Shingles: What Your Senior Loved Ones – and You – Need to Know

Shingles affects more than one million people each year in the United States, with an estimated healthcare cost over a half billion dollars annually. 1 in 3 people in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Shingles is a very painful condition caused … Read more

Handwashing for the Health of It!

Everyone has germs. We as caregivers especially need to wash our hands properly and thoroughly to reduce the likelihood of spreading germs to our vulnerable seniors. We are in the time of the year when families and friends gather – – actually, we are always in that time of year – – and with the … Read more

Disposing of Seniors’ Expired or Unneeded Medications Properly

Many seniors take numerous medications that their doctors prescribed over time. Some seniors have changing medical conditions, which may mean that their medications may be changed often as a result, even before the existing supply is exhausted. What that leaves is many expired or unneeded prescription drugs with no place to go but to clutter … Read more