51 -0600

This can include speeding to beat a red light or trying to merge on a busy highway. If you want to try something, but don't feel 100% confident about doing it - then don't. Understand your limitations and alter your driving style around them to reduce the chances of an accident.



Tax Tips for Seniors And Caregivers

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 07:56:36 -0600

Taxes can be a hassle and many people wind up putting them off, but it's important to set some time aside to look at what you owe and what you're receiving. This isn't just because you need to be taxed the right amount, but because you could also find out about certain allowances you will be entitled to if you are of a certain age.



Simple and Effectively Get Up and Down Your Stairs

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:00:46 -0600

Limited mobility, knee pain, back pain, balance concerns and more can all make it very hard to get up and down the stairs easily and safely. One of the ways to get beyond this with straight stairlifts. If your set of stairs is very simple - an up and down design, it may be easy to get one installed in very little time.



Getting Your Stairlift in Working Condition

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:00:34 -0600

It is upsetting when your stairlift is having signs of problems. You may not be able to use it due to those concerns. There are providers out there with the skills and abilities to take care of just about any stairlift repairs you may need.



Taking Care or Your Stairlift Properly

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:00:17 -0600

Regular stairlift maintenance is important so it is safe and functional. Don't take for granted how well it has been working. By keeping an eye on the details, you can extend the life of it.



A Stairlift for Your Unique Home Design

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:00:06 -0600

Perhaps when you bought your home, the lovely curved stairway was one of the reasons you got it. You loved the classy element it added to your home from the moment you walked in. Fast forward though and times change.



8 Ways to Provide Bathroom Safety

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:23:33 -0600

There are many ways to make the home safe for those who do not want to relinquish their independence, and many of these actions can be taken or implemented in no time at all. But, perhaps the most dangerous room in the house is the bathroom.



Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease With At Home Indications

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:11:07 -0600

Caring for elder loved ones includes the responsibility for being aware of signs that could lead to dangerous situations or a declination in health, either physical or cognitive. Know the signs to be aware of in elders. Learn when to take the next step and seek examinations from health professionals.



Seniors' New Year Resolutions

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:56:35 -0600

If we were brutally honest with ourselves, we'd admit that our new year's resolutions don't seem to last very long into the forthcoming year. So how about we change that by making next year's resolution something that is worthwhile, useful and really matters.



Elder Care Tips and Tools for the New Year

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:55:04 -0600

As Christmas enters its final week, many people are considering the future and wondering what the New Year will bring them. For some, there is a growing sense of worry and uncertainty much closer to home.



All Assisted Living Communities Are Not Created Equal

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:14:34 -0600

There are two ways to look for a senior living community, aka assisted living. It can either be done while under extremely stressful conditions when your family member has been hospitalized for a major medical event or a functional decline, which often is characterized by a fall or inability to do basic activities of daily living, such as bathing or dressing. The second way to look for an assisted living community is in advance of an emergency in an exploratory sense.



Being Home Alone Can Be Lonely When You Are Elderly

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:38:16 -0600

The holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve can be a very lonely time for the elderly.Every year the holidays approach us like a stop sign that we narrowly saw, forcing us to slam on the breaks with just enough time to stop before racing through it. How did that happen we ask ourselves? It was just June and you may have made a mental note to get ready leisurely this year, but, low and behold, here it is the end of October and nothing has been done.



The Other Mother Theresa

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:25:54 -0600

I would venture to guess that almost everyone in the world knows of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Mother Teresa. Although diminutive in size, Mother Teresa was a giant in stature.



Save Money With a Stairlift That Isn't Brand New

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:30:17 -0600

There is often plenty of value still offered with used stair lifts and going this route is going to save you quite a bit of money. If the cost is what has held you back from getting the item in place, consider seeing what is out there. Many people sell them because they no longer have a need for them.



Renting a Stair Lift for a Short Period of Time

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:29:54 -0600

You or someone in your household may have a health concern that is going to limit your mobility for a short period of time. It may be a good idea to look into stair lifts for hire. The work will all be done for you and it is an affordable option to getting the help you need.



Getting Up and Down the Stairs Doesn't Have to Be Challenging

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:28:33 -0600

If you find it is difficult to get up and down the stairs in your home, it can be a challenge to get around. You may not have a desire to sell your home but you feel stuck and you feel limited. One way to regain your freedom is to explore the various stairlifts for sale.



Fix Rather Than Replace Your Stairlift

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:27:44 -0600

When your stairlift isn't working like it should, don't ignore it. You need this device to work well for safety and for you to get up and down the stairs. Hopefully, you are taking good care of it with routine maintenance and check-ups performed by a professional who knows all about this type of service.



