What Happens When Caregiving Ends?

When you are in the depths of caregiving, it can seem like there’s no end in sight. After all, so much of your time and energy has gone into looking after someone in their final stage of life, which can be all-consuming. It can almost…

How Technology Is Changing Caregiving

It would be hard to deny that technology is changing everything, right? With the touch of a smart phone, we can order groceries, electronics, the latest television shows—even track the number of steps we walk each day. As every year passes by, it seems technology…

How Siblings Can Support An Aging Parent And Keep Conflicts At Bay

Without a doubt, caregiving for a parent can take a family toll. With the new parent/child dynamic that ensues when looking after an elderly mother or father, there can also be tension over responsibilities, obligations, as well as emotions. It’s important to keep in mind…

What Are Continuing Care Retirement Communities?

More than likely, you are familiar with the concepts of nursing homes and assisted living facilities—right? These are common options for seniors, providing much-needed care and attention to those getting on in years who require medical assistance and day-to-day care. But what about CCRCs? Continuing…

Medicare vs. Medicaid

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the attempts at modifying it over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about two important governmental health services: Medicare and Medicaid. If you’re not familiar with the differences between both, they…

Keeping Your Parents Healthy In Their Golden Years

We all want to see our parents to be healthy, active and happy as they reach the “golden years.” Here are 5 tips to support and encourage them.   Tip #1: Quit Smoking. If your parent smokes, encourage them to quit. Most of us know…

The 411 on Elderly Insomnia

Did you know that insomnia in seniors is very common, affecting nearly 50% of all adults 60 and older?   There are few things that can be more tiresome—literally and figuratively—than suffering from lack of sleep, whether it’s for several nights in a row or…

Valuable Activities for Dementia Patients

More than ever, it’s important for our loved ones with dementia to stay active, alert and engaged. After all, progress with such a challenging disease does not come from feeling withdrawn; in fact, maintaining certain practices can reduce the effects of memory impairment, contributing meaningfully…

Autumn Safety Tips

Just as quickly as the leave are changing, so could an elderly loved one. It’s important to keep in mind continuous safety precautions and have regular home checks as the season’s change. Fall home maintenance can be difficult for an aging loved one living along…

Activities For Your Loved One

As our loved one’s age, it can be difficult for them to travel or participate in certain events. Here are some activities that are easy and enjoyable to share with your loved ones. 1. Exercise – Being physically active is one of the best activities someone in…