For most caregivers, an elderly driver being on the road driving is among their biggest worries. Having an unsafe senior driver on the road is very dangerous as he not only risks his life but also the lives of other drivers and pedestrians as well. According to statistics, it is more likely for elderly drivers … Read more When an Elderly Driver is No Longer Safe Behind the Wheel?
Staying active in older years can be tough. This is partly because of achy joints that do not work as well as they used to. But as you get older, an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever to your health. Aquatic exercises are one of the best ways for seniors to stay mentally and physically … Read more Aquatic Exercise for Seniors
None of us like to talk about death or funerals. To some cultures, the conversation is even considered a taboo. Losing a family member is an emotional experience thus grief can make the funeral planning process quite difficult. However, the idea of pre-planning final arrangements helps to relieve your family of both emotional as well … Read more Funeral Planning Checklist
For most caregivers, bath time is such a struggle with their seniors, and even much of a struggle if their loved ones have other conditions. Naturally, as people age, they start to dislike taking showers or be reluctant to bathe. It becomes something they no longer look forward to. But the health implications of not taking … Read more Elderly Hygiene Tips: Convincing a senior to Bathe
More and more families are opting for assisted living communities for their loved ones. According to the National Center for Assisted Living, more than 800,000 Americans are living in assisted living communities. So why do families go for this option? Simple. It reaches a point where a caregiver feels overburdened or is unavailable and the next … Read more The True Cost of Assisted Living
People with Parkinson’s disease face a handful of challenges, especially as the disease progresses. It affects their ability to carry out their everyday tasks and chores thus making things complex and frustrating. Getting dressed especially becomes such a tussle that often ends in frustration and a wreck of emotions. You see, the disease causes problems … Read more Dressing Someone with Parkinson’s: Tips and Tricks
Caregiving, especially when its long-distance or fulltime can be so emotionally wrecking. You find yourself constantly worrying about your loved one’s safety and well-being. You get so preoccupied with the constant back and forth to deliver groceries, refill their meds, calling all day to find out if they took their meds and so forth. You … Read more Hiring In-Home Care. Is it time?
It is tough caring for a controlling parent especially if this is a new behavior. You get lost trying to keep up with their controlling drama that it drains you emotionally. Every day seems like a horror movie on replay. I remember how difficult the last few months before my grandma passed were. She had … Read more How to Cope with Controlling Elderly Parents?
Does your loved one look pale, have frequent spells of dizziness, and complains of fatigue all the time? It could be that they are anemic. Anemia is a pretty common condition among seniors and whose prevalence increases with age. According to studies, nearly 10% of seniors aged 65 and over are reported to be anemic … Read more Anemia in Seniors: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Need more height to reach or access specific areas more safely? Why not give a step stool a try. If you do not own one yet, then now could be the right time. Step stools with handles for use by adults are generally great options for our loved ones. With a step stool, even elders … Read more 5 Best Step Stools with Handles 2020