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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]