Archive for the Senior Health Concerns Category

The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

In 2014, when I flew out to visit old family friends “Ginny and Lars,” I was sad to see Ginny meeting me at the airport in a scooter. Since her di

Falls, Parents Care, Physical Therapy, Senior Health Concerns

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Exercising the Aging Brain

Exercising the Aging Brain

A regular cognitive workout can improve your concentration, comprehension, and recall in everyday life. The more you challenge your brain, the more br

Parents Care, Senior Health Concerns

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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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Help for Senior Urinary Incontinence

Help for Senior Urinary Incontinence

A few years ago, “Tammy” called us in desperation.  Between working every day and caring for her aging mother, Tammy was burning the candle at bo

Caregivers, Caregiving, Home Care, In-Home Care, Senior Health Concerns

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Diabetes Risk and Seniors: Do You Know The Symptoms?

Diabetes Risk and Seniors:  Do You Know The Symptoms?

“Shirley” was one of our senior care clients who had diabetes.  After a family member incorrectly trimmed her toenails, she suffered a serious in

Diabetes, Parents Care, Senior Health Concerns

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5 Commons Errors in Taking Care of Elderly Parents

5 Commons Errors in Taking Care of Elderly Parents

There are no fool-proof maps than can show the best way to care for an elderly parent.  But there are some common “potholes” that can make the ro

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Family Caregivers, In-Home Care, Parents Care, Senior Driving, Senior Health Concerns

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Why Your Elderly Parents Might Be Petty and Demanding

Why Your Elderly Parents Might Be Petty and Demanding

Are elderly parents petty and demanding? Someone actually found our blog by searching Google with that question.  You can just imagine her frustra

Boundaries, Caregiving, Mental Health, Parents Care, Senior Health Concerns

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Senior Mental Health: Combat the Holiday Blues

Senior Mental Health:  Combat the Holiday Blues

After one Christmas, “Marion” called our office, incensed that someone had called to wish her a happy birthday and a merry Christmas.  As a provi

Holidays, Mental Health, Senior Health Concerns

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Furniture-Walking 101

Furniture-Walking 101

Today, an insurance case manager called me with a referral for homemaking and companion home care services.  As we were discussing the case and excha

Falls, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Senior Health Concerns

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Lean On Me . . . But Not Too Much

Lean On Me . . . But Not Too Much

Even I am getting to the age when some of my friends are dying.  In fact, my friend Rose, age 57, died this weekend after a long and courageous battl

Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Health Concerns

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