Care for Mom


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Aug 2018

Mending Dementia Relationships

  Does your elderly parent struggle with dementia? Do you find it hard to truly connect again? We hope to help you mend that relationship with your loved one! Sometimes when your parent is in decline it’s hard to know where to start. Your parent isn’t the same anymore, so your relationship will change. Try to go with the flow and adapt to your family’s...

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Aug 2018

Nutrition and Your Elderly Parent

  There is no doubt that nutrition is a vital part of life. But how does nutrition affect your elderly parent as they age? How can you ensure that your elderly parent is getting what they need nutritionally? As we age our nutritional needs change some. Our bodies’ needs change and we need to adjust as our bodies do. Our vitamin needs change. Your parent...

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Aug 2018

Mobility and Your Elderly Parent

As we get our older, our mobility slowly decreases. How can we increase mobility in your elderly parent? Use it or Lose it First, let’s look at the use it or lose it concept. If we don’t use what we already have, we will eventually be unable to use it. For example, as we age we get slower, we all know this. But if we...

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13

Jul 2018

Nursing Homes, Assisted and Independent Living – What are the differences?

When it comes to caring for our elderly parents, which is better, nursing homes, assisted living, or independent living? With so many different options, finding the best solution is only a matter of time. Nursing Home,  Assisted or Independent Living Differences There are several key differences between nursing homes, assisted living and independent living. The biggest are listed below Meals Independent living, in most cases,...

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Jun 2018

Respite Care – Remembering to Take Care of Yourself

One of the most underutilized programs for families caring for an aging parent is Respite Care. It is normal for most family caregivers to forget to care for themselves.   Remembering to Take Care of Yourself   When caring for an aging parent, it’s essential that you take care of yourself first. It’s like a personal medical issue when you break a bone or something...

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15

Jun 2018

Helpful Non-Medical Equipment for Mom

When it comes to items that can help Mom around the house, the first things that come to mind are medical equipment, kitchen gadgets that make things a little easier, items to help with balance issues, or even items to keep Mom safe in the bathroom. But what about just everyday general items that would make life just that much easier? Technology As technology is...

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11

May 2018

5 Ways to Help Your Elderly Mom with Personal Hygiene

Sometimes in the still of the night, when peace and calm surround you, your mind wanders to the past when your mom took great care and pride in how she presented herself to others. She always looked well dressed and took great care of her personal hygiene. Now things have significantly changed, she is consistently letting her daily care habits slip away. It seems like...

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May 2018

5 Top Tips for Teaching the Elderly

As we age, our senses, such as hearing, seeing, and touch are not as keen as they used to be. To help your mom understand new routines, medications, or daily care needs you may need to change your teaching methods. Here are five areas that most often need adjusting: Hearing issues~ by talking slowly and keeping your voice at the same volume, you will be...

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23

Mar 2018

How To Get Your Aging Parent To Take Their Medications

The sheer number of medications that many older adults take on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It’s not uncommon for seniors to take more than fifteen different medications a day. There are various reasons why seniors do not like to take their medicine on a regular basis. “Back in the day” there wasn’t a pill for everything like there is in today’s world. It...

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09

Mar 2018

Helpful Tips on How to Relocate Your Elderly Parent

Today is a sad day in your life; you have made the painstaking decision to relocate your elderly parent. Are you unsure of what to work on first to prepare the both of you for the move? Here are helpful tips we share with our clients on how to relocate your elderly parent: Keeping the lines of communication open with your aging parent is vital...

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