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Family caregivers often have mixed reactions to arranging for in-home care. On one hand, you may be excited about finally having less responsibility on your shoulders. On the other, you might be worried about how having someone else in your senior loved one’s home will affect your family relationships. Bringing in a professional caregiver is a solution that allows everyone to benefit. Choosing to begin your new journey with an open mind helps everyone make the transition to home care with ease. 1. Plan an Introductory Visit Home care agencies understand choosing a home caregiver is a personal decision. You need to know your loved one and the rest of your family can all get along with the person who…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on June 25, 2020

Seniors are the happiest people in Canada by age group, according to results from a survey mentioned on Canada.com. This is certainly good news, but some older adults need reminders when it comes to what can be done to stay positive and happy later in life. Continue reading to discover…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on June 18, 2020

Regularly making nutritious food choices isn’t going to cure Parkinson’s disease. However, it can provide an overall boost to health and wellbeing in a way that could make it easier to handle symptoms or fully benefit from medications being taken for this purpose. Just make sure to discuss dietary adjustments…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on June 11, 2020

Family caregivers often experience challenging emotions that include feelings of guilt, anger, and embarrassment. Too often, caregivers think there’s no one else around who can understand how they feel. You might also worry people will judge you if you say you’re frustrated or resentful as you carry out your duties….

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on June 4, 2020

Adults feel tired periodically for a number of normal reasons. General fatigue may become chronic or happen more frequently than normal. This problem occurs for a number of reasons that may need medical intervention. The Aging Process As adults become older, their bodies begin to succumb to years of wear…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on May 28, 2020

The older your senior loved one becomes, the more likely he or she is to fall during normal everyday activities. Falling can lead to issues such as broken bones, deep wounds, and life-threatening head injuries. Reduce your loved one’s risk of falling, both at home and while out in public,…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on May 21, 2020

Many seniors resign themselves to staying indoors. Weather or mobility issues may be a contributing factor. However, the isolation and lack of physical activity can take a toll on emotional, mental, and physical health in the long run. Do your senior loved one a favor by encouraging him or her…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on May 14, 2020

As seniors age, they’re bound to endure life events that cause sadness, stress, and worry, but continuing to focus only on negative thoughts and emotions can pose a risk to emotional, mental, and physical health. By adopting a few strategies, older adults can gain the ability to be positive and…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on May 7, 2020

Seniors might be underweight because of medical or dental problems. At other times, the way foods taste or are prepared could be an issue. Being underweight is a concern because it could result in nutritional deficiencies and other health-related issues. If medical and dental problems have been ruled out, here…

By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on April 30, 2020

Walking is the ultimate exercise for seniors. Going for walks exposes seniors to fresh air and sunshine, and walking is light enough for them to do it on days when they might not be feeling their best. As with any other form of exercise, seniors still need to be cautious….