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By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on May 4, 2018
Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. For housebound seniors, this percentage increases. Many homes are not as safe as they should be. Hidden toxins in your senior loved one’s home could harm his or her health. Look for the following four common toxins and take steps to…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on April 20, 2018
As adults get older, their bones lose calcium and other nutrients if not replenished. The spine may curve, and seniors often become shorter due to bone shrinkage. Bone density loss causes an increased likelihood of fractures. Likewise, muscle mass diminishes and the tissues grow weaker. Seniors can face a variety…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on April 6, 2018
For many family caregivers, managing behavioral changes is one of the most challenging parts of their day. Trying to manage behaviors such as agitation and wandering may leave you feeling exhausted at the end of the day, and you may have serious concerns about how negative behavior changes affect your…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 23, 2018
Seniors often require changes to their care plan as they advance in age or receive a new health diagnosis. However, the changes in abilities are often so subtle that you might not notice them right away. Watch for the following warning signs that your aging loved one’s care needs are…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 9, 2018
Losing weight can be a challenge for older adults, but they need to remain fit to protect their mental, physical, and emotional health. Family caregivers should encourage their aging loved ones to make lifestyle changes that help them maintain a healthy weight. Here are some of the healthy ways your…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 16, 2018
Due to divorce, the death of a spouse, or having never been married, many older adults live alone. According to the Administration on Aging, statistics indicate that in 2010, 1.3 million seniors lived alone. Here are a few risks involved with solitary living in the golden years.  1. Medication Management…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 2, 2018
The decision to become a family caregiver is not one you should take lightly. While you may be looking forward to spending more time with your senior loved one, it is also normal to worry about whether or not you have what it takes to keep him or her healthy…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on January 19, 2018
A stroke can occur whenever blood flow to the brain is blocked, and it is often caused by a blood clot or a broken blood vessel. Having a stroke may result in various health issues that take time and patience to heal. During stroke recovery, the primary focus is on…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on January 5, 2018
Being a family caregiver offers the chance to spend quality time with an older loved one while making treasured memories. However, over time, the task can become quite challenging for many reasons. If you keep in mind a few tips, you can ensure your own health and wellbeing while preventing…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on December 22, 2017
According to the National Stroke Association, over 790,000 Americans have strokes every year. While strokes can occur at any age, most of these events take place after the age of 65, which is why it is important for family caregivers to look out for new ways to reduce the risk…