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Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:41:05 -0500


Why a Patient Advocate Is a Good Idea

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:50:44 -0600

Patients need proper care and protection and a patient advocate should be a first line of defense. A patient advocate is someone who advocates on behalf of a patient who; for the most part, is unable to fend for themselves or stand up for themselves (as the need arises) to ensure their needs are being met when in a hospital setting, care facility or nursing home. So what does a patient advocate do?

Medical Assistance for the Elderly

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:26:45 -0600

In case you have an elder person living with you, you must know how important it is to give them proper care for a good living. It is very important to focus on their needs and requirements as they often end up being ignored in many families which is totally not the right way of treatment.

The Future Is Now for Autistic Adults

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:05:46 -0600

Housing for autistic adults is a serious problem that needs our immediate attention. Attempting to place adults on the spectrum with sensory and communication challenges in a general residential setting for seniors simply doesn't work. There are community based residential models for autistic adults who are doing an admirable job in addressing living and employment shortfalls. However, for the most part, these programs are not duplicable and lack the resources to sufficiently meet the housing needs of the growing adult autism population.

The Best Home Care For Seniors

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 11:22:10 -0600

Seniors deserve the best care in their golden years, and therefore all family members are responsible for ensuring that these seniors get quality care in their absence. Whenever a person is unable to live by themselves and no one can be there to take care of them then, a home care facility is necessary. Only the facility can be trusted to give this kind of attention that is reassuring and beneficial to the old folks.

Alzheimer's Preparedness - Ready or Not? Chapter 2 - Is There an Elephant in Your Room?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:02:23 -0500

Are you stumbling around the elephant in the room? Is that elephant named Alzheimer's Disease? Take the leap - share the care.

The Slow Walk to Heaven - Battling Alzheimer's

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:18:35 -0500

It's never easy letting go of our loved ones, even when they have been struggling for years with a debilitating condition-even if we say it was a "blessing" it is still never easy saying goodbye. Marilyn, my mother-in-law, was only seventy-five, but she'd had Alzheimer's for almost three years now, and it progressed very rapidly. I'm told that one in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer's dementia.

Remember Who I Am

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:13:06 -0500

None of us wants to place their parent in a nursing home. It is a decision my family struggled with but found necessary for our mom. One day as I was walking into the facility dining room, I observed an interaction between my mom and the staff. No one knew I was watching. My mom, a very dignified woman, spilled her juice and was desperately trying to get someone's attention to help her. They basically ignored her waves and voice and no one helped her. It broke my heart. After our visit, I went home and wrote this piece which I posted near her bed as a reminder for the staff.

Communicating With Your Siblings About Money and Aging Parents

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:17:40 -0500

Many adult children are called upon to help their aging parents as life changes set in, yet only 65 percent of siblings report talking about money with one another, according to research by Ameriprise Financial. While only 15 percent of siblings have conflicts over money, when siblings do spar over finances, it's usually about their parents' situation. Learn how to communicate effectively to better help your parents through this process.

Care for The Elderly in Their Own Home

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 09:23:20 -0500

In Australia this is a big issue. Aged Care Homes are under scrutiny as so many are doing the wrong thing and are nothing more than businesses aimed at making a profit. The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has introduced a system to care for the elderly in their own home.

How To Spend This Summer With Your Elderly Parents

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:03:22 -0500

Summer is on its way and often we will visit with family and friends and more than likely we may spend time with our elderly parents. We may not see our parents on a daily basis so small and slight changes that we may have missed maybe more noticeable. These changes could be in their personality or appearance, the tidiness or cleanliness of the house isn't as it used to be, there may be out of date food in the fridge or cupboards if this happens to you what you should do to approach this.

7 Ways Caregivers Can Take Care Of Themselves

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:00:21 -0500

Because of the rise in cases of Alzheimer's Disease and other types of dementia, the number of caregivers continues to increase in the United States. Unfortunately, caregivers tend to forget about taking care of themselves. Here are 7 tips that will help caregivers cope with the physical and emotional stress from caregiving.

Caregivers Confusion: Explaining "In Home Care" to Caregivers

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:02:41 -0500

Your skill and understanding as a caregiver is vital to the health and maintenance of countless people struggling to maintain meaningful lives in our communities. Our population is aging. The number of individuals in need increases year to year. Persons in need rarely fit neatly within the client profile of any one state or local agency. Instead, most individuals find themselves receiving services from many agencies and, quite often, the services or eligibility requirement of one may preclude services from another. Now, more than ever, human service systems need non-traditional approaches in order to effectively coordinate services among disparate providers and to deliver services to individuals who live in our communities.

