Retirement Planning. The Ultimate Guide

Retirement

It is estimated that 10,000 baby-boomers turn 65 every day and this will go on up to the year 2030. On the other hand, only 4 out of 10 employees have stopped to think about how much they will live on during their retirement years. This is according to the Retirement Confidence Survey, a branch … Read more

What We Need to Know about “Old-People Smell”?

Body odor – it’s a touchy subject, especially when it comes to the scents associated with older people. Your body odor can change throughout your life cycle. Different stages of life come with its distinct scent. Think of a newborn baby, they have that fresh scent. Again a teenage boy also has a distinct scent … Read more

When an Elderly Driver is No Longer Safe Behind the Wheel?

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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

Aquatic Exercise for Seniors

Aquatic Exercise for Seniors

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

Funeral Planning Checklist

Funeral Planning Checklist

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

Elderly Hygiene Tips: Convincing a senior to Bathe

Elderly Hygiene

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

The True Cost of Assisted Living

Cost of Assisted Living

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

Dressing Someone with Parkinson’s: Tips and Tricks

Dressing Someone With Parkinson

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

Hiring In-Home Care. Is it time?

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

How to Cope with Controlling Elderly Parents?

Cope with Controlling Elderly Parents

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