Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors to Make It Healthful, Useful and Memorable

Our senior loved ones living in assisted living or other congregate living locations look forward to the holidays and visits with family members near and far. Family caregivers love visiting them and want to shower them with goodies, often including food treats. Unfortunately, too many or the wrong kind of treats could turn out to be … Read moreHoliday Gift Ideas for Seniors to Make It Healthful, Useful and Memorable

Busting the Myths of Hospice Care — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Too many people are not getting the full advantage of all that hospice has to give to those at the end of life and their caregivers. The myths surrounding hospice care are obstacles for many, so during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month we will bust some of those myths! Hospice care is about improving a … Read moreBusting the Myths of Hospice Care — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Here’s the Scoop on Hepatitis C – Family Caregivers Need to Know

Hearing in the media about hepatitis C and wondering what this talk is all about? Commercials urge people of a certain age to get tested but should your senior – or you – do this now? Because hepatitis C is a lifelong illness that attacks the liver, the sooner you learn if your senior has contracted … Read moreHere’s the Scoop on Hepatitis C – Family Caregivers Need to Know

Helping Our Seniors Fight GERD – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

As we observe another health ‘holiday’, this time Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD), we are reminded that GERD can be limiting our seniors’ independence. GERD is a disease where the acid from the stomach or bile backs up into the esophagus (food pipe) at the point of the lower esophageal sphincter. Having a hiatal hernia compounds the problem. … Read moreHelping Our Seniors Fight GERD – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Prevention & Treatment Planning for Our Seniors During Diabetes Month

During November, the American Diabetes Association wonders how you will stop diabetes? The number of people suffering with diabetes in America may astonish you. 30 million adults and children in America live with diabetes, that is 9% of the population or one in eleven of us. Another 8 million diabetics are going undiagnosed. And 86 million have prediabetes and … Read morePrevention & Treatment Planning for Our Seniors During Diabetes Month

Technology Needs of Seniors & Other Generations Meet at CES 2017

“My parents/grandparents will never use that smartphone. They’re too old and set in their ways to learn something new.” “Seniors won’t let technology into their homes and lives.” “Tech devices for older adults have to be stripped down and simplified. They won’t be able to use the same ones as younger generations.” We’ve heard all those and … Read moreTechnology Needs of Seniors & Other Generations Meet at CES 2017

Digital Eye Strain in Our Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

We encourage seniors to use technology for communications, information, entertainment, and health. They are doing so in growing numbers and reaping real benefits. Of course, there are costs associated with those benefits beyond those related to the digital devices themselves. The more seniors use their technology devices, the more time their eyes will be exercised … Read moreDigital Eye Strain in Our Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Seniors and Families Talking Turkey About the Future During the Holidays

Most families enjoy special moments during the holidays, whether they travel great distances to meet or just come across town. It is a time of year when caregivers take a break from our hectic schedules to sit down with the ones they love and reminisce about the good times they have shared. As seniors get older, these time become even … Read moreSeniors and Families Talking Turkey About the Future During the Holidays

Decluttering the Lives and Homes of Our Seniors – a Family Caregiver Role

Has your senior been saving a lifetime of belongings in the basement, attic and closet? Have you ever moved them into a new location with box after box of stuff and wondered what they may need it all for? Our seniors have collections, old magazines, books, clothes, memorabilia, photos, and a million odds and ends … Read moreDecluttering the Lives and Homes of Our Seniors – a Family Caregiver Role