Signs that Your Senior is Not Getting Enough to Eat

Inadequate nutrition is a potentially dangerous issue for elderly adults, leading to increased risk for a wide variety of health problems and complications, but unfortunately a large percentage of the older adult population of the United States lives with chronic malnutrition. In fact, experts note that between 29 and 61 percent of elderly adults who are admitted to the hospital for any cause arrive with malnutrition. Being able to recognize the possibility of malnutrition is important for you as a caregiver ... Read more

Could Your Aging Loved One Benefit From Transportation Assistance?

In your role as a family caregiver, starting home care for your senior can be an exceptional way to meet their needs and boost their quality of life. In-home senior care services providers can offer a wide range of highly personalized services tailored specifically to your loved one’s individual challenges and limitations so that they are able to meet these needs while encouraging better mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being. One of the most beneficial services for many seniors is ... Read more

How to Help Your Parent Downsize with Minimal Stress

Downsizing can be an extremely beneficial process for your elderly loved one. Reducing the belongings that they have and transitioning them into a smaller home can help them to live more comfortably, enjoy more of their home and reduce the risk of injury due to mobility or balance issues that make certain features dangers, and even be closer to you and the rest of your family. Despite all of these benefits, downsizing can be a stressful and emotionally difficult process for ... Read more

Setting Care Boundaries with Your Parent When They Come to Live with You

Having your elderly parent living with you can be highly beneficial for all of you. For your parent, being in your home with you and your family ensures that your aging parent is close to you, getting care and support at all times. For your family, this helps to support closer relationships. This arrangement can also provide financial benefits for all of you and allow your parent to help you with your children, if desired. When considering having your parent living ... Read more