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 23, 2024
Reading Time 4 min.

Easing the Ache: Caregiver Strategies for Managing Arthritis Pain in the Elderly

Introduction: Understanding Arthritis in the Elderly Arthritis is a common problem for many older people. It makes their joints hurt and can make it hard for them to move around. There are different kinds of arthritis, but the most common types that affect elderly folks are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Knowing what type of arthritis […]
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January 5, 2024
Reading Time 4 min.

Empowering Elders: A Guide to New Year's Goal-Setting

The New Year is a time of new beginnings, and it’s the perfect opportunity for our senior loved ones to set goals and look forward to the year ahead. Goal-setting is important at any age, and it can be especially meaningful for seniors. Let’s explore how caregivers and family members can support seniors in setting […]
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October 20, 2023
Reading Time 1 min.

Sickness for the Merwin's this week.

Hello! I have a series almost ready that I have been working on related to emergency preparedness for seniors. It is a 3 part series and will start next week. It was supposed to begin this week but a 2 year old in school for the first time turned into a sick toddler and eventually […]
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September 22, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Active Aging: The Power of Movement for Seniors and Caregivers

Welcome back to our ongoing series on a healthy lifestyle for aging in place. Last week, we provided a brief overview of the four pillars crucial to ensuring our elderly loved ones thrive as they age in the comfort of their homes. Recognizing the foundation these pillars provide is crucial. This week, we're honing in […]
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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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May 19, 2023
Reading Time 4 min.

Kidney Health: 5 Ways to Help Seniors Maintain Healthy Kidneys

According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in three American adults is at risk for developing kidney disease.  This risk increases significantly for seniors, who are more likely to experience decreased kidney function.  Often this is due to natural aging processes and other health issues.  However, seniors can take several preventive measures to maintain good […]
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December 9, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Holiday Sadness: 5 Tips to Keep your Elderly Happy

Holiday sadness is a reality for many seniors. While most of us are excited, some people, especially the elderly, can become sullen during this time.  Now that the holidays are fast approaching, it’s a must for us, caregivers to be prepared. Here are my five tips on how to keep your elderly happy when they […]
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November 11, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

First Aid Kits for Home Use: 5 Tips for Caregivers

Does your loved one have a first aid kit for home use?  If not, you may want to consider putting one together for them. A first aid kit can be a lifesaver in an emergency.  Here are 5 tips for building a first aid kit for home use for seniors. Include a first aid manual […]
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October 14, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

How Ramsay Hunt Disease Can Be Prevented in Seniors

Ramsay Hunt Disease is a viral infection that primarily affects seniors. It’s painful and uncomfortable and can even affect the person long-term.  In my last post, we discussed Ramsay Hunt Disease and its symptoms.  Now here’s the next question. Is there a way for caregivers to prevent their loved ones from getting Ramsay Hunt disease?  […]
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September 16, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Why Do I Feel Like I’m Not Good Enough? Getting Over Caregiver Guilt

Why do I feel like I'm not good enough?  Believe it or not, every caregiver must have asked themselves this question.  In my opinion, caregivers are among the most amazing people.  It's never easy to attend to people in need. Yet, most of the time, caregivers put their needs last to care for their loved […]
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