Caregivers

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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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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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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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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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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For Those Losing Vision, These 6 Tips Can Help Maintain Independence

Among all of our senses, our eyesight is perhaps the one for which we are most thankful. A considerable amount of our life’s experiences are a result of the things we observe in the world around us. Our sight also safeguards us from a wide range of threats. Reduced or …

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