What Do You Need to Know When Your Aging Adult Is Coming Home from the Hospital?

It's a wonderful thing to know that your senior is ready to come home from the hospital, but there are risks, too. If you're not sure what to expect from this experience, you may need to do some research before your senior is actually discharged. The more that you know ahead of time, the better for both of you. Watch for the Danger Signs. Before your senior's doctor discharges her, there is likely to be a long conversation about what signs mean that ... Read more

Tips for Keeping a Senior Suffering from Hearing Loss Involved

Hearing loss is an extremely common issue of older age. In fact, approximately 30 percent of seniors over the age of 64 and 60 percent of seniors over the age of 74 are dealing with measurable hearing loss. This can be a very challenging limitation for your aging parent, leaving them feeling less confident and even disconnected from the world around them. As their family caregiver, you can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life by helping them to ... Read more

Five Tips for Making Sure Your Parent Eats Enough Produce

Now that your parents are older, they no longer enjoy cooking meals. Cooking for two doesn't hold the same appeal as when your mom cooked for an entire family. They've turned to processed foods and takeout. You're worried that they're not eating the amount of fruits and vegetables they need for optimal health. You can't be there every night to make sure they're eating properly. What do you do? Here are five tips for making sure your parents eat enough produce. Add Vegetables ... Read more

Talking to Your Senior About Their New Care Arrangement

Starting care for your aging parent can be one of the best choices that you make for your senior. As their family caregiver you want to make sure that they are getting everything that they need to live the highest quality of life possible, and home care can help you to achieve that goal. In order for both of you to enjoy the most benefit from this care, however, you want to make sure that everything is working well. Talking to ... Read more

Can Your Aging Adult Experience Memory Loss Due to Her Health?

When your elderly family member starts experiencing memory loss, she might chalk it up to aging or even to dementia, but that's not always the culprit. The truth is that there are a variety of situations that can steal your senior's memory. And the good news is that some of these issues are reversible, which can return her memory to her. Brain Injuries or Infections. Whether your aging family member falls and hits her head or has a tumor or infection in her ... Read more
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