The Flu Is at Its Peak – How Home Care Can Help Seniors Avoid Getting It

You can hardly turn the news on right now without hearing a story on the seriousness of the flu epidemic this year. Sadly, there have been numerous deaths and many more hospitalizations. Older adults are among those at highest risk for serious complications due to the flu. This is especially true for seniors who have other conditions, such as heart problems or diabetes. If you’re concerned about your aging relative contracting the flu this year, there are many ways a home care ... Read more

5 Dressing Aides that Give Seniors More Independence

It’s certainly hard on an elderly person’s self-esteem when they must start relying on others for assistance. As the body succumbs to age-related illnesses and injuries, plus diseases and other chronic conditions, it can be hard for aging adults to take care of themselves completely. They often require a family caregiver or a homecare assistant to do simple things like cook, clean and get dressed. The more the elderly person must give up self-sufficiency, the more their self-esteem suffers. That’s why many ... Read more

What Do You Need to Look for in Terms of Nutritional Well-being for Your Aging Adult? 

Keeping your elderly family member healthy and happy involves helping her to get the nutritional balance that she needs. Here are some ways you can assess how well your senior is doing in her quest for eating well and what you can do to help. Does She Have Plenty of Healthy Food Choices? If your senior is stuck in a rut or she hasn't been to the store in a while, you might not see much variety in her fridge and pantry. This ... Read more

What Kinds of Vehicle Technology Might Make Driving Easier for Your Aging Adult?

Driving safely could mean that your elderly family member embraces some of the new types of technology that are available in vehicles. Here are just a few of the ones that might interest her the most. Voice-activated Controls Systems that operate with voice commands, such as radios or cruise control, can help your elderly family member to keep her eyes on the road and her hands on the wheel. Both of those can keep her far safer while driving than if she were ... Read more

How Senior Care Aides Can Help Bedridden Seniors

If you are a family caregiver that is looking after a bedridden elderly relative, you know it is much harder than it looks. Whether they are on involuntary bed rest following surgery or an illness, or it is something more permanent like late stage Parkinson’s disease, seniors need a lot of assistance when bedridden. Many family caregivers find it helpful to hire a senior care assistant to come in a few times a week or even every day to provide the ... Read more