How Can You Help an Elderly Loved One Who Is a Hoarder?

Having an elderly loved one who is a hoarder can be frustrating but also dangerous for your loved one. it can seriously hamper both her mobility and her safety at home, making this an issue you really need to address as her family caregiver. Assess Your Loved One's Willingness to Clean Up Some elderly loved ones who have collected a lot of objects are ready to thin that out a bit, but others are extremely connected to their hoarded items. Knowing which frame ... Read more

Tips to Help Dad Spring Clean his Yard

Having a yard that looks nice and is enjoyable to spend time in can help senior citizens want to spend more time outside. Spending time outside is important since it can help your dad remain more physically active and allows him to reap the benefits of fresh air and sunshine. Many people use the warmer days of spring to clean up the yard and get it ready for summer. If your dad is receiving senior care at home, he may be unable ... Read more

4 Essential First Steps as a New Family Caregiver

No matter how you become a caregiver, those first few steps in your new role in your loved one's life are going to be awkward and possibly frightening. The more that you can learn and the more tools you add to your toolkit, the better you'll be at caregiving. Understand Your Loved One's Health The very first situation you need to get a handle on is your loved one's health. You'll need to work closely with her medical team to determine what her ... Read more

How Can You Help Your Parent Prevent Meningitis?

Each year throughout the world there are more than one million cases of meningitis. In the United States alone there are more than 12,000 cases of the different forms and hundreds of deaths. While there is often a misconception that this type of disease only occurs in very young people or people who are in high school or college, the reality is that meningitis can and does occur in people of all ages. This is a very serious disease that can ... Read more

What Can You Do When You Have to Say “No” to Caregiving?

It's a heartbreaking reality, but there are some aspects of caregiving that you may not be able to handle for your loved one. There are a million reasons that this could be the case, but it's important to handle the situation properly. Be Honest with Yourself All too often family caregivers believe that if there's something that has to be done for their loved one, then they have to do it. But what if that task or requirement is outside of your skill ... Read more
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