When Our Senior Loved One Says NO – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Appointment time for the doctor or hair dresser is fast approaching but your senior loved one is refusing to get out of their pajamas. You need to go grocery shopping but can’t leave them home alone and they won’t get in the car. It is time for a much needed shower but they won’t enter … Read moreWhen Our Senior Loved One Says NO – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Telehealth Guidelines from CMS May Bring it to a Senior Near You

Older adults who are receiving benefits under Medicare for their healthcare needs visit the physician at least six times per year while most people visit four times a year. That number increases when blood draws, specialists, and procedures are added. People over 65 also visit the emergency room 19.6 million times in one year (15% … Read moreTelehealth Guidelines from CMS May Bring it to a Senior Near You

Care Plans – Ensuring Caregiving Addresses Wants and Needs

Have you or your senior loved one done an advance care plan? You may have urged your senior loved one to execute legal documents that spell out their wishes at the end of life. You may have also completed documents such as a DNR (do not resuscitate) order to dictate how you wish to receive … Read moreCare Plans – Ensuring Caregiving Addresses Wants and Needs

Person Centered Diabetes Care Means Better Control for Seniors

The risk of developing diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, increases when we are over 40. There are many risk factors, such as weight management, physical activity, and high blood pressure or cholesterol, that can be controlled. Lifestyle factors are actionable so seniors and their family caregivers can take steps to improve their health with the … Read morePerson Centered Diabetes Care Means Better Control for Seniors

9 Wheelchair Safety Tips for Seniors

Family caregivers are responsible for many things requiring skills that they may never have had to use before and may be wondering what is the best way to accomplish certain tasks. Caring for a wheelchair may be one of those things. Often we are learning about wheelchairs at the same time as our senior loved … Read more9 Wheelchair Safety Tips for Seniors

After a Natural Disaster Strikes — What Family Caregivers Can Do

Summer storm and hurricane season is upon us. Now is the time for family caregivers to begin getting their plans in place to help their senior loved ones weather the storm and pick up after a disaster. Natural disasters include events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, or earthquakes that can cause great damage and even … Read moreAfter a Natural Disaster Strikes — What Family Caregivers Can Do

Elder Orphans — Raising Family Caregiver Awareness on the Senior Care Corner® Podcast

Millions of older adults receive care and support from loved ones. For many, it’s those family caregivers who enable them to age in place successfully. But more than 20% of current seniors — and even higher percentages of future seniors — don’t have spouses, partners, or children to care for or about them. In addition, … Read moreElder Orphans — Raising Family Caregiver Awareness on the Senior Care Corner® Podcast

Celebrating Seniors’ Independence & Helping Them Maintain It

Independence is a goal held dear by many seniors and their loved ones, not just on the 4th of July but year-round. Families celebrate Independence Day in the US with picnics, parades, baseball games, concerts, and fireworks! While the nation celebrates Independence Day, many family caregivers continue to provide daily care for their senior loved ones. We … Read moreCelebrating Seniors’ Independence & Helping Them Maintain It

Importance of Respite for Family Caregivers and How To Find It

Family caregivers often spend long hours caring for senior loved ones and their immediate family members but take little time to care for themselves. Telling someone “care for yourself so you can care for others” is so much easier said than done for family caregivers, who struggle to find the time they need to finish … Read moreImportance of Respite for Family Caregivers and How To Find It