Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Proactively Planning Ahead for Our Dear Seniors

By Kaye Swain My senior mom is doing fairly well. She's definitely not as active as she was about four years ago. Two surgeries coupled with some ongoing health issues have definitely slowed her down a bit. We're both quite excited, though, that she is having fewer allergy symptoms here in the evergreen and lovely…
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Signs You Might be Burnt Out as a Caregiver

  [caption id="attachment_3667" align="alignright" width="300"] Caregiver Burnout[/caption] By Alex Faubel Alex enjoys writing about topics related to healthcare and wellness. Today she writes on behalf of Homewatch Caregivers, the nation’s leader in home care services.    Many ailing seniors value their independence and strive to avoid having to leave the comfort and familiarity of their…
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Aging in Place Options Part 2

By Kaye Swain I wrote about bathroom "aging in place options" in Part 1. Today I wanted to tackle some other parts of the house -inside and out. Wheelchair Accessible My mom is still able to walk around so we are not in need of this right now. But when my dad was using a…
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Are you teaching your parents to be helpless?

Blog by Joy Loverde  People who know me know that I speak my mind when it comes to family caregivers who go overboard with their eldercare  responsibilities. To learn more about this, listen now to my recent radio interview with Frank Samson, host of The Aging Boomers Radio Show There are many reasons why family…
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2 Easy Travel Tips for Long Trips With Elderly Seniors

Are you planning on any traveling with your elderly parents this year - for holiday visits with long distance family members or perhaps just to have a fun trip out to see sights and enjoy lovely scenery? My senior mom and I just returned from a 7 hour drive to visit some of her great-grandkids.…
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Helping Your Elderly Parent Use a New Remote Control

By Kaye Swain Caring for our elderly parents brings many challenges, doesn't it! Some are huge - often health related. Some are tiny. All can be another source of irritation for a beloved senior who is already feeling frustrated over all the changes aging is wreaking in their life. While we can't always fix the…
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Househunting Challenges When Elderly Parents Live With You

by Kaye Swain Moving is challenging, isn't it! And if you have a senior parent living with you, that can definitely add some extra challenges to the process. The last time my mom and I moved, our priorities were: A bedroom, bathroom with a shower or a safe low tub, and laundry room on the…
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Hospital Stays and Your Elderly Parent

by  Jennifer Kazmaier If you are caring for an aging parent you have likely had an encounter with the hospital. The hospital offers essential healthcare services to diagnose and treat serious illness and injury, however once the presenting problem is dealt with, rehabilitation and recovery happens outside of the hospital, often in your own home.…
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Caring For Elders with Parkinson’s Disease

by Martha June Whitman Caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease can be an increasingly difficult task if you are not a professional caregiver. It is a progressive disease that presents new symptoms as time goes on. Parkinson’s is caused by the loss of nerve cells in the substantia nigra, the part of the brain that…
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