Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.1 million Americans aged 60 and above. Once this condition strikes, your elderly loved ones may start showing signs of increasing forgetfulness, decreased cognitive abilities, mild confusion, mood swings and personality changes. Over time, their condition may worsen until it reaches a point when they can no longer function normally. When…Details
Studies show that seniors that lead a more active lifestyle stay healthier, retain their cognitive functions and independence longer, and enjoy a higher quality of life as compared to those who have a more sedentary lifestyle. Aren’t these reasons enough for you to help keep them physically, mentally and socially active? However, if you can’t…Details
Providing in-home care for your elderly loved ones makes a lot of sense. It can provide them the level of care that they need without even leaving the comfort and security of their own home. Recent studies indicate that an overwhelming majority (85%) of seniors prefer to stay in their own homes for as long…Details
There are many good reasons why you need to choose a highly trained and dependable caregiver to take care of elderly loved ones. While you can provide them with the love and care that they need to allow them to stay in their own home for as long as possible, you will need some outside…Details
Finding the best Alzheimer caregiver for your loved ones can be quite a challenge. You need to find someone who can cope with their ever changing patterns of behavior and diminishing abilities. You need to find someone whom you can trust to take care of them so you can put your mind at ease even…Details
Facing the End of Life Facing hospice care is often onerous and fraught with apprehension, not only for the loved one in need, but for the Caregiver as well. While the uninformed may view hospice care as a kind of “giving up,” nothing can be further from the truth. Fortunately, there are home care providers…Details
Hydrate! Drink plenty of water before, during and after physical activity to avoid dehydration. For low-calorie flavor, add slices of your favorite fruits such as melon, oranges, berries or even cucumber or mint to a pitcher of water and refrigerate for two hours.Details
In order to ensure that you or a loved one makes a smooth transition from hospital to home, you have to ask and answer a few questions first.
Where will you or your loved one go? Your own home, a family member’s home or another facility?
Will you need help getting to doctor’s appointments or the pharmacy?
Who will assist you in meal preparation, bathing, or other activities of daily living?
How long will you need the assistance of another?Details