1. How to Intervene With Your Parent’s Unhealthy Habits

    When your parent enters into the “senior” age bracket, your dynamic naturally changes, and with this can come some awkwardness. You are responsible for their care, but they aren’t a child, which makes it a lot more difficult to get them to cooperate. Your parent may be particularly stubborn about letting go of certain unhealthy habits. “I’m an adult and I can do what I want.” “You’…Read More

  2. Helping Your Senior Loved One With The Changing Season

    Our clocks have “fallen back” after daylight savings time, and this has an impact on everyone in the country, even us here in Florida. While we may not be dealing with the bitter winter winds of the North, we are experiencing shorter days that may be having an impact on your senior loved one. In fact, if the elderly person in your life has Alzheimer’s, they may experience a condition known a…Read More

  3. Tips for Avoiding Falls

    Falls are one of the biggest concerns for the senior community, and for good reason: falls are the leading cause of injury for the elderly. As we age, our risk of falling increases. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to do what you can to prevent falls before they happen. Talk to Your Doctor It’s a good idea to discuss your concern about falls with your doctor. This way, you can discuss wha…Read More

  4. Should My Elderly Parent Have a Pet?

    When your parent begins to need more help to live their day-to-day life, you probably have a lot of questions about adjustments that they need to make to their lifestyle. You want to do what is in their best interest. There are some decisions that will be simple: for example, hiring a home health care aide to come visit them on a regular basis to ensure they remain healthy and happy. Other decisio…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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. 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

  10. Home Health Care After Heart Attacks

    Rushing to the hospital was not part of your daily plan. But, when you get a phone call that your parent or family member has had a heart attack, the only thing you can focus on is getting to their side as soon as possible. When your loved one experiences such a serious event it can be due to a variety of different instances. Additionally, heart attacks cause the body to go through much turmoil an…Read More