Family Caregivers: Cultivating a Sense of Purpose in Older Adults Is Key to Satisfaction and Health

Perform an online search for the words “activities for seniors” and the results will likely be a mixture of memory stimulation puzzles, crafts, games, and of course, the requisite bingo. What you won’t find, unless you search much more, are the meaningful, philanthropic activities that bring purpose to our lives. …

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Be Aware of How to Help, Not Hurt, a Senior’s Self-Esteem and Independence

“Wait, let me help you with that!” “Don’t over-exert yourself!” “You just sit down and rest; I’ll take care of that.” How many times have we made remarks along the lines of these to older adults, with only the best of intentions in mind? We want to do whatever possible …

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Tips for Family Caregivers: How to Pack More Fun Into Your Daily Routine

Countless individuals nationwide have found themselves in a role of providing senior care for an older family member, and although serving as a family caregiver is extremely satisfying in many ways, the everyday tasks involved with senior care can come to be monotonous for both the caregiver and the senior. …

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Increase Quality of Life with Customized Activities for Older Adults

Is your older loved one taking part in activities on a day-to-day basis, or is she stuck in a rut that predominantly includes watching TV, eating, and sleeping? Particularly during this time of quarantining and social distancing, it can be tricky to maintain an active and engaged way of living …

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The Challenges of Taking Care of Parents from Afar and 4 Ways to Help

Living far away from elderly parents can make the need for help at home easier to overlook. The fact is, many adult children of aging parents never even realize that Mom and Dad need assistance until they come home to visit or spend a longer period of time together over …

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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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