Holiday Safety 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

Posted in Care Tips, COVID-19, Senior Safety

Exploring Humidifiers as an Option to Reduce COPD Symptoms

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 symptoms or trigger other health problems such as: Dry, itchy, or chapped skin Nose bleeds A scratchy throat Dry eyes Aggravated asthma, … Continue reading

Posted in Care Tips, COPD, Senior Care

Overcoming Feelings of Family Caregiver Guilt

Family caregivers give so much of themselves to look after their loved ones, frequently surrendering their own needs throughout the journey. One might presume that with such a rewarding role, in home caregivers would feel good about themselves, rich in self-esteem and sense of purpose, but sometimes caregiver guilt can get the best of them. … Continue reading

Posted in Caregiving, Respite Care

Is It Forgetfulness or Dementia? Here’s How to Tell Them Apart

You entirely forgot about the doctor’s appointment scheduled for last Friday, misplaced your glasses for the umpteenth time, and cannot remember the name of the new neighbor for the life of you. Is all of this just a typical part of aging, or could it be the start of Alzheimer’s disease? Is it simple forgetfulness … Continue reading

Posted in Arthritis, Dementia, Senior Care

Senior Care 101: Safely Disposing of Medications

With so many seniors taking numerous prescriptions, and with physicians adding and changing dosages and medications to find just the right solutions, it’s essential to understand what to do when they are no longer needed or have expired. There are several options for safely disposing of medications: Check labels. The prescription’s label or informational literature … Continue reading

Posted in Caregiving, Home Care Services, Medications