July 5, 2024
Reading Time 3 min.

Fostering Independence: Empowering Seniors to Live Confidently

Introduction: Celebrating Independence As we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th, it's a great time to think about the importance of independence in our lives. Just as our nation values freedom and self-sufficiency, maintaining personal independence is crucial for seniors. For many elderly individuals, the ability to live independently contributes to their sense of dignity, […]
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June 21, 2024
Reading Time 1 min.

I Need Your Help with My Book Launch!!

I hope you are having a great day! I am a bit nervous about the release of my book, but I think that is a good thing. I have some big goals for the book and its launch and I am asking for help. The Accidental Caregiver's Guide is available now on Amazon in paperback, […]
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June 7, 2024
Reading Time 3 min.

Stay Cool and Safe: Essential Heat Safety Tips for Seniors This Summer

Introduction: The Importance of Heat Safety for Seniors As summer approaches, it's important to think about how to keep our elderly loved ones safe in the heat. Seniors are more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses because their bodies can't adjust to sudden changes in temperature as well as younger people. This makes them more likely to […]
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April 5, 2024
Reading Time 3 min.

A Closer Look at Heart Health: Navigating Heart Disease in the Elderly

Introduction: The Heart of the Matter Heart disease is a big deal for older people. It's one of the main reasons seniors go to the doctor or even the hospital. As people get older, their risk of getting heart disease goes up. So what can you do? We want to give you the tools and […]
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March 22, 2024
Reading Time 4 min.

Refreshing Spaces: Creating a Safe Haven for Seniors This Spring

Spring is a time for new beginnings. It's when we open the windows to let in fresh air and take the time to clean our homes. But if you're taking care of an elderly parent, spring cleaning is more than just a chance to tidy up. It's an opportunity to make their home safer and […]
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February 2, 2024
Reading Time 4 min.

Proactive Steps to Wellness: Scheduling a Yearly Physical and Physical Therapy

As our loved ones age, their health and well-being become a growing priority. One proactive step stands out for its importance: scheduling a yearly physical for our elderly loved ones. This annual health check-up is more than just a routine examination. These check-ups can open doors to specialized services like physical therapy, which can be […]
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January 26, 2024
Reading Time 3 min.

Just Say the Word: Voice-Activated Assistants and Senior Independence

This week we are moving away from the seasonal and colder topics. This is the last look at technology as an assistive device to help our loved ones age in place. You may recall this began before the Christmas season with Smart Homes for Smart Aging which can be found here. Today we are taking […]
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January 12, 2024
Reading Time 4 min.

Winter Wellness: Ensuring Safety for Seniors in Cold Weather

When winter comes, it brings lots of changes, especially cold weather. For our senior loved ones who are living at home, this season can have some risks. It's important for us, as their caregivers or children, to know about these risks and how to keep them safe. Winter can be tough for seniors. There are […]
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December 29, 2023
Reading Time 3 min.

Cherishing Memories: A Guide to Year-End Reflection with Elderly Loved Ones

As the year draws to a close, I am taking time to look at 2023 and all that for which I am grateful. So many amazing things. I started typing them out and realized there is just too much to include it all. I’ll keep this part short. I am thankful for you who take […]
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December 15, 2023
Reading Time 3 min.

Brightening the Holidays: Combating Loneliness Among Seniors

Last week we started to get in the Christmas spirit with tips for decorating in elderly friendly ways. That can be found here. This week we look at ways to reach out to seniors who may be feeling isolated or lonely. The holiday season is a time of joy and togetherness, but for some of […]
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November 17, 2023
Reading Time 3 min.

Doctor Visits Go Digital: Embracing Telehealth for Aging Adults

Last week we started our look at technology to help our loved ones improve their quality of life. We discussed some gadgets that can be found in a smart home to improve safety and security in the day to day routine. That post can be found here: Healthcare is getting a tech makeover, making it […]
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November 10, 2023
Reading Time 3 min.

Smart Homes for Smart Aging: Using Technology to improve Senior Safety and Comfort

The last few weeks, we have been discussing emergency preparedness for our aging loved ones. This next series will speak to using current technologies to help reduce risk of an emergency situation and improve the quality of life for those aging in place. When our loved ones get older, their homes need to keep up […]
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November 3, 2023
Reading Time 3 min.

Real-Life Scenarios and the Necessity of Preparedness for the Elderly

In our previous discussion, we touched upon the unique challenges our elderly loved ones face during emergencies. Today, we'll dive deeper into various real-life situations that highlight the importance of being well-prepared. Historical Events: Learning from the Past Let's begin with a look back at history. Many of us recall significant events, like major storms, […]
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October 27, 2023
Reading Time 3 min.

A Safe Path forward: The Importance of Emergency Plans for the Elderly

The Vulnerability of the Elderly Population Older people have a harder time in emergencies than younger people on average. This is often due to physical limitations. As we age, our mobility often becomes restricted.  This makes it harder for seniors to quickly move or react during sudden situations. In the event that a quick evacuation […]
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October 13, 2023
Reading Time 3 min.

Aging Gracefully: The Power of Energy Management for the Elderly

Today we wrap up the series on aging in place and the four pillars of a healthy lifestyle for the elderly. In previous weeks we have looked at exercise and activity, diet and nutrition, as well as social interaction and community. Today we take a look at the fourth pillar: energy conservation and lifestyle adaption. […]
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October 6, 2023
Reading Time 3 min.

Thriving in the Golden Years: The Impact of Community and Connection

Last week we took a look at the second pillar for aging in place: Diet and nutrition. This week we are looking at one of the core pillars that often goes overlooked in the holistic approach to aging. That is the power of community engagement and social interaction, especially for community dwelling older adults. Introduction […]
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September 29, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Fuel for the Golden Journey: How Diet Shapes Elderly Well-being

Last week, we took a short journey through the world of exercise and activity, looking at it's benefits for those who choose to age gracefully at home. We saw how how movement, even in its simplest forms, can usher in a plethora of health benefits for our elderly loved ones. But physical activity is just […]
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September 15, 2023
Reading Time 2 min.

Aging in Place: The Four Pillars of a Healthy Lifestyle for the Elderly

In today's rapidly advancing world, more seniors are expressing the desire to age gracefully within the comforts of their homes. As caregivers, it is our duty to support this wish, but it also requires a thought out plan. A plan that ensures that our aging loved ones don't just live but thrive in their golden […]
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July 21, 2023
Reading Time 5 min.

The Caregivers Guide to Aging in Place, Chapter 1 part 2

Hello! Today's post is the second half of my rough draft of Chapter 1 of the book I am writing. It is still a work in progress, so I am open to any thoughts or suggestions. If you missed part 1, you can find it here: Caregiver's guide to aging in place part 1. Also […]
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June 30, 2023
Reading Time 2 min.

Embracing Aging in Place: The Basics and Who It's For

Today I want to get back to a concept that is at the heart of caring for our aging parents. It may be something that is familiar to many of you but I believe it is important to return to the basics. This may be especially helpful for the new additions to the Keep Mom […]
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June 9, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

5 Stress-Free Cleaning Hacks for Seniors Aging in Place

Cleaning hacks are essential for seniors living alone as they simplify their cleaning routines, making tasks more manageable.  The goal is for seniors to conserve their energy and maintain a safe and comfortable home environment.  These hacks not only simplify tasks but also enhance their overall well-being and quality of life.  In this article, we […]
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