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By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on September 28, 2020
Whether it’s because of personal safety reasons or the need to move into a smaller living space, many seniors will eventually face the need to get rid of certain things they’ve acquired over the years. When your senior loved one has to make some room, it’s likely he or she…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on September 14, 2020
Healthy habits are essential for a senior’s wellbeing, yet many seniors encounter mental and physical challenges that may make it challenging to eat, sleep, and exercise as recommended. As a family caregiver, you can play a vital role in promoting healthy habits by using the following strategies with your aging…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on August 24, 2020
Aging adults are at higher risk for experiencing loneliness compared to other age groups. However, this doesn’t have to be the case for your senior loved one. Here are some fun ways for your loved one to socialize and reduce the risk of loneliness. 1. Visit Regularly Visiting your loved…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on August 10, 2020
  Caring for a senior loved one with dementia can be a time-consuming and emotionally draining process at times, although it’s often balanced with moments that are truly appreciated and cherished. Because of the up-and-down nature of dementia-related care, it’s important to have a reliable network of social support. Continue…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on July 27, 2020
Technology can be an excellent way for seniors to connect with others, explore new ideas, and even get the healthcare they need. However, many seniors face difficulty with the idea of using technology. Understanding the challenges seniors face can help you find ways to help your older loved one overcome…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on July 13, 2020
Millions of surgeries are performed on older adults each year, but there are considerations the elderly must take into account before agreeing to surgical procedures. Families need to compare the benefits and risks of surgery before making sound decisions. Below are some of the ways you can tell when an…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on June 22, 2020
Nobody likes to get sick, but older adults tend to be more susceptible to illness than their younger counterparts. If you’re providing some type of care for an older loved one, you may have concerns about the possibility of issues with infections, seasonal viruses, and other health problems common among…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on June 8, 2020
Having emotional support systems can help caregivers take on their roles with less stress. Your network doesn’t have to be big, but it needs to be effective. When there are trustworthy, positive, and supportive people to turn to, you’ll feel more energetic and less alone. Below you’ll find types of…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on May 25, 2020
When you’re caring for a senior loved one, you can set up a schedule with multiple caregivers or select just one or two caregivers to provide care. Instead of having rotating caregivers who follow different routines, it’s important for seniors to have consistent caregivers they can feel comfortable and safe…
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on May 11, 2020
The stress many family caregivers experience often leads to high anxiety and even depression. However, there are strategies they can try to boost their moods and reduce negative emotions like sadness, anger, regret, and guilt. Below are tips family caregivers can use to increase happiness. 1. Look for the Positives…