Posts Tagged ‘senior citizen’

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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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…

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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Best Gift Ideas for Seniors

This year, Covid-19 will influence how we spend the holidays, and for many of us, that means no typical family celebrations. Unfortunately, the gift of time is always the most cherished gift for an aging loved one, and it could be months before you can comfortably be back in the same room as them. So if you can’t physically spend time with them, adding a special touch to their gift is a way to let them know how much you care for them. Here are five perfect gift ideas to show how much you care for them. Family Photo Calendar…

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How to Talk to Your Parent About In-Home Care

Talking with your parent or loved one about needing a home care solution can be a difficult conversation for both of you. For your loved one, it represents a loss of independence and a realization of declining health. For you, it can be difficult because you must now tell your parent or loved one that you need extra help caring for them. Having a conversation about the dangers of unassisted living may be hard, but it is necessary.       Few things are more stressful for a family caregiver than an aging loved one who refuses to accept the help they need….

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Keeping Loved Ones Connected- Technology Edition

Have you heard of the “digital divide?” It’s a gap that many older adults are suffering through these days. For over seven months we have been social distancing, and now…

Survive with Your Sanity – Simple Gifts to Streamline Your Holidays

Gift-giving is one of the most exciting and joyous parts of the holiday season. Regardless of what type of festivities you and your loved ones enjoy, the giving of gifts is likely to be part of it.  However, for many seniors, this is one of the most stressful parts of the holidays. With a limited income and many other expenses, giving gifts to loved ones can make the holidays in your golden years feel more like something to survive than a time to thrive.  Here are a few tips to turn the tide on that feeling:  Store-Bought is Fine Famous…

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November is National Home Care and Family Caregivers Month

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During November, Americans remember all that we have to be thankful for. For many seniors, the family caregiver is high on this list. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why November has been set aside as National Home Care and Family Caregivers Month.  There are so many reasons to be thankful for what caregivers do. Many have jobs outside the home, or other familial commitments, yet give of themselves and their time and love every day to ensure that their senior loved one is well cared for.  Thanking Those Who are Often Left Thankless Caring for an aging loved…

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