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By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on July 23, 2021
Many family members feel a twinge of guilt before hiring home care for their elderly loved one. The feeling is natural. But hiring a licensed home care professional to help with the activities of daily living has distinct benefits. Here are just a few of the reasons hiring a caregiver…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on July 16, 2021
Elder law can be challenging to manage without the right assistance, and hiring an attorney who is an expert in this type of law is a step you and your senior loved one shouldn’t take lightly. Ask these 4 questions before choosing a lawyer for your loved one.   1. What…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on July 9, 2021
Dementia affects a person’s mental state and can drastically shift the way he or she perceives reality. As a result, it’s common for seniors with dementia to refuse to perform regular daily activities such as bathing. If you have an aging loved one who refuses to bathe, here are a…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on June 25, 2021
We all want our senior loved ones to be around as long as possible. While we can’t completely control what age they live to be, we can encourage them to make lifestyle decisions that increase their chances of living long and fulfilling lives. Here are a few measures seniors can…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on June 18, 2021
With age, the risk of certain illnesses naturally increases, including the risk of type 2 diabetes. While the exact cause of type 2 diabetes is still unknown, it is often possible to prevent this disease through strategic lifestyle changes. Maintaining healthy habits can dramatically reduce a senior’s likelihood of developing…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on June 11, 2021
Despite physical challenges, your senior loved one can still enjoy life and engage in meaningful activities. Here are seven suggestions addressing various degrees of mobility.  1. Tending Plants  Place potted plants around the home within your loved one’s reach. Buy a watering can with a long spout, and keep it…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on June 4, 2021
Alzheimer’s disease causes memory loss and confusion that can disrupt a senior’s day as he or she tries to remember the activities and tasks that must come next. For this reason, family caregivers often develop and implement routines that can provide structure to their senior loved ones’ days. In addition…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on May 28, 2021
Pressure ulcers can begin as an annoyance for many seniors, but they can develop into a significant health issue for older adults over time. Most bedsores are due to being bedridden or inactive, or they can result from sitting in chairs for most of the day and night. However, there…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on May 21, 2021
Garlic has been used in folk medicine for more than 4,000 years, and research has confirmed many of its health benefits over the last several decades. Garlic is considered a superfood because it’s low in calories but packed with important nutrients and compounds that can fight cancer, offer cardioprotective benefits,…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on May 14, 2021
Many seniors live with sleep apnea, and family caregivers are often the primary people who help them with this condition. Assisting with a sleep condition often means you must manage your daily responsibilities after being up during the night. You’ll find helping your aging loved one gets easier when you…