• Understanding the Differences Between Palliative and Hospice Care

Understanding the Differences Between Palliative and Hospice Care

By |2019-04-15T12:26:04-06:00April 9th, 2019|

When the difficult decisions surrounding end of life care issues are being discussed, there is often talk of hospice and palliative care. However, these do not necessarily refer to the same thing and this can sometimes lead to confusion. To help clear up any misunderstandings, let’s explore the meanings of these two terms.   [...]

  • Best books for caregivers

Best Books for Caregivers: 20 Books for Senior Caregivers

By |2019-04-15T16:43:03-06:00April 6th, 2019|

When a doctor diagnoses a friend or relative with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, it can feel as though a rug has been pulled out from under your feet. Dozens of questions run through your mind. Fortunately, there are a number of wonderful books for caregivers that can provide the answers needed. These books were [...]

How to Help Lower Stress in Seniors

By |2019-04-15T16:43:27-06:00April 5th, 2019|

Even though most seniors are no longer in the workforce, they experience a variety of stress triggers that can affect them daily. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, health complications, change in routine, financial concerns or loneliness, the elderly often face serious challenges. It is essential that seniors along with as their [...]

Top 8 Things You Can Expect When You Age

By |2019-04-15T16:44:32-06:00April 3rd, 2019|

When people think of getting older, they often focus on what career they want, how they will get there, falling in love, starting a family, and living a successful life. In addition, many people find themselves dwelling on what may begin to happen to their body as time goes on and the aging process [...]

Signs of Elder Abuse & What You Can Do to Help

By |2019-04-15T16:44:55-06:00April 2nd, 2019|

According the National Council on Aging (NCOA), 6 out of 10 elders, defined as anyone 60 and over, have experienced some form of abuse. The World Health Organization estimates an even higher number. Studies cited by the NCOA, find that victims of elder abuse are more likely to die prematurely than other elders. To [...]

Ways You Can Prepare for the Progression of Alzheimer’s

By |2019-04-15T16:45:23-06:00April 2nd, 2019|

Alzheimer is a progressive disorder of the brain that causes the cells in the brain to waste away and eventually die. It is the most common type of dementia. According to the demented definition, it is the impairment of thinking, communication, and memory. Alzheimer sets in when the brain develops abnormal clumps which are [...]

Joint Replacement Surgery for Seniors & Hospital-to-Home Transition

By |2019-04-15T16:45:47-06:00April 2nd, 2019|

Joint replacement surgery is fairly common as people age. The surgeon removes a damaged or arthritic joint and replaces it with one made of metal or plastic. Ideally, it replicates the joint that is in good physical condition. Traditional surgery requires a larger incision to remove the damaged joint, or you may choose a [...]

Can In-Home Care Help Seniors Living with Diabetes?

By |2019-04-15T16:46:19-06:00March 27th, 2019|

What is Diabetes? And, how can In-Home Care help seniors who have diabetes? The name diabetes mellitus does not just refer to one condition, but a collection of diseases; these impact the ways that the body makes use of glucose or blood sugar. With diabetes, the blood glucose levels are too high. Glucose is [...]

Critical Advice on Caring for Controlling Loved Ones

By |2019-04-15T16:46:47-06:00March 27th, 2019|

A sense of love and duty are often intertwined when caring for loved ones. Whether it is a positive relationship often depends on the emotional and mental state of the person for whom the care is given. This is especially true when caring for loved ones suffering with alzheimer's disease. The disease itself is [...]

Changing Prescriptions Can Affect the Elderly – Here’s Why

By |2019-04-15T16:47:12-06:00March 26th, 2019|

As time goes by, our bodies begin to experience the signs of aging. Some of these changes can be felt or seen, while others causes lingering aches and pains. Simple movements such as standing up from a chair or walking often become more painful or slower than in the past. One of the most [...]