Helping the Elderly With Respite Care

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:06:33 -0600

Respite care ensures that they do not have to go out of their way to keep their home clean. Personal carers are more than happy to clean up around the house and even cook meals for the person they're caring for.



A Brief Note on the Care Giving Service

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:32:34 -0600

Caregivers are the ones who take care of the elder people that one has at home. The need of them is generally felt when the person gets sufficiently old and is not able to do his or her daily works by their own. Not only that, a professional caregiver can also be hired at times when other members of the house stay abroad or out for work and there is nobody to take care of the person.



Elder Abuse: Signs That It's Happening

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:36:30 -0600

Elder abuse is more common than most people realize. It can be difficult to fathom the idea that putting a loved one in a nursing home can result in grandma being abused by the very same staff that is supposed to provide love and comfort in addition to wonderful care, but this does happen.



A Guide When Visiting Your Beloved In Memory Care

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:14:59 -0600

There are different reasons for letting your loved one stay in memory care community. You may not have enough resources to take care of him at home. No matter what your reason may be, it is still important for you to let him feel loved even if he is not staying with you already.



Legionella Testing Cost: Reasons Why You Can Regularly Perform Tests In Care Homes

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:02:37 -0600

Today, there has been an increase in the number of senior citizens that are opting to live in care homes. This is of course with the support of their families. For every family, staying together is very important.



Senior Models: Get Rid of Your Fear, Modeling Might Be for You

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:38:44 -0600

Modelling agencies like ours are always scouting for professional senior models to cast in our projects, especially those which are commercial. Do you think you will be able to join senior modeling or know someone who may fit the job? Then this article is for you.



6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Elders

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:48:19 -0600

Taking care of your ageing parent maybe the highest task of your life. Also it can rob you of money, time and your very own experiences. In most of the cases, there are also some personal sacrifices that one can create bitterness with and regret and this can cause a lot of illness towards the very own people that you have loved and pledged for them.



Where to Find Affordable Stairlift Repairs

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:41:30 -0600

In order to avoid a costly one-off repair, it's a good idea to find a reliable cover plan to ensure the longevity of your stairlift. It goes without saying that the breakdown or impaired use of your machine would not only cause inconvenience for you at home, but could also result in an expensive bill and take time to fix. If you rely on this equipment to move easily around your home, you won't want to be left hanging around waiting for a repair service (who may require booking several weeks in advance).



Where to Find the Most Affordable Stairlifts for Sale Online

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:41:29 -0600

Freedom of movement is something we tend to take for granted until we no longer have it. But sooner or later, we will all experience trouble getting up and down the stairs, and we're not always prepared for the financial implications of needing extra assistance. If you've decided to have a stairlift installed in your home, you may be worried about the costs involved.



Where to Find Cheap Reconditioned Stairlifts

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:41:27 -0600

If you find yourself in need of a stairlift to safely move about your home, you may be daunted by the cost of buying one new. If this is the case and your budget is limited, there are a range of other options out there to give you the assistance you need in an affordable and efficient way. New installations can be expensive, and that's without considering the additional expense of coverage and breakdown fees.



The Importance of Overnight Elderly Care

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:01:41 -0600

Accidents can happen, and they can happen at any given time. Elderly people with chronic conditions are at particular risk. If they live alone and fall over in the shower, or down the stairs, they could be in tremendous pain and quite possibly lose the ability to move.



Home Meal Preparation

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 07:25:54 -0600

A standard knowledge of cooking is a basic necessity for anyone, whether they're living alone or cooking for a family. Putting a bit of love and care into your meals results in an overall healthier diet and a great sense of achievement.



Why We Don't Plan For Care

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 09:30:11 -0600

Why is it in this day and age that planning for care is still not happening? The majority of people know that we're living longer but that doesn't necessarily mean that those additional years are healthy years.



Should My Parents Move to Assisted Living?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:29:01 -0600

It's a very uncomfortable feeling having to suddenly be thrust into the role of deciding if your mom or dad should move to assisted living. After all, you're the 'kid' right? You've always listened to their advice, not the other way around.



Mom and Dad, We Need To Talk

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:28:58 -0600

PART 1: The Guilt. Mom and dad made you promise never to put them in 'one of those places'. You stay up late at night thinking about this promise; nevertheless, knowing that your parents are not safe to be alone at home any longer.



The Several Benefits Of Elder Care Services

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:05:17 -0500

Elder care is a preferred solution of today's life. These are accepted in countries that have a larger number of elder populations. Most of the senior citizens like to stay with their family or in the familiar areas of their own house because of the comfort they feel there.



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.