Helpful Hints for Delivering Bad News to Senior Parents

Helpful Hints for Delivering Bad News to Senior Parents

Delivering bad news is tough, no matter who it is. It’s especially tough when you must deliver it to a family member or senior parents. Our tips can help you know how to talk about negative news with honesty and compassion. Read on for more info…. 

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Deciding When Your Senior Loved One Should No Longer Drive

Deciding When Your Senior Loved One Should No Longer Drive

It’s a hard decision to make. When do you take the car keys away from the senior in your life? While many things go into this decision, getting input from your loved one’s doctor, as well as any other caregivers, can make it a little easier. This way you won’t be making the choice alone.  

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Are You Providing Care for an Aging Parent or Loved One?

Are You Providing Care for an Aging Parent or Loved One?

If you're taking care of an elderly mother or father or dealing with the demands of helping a loved one or friend who is chronically sick, elderly or disabled, you’re not alone. You are one of millions of Americans who take care of an aging adult. Family caregivers comprise about 80 percent of at home care, but as opposed to registered nurses and home health aides, they are unpaid for their kindly acts. 

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How to Find a Home Care Helper for Your Aging Parent

How to Find a Home Care Helper for Your Aging Parent

The key to choosing the ideal home care agency is knowing the amount of care needed by your mother or father. There are primarily two categories of in-home care: custodial care and professional care. Custodial care includes help with shopping, housekeeping, preparing meals, and also personal care like dressing, feeding and bathing. Skilled care, on the other hand, attends to the medical requirements of the senior. Some companies provide only one type of care while others have both choices. 

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4 Ways to Help Seniors With Alzheimer’s Enjoy the Holidays More

4 Ways to Help Seniors With Alzheimer’s Enjoy the Holidays More

There’s no doubt about it—the holiday season is the busiest of the year and can throw our normal routines into chaos. For seniors who deal with Alzheimer’s, this change of routine can be quite stressful. With all the traditions of family, visits from relatives, and endless activities, It can be exhausting for old and young alike! Here are a few tips to help seniors with Alzheimer’s find the holidays more enjoyable:  

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Tips on Communicating with a Loved One with Dementia

Tips on Communicating with a Loved One with Dementia

It can be painful, even frightening, to watch the deterioration of the once-bright and active mind of a family member suffering with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. What can begin as simple forgetfulness can slowly turn into serious and extreme impairment and as it progresses, our loved one’s ability to function independently disappears, as well as certain personality traits that defined that person. 

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