February 16, 2024
Reading Time 5 min.

The Foundation of Senior Health: A Caregiver's Guide to Nutrition and Hydration

Taking care of our elderly loved ones means making sure they eat right and drink enough water every day. It's not always easy because as people get older, they might not feel as hungry or forget or avoid drinking water. Eating healthy foods and staying hydrated are super important to keep them feeling good and […]
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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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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 1, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Senior Safety Solutions: Navigating the World of Personal Emergency Response

Last week we took a look at wearable technology and part of that was a brief look at pros and cons of medical alert devices. You can find that post here. Another name for Medical alert devices is Personal Emergency Response System (PERS). Today we will look at an overview of this technology as well […]
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November 24, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Step by Step: Empowering Senior Health with Wearable Technology

When it comes to taking care of our older family members, we want to maximize their quality of life. One good way to do this is with wearable technology.  These are small gadgets they can wear that help keep an eye on their health. Let's take a look at how these tools are making a […]
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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 8, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

From Hospital to Rehab: Ensuring the Best Transition for Your Loved One

The last two weeks we have been talking through the hospital discharge process. Two weeks ago we started looking at the hospital discharge process and what potential discharge destinations would be. You can find that post here. Last week we took a look at who, how and when to ask questions regarding discharging from acute […]
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September 1, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

From Confusion to Clarity: A Caregiver's Guide to Hospital Discharge Queries

Last week we started looking at the hospital discharge process and what potential discharge destinations would be. You can find that post here. Today we take a look at who, how and when to ask questions regarding discharging from acute care and when to follow up.  Who do I ask about the discharge plan?  Depending […]
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August 25, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Discharge Decisions: Exploring Your Options for Recovery and Care

While writing my book, and continuing clinical work, I have found that there is a large need for a resource for people whose loved one is in the hospital. Now they need to be discharged, but are unable to return back home at their prior level of function. It seems to almost everyone that time […]
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August 18, 2023
Reading Time 3 min.

Addressing and Reducing Caregiver Burnout and Stress

Being a caregiver can be as rewarding as it is challenging. Last week’s post dove deep into understanding the symptoms of caregiver burnout. It's even more important to discuss ways to address it. Today, we emphasize the importance of self-care and seeking the necessary help. Preventing Caregiver Burnout Being a caregiver is a journey of […]
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August 11, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Recognizing the Causes and Signs of Caregiver Burnout and Stress

Introduction Last week we discussed actionable steps to help your loved ones set up advanced directives. That post can be found here. Helping your loved ones set up advanced directives is just one of the selfless acts the journey of a caregiver is paved with. But as you know it's also filled with many more […]
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August 4, 2023
Reading Time 3 min.

Implementing Advanced Healthcare Directives - A Georgia Caregiver's Guide

If you followed last week’s blog post about understanding advanced healthcare directives, you already know the crucial role they play for your loved ones.  They ensure your loved one's healthcare wishes are respected. This week, we dig deeper by providing a practical guide on implementing these directives in the state of Georgia for your loved […]
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July 28, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Understanding Advanced Healthcare Directives for Caregivers

This week’s post comes from the idea and research for my last chapter of the book I have been working on. It is related to helping your loved one get their affairs in order. I hope you enjoy it! Here we go! Caregiving is a journey full of stress with very few easy decisions. And […]
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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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July 14, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Caregivers Guide to Aging in Place

Hello everyone! This week we have been traveling and most of my time has been spent working on a new project. I have not had an opportunity to put together a new post this week so I thought I would share part of the book I am writing with a working title of "The Ultimate […]
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July 7, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Age in Place Design Ideas: A Comprehensive Room-by-Room Guide

In our previous post, we introduced the idea of aging in place and the importance of planning for this phase of life. Today, we dive into the practical application of this concept. We'll provide a detailed guide on how to make the home a safer, more comfortable environment for our aging loved ones, without sacrificing […]
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May 26, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Dealing with Parents with Dementia? Here's How to Communicate Better

Dementia is a complex and debilitating disease that affects millions of people worldwide.  It is a broad term used to describe a decline in cognitive abilities, including memory loss, impaired reasoning, and difficulties with language.  Unfortunately, dementia often leads to communication breakdowns between the person with the disease and their loved ones or caregivers.  So […]
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April 28, 2023
Reading Time 5 min.

From Grieving to Healing: How to Cope with Loss

Grieving the loss of a parent can be incredibly painful for many reasons.  It’s a profound and life-changing event that can leave us feeling broken, lost, and overwhelmed.  Parents are often seen as a source of comfort, love, and guidance. So when we lose them, it can feel like we are losing a part of […]
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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 3, 2023
Reading Time 3 min.

Why Caregivers in Home Care Need A Daily Schedule

Caregivers in home care know the challenges of caring for seniors with dementia.  As seniors reach the later stages of life, they often rely heavily on their caregivers for comfort, security, and guidance.  But not everyone comes equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for caring for dementia patients.  So if you’re new to this, […]
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February 3, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

5 Skin Conditions in Seniors You Should Watch Out For

Seniors are more susceptible to certain skin conditions due to their age.  Other factors such as genetics, overall health, and lifestyle habits also affect their skin.  As caregivers, it's our role to ensure our elders are comfortable and healthy. That's why we need to catch skin problems before they get worse.  Today, I'll be sharing […]
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