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By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on October 23, 2020
The first 72 hours after being discharged from the hospital are critical for a senior who is recovering from recent surgery or an illness. Although hospitals go to great lengths to make sure seniors have the best chances for full recovery, a large part of preventing readmissions is based on…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on October 16, 2020
When your senior loved one has to go to the hospital, it’s perfectly normal to be stressed and concerned. However, as a caregiver, there are still several responsibilities you need to fulfill during the crisis. To make sure your loved one’s needs are fully met, follow these steps. Keep Open…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on October 9, 2020
The foods seniors consume have an impact on eye health. The connection between vision and independence is well established, particularly among the senior population. By including the proper foods in their aging loved ones’ diets, family caregivers can delay or even prevent common eye ailments. The following foods contain essential…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on September 25, 2020
Your aging parent is ultimately an adult who still retains the right to make his or her own decisions. Any concerns you express about your parent’s wellbeing may be met with reassurances that he or she is doing okay. Many seniors respond to their changing health with denial, and this…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on September 11, 2020
Many factors lead to mobility problems for elderly people, including aging, obesity, inactivity, and conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Limited mobility or the permanent loss of the ability to walk doesn’t prevent older adults from living full, healthy lives. They can simplify their daily lives and base activities on their…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on September 4, 2020
Researchers have discovered an interesting connection between certain types of oral bacteria and an increased risk of strokes. This research has some significant implications for seniors who may already be at increased risk due to their age and various medical conditions. This information is also pertinent for family caregivers who provide…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on August 28, 2020
Rehabilitation is always challenging for stroke survivors, but it can be just as difficult for family caregivers. Devoting time to caregiving and handling the adverse effects of the stroke can be a lot. Without assistance and robust physical and mental health, it could lead to caregiver burnout. Below are some…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on August 21, 2020
Breathing techniques can soothe the body and mind and boost overall health, as they affect the brain and the cardiovascular system. Here are a few breathing techniques that can boost your senior loved one’s heart and brain health. Nostril Breathing  To try the nostril breathing technique, your loved one should…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on August 18, 2020
According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately one out of every three people 65 and older have some degree of hearing loss. Because hearing loss can make it more difficult for seniors to communicate and live happy and healthy lives, it’s important to know its most common causes…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on August 14, 2020
Caring for an elderly loved one could boost his or her quality of life, but it also provides you with many mental and emotional benefits. While providing care, you can learn more about your loved one and build better relationships with your siblings. Below are some of the positive psychological…