Spring cleaning has a special meaning to many. Some are exhilarated by the mere thought while for many others it means work that can’t be marked done soon enough. Who really wants to tackle cleaning — the windows, screens, garage and all those chores — that our seniors have done their entire lives? Let’s look … Read moreNew Approach to Spring Cleaning Season for Family Caregivers of Seniors
Who doesn’t look forward to taking a vacation or visiting family members? Just planning the trip is a big part of the fun for many of us and something that can involve everyone. Whether the trip is not too far or across the country, maybe even across the globe, it is important when traveling with … Read moreTraveling with Seniors: Packing to Make the Trip Healthy, Safe & Enjoyable
Water is essential to our lives. Our bodies need to not only be refueled but also need to be hydrated. Getting older does not change the need we have for fluids to remain healthy. Unfortunately, getting older for many means drinking less fluid than our bodies need. Elders tend not to want to drink much … Read moreWater Water Everywhere – But Many Seniors Don’t Drink Enough for Health
It is an amazing number to think about! It is estimated that, by 2018, 29% of the direct health care workers in the United States will be over 55. Older adults who are aging successfully and who may have already retired from one career are finding themselves reentering the workforce as paid caregivers! According to … Read moreSeniors Returning to the Workforce As Paid Caregivers to Other Seniors
Health consciousness grows in importance as we age so that we can enjoy the activities in our life to the fullest. Family caregivers are realizing that keeping our seniors healthy will enable them to age in place more safely and with less assistance than if they are medically compromised. We have begun to be more … Read moreKidneys Are Essential to Life – Are Your Senior Loved Ones Protecting Theirs?
Caregivers provide nurturing to their loved ones at a time when they are needed. No one asks us to stop everything and care for them. Caring for others comes from the kindness deep within us and we evolve into the role. Unless a catastrophic event occurs thrusting us into becoming a family caregiver, we often … Read moreEmotions Common to Family Caregivers – You Are Not Alone in Feeling Them
Scams that are perpetrated on our vulnerable seniors have been the subject of past reports here at Senior Care Corner. People who call and pretend to be representing a corporation or charity, phishing in emails, and door to door “sales” people who ask for money are the usual types of scams. Did you know that … Read moreFinancial Abuse of Seniors – Victimized by Those They Know & Even Love
Life’s journey is paved with passages. We go from childhood to adolescence, graduate from high school and then college, get married, have children, and then retire. Maybe we don’t all do these in the same order, but each stage in life brings challenges, opportunities, experiences, adventures and growth. We usually can see one step in … Read moreAHA! The Moment You Realize You’re a Family Caregiver to an Aging Loved One
The World Wide Web is said to have been “born” in 1989, when Tim Berners-Lee worked to bring to life his concept of an information management system with a structure more like a spider’s web than was in use for the then-internet. Thank you, Tim Berners-Lee! While there is more than a generation of Americans … Read moreHappy Birthday World Wide Web! Are Your Senior Loved Ones at the Party?