Aging

3 Ways Home Care Assistance from a Professional Agency Is Best

There are a myriad of considerations linked to choosing the best option for home care assistance for your senior loved one. In our ongoing mission to help families knowledgeably evaluate their choices for home care, we recommend the following three points to consider: • Evaluating Needs With a professional home …

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3 Ways Home Care Assistance from a Professional Agency Is Best

How Home Care for Elderly Loved Ones Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions

There is currently a top priority for hospitals: decreasing readmissions for patients who are at high risk. Healthcare Financial Management Association’s article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions” reports that effective initiatives from hospitals with lower 30-day rehospitalizations are, to a certain degree, the outcome of collaborating with inpatient …

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Elderly Care Tips to Avoid the E/R This Holiday Season

Although naturally we’d like to imagine enjoying a Norman Rockwell-worthy holiday get-together, with all of our family members spending quality time together and Grandma’s traditional holiday feast, the reality for some families instead consists of something unexpected: an emergency room visit. In fact, senior health studies show that emergency room …

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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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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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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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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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