Tag: #ElderCare


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Oct 2018

5 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Winter is just around the corner.  There are many safety precautions your mom will need to be aware of this winter. Is your mom prepared? Have an Emergency kit: You can find a list of some items you will need for an emergency kit here. Emergency kits would be great or snow storms that could knock power out (Add a couple of blankets and hand...

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12

Oct 2018

7 Hobbies for Seniors

  It is always important to nurture hobbies and social relationships, so that shouldn’t stop as you age. It becomes harder for senior’s and the elderly to continue to do the same hobbies they have loved. Spending time doing hobbies you love and being social can, among many other things, improve cognitive function and keep your emotional health stable. : Crafting: Knitting, crocheting and scrapbooking...

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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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21

Sep 2018

Top 10 Tips for Disaster Preparedness

  With hurricane Florence having just gone through the east coast, it makes us all think about what more we can do to be prepared if disaster should strike. Disaster preparedness is especially important for the elderly. “Disaster” is not limited to hurricanes alone. Snow storms, tornadoes, widespread power outages, etc are included in this category. Are you prepared? Use a backpack or other bag...

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07

Sep 2018

Symptoms of Dementia

  Is your loved one repeating themselves or forgetting things they usually wouldn’t? It can be difficult when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia. But what if you’re unsure? “Does my loved one have dementia?” may run through your mind. Today, we will look at the most common signs and symptoms of dementia. Memory/Cognitive Forgetting everyday tasks: Is your mom forgetting to take care...

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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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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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27

Jul 2018

Taking Your Elderly Parent on Vacation

Family vacations are meant to be an enjoyable event. But what happens when Grandma or Grandpa are living with you and you start including them in the family trip? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed but with some pre-planning things will go smoothly. What to Consider Getting excited about a family vacation is an amazing feeling, but when you have aging parents joining you, there are...

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