As spring emerges throughout the United States, we begin thinking and planning our favorite activities to share with our senior loved ones. One great activity in which they might like to participate on a regular basis (any season of the year) is jumping into the warm waters of aqua therapy or water aerobics and making … Read moreSenior Loved Ones Splashing for Their Health!
When an elderly loved one is nearing the end of life, we as adult caregivers often need support to get through the rough patches of our own grief. We aren’t alone in our need for support. Our young children, the senior’s grandchildren, need our help to deal with their own grieving processes. At this time … Read moreEnd of Life – Senior Care Corner’s Tips for Helping Grandchildren Cope
Safety is one of our greatest concerns for our senior loved ones, especially when they choose to age in place in their own homes. Whether we live down the street or across the country from them, we worry about what might happen in their home — particularly for elder loved ones with diminished physical capabilities … Read moreProtect Aging in Place Senior Loved Ones from Kitchen Fires with Cookstop
Many of our senior loved ones have already been on the receiving end (pun intended – sorry!) of a colonoscopy under the advice of their doctor. More of our seniors and their family caregivers may be aware of the need to get tested as we celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone who has been through it even once knows … Read moreColonoscopy and Your Senior Loved One
Caregivers are special people, especially those who are caring for senior loved ones! You do so many wonderful things each day to keep your elder happy, healthy and safe! Being their caregiver is one of the most important things we can do for our loved ones as they age and no longer can care for … Read moreFamily Caregivers Need Respite – How Do You Get It?
Caregivers know the importance of emotional support from others to help overcome the challenges and struggles we face caring for our senior loved ones. In our work life, we understand the importance of networking. We find mentors and peers who can guide us through our careers. Usually there is someone or more than one someone … Read more10 Steps for Caregivers to Build a Strong and Effective Network
Family caregivers have a lot on their minds. Understandably, changing batteries in home safety devices typically does not top the list. Certainly caregivers can be forgiven for focusing on more immediate priorities. Still, replacing the batteries in home safety devices can be a life saving act. Caregivers – and all of us – can benefit … Read moreDid You Remember? – Spring Forward Caregiver Safety Tips
Tax time in the U.S. is around the corner and with its arrival comes opportunity – yes, you heard right – for family caregivers of senior adults. While caring for senior loved ones is typically done as an act of love, the financial cost to family caregivers can be significant. When living expenses exceed the … Read moreTax Time Tips for Family Caregivers of Seniors
Too many of our senior loved ones are trying to get by on retirement savings that have been beaten down by the recession. Many seniors’ savings is further eroded by their desire to help family members who’ve been hit even harder. We as family members want to help them make their elder years more comfortable. … Read moreReverse Mortgage: Is it the Right Answer for Aging in Place Seniors?