Tag Archives: caring for the elderly

Hobbies for the Elderly to Maintain Mental Health

Elderly people respond to mental health differently than younger people. They are prone to developing more psychological disorders and can cope less effectively to triggering factors of mental impairments. Let's first take a look at how an old person lives- Retiring could be one of the most enjoyable but dreaded years in the life of…
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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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Taking Care of a Loved One During the Holidays?

By Gretchen Canedo The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful time spent with our loved ones. But if are caring for a loved one needing personal assistance in order to help them remain living at home, you know the season can quickly turn into a period of emotional stress and physical exhaustion. The best…
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Caring for the Elderly: Preventing Falls

by: Marion Somers One important concern when caring for the elderly is to prevent falls. This starts with being proactive. It's important to get your elder physically stabilized. Most elderly falls occur when they are stressed and tired, or if their environment and/or mind are cluttered. So you have to make sure they stay as…
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Gift Ideas For Nursing Home Residents

By Vivienne Montague Several things should be considered when choosing gifts for nursing home residents. How much room does the resident have? Do they have room for the gift you have in mind? Are they physically able to use the gift? Will they need help to use the gift and, if so, is the help readily…
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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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Care for Elderly Parents: Where to Find It

by: Leslee Jaquette After surviving a stroke and a two-week hospital stay, Mom needs nursing care while she embarks on a lengthy rehabilitation program. Mom is recovering, but she will never feel safe living alone again in the old home place. Her children and most other grown children, when faced with this sort of crisis,…
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Elderly Home Care – The Advantages and Disadvantages

by Bob Kohut In many ways we are now experiencing a “perfect storm” which is making elderly home care the only viable choice for taking care of many our seniors.  With declining incomes coupled with rising expenses and a rapidly aging population, retirement communities and assisted living centers are being priced beyond the reach of…
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A Hospice Story

by Bob Kohut I first learned of hospice care when an older neighbor of mine, who was like a father to me, chose to discontinue his agonizing treatment for liver cancer and go home to die.  This was in the late 1980’s and there were still a lot of people who couldn’t understand why he…
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