Important Types Of Senior Citizen Homes You Need To Know

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:54:58 -0500

Homes in cities are fit for convenient living of a 4-member family. In such situations, sometimes it becomes difficult to keep the old parents together. Moreover, job constraints do not allow the young ones to pay dedicated attention to the healthcare needs of elder members of the family. There are senior citizen homes available that help address such situations better.

Too Many Birthdays?

Sat, 06 May 2017 12:56:56 -0500

My dad used to describe the experience of aging as "too many birthdays." But I have welcomed the bonus of living longer. I have had the privilege of watching my kids grow into adults, experiencing the joy of having grandkids and also learning more about life and love.Bring on the birthdays.

Electric Mobility Scooters Present A Viable Solution To Physical Challenges

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:18:49 -0500

Electric mobility scooters can provide the elderly, disabled, and seriously ill freedom of movement. Mobility is a critical to just about every aspect of everyday living. Having some freedom of movement enhances a person's capability to learn, earn a living and interact with friends, family and community.

What Makes Care Giving Rewarding

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:39:14 -0500

This article addresses the benefits of caring for loved ones or nurturing patients in various settings. It defines the calling or desire to serve others, and the fulfillment of working with others. Because caregivers believe one touch transforms and impacts the world for years to come. The reward of care giving is to touch lives wherever they go; the patients, their families, or strangers.

Caregivers Myths: 5 "Do Not Make" Assumptions by Caregivers

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:35:24 -0500

Care giving, Care management, Care coordination is full of "Myths" and Old Wives Tales". There is typically no road map or "caution" sign to give you a detour around some of the most common misconceptions of care. This is due partially, to the unique quality of each individual case. It is also due to the lack of communication and collaboration in the industry as a whole. This article will establish some foundational tenets to which each caregiver should subscribe.

Winter Fall Prevention

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:37:07 -0500

Not every winter is the same, but you can bet if you live in a norther state, there will almost certainly be snow and ice. Freezing temperatures make walkways outside slick and increase your chance of a fall. When you're young, you can get up and brush it off, but as we age, we have to prepare ourselves against falls more, as a fall when we're older can lead to bone fractures, displacement, and other lasting health problems.

How to Choose The Right Caregiver for Seniors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:09:06 -0500

There comes a point in life for most of the families when they have to deal with the dilemma of how to provide the best care to their senior. It is difficult to look after for an aging loved one, especially when you have a hectic schedule.

Choosing the Right Walking Equipment for You

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:57:05 -0500

Every Body is different. Some are short, some are tall, and some need assistance walking. What kind of assistance you need depends on a lot of factors, such as how your balance is, what kind of joint problems or illness you have (such as arthritis) that affect your ability to walk, and how many legs you can stand on.

Getting the Temporary Stairlift You Need

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:59:44 -0500

A curved stairlift rental may be the ideal solution for your current situation, If you or someone in your household could benefit from such assistance, it can make a difference in terms of safety and mobility. Yet you may foresee the need to be only short term. Why buy such equipment if you know the long-term need isn't going to be there?

Hire a Professional to Take Out a Stairlift

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:59:27 -0500

Stairlift removal is a job best left to the professionals. Don't be tempted to take on the task on your own. There is more to it than you may realise, and the experts make it look very simple.

You Can Get a Stairlift With Limited Space

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:58:50 -0500

You may not realise there are stairlifts for narrow stairs, but the right information can help you get a design that works well for you. The layout of your home may have you thinking you can't get such a product in place correctly. Leave that to the experts as they have the ability to determine the right design for a given space.

Pay for a Stairlift Only As Long As You Need It

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:58:05 -0500

You don't have to struggle getting up and down the stairs when you have a concern that affects you for a period of time. There are stairlifts to rent which enable you to get around easier. They reduce the risk of a fall and they help you to follow the doctor's orders for recovery.

Warning: Your Home Can Be Your Place of Doom

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:27:40 -0600

When you think of home, what comes to mind is a place of rest, comfort, peace, serenity, and joy. Is it? But do you know that your home may have more than a dozen hidden hazards that can turn it into a place of doom at the blink of an eye?

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 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.

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.