By Danyelle Tippett, 9:00 am on March 7, 2018

At some point, you may want to enlist the aid of a home care provider to assist your senior loved one with daily care. While many agencies are available, you must consider various factors before deciding on which professional team to hire to ensure your loved one receives the best…

By Danyelle Tippett, 9:00 am on February 21, 2018

Strokes can halt blood flow to the brain and cause a great deal of damage. A senior’s chances of developing a stroke are greatly affected by dietary and lifestyle choices. The following tips can help you to make sure your senior loved one’s stroke risk is much lower. Cut Back…

By Danyelle Tippett, 9:00 am on February 7, 2018

There are many healthy and unhealthy food choices on the market today. Many of the unhealthy varieties have become commonplace as a matter of convenience. However, there is a large selection of foods that are particularly bad for older adults.  1. Processed Meats Luncheon meats, hot dogs, ham, and sausage…

By Danyelle Tippett, 9:00 am on January 17, 2018

Assisted living facilities aren’t a good fit for every senior. Aging adults who value their independence may be more comfortable with in-home care, which allows them to live in their own home. Here are a few reasons home care is a great alternative to assisted living.  Facilitates Independence Some seniors…

By Danyelle Tippett, 9:00 am on January 3, 2018

Most caregivers experience burnout eventually. They start feeling hopeless and withdraw from friends. Perhaps their sleep patterns change or they start to rely on unhealthy habits to make it through the day. Here are seven easy ways to prevent caregiver burnout.  1. Take Time for Yourself Every Day Make sure…

By Danyelle Tippett, 9:00 am on December 20, 2017

At some point, seniors may experience an illness, injury, or chronic condition that interferes with the ability to function. If you notice one or more of the following signs when providing care for an aging loved one, he or she may be in need of professional in-home care. 1. Cognitive…

By Danyelle Tippett, 9:00 am on December 6, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often used interchangeably to describe a condition that causes memory loss in old age. However, these health conditions are actually two separate issues. Though all seniors with Alzheimer’s disease will eventually have dementia, not all dementia is directly related to Alzheimer’s disease. Here is what…

By Danyelle Tippett, 9:00 am on November 22, 2017

Seniors need to exercise regularly to stave off many age-related conditions and enhance their overall quality of life. However, it is easy for seniors to become inactive and withdraw from routine exercise. As a family caregiver, you should promote healthy living, which includes participating in physical activities. Take a look…

By Danyelle Tippett, 9:00 am on November 8, 2017

Family caregivers who experience stress, exhaustion, and burnout have many options, including respite care. Opting for respite care allows caregivers to take a break from their responsibilities and catch up on rest and other priorities. Here are some of the benefits in-home respite care offers to family caregivers and their…

By Danyelle Tippett, 9:00 am on October 18, 2017

In the senior years, people experience many changes in regards to their memory, and their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease may increase. Here are some of the ways to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in the elderly.  Provide Social Stimulation When seniors are isolated, their brains do not thrive. Encourage…