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May 17th, 2019 Is Your Senior’s Health Putting Her at Risk for a Fall?  

Your elderly family member’s ability to avoid a fall depends on so many variables. One of the variables you might not have connected fully to her fall risk is her overall health. Some bits and pieces of her overall health can be particularly...

May 10th, 2019 Why Do Caregivers Worry So Much?

One of the problems that you might run into as a caregiver is that of worrying too much. Worry comes from a well-meaning place, but it doesn't do you or your aging adult as much good as you think and hope that it might. It can actually start...

April 30th, 2019 Talking to Your Senior about Moving Into Your Home

There are many reasons why transitioning your senior into living in your home with you and the rest of your family can be a good choice. As a family caregiver, having your senior living with you can maximize your time and efforts by eliminating...

April 26th, 2019 How Important is Portion Size?

When the food set in front of your aging relative is delicious, it can be hard not to pile heaps of it on the plate. However, doing so can lead to overeating and weight gain, eating too much sodium, and an upset stomach. The problem is often that...

April 19th, 2019 What Happens if You Can’t Care for Your Senior Alone? 

Often families approach the idea of caring for an aging family member with the belief that it can all be handled by one person. That’s rarely the case and there may come a time when the primary family caregiver worries about what happens...

April 12th, 2019 What Exactly Is Stress?

Most people talk about stress and feeling the effects of stress, but until you understand what it really is, stress seems like something that happens randomly. In actuality, stress is a specific response from your body that can benefit you or harm...

April 5th, 2019 Celebrating our 2019 Regional Nurses of the Year

What makes nurses so special? We believe it is a special combination of head and heart. They have the knowledge and clinical expertise to provide the very best care as well as genuine compassion and empathy during their patients' most...

April 5th, 2019 Do Sugary Drinks Hurt Seniors’ Hearts?

For years now, experts have been warning people away from sugary drinks, like soda. They’ve warned that sugary drinks are a great contributor to obesity. While the potential for weight gain should be enough to discourage your aging relative...

March 29th, 2019 Creative Tips for Organizing Your Senior's Home

Being an effective family caregiver for an elderly adult is about more than just helping them to manage their health challenges and issues. It is also about encouraging them to live their best life as they age in place, and part of that is...

March 22nd, 2019 Common Foot Conditions in Aging Adults

While foot conditions can happen at any age, they are much more likely in aging adults. Some foot conditions are due to age, while others are the result of diseases or chronic illnesses. Seniors also may neglect basic foot care because they either...

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