Choosing Urgent Care Or Emergency Room — Tips For Caregivers

Medical emergencies are not uncommon for our senior loved ones who are aging in place. Family caregivers are always at the ready to help their older adults navigate the options for emergency care and get the help they need quickly. Our guest contributor is Traci Blake a senior digital marketing consultant for MultiCare Retail Health … Read moreChoosing Urgent Care Or Emergency Room — Tips For Caregivers

Eating Well While Growing Older – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

As we age, many older adults tend to change the way they eat. This change may be intentional for many and while for others it is done unknowingly. Many will eat less thinking their bodies don’t need as much food because they aren’t as physically active as they once were. This way of thinking may … Read moreEating Well While Growing Older – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Cyber Attack Prevention for Personal Medical Devices and Data – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Protecting our senior’s digital footprint has been a growing concern for many family caregivers. Lately a new menace has emerged which can be life-threatening for seniors (and caregivers) – cyber attacks of medical identity and the very medical devices that, in some instances, keep our seniors alive. We recently discussed cyber security with a former … Read moreCyber Attack Prevention for Personal Medical Devices and Data – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Holiday Online Shopping Safety — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Black Friday, the once biggest shopping day in our history which falls on the day after Thanksgiving has been outpaced by Cyber Monday. Buying online on the Monday after Thanksgiving has become the largest shopping day and it all happens with the use of technology. For some it means shopping on the computer while others … Read moreHoliday Online Shopping Safety — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

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 moreSmartphone Safety and Security – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

10 Cancer Prevention Tips Based on Trusted Research

We used to call it the “Big C.” The word cancer put fear into our hearts! Cancer is a group of diseases, not one particular kind. It is characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells in the body. This unchecked growth can lead to death. The treatment is directed at removing or … Read more10 Cancer Prevention Tips Based on Trusted Research

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 moreVanquishing UTIs — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Defeating Falls Before They Defeat Our Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Little is scarier to a family caregiver of a senior loved one than to watch them fall and feeling helpless. Rushing to their side and hoping they are not injured is all we can do in the moment. The numbers of seniors who fall every day is quite astounding. Actually, 1 in 4 people over … Read moreDefeating Falls Before They Defeat Our Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Lifestyle Medicine for Prevention and Wellness – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Lifestyle medicine — are you familiar with it? Is this something new? Is it something helpful for older adults and therefore should family caregivers encourage this intervention? According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, “Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones … Read moreLifestyle Medicine for Prevention and Wellness – Family Caregiver Quick Tip