How Can You Control Your Stress Quickly as a Caregiver and Why Should You?

Stress is one thing that family caregivers are going to encounter consistently throughout their caregiving journeys. The more effectively you can get your stress under control, especially during a stressful incident, the better off you’ll be. Why Manage Stress Quickly? There are a lot of different reasons to manage your own stress levels quickly and […]

Delicious and Healthy Ideas for Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

Nutrition is important for everyone. Giving your body what it needs every day is critical to warding off illness and infection, maintaining energy, and functioning at your best so that you can make the most of every day. As a family caregiver this can be an especially important concept. As you strive to help your […]

How Can Home Care Help Dementia Sufferers?

Is your aging loved one suffering from dementia? If so, you might be wondering how they can live alone, knowing that they are suffering from symptoms like memory loss, confusion, and wild mood swings. If this is the case, home care could be the solution. Whether your loved one lives alone or in your home […]

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

May brings us Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month. Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the United States and Melanoma is the most serious of all skin cancers. Skin cancers are increasing in the elderly whose aging skin can make detection more difficult. This month of awareness is a good reminder […]

Prescription Drug Abuse and the Elderly

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Persons aged 65 years and older comprise only 13 percent of the population, yet account for more than one-third of total outpatient spending on prescription medications in the United States.” With the easy access to these drugs and the possible chronic pain or anxiety that prompted their […]

Do You Have a Care Team in Place for Your Elderly Loved One?

Having a care team for your elderly loved one may sound a little bit formal, but it gives you the opportunity to evaluate the people you can call on for help. Taking the time to write out the members in your care team can also help you to feel a little bit less alone on […]

The Importance of Exercise and Physical Activity for Senior Citizens

Exercise is one of the best things anyone can do for themselves, and that includes senior citizens. The CDC recommends that people who are 65 or older, and who have no health conditions that put limits on exercise, get a minimum of 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic exercise per week and engage in strength training […]

How to Change Your Mindset Around Taking Time Away from Caregiving

Some aspects of caregiving, such as your feelings about taking time away from caregiving, rely more on your own mindset than they do anything else. If your message to yourself as a caregiver is that you can’t take time away, then you’ll look for ways to disallow that for yourself. On the other hand, if […]

Helping your Loved One Stop Smoking

As a family caregiver, helping your loved one adapt a healthy lifestyle can be one of your most challenging tasks. After all, your parent has had years of practice and much of their day-in, day-out activity has become routine and ingrained. Changing habits is never easy. The consequences of a few lifestyle choices, however, can […]

Getting Sleep May Be Difficult When You First Hire Home Care for Mom

When you were raising your children you probably lost a lot of sleep. Especially when your kids were extremely young they may have gotten up in the middle of the night crying for one reason or another, scared, or simply not having the same sleep patterns as you did. Now that you’re older, though, your […]