Nobody likes to feel alone, but for seniors aged 65-and-over, loneliness can be a constant companion. Chronic health conditions, lack of transportation and poor mobility can all leave seniors feeling lonely, depressed and unappreciated. If those negative feelings persist, they can cause serious health problems that eventually threaten an elderly person’s independence.
If you’re caring for an aging in place loved one, coming up with some fun activities to get them outside the house can be challenging. If this sounds all too familiar, here are 4 great ways to convince your loved one to head outdoors.
As a person ages, it’s not uncommon for them to start losing their appetite for one reason or another. But when that senior lives alone, a loss of appetite can cause rapid weight loss that quickly places their freedom and independence at risk. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place elderly loved one who’s not interested in eating due to a loss of appetite, try these taste bud-tantalizing meal ideas.
Depression is quite common in seniors and if allowed to persist the physical and emotional toll upon their lives can be devastating. On the positive side, because depression isn’t a normal part of the aging process itself it is a very treatable condition.
If you’re currently looking after an aging in place loved one, knowing how to keep seniors socially active may not be one of your caregiving priorities. But countless studies have shown that it’s vitally important to do so to ensure that your loved one enjoys a better quality of life.
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 homebound [...]
"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 the [...]
Caregiver in Cary NC: Is Your Elderly Loved One Fibbing to Her Doctor? As amazing as it might sounds, some elderly loved ones aren't completely honest with their doctors. Some are afraid of losing their independence or having to admit that they need more help than they want. As your loved one's family [...]
Elder Care in Raleigh NC: Helping your Aging Parent Quit Smoking It can seem overwhelming for an aging parent to consider quitting smoking. They have probably undertaken the goal countless times before only to have gone back to a habit that is certainly hard to break. Motivating factors are important to ensuring success. [...]
Caregiver in Garner NC: Useful Easter Basket Treats for a Senior’s Kitchen April 16 is Easter and if you have children you are likely thinking about egg hunts and baskets full of treats. As a family caregiver it is important that you remember you do not have to overlook your elderly loved one [...]