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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December 16, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

7 Love Languages Caregivers Should Know About

Are you a caregiver looking for ways to better support and show love to the individuals in your care?  One tool that can be incredibly helpful is knowing the love languages.  This blog post will explore the seven love languages and why caregivers need to know about them.  We will also provide some tips and […]
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November 4, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Home First Aid Kit for Seniors: Best Tips for What to Pack

Have you tried packing a home first-aid kit for seniors?  It can be overwhelming to care for seniors and the elderly, especially if they are your aging parents.  For one, our aging parents aren't as strong and nimble as they used to be.  Their bodies change as they grow older. And because of this, they […]
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October 28, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Geriatric Care Management: Here's What You Need to Know

Have you heard about geriatric care management?  If you have an elderly loved one who needs assistance, then this is something you should know. I first heard about geriatric care management during my interview with Jason Auyer.  He talked about his parents' business, Inspire Care Support, and how it helped seniors live independently.  So today, […]
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September 9, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

I’m Not Good Enough: How to Deal with Caregiver Guilt

Do you hear yourself saying, “I’m not good enough”? Ask any caregiver this question, and you will get a yes. Whether caring for a baby or aging parents, it’s easy to find fault in your actions.  But you know what? If you’re feeling this way, there’s good news for you.  Today we’ll discuss what to […]
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August 19, 2022
Reading Time 5 min.

Bedroom Safety For Seniors: 5 Top Tips for Caregivers

Bedroom safety for seniors is crucial, especially since it’s a place where falls commonly occur.  In the previous post, we discussed why it’s vital to secure bedrooms as a safe place for the elderly.  We also discussed the challenges and problems that seniors encounter in the bedroom.  So today, we will be talking about practical […]
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August 12, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Here's Why Bedroom Safety for the Elderly Is Important

Bedroom safety is an often overlooked issue for elderly care.  However, it is one of the most important things to remember when caring for an aging loved one.  In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of bedroom safety and provide tips on making your loved one's bedroom much safer and more secure.  Let's […]
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August 5, 2022
Reading Time 5 min.

Preventing Bedsores in the Elderly: 5 Practical Tips

It's no secret that preventing bedsores in the elderly is much easier than healing them.  According to the National Institute of Nursing Research, pressure ulcers afflict around 2 million people in the United States annually. Approximately 95% of those cases occur in individuals over 65.  There is no one-size-fits-all solution to preventing bedsores in the elderly. […]
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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 27, 2022
Reading Time 7 min.

What Is Body Mechanics and Why Is It Important for Caregivers

As a caregiver, it's necessary to understand the importance of body mechanics.  You must learn how to move and position the patient's body to avoid accidents.  It is also necessary for you to know the basics of body mechanics for you to better maneuver your body as well.   In this blog post, we will discuss […]
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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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February 18, 2022
Reading Time 5 min.

How Occupational Therapy for Adults Keep Seniors Safe at Home

There are many benefits of occupational therapy for adults.  Despite this, most are still not familiar with what an occupational therapist does to help seniors continue aging in place.  So I sat down with Kelsey Mason, a good friend, and occupational therapist to learn more about occupational therapy for adults and how it can keep […]
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January 21, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

15 Gratitude Journal Prompts to Better Health in Caregiving

It helps to have gratitude journal prompts to remind us of the good things that happen every day.  As caregivers for the elderly, our minds can automatically focus on the job's frustration and difficulty.  Journaling and gratitude practices can help us recall our purpose. And it also lets us see the good as much as […]
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