Numerous studies have shown that regular exercise benefits people of all ages, including those 65-and-over. Sadly, millions of aging in place elderly Americans don’t exercise like they should, which eventually has a negative effect on their health and wellbeing. On the other hand, seniors who follow a good exercise routine typically enjoy longer, healthier and happier lives.
For the past 6 months you’ve been caring for your elderly mother while also working full time and raising two school-aged kids. As a member of the Sandwich Generation, trying to balance caregiving with a job and household can be overwhelming. However, it is possible when you take this approach.
Your elderly mother is having trouble performing simple tasks, and she’s locked herself out of the house several times. The other day mom went to the bank and couldn’t remember how to get back home. Mom’s forgetfulness has now reached the point you suspect she has dementia. What should you do?
Your aging in place elderly mother is chronically ill, so you’ve been serving as her sole caregiver for several months now. But between getting mom to her doctor’s appointments and treatments, and helping her around the house, you hardly have time to take care of yourself. You’re having trouble sleeping, constantly feel stressed-out, and can’t remember the last time you went to the gym. Are you starting to get caregiver burnout?
Serving as a family caregiver for an aging in place elderly loved one is highly rewarding, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. The average family caregiver in the U.S. also juggles at least a part-time job and household with their caregiving responsibilities, which makes their lives even more challenging. What follows are some reliable respite care options when it’s time for you to take a well-deserved break.
No matter where you live, you’re going to get some nasty weather from time-to-time. Inclement weather can take many forms, including tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, high winds and heavy snowfalls. Harsh weather can be especially hard on those aged 65-and-over who also live alone.
Social media has become a powerful tool for meeting new people around-the-world, or staying in touch with friends and family members. Many Americans aged 65-and-over are homebound due to a chronic illness, disability or other reasons that makes it harder for them to interact with others. If you’re serving as a caregiver for a [...]
According to the National Institutes of Health, roughly 25% of all Americans aged 65 to 74 suffer from some form of hearing loss. For those 75-and-over, the rate is one out of two. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place elderly loved one with a hearing impairment, keeping the lines of communication [...]
Congratulations to Brenda, our Caregiver of the Month for October. She is pictured here with one of our clients and her husband. Brenda has been a member of our team for over 5 years. She has been a CNA for 9 years. She has a gift for working with the elderly. Brenda’s caring heart [...]
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford You can never stop learning, getting better and broadening your knowledge. Continuing your education benefits you in a variety of ways and [...]
Congratulations to Alma, our Caregiver of the Month for September. She is pictured here with Brian and the son of one of our clients. Art came to our office just to honor Alma because she has meant so much to him and his mother. Alma has been a member of our team for 11 [...]
Congratulations to Yvonne, our Caregiver of the Month for August. Yvonne rejoined our team this spring and we couldn’t be happier that she chose to return. We count on Yvonne for her dependable, compassionate care. She truly treats our clients like family. She has a calm and easy going demeanor that puts everyone at [...]