Posts Tagged care for older people

Aging in Place: Making Your Home Work for You

Aging in Place: Making Your Home Work for You

As we get older, many of our homes no longer work as well for us.  But most of us want to remain in the homes we love. Fortunately, there are many

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

“Sue” was one of our dementia clients with a daughter who was ahead of the technology curve. Five years ago, when we were caring for her mom, she

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Technology

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Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

As adult children taking care of elderly parents, we often consume most of our caregiving time addressing the medical problems and physical limitation

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

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Care for Older People: 9 Tips for Getting Your Money’s Worth at the Doctor

Care for Older People: 9 Tips for Getting Your Money’s Worth at the Doctor

As we get older, it seems, at least for many of us, that our trips to the doctor become more and more frequent.  To make things worse, our trips are

Hospital Visits, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Pets for Seniors: Care for Older People and Their Pets

Pets for Seniors: Care for Older People and Their Pets

There is much scientific and anecdotal evidence to support the health benefits of pet ownership. According to Lynette Hart, Ph.D., studies have demons

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

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Grieving for a Loved One Who is Still Living

Grieving for a Loved One Who is Still Living

There are situations that can further complicate our ability to mourn a loss. My heart goes out to all of you who are dealing with the pain of caring

Caregiver Self Care, End of Life, Loss, Parents Care

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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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Taking Care of Elderly Parents: Fall Prevention for Seniors

Taking Care of Elderly Parents: Fall Prevention for Seniors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one out of three Americans age 65 and older falls each year. Roughly 20 percent of f

Falls

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When People with Dementia Repeat Themselves

When People with Dementia Repeat Themselves

As I was visiting with a new client to initiate services for her in her home, she told me the same story over and over and over again!  Her son told

Alzheimer's, Dementia

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4 Family Caregiver Stress Busters

4 Family Caregiver Stress Busters

First, Dad needed help monitoring his daily medications.  Soon, he needed regular at-home care.  If you are taking care of elderly parents, you unde

Boundaries, Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Senior Care Tips

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