Serving as a family caregiver for an aging in place elderly loved one is highly rewarding, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. “Respite care” is a term that refers to short-term or temporary relief. Respite caregivers come in many shapes and sizes. What follows are some reliable respite care options when it’s time for you to take a well-deserved break.
No matter where an aging loved one resides, nasty weather strikes from time-to-time and can take many forms, including tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, high winds, and heavy snowfalls. Harsh weather can be especially hard on those that are age 65-and-over who also lives alone. Therefore keeping seniors safe during inclement weather [...]
Heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related health outcomes. There is a significant risk of suffering heat-related illness in elderly populations. According to a study by the University of Chicago Medical Center, 40% of all heat-related deaths in the U.S. were people over 65. Here is why: Aging adults [...]
Most of us never receive training on how to care for an aging loved one. Instead, we are thrown into the situation without warning. Like anything unfamiliar, caring for an aging loved one can be stressful. Many caregivers end up spending more time filling out forms and juggling appointments than they [...]
Is Getting Home Care Assistance The Best Option For Your Aging Loved One? There is a saying that “Getting’ old ain’t for sissies.” Many times seniors may become forgetful and develop new aches and pains as part of the normal aging process. Because these issues tend to grow worse with [...]