Archive for the Parents Care Category

Managing Medications is Crucial to a Senior’s Well-Being

Managing Medications is Crucial to a Senior’s Well-Being

Dad cuts his daily blood pressure tablets in half to save money.  Some days, Mom forgets to take her prescription drugs.  The wrong medications.  T

Aging in Place, Medication Management, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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5 Easy Ways to Help Your Elderly Parents

5 Easy Ways to Help Your Elderly Parents

1.  Stop by for a visit . . . and bring dinner. Life gets busy, particularly for adult children in the sandwich generation who are taking care of

Aging in Place, Caregiving, Companionship, Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Family Caregiving Survival Guide #1: “I Don’t Need Help!”

Family Caregiving Survival Guide #1:  “I Don’t Need Help!”

It’s not uncommon for seniors to balk at the idea of having help at home.  It’s also not uncommon for the adult children taking care of elderly p

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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Staying Connected in the Age of Long-Distance Caregiving

Staying Connected in the Age of Long-Distance Caregiving

“Charlie” was devastated when his middle child took a new job and moved out of state.  At 65, Charlie’s health was waning, and although he was

Long Distance Caregiving, Parents Care, Technology

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Care for Older People: The Dangers of Loneliness

Care for Older People:  The Dangers of Loneliness

Connecting well with friends and family can help people stay healthier, age well, and live longer. In 2010, Harvard Women’s Health Watch reported on

Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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8 Tips to Ease the Burden for Spousal Caregivers

8 Tips to Ease the Burden for Spousal Caregivers

Approximately 6 million U.S. spousal caregivers offer in-home care to their ill, disabled, or aging spouses, but it’s often at the risk of stress-re

Aging in Place, Family Caregivers, In-Home Care, Parents Care

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Companion Home Care: More Than Keeping Up the House

Companion Home Care:  More Than Keeping Up the House

What could be more important than having a tidy home?  For our clients “Kathy” and “Bill,” it was having their dignity and pride.  As a comp

Home Care, In-Home Care, Parents Care

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Help for Senior Caregivers: How to Prevent and Detect Strokes

Help for Senior Caregivers: How to Prevent and Detect Strokes

In the next 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke. Are your elderly parents among those at highest risk? A stroke occurs when

Parents Care, Senior Health Concerns, Strokes

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What You Can Do to Help the Elderly During Cold Weather

What You Can Do to Help the Elderly During Cold Weather

I’ve had enough of Mother Nature’s winter wrath this year!  I’ve been fortunate to make it to work without a flat tire, without my car stalling

Aging in Place, Caregiving, Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Understanding Arthritis and How to Treat It

Understanding Arthritis and How to Treat It

Arthritis is more than the common aches and pains of getting older.  For the roughly 50 million Americans diagnosed with arthritis—two-thirds of th

Arthritis, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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