Is Your Senior At Increased Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis, can be extremely dangerous for your elderly parent. These blood clots can lead to long-lasting effects such as pain and decreased mobility, and can even lead to death, particularly if they move to the lungs causing what is known as a pulmonary embolism. Protecting your aging parents from DVT is a critical step in guarding their health and well-being throughout their later years. As a family caregiver, the first step in doing this ... 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

How to Start a Journaling Habit as a Family Caregiver

Caregiver in Skokie IL Being a family caregiver means that you're going to be dealing with a lot of different emotions and situations. Having a tool with which to unravel all of those knots can help you a lot and journaling can be that tool. Decide What Format Works Best for You Journaling can be as formal as a leather-bound notebook that you keep all your deepest thoughts in to something as informal as jotting thoughts on scrap pieces of paper. You might find ... Read more

Caregivers can mean Higher Levels of Independence

Caregiver in Skokie IL The chances are high that your elderly parent wants to remain independent for as long as possible. It can be hard for someone who has been the breadwinner or caregiver for a family for a number of years to lose that independence, and it can also be frustrating and frightening. Moving in with relatives may not be an option, and a lot of elderly people would prefer to stay out of assisted living and nursing homes so they ... Read more