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Caring for the Elderly this Winter

Caring for the Elderly this Winter

  The holidays are a joyous time of year filled with many great memories to be had and family fun, but in this part of the country, the holidays often come with frigid temperatures, treacherous snow, and dangerous ice brought on by the winter season. Concurrently, during this time of year, we often find ourselves…

Make the Bathrooms Safe

Make the Bathrooms Safe

Bathroom Safety is Vital for Aging Loved Ones Taking over as primary caregiver for an older relative can be challenging whether you live with them or not.  Part of the problem is, that you can’t watch anyone every minute of the day.  Moreover, regardless of whether this is a parent or even an older spouse…

Sharing Your Life With a Pet

Sharing Your Life With a Pet

Sharing Your Life With a Pet At a time in life when its difficult to get your loved one to remember to eat or take their medications, it may seem counterintuitive to consider adding a pet to mom or dad’s list of responsibilities, but the truth is there is plenty of documentation out there supporting…

Stay Safe in the Hot Weather

Stay Safe in the Hot Weather

We all tend to suffer through the hot weather, and with this summer reaching record highs and humidity, conditions can be especially dangerous for the elderly and the infirm.  For those people who additionally suffer from chronic conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, making it through this dangerous weather unscathed takes more than just…

Dealing with your Loved One's Medications

Dealing with your Loved One's Medications

Getting your elderly loved one to remember to take their various prescriptions can be an exercise in patience, not to mention a lesson in pharmacology.  Life expectancy is much longer than it used to be,  partly due to the medicines and supplements necessary to keep the body running smoothly as it matures. As age increases,…