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By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on January 12, 2021

Caregiving can be a rewarding job, but it can also be challenging. To make the role easier, you should find ways to reduce stress, enhance your mood, and simplify your daily tasks. Here are some creative ways to help you stave off caregiver burnout. 1. Write Down Daily Goals While…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on January 5, 2021

More than 36 million seniors fall each year. When your senior loved one falls, poor balance or aging may not be to blame. An underlying medical condition could have caused the fall to occur. Make sure the doctor thoroughly examines your loved one after a fall to prevent them from…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on December 29, 2020

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s are often classified as either cognitive (affecting thinking and memory) or non-cognitive (affecting mood and emotion). Non-cognitive symptoms can be the most difficult to recognize and address, and they’re among the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s.  Difficulty Sleeping A majority of seniors with Alzheimer’s have difficulty sleeping,…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on December 22, 2020

Over time, a painful hip joint can grow from irritating to unbearable. When hip pain becomes persistent and interferes with mobility, a doctor might recommend a total hip replacement. A partial hip replacement involves replacing the damaged hip ball, while a total hip replacement requires both a new ball and…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on December 15, 2020

After a senior experiences a stroke, there’s a long road to recovery ahead, and one of the steps family caregivers need to take is ensuring their elderly loved ones have living environments that are as safe as possible. Here are a few suggestions for helping your loved one remain safe…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on December 8, 2020

Resilience is the ability to accept and adapt to changes in life that are often challenging. For example, instead of sulking at home, a resilient person might choose to look for a new job if the company he or she works at closes. Seniors often face some of the most…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on November 24, 2020

Lifelong exercise is important for staying strong and healthy. However, some seniors have physical limitations that prevent them from performing certain exercises, such as jogging or weight lifting, while others have never exercised regularly and may even feel they’re too old to start. If your senior loved one has concerns…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on November 17, 2020

Seniors have many different needs, which can sometimes make it difficult to come up with a comprehensive care plan for an older loved one on your own. Home care services include many options you can choose from to give your loved one the best care possible. When you arrange for…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on November 10, 2020

Knitting is an ideal hobby for seniors. The cost of knitting, crocheting, and similar yarn arts can be relatively small depending on the projects chosen. Many seniors love to knit. Whether they choose to do it on looms or with needles, there are many surprising benefits to knitting. 1. Improves…

By Monica Cordero, 9:00 am on November 3, 2020

Surgery is challenging for many seniors to recover from when they first get home. On top of having slower healing times, seniors often face challenges with taking care of their bodies. Providing your aging loved one with support helps him or her avoid having to return to the hospital to…