Category Archives: Care Tips

Tips for Success in a New Family Caregiver Role

  It might have come totally out of nowhere: an unexpected fall that led to a fractured hip as well as the need for Mom to have help and support to stay at home. Or, it may have been building up over the years, such as through the slow and incremental progression of Alzheimer’s. Regardless of … Continue reading

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Dementia Care Strategy: The Benefits of Creating a Memory Book

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss Memories are the glue that binds together our past with who we are today; and for someone with dementia, confusion around these memories can have a deep impact. One of our goals in taking care of seniors … Continue reading

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Mental Health in Seniors: Help for Holiday Sadness

Mental health in seniors is important year-round, but especially during the holidays. In spite of its reputation for being a season of joy, for many seniors, the holidays are a time of deep sadness. Yearning for holidays past, grief over the loss of loved ones, and difficult changes to health can magnify all through the … Continue reading

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Safe Holidays for Older Adults During COVID-19

Think about the most perfect holiday season you are able to imagine. While that image can vary slightly for each of us, it may include good food, gifts, lights, and traditions handed down through the generations. Yet what absolutely rings true for everyone is the satisfaction in spending time with the ones we love. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Exploring Humidifiers as an Option to Reduce COPD Exacerbation

For senior loved ones and those with lung conditions such as COPD, maintaining the best possible air quality in the house is essential. Air that is too dry, for instance, may induce COPD exacerbation or trigger other health problems such as: Dry, itchy, or chapped skin Nose bleeds A scratchy throat Dry eyes Aggravated asthma, … Continue reading

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