By Gary Hightower, 8:00 am on February 9, 2024
Technology can provide an excellent way for seniors to connect with others, explore new ideas, and even get the healthcare they need. However, many seniors face difficulty with the idea of using technology. Understanding the challenges seniors face can help you find ways to help your aging loved one overcome…
By Gary Hightower, 8:00 am on January 26, 2024
Yoga is an all-natural way to relieve the joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis in older adults. It’s a safe alternative to medication, and it’s better for the joints than weight-bearing exercises. Here are a few of the best poses to begin with.  Mountain Pose The mountain pose has…
By Gary Hightower, 8:00 am on January 12, 2024
It can be a challenge for seniors to admit they need assistance, and it can be even more difficult to help them adjust to the idea of in-home care. Some seniors aren’t open to the thought of strangers coming into their homes and assisting with personal tasks. If you take…
By Gary Hightower, 8:00 am on December 29, 2023
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a debilitating neurological disorder that could affect more than a million Americans by 2030, according to a Parkinson’s Foundation study. But it’s not always possible to prevent this progressive condition from developing because of the many factors involved. That being said, there are steps that can…
By Gary Hightower, 8:00 am on December 15, 2023
Your senior loved one’s sudden outbursts of anger may leave you reeling from stress. As a family caregiver, you may sometimes feel as though you didn’t sign up for yelling or physical aggression. Anger may be especially troubling when your loved one was never like this before receiving a dementia…
By Gary Hightower, 8:00 am on November 24, 2023
Having a support network is critical for preventing caregiver stress, but what happens when you and the other members of your aging parent’s caregiving team are experiencing conflict regarding his or her care? As frustrating as it can be to experience additional stress, it’s important to know that many common…
By Gary Hightower, 8:00 am on November 10, 2023
Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been battling hospital readmissions by penalizing hospitals with high rates while reporting their data to the public. While these efforts have shown some success, the high rates of hospital readmissions after surgery still continue. As medical teams work to properly assess…
By Gary Hightower, 8:00 am on October 27, 2023
Families need all the support they can get when they work together to help their senior loved ones age in place. In addition to neighbors and friends, families also rely on respite care to help them meet their loved ones’ needs. These five benefits of adding respite care to your…
By Gary Hightower, 8:00 am on October 13, 2023
Even if your home seems relatively safe, you might need to make a few changes if you’re going to have a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s living with you. As this disorder progresses, certain products and items can become very dangerous, and you need to be absolutely sure there are…
By Gary Hightower, 8:00 am on September 29, 2023
While strokes can occur at any age, seniors are at increased risk for lasting side effects of stroke. If you’re a family caregiver, one way you can ensure your senior loved one has the best chance of an efficient recovery in the case of a stroke is to seek immediate…