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How To Use Holiday Time To Determine If Extra Care For Aging Parents Is Needed

Tips on how to utilize the holiday season to help figure out if additional care for aging parents is necessary and beneficial to all involved. It is common for seniors to say "everything is fine" when asked by family members. They do not want to bother their children knowing how busy they are.  The holidays provide an ideal time to take [...]

By |2019-02-05T17:20:35+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Aging Care, Family Caregiving, Holidays|

Holiday Safety Tips for Elderly Parents

Have a safe and fun holiday by recognizing the specific care needs of seniors and using these safety tips for elderly relatives to prevent falls. The holidays provide an excellent opportunity to visit with senior loved ones. Often, it is not possible to spend a lot of quality time during the year. Also, it is a perfect time to make sure [...]

By |2018-12-23T12:27:12+00:00December 10th, 2018|Aging Care, Family Caregiving, Holidays|

Time to Start Taking Care of Elderly Parents?

Thoughts To Keep In Mind To Make Life Easier For You And Your Older Loved One. Watching a parent start to move about with more difficulty is never easy to observe. Often the household tasks such as cleaning and laundry get divided up amongst the siblings. The decision to no longer drive for safety reasons has an effect on the entire family. [...]

By |2018-12-23T12:26:14+00:00November 28th, 2018|Aging Care, Family Caregiving, Senior Health Care|

Understanding Medication Reconciliation

Medication Mistakes Are The Most Common Patient Safety Error, And Reconciling Medication Is An Effective Prevention Method. Unintentional medication discrepancies that happen during a transition of care (such as a hospitalization and the subsequent discharge) are widespread. This represents a significant threat to patient safety. More than 20 percent of those errors result in patient harm. A priority of patient safety [...]

By |2018-12-23T12:16:29+00:00October 26th, 2018|Aging Care, Medication Management, Senior Health Care|

Sundowning: How to Restore Nighttime Peace

Alzheimer’s patients often have problems with sleeping or may experience changes in their sleep schedule know as sundowning. Sundown syndrome is a neurologically based condition associated with increased restlessness and confusion in patients with some form of dementia. Most commonly related to Alzheimer's disease, but also found in those with other types of dementia, the timing of the patient's confusion [...]