1. Meal Prep Tips for Busy Caregivers

    Caregiving takes up a lot of your time, and one area that may be particularly time-consuming for you is preparing meals. Between planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning, it can feel like a full-time job. Not only that, making meals for a senior loved one can be complicated, whether they have many dietary restrictions and nutritional needs or are simply a picky eater (or both!).  Somethi…Read More

  2. Protecting Your Senior Loved One From Scammers

    You don’t want any of your loved ones to fall victim to financial exploitation, but it’s an unfortunate reality that seniors in particular are vulnerable to these threats. Many scammers target older adults because they may be more isolated and have certain cognitive issues that leave them easily confused. This is particularly devastating to this population because most are no longer working, a…Read More

  3. Insomnia and Seniors: What You Need to Know

    It’s normal to occasionally struggle to fall asleep, but for people with insomnia, sleep is a constant source of stress and anxiety. A person with insomnia may be tired all day long, then crawl into bed at night and toss and turn. This is a big problem because sleep is such an integral part of our health. Insomnia is more common than you might think, especially in the senior population. The Nati…Read More

  4. Communicating With Your Loved One With Dementia

    One of the biggest difficulties of having a loved one with dementia is that they just don’t seem like themselves anymore. Their judgment and reasoning become more and more of a struggle as the plaques and tangles in the brain begin to affect their thought process and behavior. It can be increasingly difficult to feel like they’re really hearing you, and in some cases, the person may become “…Read More

  5. Essential Tips for Arthritis Prevention and Care

    Arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation of one or more of the joints. The most common symptoms of arthritis are stiffness and pain in the joints, and this condition tends to worsen over time and can become completely debilitating. According to the CDC, roughly 54.4 million Americans have arthritis, which accounts for a quarter of the country. While arthritis doesn’t discriminate w…Read More

  6. How Home Health Care Empowers Caregivers

    When you become a caregiver of a senior loved one, your priorities change. You want them to have the highest quality of life possible, but you can’t spend all of your time with them. You have other loved ones, and your own needs, to think about. This is the main reason why we offer home health care in Naples: to give your elderly loved one the care they need while giving you the freedom you need…Read More

  7. How Private Home Care Can Help Ease Family Tension

    Caring for an aging parent is stressful. You have to learn how to navigate a new kind of relationship with your parent and determine the best course of care, and oftentimes, this causes tension within the family. If you have siblings, you may all have different ideas about what’s best for Mom or Dad, and the anxiety of your parent’s deteriorating health may stir up old baggage in even the most…Read More

  8. 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

  9. Is Holiday Travel Safe for Dementia Patients?

    As the holidays approach, you may be wondering whether or not it is appropriate to travel with your loved one with dementia. While travel is still possible for many people with dementia, it’s important to be thoughtful about this decision and whether or not your loved one will be truly safe and comfortable. In this article, we have outlined some factors to consider when deciding whether or not t…Read More

  10. 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