1. The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

    When you’re a caregiver, you spend most, if not all, of your time concerned with the health and happiness of others. However, it doesn’t help anyone if you’re not taking the time to take care of yourself as well. It’s a cliche, but you can’t pour from an empty cup. Help yourself, and then you will be better able to help your aging loved one. You might think that you don’t have time to …Read More

  2. Exercise Tips for Seniors

    Exercise is important at any age, but seniors in particular can benefit in many ways. Staying physically active can help you control your weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke. In addition, strengthening your muscles, tendons, and ligaments through working out fights osteoporosis and reduces the risk of falls. This means that seniors who work…Read More

  3. Home Security Tips for Your Traveling Senior Parent

    During the holidays, it’s common to bring along an elderly parent on your vacation. Whether you are traveling to visit another family member for the weekend or finally taking that trip to Mexico, taking your senior parent with you is a great way to create new memories with them and reminisce about old ones. The quality time you get with your parents during a vacation is absolutely worth your tim…Read More

  4. Essential Qualities of an In-Home Caregiver

    When you hire someone to provide your elderly loved one with in-home care, you want to do everything to ensure that they are the right match for your needs. Even if they have the right qualifications, not everyone will have the right qualities to make them an excellent in-home health aide for the elderly. In this blog, we will go over the qualities you should look for in an in-home health aide to …Read More

  5. The Benefits of Mindfulness for Seniors

    Mindfulness has long been known to have a positive impact on those who practice it. Many people associate mindfulness with Buddhism because the concept draws a lot from the religion, but people of all belief systems use mindfulness to live happier, less anxious lives. Mindfulness is not just about meditation; it’s about being present in every moment of your life. However, meditation facilitates …Read More

  6. 5 Healthy Activities To Do With Your Aging Parent

    As your parent ages, you are likely becoming more and more concerned with their health. During this time of life, our bodies and minds go through many changes, and while not all of them are welcome, they don’t mean that your parent’s health has to decline. Seniors can stay healthy both mentally and physically by staying active. If you need some activities for your senior parent to help keep th…Read More

  7. Alzheimer’s Disease: How to Prevent Wandering

    It is very common for seniors to suffer from dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, with roughly 5.3 million people over 65 affected by it. Alzheimer’s impacts memory and other cognitive abilities, with symptoms that worsen to the point that many people completely forget their loved ones. As can be expected, Alzheimer’s can be quite distressing to both those who s…Read More

  8. Your Senior Parent Needs Independence

    One of the strangest parts of your parents getting older is the element of role reversal. When you were young, they took care of you, making sure that you were fed, clothed, and safe. Now that your parent is no longer able to take care of themselves, you must now step up. For many adult children, this can be overwhelming, but it is also rewarding. However, just because you are caring for them, doe…Read More

  9. Why Socialization is Crucial for Older Adults

    When we're younger, we have friends to surround us. Whether they're friends from college, work, or hobbies, they're around for talking, going to parties, and all those events that make life special. However, once we get older, we start to lose our friends. The loss of dear friends and acquaintances is an invisible, painful struggle for many older adults. While family can fill many holes, grief and…Read More

  10. 4 Ways To Prevent Falling at Home

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three seniors will end up falling at home this year; and, out of those who do fall, only half will talk to their physician about it. Falls are the number one reason seniors end up with cuts, fractures, brain and other serious head injuries that can end up being fatal. Even when a fall isn’t serious, it can still be fri…Read More