Posts Tagged ‘senior care’

Caring for Aging Loved Ones – Thrive USA Homecare Eases the Journey

The Challenges of Assisting Aging Parents and Relatives For many families, watching parents or elderly loved ones gradually need more assistance can be a challenging transition. What once seemed simple – grocery shopping, dressing, bathing – now requires extra hands to support daily tasks. Caring for aging relatives doesn’t have to be an overwhelming burden on the family’s shoulders. Thrive USA Homecare understands these challenges and is here to provide the compassionate support you and your loved ones need, whether you reside in Maryland or Florida. The Toll of Caregiving Acting as the primary caregiver for an aging parent or…

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Choosing Between an Independent Caregiver and Home Care Agency

Weighing the Pros and Cons When a loved one needs assistance at home due to age, illness, or disability, you have to decide if hiring an individual caregiver or going through a home care agency is the better option. Both routes have advantages and drawbacks to consider. The Benefits of Hiring an Individual Caregiver The biggest potential benefit of hiring an individual caregiver is flexibility. You can handpick someone whose personality and skillset seems perfectly suited for your loved one’s needs and preferences. An individual may also have more flexibility in their schedule and availability compared to the rotating staff…

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7 Ways to Create a Warm and Welcoming Home for Senior Loved Ones During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of joy, laughter, and togetherness. For many families, it’s also a time to welcome senior loved ones into their homes to share in the festivities. Making your home safe, comfortable, and festive for seniors requires a bit of planning and consideration. Here are some thoughtful tips to ensure your home is ready to host your senior family members during the holiday season.  Prioritize Safety Safety should always be the top priority when preparing your home for senior guests. Conduct a thorough safety check by: Consider the layout of your home and make adjustments as…

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5 Tips to Stay Independent as You Age

Maintaining your independence as you get older can be challenging. You may discover that you require more assistance with day-to-day activities or have less energy for household tasks. But, there are steps you may do to maintain your independence for as long as possible. Here are some tips for living independently and safely. Exercise Your Body One of the best ways to keep your independence as you age is to exercise. It doesn’t take much to get started, and it can be just as effective whether you work out on your own, with a personal trainer, or in a group…

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What is Music Therapy and 5 Ways it Benefits Seniors

You don’t have to be a professional musician to experience the pleasure of hearing your favorite song. Music has the power to transport us back in time, evoking memories and feelings from our past. Hearing a song you enjoy can provide comfort and cheer during difficult times and turn a bad mood around almost instantaneously. The majority of adults aged 65 to 85 are known to have at least one chronic ailment, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or arthritis. A number of age-related changes in physical, mental, and emotional well-being can occur in the aging population. This is why…

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5 Benefits Seniors Can Gain from Doing Yoga

A regular exercise plan can help you keep your independence and improve your quality of life. Many older folks, however, struggle to find a safe, low-impact activity that is appropriate…

Home-Modification Bill Could Help Adults Age in Place

A bill introduced in Congress in May would assist seniors in paying for home modifications that would make their houses more accessible and livable as they age. The Home Modification for Accessibility Act, sponsored by Reps. Charlie Crist and Thomas Suozzi is now in the House Ways and Means Committee. If approved, it would allow seniors who want to make aging-in-place upgrades in their homes to deduct the expenses of such upgrades from their income taxes or pay for the improvements out of their retirement funds without penalty. Rep. Crist said in a statement that many homes don’t have these…

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8 Summer Activities Seniors and Caregivers Can Enjoy Together

Spring and summer are fantastic times of year because the weather is beautiful and the sun is shining! What better time to enjoy the great outdoors and make the most of the great weather? Even if their mental or physical capabilities vary, older folks can still enjoy a variety of summer activities and options. Here are a few fun summer activities that are suitable for seniors to engage in.  Get Outside and Enjoy Nature  With the snow gone and the chilly wind gone, summer is the ideal time to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us. Older adults, whether mobile…

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Understanding Caregiving Burnout and How to Prevent It

Caring for a loved one may be difficult, and that stress can negatively affect a caregiver’s overall health and well-being. Yet, some caregivers are hesitant to discuss their stress for fear of making their loved one feel guilty or making it look like they aren’t strong enough or well-organized enough to handle their obligations and responsibilities.  According to a 2020 research by the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly one in every five Americans is a family caregiver.  The care recipient usually requires special attention such as a child or partner with a disability, an older parent, or a loved one…

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