April 7, 2023
Reading Time 5 min.

What is Home Care and What You Need To Know as a Caregiver

What is home care, and why must you know about it? Caregivers often have a huge challenge when choosing the type of care their senior loved ones receive.  At times, families are not fully aware of the solutions that are available to them.  Because of this, caregivers often suffer from caregiver burnout.  In this second […]
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March 24, 2023
Reading Time 5 min.

How a Respite Care Provider Can Help Keep Your Family Healthy

What is a respite care provider, and how can they help in ensuring our seniors’ good health and safety? This is a question that came to mind while I was talking with Amanda Jackson-Swinburne, Home Care Liaison at TheKey. As a service provider for geriatric care, I’ve always thought about how I can help seniors, […]
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March 17, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Best Small GPS Tracking Devices to Keep Your Seniors Secure

Do you worry that your elderly loved ones are wandering off when they go out alone?  A small GPS tracking device is great for seniors because of its non-invasive design. Whether you're looking for a device to wear around the neck, in a pocket watch, or attach to any item of clothing - there's an […]
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March 10, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Hiring A Caregiver? 6 Tips on How to Find the Best One

Hiring a caregiver for home care can be a challenging task.  Whether you are looking for someone to care for an elderly family member, a child with special needs, or a loved one recovering from an illness or surgery, you want to find a trustworthy, compassionate, and experienced caregiver. So today, I will share the […]
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February 24, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Easy Decluttering Tips for Hoarders for a Clutter-Free Home

Are you looking for easy decluttering tips for hoarders? Is your loved one struggling with keeping their homes clutter-free? Are they struggling to find the stuff they need because of all the trinkets and junk? If so, take heart — help is available.  In this blog post, we'll provide practical decluttering tips for hoarders so […]
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February 17, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Best Home Organizing Tips for a Clutter-Free Living Space

Are you looking for the best home organization tips for your loved one?  This will help them create a tidy and organized home.  As adult children, we often worry about the well-being of our elders. One way to help them live a comfortable and safe life is by organizing their homes.  Cluttered living spaces make […]
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December 30, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

5 Best Lessons I Learned While Blogging in 2022

2022 was a year of exploration for me as a blogger.  As you know, I’ve created Keep Mom Safe at Home as a place where caregivers can find resources for senior care.  But over the years, it has expanded into caregiver tips and home improvements for aging in place.  So today, I’m sharing with you […]
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December 2, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

5 Reasons Why Holiday Loneliness is a Thing with Seniors

The holidays are a time of celebration and joy. But for many seniors, facing holiday loneliness is a terrible thing. As caregivers, it's important to understand the reasons behind their holiday loneliness. Here are five reasons why holiday loneliness is a thing with seniors. Physical limitations The holiday season is a time of joy and […]
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November 18, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Dental Care for Seniors: Here's What You Need to Know

Dental care for seniors is an important part of overall health.  Good dental care can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems like heart disease.  If you're a caregiver for a senior, here's what you need to know about dental care. Common dental problems faced by seniors According to the American Dental […]
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October 21, 2022
Reading Time 7 min.

How Prosthetists and Orthotists Can Help Caregivers Keep Seniors Healthy

Prosthetists and orthotists play a key role in a rehabilitation team.  However, not everyone understands how important they are for mobility.  So I sat down with Jason Auyer, Licensed and Certified Prosthetist Orthotist and owner of Alliance Prosthetics + Orthotics.  In today’s blog post, I’ll share our conversation about what prosthetist orthotists do and how […]
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September 30, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Home Renovation Ideas: 3 Top Tips to Help Mom Age in Place

Last week, we shared home renovation ideas to keep your aging parents safe at home.  It’s not easy, especially if you have a limited budget in place.  So today, we’re going to talk about how to plan home renovations within your budget.  Let’s get it started… What to expect during the home renovation process  Home […]
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September 23, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Are DIY Home Renovations on a Budget Worth It?

It’s tempting to do DIY home renovations on a budget.  But the question is, would you save money by doing things on your own? Or would it be better to hire a contractor in the long run?  That’s the question we will answer today.  So let’s go!  Benefits of renovating your home for aging in […]
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July 29, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Bedsores in the Elderly: How to Manage as a Caregiver

Bedsores are a common issue for elderly patients.  As people age, movement becomes difficult and limited. The skin begins to thin and sarcopenia causes an age related loss of muscle mass. Because of this, the elderly are more prone to developing pressure sores.  It can be challenging to manage, especially if you don’t know much […]
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July 22, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Pet Adoption for Seniors? Here's What You Need to Know

Pets are, no doubt, great companions. They're a source of companionship and comfort that benefits many individuals. In our previous blog post, we talked about the benefits of having pets for the elderly.  We also discussed how it can help reduce stress, prevent loneliness, and improve overall health, especially for our seniors. Now the next […]
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July 15, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Pets for Seniors: How to Find the Right One for your Mom

Are you looking for pets for seniors? It's no secret that pets make everyone feel better.  From reducing stress levels to improving heart health, there are plenty of reasons why you need to choose pets for seniors.  Today, we will be discussing the benefits of pets for seniors and how to find the right type […]
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June 17, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Incontinence in the Elderly: Types and Prevalence

Is incontinence in the elderly a usual thing? Most people would assume that, like memory loss, incontinence is common in seniors.  It can be embarrassing for the elder, and inconvenient for the caregiver.  One thing is for certain. Incontinence in the elderly isn’t something your loved one should just accept as normal.  So today, we […]
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June 10, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

How Home Inspectors Help Aging Parents Stay Safe At Home

Home inspectors have an important role in the success of aging in place.  They make sure that the houses our elders live in are safe enough for them to function on their own.  On top of that, they also make sure that the house is maintained as an asset instead of a liability.  So today, […]
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June 3, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Should your Mom consider a minimalist lifestyle for Aging in Place?

Is a minimalist lifestyle a better fit for your aging parents? This is a re-post of an article from a couple years ago, but I feel it is as important if not more important now as Covid has drastically increased the need for our older loved ones to age in place. Are you worried about […]
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May 6, 2022
Reading Time 5 min.

How Podiatry Helps Seniors Aging in Place Stay Healthy

Podiatry services can help seniors aging in place stay healthy and safe by providing necessary treatments and advice on properly caring for the feet.  As people age, they experience changes in their feet and ankles, making it difficult or dangerous to continue living independently. In addition to preventing problems, podiatry services can also treat existing […]
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April 29, 2022
Reading Time 8 min.

Diabetes in Seniors: How to Manage Better and Avoid Complications

Diabetes is a serious condition, and it can be even more difficult to manage in seniors.  If you are a caregiver for a senior with diabetes, it's important to know how to help them stay on track.  Here are some tips for better managing diabetes in seniors. Understand the different types of diabetes Diabetes is […]
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March 11, 2022
Reading Time 7 min.

Hoarding Behaviors in Seniors: How to Manage them Better

Hoarding behaviors can be an alarming sign for the elderly.  We might think that it’s their way of being sentimental. Or it might just be something they do to cope.  So how do we know if your elders are showing signs of abnormal hoarding behaviors?  And what can you do to help manage it?  Why […]
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