Reducing Caregiver Burnout

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It’s hard to care for an aging loved one along with the other responsibilities in your life. Between juggling their medical appointments, morning routine, medication schedules, meal preparation, errand running, and more, you could easily become overwhelmed. Burnout is common for those who provide care to their loved ones. In fact, AARP found that 36% of family caregivers are highly … Read More

6 Ways to Help Your Senior Loved Ones Stay Physically Active

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6 Ways to Help Your Senior Loved Ones Stay Physically Active

Staying active is an important part of being happy and healthy at every stage of life. As our loved one’s age, however, their capability to exercise can change, making it harder for them to stay active. Fortunately, there are many ways we can encourage our loved ones to be fit, whatever their abilities are. Consider these 6 ways to help … Read More

Cooking Safely in Your Home: 9 Tips for Seniors

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Cooking Safely in Your Home: 9 Tips for Seniors

To continue living independently at home as we age, being able to safely prepare and cook meals is essential. The kitchen can be one of the most dangerous places in the house, especially for seniors. Fortunately, there are many changes you can make to create a safe and functional kitchen. Consider these 9 tips to make cooking as safe as … Read More

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

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Happy New Year! This time of the year is a perfect opportunity to take stock of our lives and decide what we want to change. For seniors, it is an especially great time to prioritize your health and embrace opportunities to maintain your independence. Here are seven resolutions you can make to be healthier and happier in the New Year. … Read More

How to Talk to Seniors About In-Home Care & Address Concerns

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In-home care is unfamiliar territory for many seniors and their families. It’s understandable why receiving care is hard to accept after a lifetime of taking care of themselves and others. Unfortunately, their opposition does not change the need for care. Here are some common concerns seniors have regarding in-home care and strategies you can use to address them.   “I … Read More

12 Tips on Activities for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

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12 Tips on Activities for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

12 Tips on Activities for People with Alzheimer’s Disease It can be extremely difficult to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, much less to find ways to engage them physically, mentally, and emotionally. However, we can and should continue to connect with them even though their condition may make it hard. Read these tips on how to improve … Read More

A Guide for Seniors with Pets

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A Guide for Seniors with Pets

For many of us, pets are part of our family and bring gratification to our lives. This can be especially true for seniors. According to a study from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, three out of ten seniors are lonely, and that number jumps up to six in ten for those who live alone. Pets are one way older … Read More