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How to Provide Care for a Loved One without Straining Family Relationships

Any way you slice it, caring for elderly relatives can create a messy family dynamic. If you’ve been shouldering most of the caregiving burden alone, here’s how to let family members know that you could use their help without damaging your relationships.

Coping When a Loved One Has Hearing Loss

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 open [...]

Talking to Dad about Home Care Services for Mom

Your mother and father have been married for over 60 years. They met shortly after he returned home from World War II, fell in love, and were quickly married. For the most part, they had a wonderful marriage, but they certainly had challenges along the way. Your mother recently suffered from a stroke and while [...]

By |2018-02-15T07:25:43-05:00February 15, 2018|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: |

Talking to Relatives About Home Care for Elderly Loved Ones

Mary knew that it was time to talk to her sisters about their father's failing health, but she dreaded the conversation. He'd been declining for months, but since her sisters lived all across the country, they hadn't seen the problem for themselves. Home care was the right option, but she had a feeling that her [...]

By |2017-12-04T12:12:25-05:00December 4, 2017|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , |

Supporting your Parent after a Fall

Elder Care in Chapel Hill NC Falls are the number one cause of injury among the elderly population. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is admitted to the emergency center due to a fall. But while the physical effects such as hip fractures and broken bones can be devastating, sometimes it is the emotional wounds [...]

By |2017-12-11T06:54:04-05:00February 2, 2017|Categories: Injury Prevention & Home Safety, Senior Care Advice|Tags: |

How Can Age Affect Your Loved One’s Ability to Drive?

Senior Care in Raleigh NC Your elderly loved one may not feel as though much has changed for her over the years and she could be right, to a certain extent. The truth is, however, that aging can affect your loved one's ability to drive safely in a variety of ways. Changes to Eyesight and [...]

By |2017-12-06T10:53:01-05:00November 3, 2016|Categories: Senior Care Advice, Vision & Eye Health|Tags: |

Tips for Helping Your Parent Enjoy Reading More

Home Care in Apex NC October 2 through 8 is Great Books Week. This is the ideal opportunity to get your aging parent reading more so that they can keep their mind active and engaged, improve their cognitive processing and memory skills, and enjoy constructive entertainment that can connect them with others through a reading [...]

By |2017-12-15T14:48:00-05:00September 22, 2016|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: |

Is Your Loved One with COPD Resisting Pulmonary Therapy and Rehab?

Home Care in Garner NC Loved ones who have been diagnosed with COPD may also have something called pulmonary therapy or pulmonary rehab prescribed by their doctor. Some loved ones resist this type of program, however, and opt not to take advantage of it. What Pulmonary Rehabilitation Does Pulmonary rehabilitation or therapy helps your loved [...]

By |2017-12-15T14:55:24-05:00August 10, 2016|Categories: Health & Wellness, Senior Care Advice|Tags: , |
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