Insights on Service Dogs for Seniors on The Senior Care Corner® Podcast

Dogs are beloved pets to millions of families throughout the US, each day earning their “best friend” title. Growing numbers of those dogs are being given “jobs” in addition to their traditional role. In many seniors’ homes, specially-trained dogs are being asked to perform a variety of tasks including such things as fetching needed items … Read more

Smartphone Safety and Security – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

More and more seniors have been sporting smartphones (who said they wouldn’t adopt this beneficial technology? Not us!). In 2016, there were 1.5 billion smartphones sold worldwide and 70% of Americans own smartphones! This is great news for family caregivers who are introducing their senior loved ones to a variety of apps for safety, fun, … Read more

Vanquishing UTIs — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) repeatedly seems to be common for many seniors. Some seem to overcome one only to get another infection quickly. In most cases, with effective management they should be preventable. Even older adults who are incontinent should be able to remain UTI-free, according to healthcare professionals. What can family caregivers … Read more