Posts from February, 2015

2 Tips on Not Losing Your Head in Caregiving

Every good caregiver knows that self-care is an essential part of providing care for others. After all, what can make you qualified for the job if you could not even take care of yourself? When it comes to keeping your head as a caregiver, here are two pointers: Have a journal where in you can… Read More…

Turn Your Home into an Elderly-friendly Place

Here is a room-by-room guide on turning your home into a safe and comfortable place for your elderly loved one: Modify the bathroom — use non-skid mats, install grab bars in the shower or bathtub, and unplug electrical appliances when not in use. Evaluate the kitchen — keep flammable materials away from the range, and… Read More…

Elderly Woman Victim in Home Break-in

Last Wednesday at around two in the afternoon, three masked men crawled through a partially opened window of an elderly woman’s house in Lehigh Acres, Florida and, as one of them advised the latter to remain calm, the other two ransacked the victim’s ┬áhome. Some of the woman’s neighbors suspect that her home was specifically… Read More…

Balance Exercises for Senior Citizens

Many individuals lose confidence in their physical abilities as they age. Senior citizens in particular are often generalized as frail and incapable. However, this is not entirely true, especially for the members of the elderly population who do their best to engage in activities that help improve balance and maintain confidence in their capabilities. Here… Read More…

How to ‘Seniorize’ Your Home

Retirement communities are not always the answer to hassle-free aging — many senior citizens still prefer to remain in their houses, where they spent most of their years, and in cases like this, “seniorizing” one’s home is perhaps that most efficient course of action: Observe all safety measures Remove hazards in and around the house… Read More…

Things to Consider in Acquiring Professional Home Health Care Services

Hiring an outsider to care for an elderly loved one can not only be a cause of guilt among children and grandchildren but may actually have a couple of disadvantages. However, in many cases, these downsides are outweighed by the benefits of acquiring home health care from a professional. To help you making a decision,… Read More…

Healthy and Delicious Meals for Seniors with Diabetes

When it comes to dealing with diabetes among senior citizen loved ones, a balanced and healthy diet should of the greatest priority. Here are three perfectly healthy and delicious meals that you can prepare for a diabetes patient: Breakfast burrito with egg, veggies, whole wheat tortilla, salsa and low fat shredded cheese. Plain oatmeal and… Read More…

3 Helpful Pointers on Dealing with Dementia

No child was ever trained to care for a beloved parent who was diagnosed with dementia. However, people who are already in the situation seem to have a learned how with just a little help. Here are some helpful tips for you and your elderly loved one: Physical, emotional and psychological pains and difficulties can… Read More…

Senior’s Guide to Keeping in Touch with Distant Loved Ones

One of the downsides of living in a retirement facility is the fact that you can’t be with loved ones, particularly long distance family members, as often as you’d like. However, many senior citizens still manage to make the most out of this situation through various unique ways. Here are 4 of them: Set up… Read More…

Senior and Family Guide for Late Life Relocation

There comes a time in the lives of senior citizens when they have to relocate — whether they find a smaller, manageable home, or they move into a nursing facility. Whatever the reason may be, the decision to relocate should be unanimous among the parties involved, particularly the seniors and their caregivers. Here are some… Read More…