Ways to Get Your Dad’s Medication Information Organized and Accessible

Your dad's medication information should be organized and made accessible to anyone with medical power of attorney. Your dad's doctor, dentist, and any other specialists may need exact information during an appointment. It's important to have a list ready to go. In terms of medication information, you need to know prescription medications, over-the-counter remedies, vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements. If your dad likes a medicinal tea, it must be included. Herbs and over-the-counter pills may conflict with treatments doctors want to use. ... Read more

How Can You Help a Bedridden Senior with Caring for Her Skin and Body?

When an elderly family member becomes bedridden, there are special concerns and considerations that you need to keep in mind. Her skin and muscles are especially vulnerable now and require additional care for the best results possible. Your elderly family member's doctor and home care providers can all help you to care for her at this more difficult stage. Moving Her Can Help. In most cases, circulation and pressure on the body are the two biggest issues that can create skin problems for ... Read more

Five Intergenerational Activities for Your Family

As a family caregiver, you may be aware of the importance of helping senior family members to maintain connections with the younger generations of the family. Seniors often enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, but sometimes find it difficult to do so. They may fear that grandchildren will be bored or they might have trouble getting out to see them. If your parent struggles to stay connected with younger generations, September is a good month to focus on helping your parent ... Read more

Could Your Elderly Parent be Suffering from Malnutrition?

Awareness and education are two of the most important tools that you can use as a family caregiver to ensure that you are giving your elderly parent the highest quality care possible and helping them to live the quality of life that they deserve. By being aware of the risks that they might face and recognizing them, you can make meaningful changes to your care routine to address those risks and protect your parent from the potential consequences of them. September 18 ... Read more

How Can the Elderly Benefit from Massage?

Aches, pains, stress, and illness are all things that seniors often encounter as they age. While traditional medicine can help with many of these problems, there are other options available that can further improve quality of life for older adults. One of those things is massage therapy. Massage is Different for the Elderly If you picture a comedic scene from a movie in which a massage therapist delivers a nearly brutal massage, you’re probably not alone. However, massage therapists who are trained to ... Read more
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