Elder Care


05

Oct 2018

8 Benefits of Having a Caregiver

Have you been investigating the idea of getting/hiring a caregiver for your loved one? There are so many great benefits to having a caregiver. Reducing stress is just one great benefit. We wanted to share some additional benefits of hiring a caregiver. Reduces Stress: on you and other family members Medication monitoring: Help with making sure they are taking their medications Food prep and meal...

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14

Sep 2018

Top 7 Duties of a Caregiver

  Have you ever wondered what it is that a caregiver does?  Caregiver duties have a very wide range and vary greatly depending on the need. Whether you are the caregiver or you have some “outside” help, Here are the top 7 duties a caregiver possesses:   A caregiver will assess the needs of your loved one to determine the amount of care and specifically...

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31

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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24

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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17

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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10

Aug 2018

Tips for Traveling With Your Elderly Parent

Taking care of an elderly parent can be exhausting to say the least. Traveling with your elderly parent can be just as tricky and vacations often get neglected. So what do you do? You plan with care and consideration for what your mom or dad might need.   Preparation Planning is huge when traveling regardless, but there are extra steps needed for someone who needs...

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03

Aug 2018

6 Summertime Tips for Elderly Parents

Summertime Tips for Elderly There is a lot to think about when it comes to caring for an elderly parent, like daily care, hygiene, moving in with you or staying in their own home. But have you ever thought about how to keep your elderly parent or loved one cool in the summer time?  There are many ways now that you can keep your family...

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20

Jul 2018

Ways To Pay for Elder Care

For many of our seniors, social security retirement won’t be enough to pay for living expenses after they retire. While this might seem frustrating, there are many options to help pay for senior living expenses. What are my options? First of all, Idaho is among the least expensive states for senior care, with in-home care averaging $20.75 an hour across the state. While full-time care...

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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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01

Jun 2018

How to Have an End of Life Discussion With Your Parents

Several times in the past you have tried to start the end of life conversation with your parents, but the discussion seems to go off into another direction. Here are some talking points to you help get the conversation started: Listen without judgment or correction Find out what their fears and worries are about dying Their answers might surprise you Learn about their medical wishes...

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