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By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020
Caring for a senior loved one with dementia can present many challenges, including ones involving meals. For instance, you may encounter fussiness or confusion over what’s placed on a plate. However, it’s best to encourage your loved one to enjoy a diet that includes vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and other…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 31, 2020
Making healthy lifestyle changes now can help your senior loved one boost his or her wellbeing. In fact, it’s better for seniors to make healthy changes on their own terms than to be forced to do it because of an illness or preventable condition. These eight changes can all add…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 17, 2020
Pain management can be challenging for seniors. They often have multiple health conditions and take various prescription medications that can have side effects. After a comprehensive examination, your aging loved one’s physician will develop a treatment plan that may include the following interventions to address chronic pain. Correct Nutritional Deficiencies As people age, they may lose their appetites as a result of taste and smell alterations, medication side effects, neurological problems, or depression. Appetite loss may result in nutritional deficiencies, which can cause joint and muscle pain. If your loved one is deficient in vitamin C, vitamin D, magnesium, or vitamin B12, he or she may develop increased arthritis pain and joint inflammation. The physician can evaluate your loved one’s…
By Admin, 9:00 am on December 9, 2019
Are you ready to make 2020 the year you begin working in senior home care as a caregiver? As a senior caregiver, you would be directly working with seniors who need assistance in performing the daily activities of living. Some of these tasks might include bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping,…
By Admin, 9:00 am on November 26, 2019
Families everywhere are already feeling the joy and cheer of the holiday season approaching, and they’re starting to plan all the parties and gatherings! But this season, don’t forget to help your senior in senior care to feel included in the festivities. The holidays can sometimes cause feelings of isolation…
By Admin, 9:00 am on November 11, 2019
So you’ve been hearing all about the latest fad diet, where people are cutting out carbs and sugar left and right and successfully lose weight – The is the keto diet! The craze has been so widespread that you may even be thinking about giving it a try for yourself….
By Admin, 10:20 am on October 10, 2019
Most of the younger generations, like iGen, Generation Z, Millennials, and Generation X, will tell you how simple it is to use technology…for them! Unfortunately, our senior citizens often struggle to keep up with advancements and can get left behind. But hope is not lost! These younger generations, particularly those…
By Admin, 10:23 am on September 26, 2019
If you currently have a parent in senior care, or if you will soon, then you’re going to want to familiarize yourself with several necessary legal documents. Take a look below at the documents we have outlined, which are essential for any parent in senior care. Advanced Directive Advanced directives,…
By Admin, 10:28 am on September 15, 2019
Having the discussion about end of life care planning can be a difficult one but talking about it now can give you peace of mind, as well as your senior and the whole family. While it is a sensitive topic, planning for end of life care with your senior early…