4 Tips for Setting up Your Own Exercise Plan as a Family Caregiver

Caregiver in Weston FL When you're a family caregiver, adding one more task to your daily routine might just seem impossible. But if exercising isn't already a part of your everyday list of activities, you should really change that. Here are some ideas for getting started. Take Advantage of Offers of Help You might not want to take time away from your loved one just so you can get some much-needed exercise in, but think about who has offered to help with your loved ... Read more

How to Help a Loved One Get Used to a Walker

Elderly Care in Boynton Beach FL Some elderly loved ones resist the idea of a walker because they fear that it makes them seem older than they are or infirm somehow. The truth is that a walker can help your loved one to use less energy when walking so that she's not as tired at the end of the day.   Find a Walker That Is the Right Size The first step is to find a walker that is the right size for your loved ... Read more

Is it time for Live-in Care?

Senior Care in Delray Beach FL As your parent gets older, they may develop health issues that require a more comprehensive senior care plan. You may have someone coming in to help provide senior care for your parent on an hourly basis, but if your loved one has memory loss, physical disabilities, trouble dressing, bathing, preparing food, using the bathroom, etc., a live-in care provider may be able to give your loved one better care.   Routine There is comfort in having the same senior ... Read more

Hot Weather Pet Care

Elder Care in Boca Raton FL A pet can play an important role in your parent's life as they age in place. This animal can help keep your aging loved one's mental and emotional health high, reduce anxiety, depression, and loneliness, and even offer physical health benefits including lower blood pressure and better heart rate. With all of the important benefits that a furry best friend can give your parent, it is obvious that you should give that pet the highest quality ... Read more

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Home Care in Wilton Manors FL May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. If you are like many family caregivers, May is the time when you really start thinking about all of the fun and benefits of getting outside and enjoying more of your home care activities together out in the summer weather. This makes it the ideal time to learn more about skin cancer, how you can prevent it, and how you can detect it should it occur in your aging parent.   Some ... Read more

The Power of the Written Word

Caregiver in Lighthouse Point FL Have you ever saved a letter or card from a loved one because they had some of the most beautiful penmanship you’d ever seen? Or because it was written on very special stationery? Maybe you just wanted to hang onto something so personal from them? All these reasons are good ones, not to mention important, especially in an age where the written word so often seems to be condensed to emails and text messages, at least for ... Read more

5 Big Budget Home Improvement Ideas to Consider for Your Elderly Loved One’s Home

Caregiver in Cooper City FL When you're a family caregiver to an elderly loved one, you want to make her life easier, however you can. Sometimes that's with little things, like running some errands for her. Other times, you want to help in a much bigger way, say with a home improvement or two. An Elevator If your loved one's home only has two stories, an elevator is not likely to be cost-effective at all. On the other hand, if your loved one has ... Read more

Defeat Diabetes Month

Senior Care in Pembroke Pines FL The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in every three persons in the United States either already has or is at risk of getting diabetes. In addition, 86 million people have pre-diabetes. If your loved one falls into either of these categories, there are some things you should know about the disease. The Defeat Diabetes Foundation has named April as Defeat Diabetes Month.  Below are four things you can do to help your ... Read more

How to Find Meaningful Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia

Elder Care in Southwest Ranches FL When your loved one is dealing with dementia you might feel odd about trying to encourage her into too many different activities. In reality, though, your loved one needs to be involved regularly in meaningful activities in order to experience the most benefits. Keeping her occupied helps her to exercise her brain and her body, often at the same time. Meaningful Activities Defined The term meaningful activities refers to activities that your loved one is able to engage ... Read more

What Should be in Your Parent’s Emergency Kit

Home Care in Boynton Beach FL Part of creating a home care plan that is truly effective is making sure that your elderly loved one is prepared in the event of an emergency. While you hope that such an emergency will not occur, being properly prepared will give you and your parent peace of mind, and ensure that if it does happen, you can respond quickly and effectively. Every home should have an emergency kit. This basic piece of emergency preparedness should be ... Read more
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