Tag Archives: caregiving advice

Elder Care: Prioritize Help

by: Marion Somers Caregiving can often feel like a lot to take on, but it is important to prioritize help. The first thing you must do is figure out exactly what kind of help you need. Often, your elder's needs (as well as your own) can be met by tapping into your network of family…
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Some Information on Live in Caregivers

by: Alvaro Buckley If you have a senior citizen in the family then it is imperative to give them round the clock attention so that they can go about their daily chores normally. Taking care of older people is not as easy as babysitting as they can be nasty and refuse to cooperate; because they think…
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Holiday Activities for Seniors

By Sandy L. White Do you have any Christmas activities for seniors in mind this holiday season? Are you all caught up in the sights and smells? When Christmas comes around what excites you? Is it the reuniting with friends and family? Or maybe its the ginger, mistletoe, cinnamon, and pine all rolled into one glorious…
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Eldercare – a Burden or a Blessing

If you are old enough to be getting ready for the day when your parents can no longer care for themselves, you are old enough to remember the hit television series of the 1970s -- The Waltons. That show depicted a time and a culture where our elders were not considered a burden to be…
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Enjoying Visits With Your Elderly Family Member

By Erin Treder It's not easy to see someone close to you lose her ability to communicate as she once did. As the family member of a person who is confused, you may find communicating with your loved one increasingly difficult. Alzheimer's disease and related dementia can affect a person's ability to understand information and make…
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Visiting Elderly Parents for the Holidays? – 6 Safety Signs to Watch For

By Gail McGonigle Planning for the Holidays often includes the anticipation of spending time with elderly loved ones. But, too often there's that lurking question: "Is mom or dad ok at home alone?" The realization that our parents are no longer the vibrant folks we knew is distressing. You may start wondering if caring for an…
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6 Essential Tips to Keep the Home Safe for the Elderly

by: Joseph Pressley It is common that some individuals who reach the phase of old age still remains in their home with the company of a few family members or some may live alone. Home provided for the elderly must be safe, comfortable and must be free from any hazards. It must be a place…
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What Becomes of Our Aging Relatives?

by: Andy Maingam Many sombre grandparents sit at home alone wondering if anyone actually cares anymore. Phone calls are few and far between, visits are even rarer, and when they do occur, the conversation is often shallow and semi formal. This communication frequently feels superficial to the one being visited. It's almost as if the…
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Is a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) Right For Me?

By Shelley Webb Having worked in the health care industry for almost 30 years, I can tell you that there is a definite hierarchy in the way that medical titles are perceived within the health care community.  For instance, RNs are perceived better than LPNs (or LVNs); 4 year RN grads are perceived better than 2 year…
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