What Is Good Respiratory Hygiene?

The coronavirus pandemic is making people think about a lot of different situations that might not have been as important otherwise. As your senior’s caregiver, helping her to have good respiratory hygiene helps her with so many issues, not just avoiding COVID-19. But if your elderly family member hasn’t had to know the very fine…

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How to Cope with Chemotherapy Side Effects Naturally

If your older family member has been diagnosed with cancer and will begin chemotherapy treatment soon, you may be concerned about side effects and how to deal with them. The first thing you should do is to speak with the doctor about the kinds of side effects they might experience with the kinds of chemotherapy…

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Let Senior Care Help Your Parent Stay Safe on Outings During Coronavirus Outbreak

In some ways, the COVID-19 virus has brought out the best in many people, including business owners. For example, many grocery stores and big box stores are making changes to their regular schedules to offer people at higher risk for the virus, like older adults, a chance to shop before the store is open to…

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Who Might Need a Gluten Free Diet?

There is so much unfounded information out there regarding what people should and should not eat that it can be hard to determine what’s right or wrong for your aging relative. One diet that there is a lot of confusion about is the gluten-free diet. Gluten has been blamed, sometimes wrongly, for all kinds of…

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5 Ways Seniors Can Save Money on Home Energy Costs

Many family caregivers help their aging relatives financially. They may assist by managing the senior’s budget and helping them to pay bills. Some family caregivers even contribute their own money to the older adult’s care and bills. One of the bigger bills an older adult may have to pay is their monthly energy bill. If…

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Is it Possible to Get Better at Accepting Assistance?

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Accepting help is a big hurdle to clear, especially if you’re convinced that no one wants to help you and your senior. It really is possible for you to get a lot better at both recognizing and accepting the help that you need. Don’t Beat Around the Bush with Friends and Family Believe it or…

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What Can You Do to Facilitate Difficult Conversations?

As a caregiver, there are always talks you need to have with your senior, but some of them are more difficult than others are. Some of the really difficult conversations, especially the ones involving end-of-life issues, might be the ones you’ve been putting off the longest. Keep the Emphasis on What She’s Able to Do…

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Where Can Elderly Care Take Your Parent?

Making the decision to give up driving can be very difficult for an older adult. They may believe it will limit their normal activities and leave them stranded at home. The thought of having to wait for friends of family members to give them rides might be frustrating. In fact, they may even find it…

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Four Ways to Help Your Senior Interact More with Others

If your elderly family member isn’t being as social as she used to be, there are likely reasons for that. Avoiding other people can be detrimental emotionally and mentally, so it’s important to find ways for your senior to socialize that help her to feel connected and engaged. What Kinds of Interactions Does Your Senior…

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Is It a Cold or the Flu? Know the Differences

Peak flu season hits each year when cooler weather hits. Windows are closed so inside air is trapped. People gather in homes for holiday and New Year gatherings after flights, long car rides, and train or bus rides. How can you tell if it’s the flu or a cold? If it is the flu, your…

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