Is It Time for In-Home Care? Recognizing the signs.

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As we ourselves age, so too do our parents. As adults we often find ourselves becoming the caretakers of others, paying back the loving dedication and care we received as children. Aging parents, however, can sometimes present unique challenges that you may not be equipped to handle. While caring for a loved one can be a rewarding and unique bonding … Read More

Outdoor Activities for Seniors to Enjoy

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Many seniors love the outdoors, and getting outside is great for their health, both physical and emotional. There are many outdoor activities that a senior can enjoy, and as a caretaker there are activities you can help them with outside, and maybe enjoy yourself as well! Below, you can learn about several outdoor activities that you and your loved one … Read More

Healthy and Happy, how do we get there?

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“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”  Mahatma Gandhi When we were young, running around doing cartwheels in the grass and jumping off the swing set, we had little concern about our health. As we have aged, we have very active friends who are in better health then us, and sadly some who … Read More

Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?

Lisa McLeod-LofquistAlzheimer's DiseaseLeave a Comment

Ray lives alone in a single-story, 2 bedroom home with his jack terrier, who never seems to stop barking. Ray has terminal lung cancer.  He is a quiet man who is humble and asks very little.  Ray was treated for his cancer but when it became apparent the cancer had continued to spread at an aggressive pace he declined ongoing treatment.  … Read More

Top Five Concerns About Hiring Home Care for a Loved One

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Thousands of families across the country are faced with decisions about finding care for a parent or loved one. These decisions may include whether to hire an agency to come into the home of a parent or loved one to provide care or services.  The decision to hire home care is largely based on a parent or loved one’s needs … Read More

50 First Times Meeting a Parent: Learning to Live in the Moment

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There are many things that make the heart ache when you have a parent or loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The worst of them is when your parent or loved one no longer recognizes your face and does not know who you are. Each time you visit a parent or loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you carry a … Read More

Caring for Your Aging Parent Series

Lisa McLeod-LofquistCare and Support, Senior Home Care - For Independent LivingLeave a Comment

Fall Activity Ideas for Seniors Whether you are providing constant care for an aging parent, sharing the responsibilities with family members, or are simply needing to stop over more and more frequently to check on a parent’s general welfare or physical condition, once happy visits can become difficult and strained.  This is a very normal evolution because rather than simply … Read More