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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June 24, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Incontinence in the Elderly: How to Better Manage

Is your loved one experiencing incontinence? This is a growing problem in our aging population, so it is a good idea to be aware even if this is not yet a concern. It could be urinary frequency, urgency or accidental leakage with activity such as running, laughing or coughing. Today, we will be discussing what […]
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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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May 20, 2022
Reading Time 7 min.

How to Deal with Dementia in Parents: Important Tips for Caregivers

It can be difficult to know how to deal with dementia in parents, especially if you’re the primary caregiver.  As our parents age, their risk of developing dementia increases.  If you are a caregiver for a parent with dementia, it's essential to know how to deal with the condition.  It's not easy, but with patience […]
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April 22, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

Rehabilitation Centers: How to Find the Right Fit for the Elderly

Rehabilitation centers are important in the recovery process for seniors after an accident. They can help our seniors regain their strength and independence.  However, finding the right rehabilitation center for your loved one can be challenging. There are many factors to consider, such as location, cost, and type of care offered.  Here are some tips […]
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April 15, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

Elderly Caregiver Stress: Tips on How to Take Care of Yourself

Elderly caregiver stress is more common than you might think.  And most caregivers for seniors may not even be aware that they already have it.  Most of the time, they just know that they’re tired and spent. And despite taking breaks, the fatigue doesn’t go away.  So today we will discuss what elderly caregiver stress […]
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March 25, 2022
Reading Time 7 min.

Help with Emotional Eating: How to Overcome Caregiver Stress

Do you need help with emotional eating? Many caregivers turn to food for comfort, especially during difficult times.  For some, it’s a way to cope with all the stress of taking care of their loved ones. For others, it’s already become an uncontrollable urge.  So how do you know if you need help with emotional […]
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March 18, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

5 Important Tips About Food Safety for Handlers and Caregivers

There are many things to learn about food safety for handlers that we can apply as caregivers.  Seniors are often at high risk of food poisoning, along with pregnant women, young children, and those with chronic diseases.  To prevent this, we must continue to educate ourselves to keep our seniors safe.  Why food safety is […]
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March 4, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

Elderly Suicide: How to Respond When They Say I'm Tired of Living

Elderly suicide is such a difficult topic to talk about.  No one is really comfortable talking about death and dying. And yet 18% of all suicide deaths in America consists of elderly suicide.  This is an alarming number, considering that only 12% of the total population are older adults.  The biggest problem is, we have […]
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January 28, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

Preparing for Doctor Appointment Scheduling: Top Tips for Caregivers

Doctor appointment scheduling is one of the basic tasks of caregivers.  Whether it’s for annual doctor visits or an appointment with a specialist, we need to make sure we’re scheduling it right.  It’s also easy to forget important information in the thick of it all.  That’s why it’s also important to have a checklist available […]
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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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December 24, 2021
Reading Time 8 min.

Caring for Elderly Parents: 5 Warning Signs They Need Help

Caring for elderly parents may seem like a daunting task.  It’s not easy to realize that our parents are aging fast. They’re not as strong as they were. And they’re not as patient as they used to be.  Since we’re planning for the new year, it’s also a great time to check on our aging […]
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December 17, 2021
Reading Time 6 min.

Caring for Aging Parents: 8 Top Tips for the Holiday Season

Caring for aging parents during the holiday season can be rewarding and stressful.  For one, it’s a time for continuing family traditions for the kids. But it can also be draining, especially for caregivers.  While we’re slowly easing back to how things were, new COVID-19 variants pose a new threat.  So how can we continue […]
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December 10, 2021
Reading Time 9 min.

7 Ideas for Care Packages for Seniors this Holiday Season

Are you running out of ideas for care packages and gifts for your loved ones this holiday season?  While most are happy with their retirement, some seniors may feel isolated or lonesome during these times.  And even if the restrictions are slowly being lifted, some still feel uneasy about hosting parties and events.  Care packages […]
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November 26, 2021
Reading Time 7 min.

5 Best Books About Caregiving Adult Caregivers Must Read

What books about caregiving should you read to make you a better caregiver? Caregiving is not easy. It’s physically and mentally draining and can be a thankless career at times.  Most of all, it can be a lonely path.  It’s comforting to know that you are not alone on the journey. And you are not […]
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November 19, 2021
Reading Time 6 min.

How to be a Paid Caregiver for a Family Member at Home

Can you really be a paid caregiver for your aging parent at home? This is a common question that I get in my years dealing with geriatric care.  Being a caregiver is expensive, time-consuming, and at times, can be emotionally draining.  The good thing is, there are available options that you can take advantage of.  […]
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October 22, 2021
Reading Time 9 min.

Memory Care Facilities: How to Make the Right Choice

Memory care is a great option for the elderly suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. It might sound like a difficult and costly option to take. But sometimes, the best decision we can make for our aging parents is to let experts care for them. So today, I’ll be sharing some practical tips about memory […]
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October 15, 2021
Reading Time 6 min.

Warning Signs of Depression in Seniors to Look Out For

What are the warning signs of depression that I should be looking out for as a caregiver?  This is a common question. And it’s a real problem among our elderly.  Geriatric depression affects about 6 million Americans who are 65 years and above. Unfortunately, only 10% get diagnosed and treated correctly.  It is also easy […]
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October 1, 2021
Reading Time 7 min.

Digestion Problems in Seniors: Causes and How to Prevent it

Most seniors develop digestion problems in one way or another.  As we grow older, our digestion slows down. This makes certain foods more difficult to digest.  Slower digestion could also mean issues like inflammation and other gastrointestinal issues.  So today, I’ll be discussing ways to avoid digestion problems in our aging parents.  How aging affects […]
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September 17, 2021
Reading Time 7 min.

Therapeutic Activities That Boost the Morale of the Elderly

Our aging parents need therapeutic activities to help them stay well-rounded and healthy.  But because of the unpredictability of the world, keeping our elders entertained has been a challenge.  This week, I’m sharing the importance of therapeutic activities for the elderly and why it’s necessary to have therapeutic interventions.  Aging Parents and Social Isolation  Humans […]
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September 10, 2021
Reading Time 7 min.

How to Care for an Aging Parent: A Millennial’s Guide

No one teaches you how to care for an aging parent.  Most of us are used to our parents taking care of us, not the other way around.  And it can be a challenge especially when our parents fall ill so suddenly.  So today, I’m sharing tips on how to care for an aging parent […]
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