Tips for the Sandwich Generation to Better Manage Caring for Elderly Parents

Are your older parents in need of help at home? Are you also trying to balance meeting the care needs of children and family at home? If that’s the case, you’re part of the sandwich generation – a generation of people, frequently in their 30s or 40s, who have become …

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Don’t Put It Off! Why Everyone Needs an Advance Health Care Directive

Life is often unpredictable. And though an advance health care directive can be easy enough to put off, considering end-of-life choices now can help provide peace of mind that your values and preferences about your medical care will be heard in the future. In addition, it will ease the responsibility …

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What Is Palliative Care – and Is It Appropriate for My Loved One?

What initially comes to the front of your mind when you hear the term “palliative care?” For many people, it’s associated with hospice care. The real purpose of palliative care, however, is to give comfort from effects like pain, vomiting and nausea that are a consequence of either a medical …

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Tips for Providing Alzheimer’s Support During the COVID-19 Crisis

Providing Alzheimer’s support for a loved one is often very difficult under the best of scenarios; add in a worldwide pandemic, one that calls for social distancing, personal protective equipment (PPE), and thorough sterilization of both ourselves and our home environment, and the challenge might appear impossible. Live Well at …

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Top 5 Treatment Options for Seniors with Mesothelioma

Older adults diagnosed with mesothelioma have a variety of options when it comes to treatment. The type of care your loved one receives will be determined after a doctor or specialist evaluates him or her. Since each older adult’s diagnosis is unique, treatment will vary on an individual basis. While …

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Senior Home Care Experts Share Top COVID-19 Resources for Seniors and Caregivers

Being aware of the best place to turn for the latest, most dependable information on COVID-19, particularly as it relates to older adults and family caregivers, is very important – and can be puzzling. With so many sources and different viewpoints on this subject, our senior home care team wants …

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How Geriatric Care Managers Help Families Navigate Care for a Loved One

We all desire the best for our loved ones – that goes without saying. Yet sometimes when families are involved with an older loved one’s care, feelings about what is best may clash. This can lead family members to work against each other as opposed to working together. This is …

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What’s the Solution When Seniors Want to Stay at Home As They Age?

Ask the majority of elderly people if they plan to stay in their home as they grow older, even if they are struggling with the challenges of aging, and the response is typically a resounding “yes!” Facing a move from their home, a place with so many memories, can be …

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4 Myths About Senior Incontinence Debunked

Senior incontinence is often an upsetting topic for those who encounter it. The stigma behind the problem commonly contributes to people having either a lack of facts or believing in some common misunderstandings about incontinence. The following are just a few incontinence myths and the facts to be aware of …

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Why Aging Adults Struggle with Loss of Bladder Control and How to Treat It

Incontinence, or a loss of bladder control, is a disturbing and delicate issue, especially for older individuals. It can lead to a number of concerns, from skin sores to social isolation for individuals who are uncomfortable with leaving the house in case of an “accident.” But while bladder leakage causes …

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