Is a Staycation the Best Way to Take Your Parents on a Trip This Summer?

Vacations help families relax and unwind for a few days or weeks. When you have an aging parent joining you, it can make the vacation harder to manage. You have different activity levels. Your kids may have a lot of energy, but your parents need time to stop and rest. You want to try new cuisines and really get a taste for the area's culture and gastronomy. Your parents want foods they know won't upset their digestive system. You like renting a ... Read more

Activity Ideas for Elderly Fathers

Is your elderly father growing bored with staying home all the time? When illness or injury get in the way of an active senior social life, it can be quite frustrating. As a family caregiver, you are responsible for keeping your aging dad safe, comfortable, clean, fed and healthy. However, none of this can address the fact that your father also needs an active social life and should participate in activities when he can. So, how can family caregivers like you get ... Read more

Is Mom Lonely? Encourage Her to Join a Choir

Older adults are at greater risk for being lonely than younger people are. The loss of friends and close family members to death is one contributor. In addition, in today’s society, families often move apart from one another so that the adult children of seniors don’t live near them. It’s quite common for older adults to live alone after the death of a spouse. If they have difficulty getting out of the house because of frailty or disability, they may have ... Read more

Tips to Keep Senior Gardeners Healthy and Safe

Many elderly adults have loved gardening their entire lives but worry that the limitations of old age will force them to give up their favorite hobby. The good news is that their ability to garden doesn’t necessarily have to end when they face physical health issues or mobility problems. With certain modifications to their garden, they can continue to get outdoors, get exercise and boost their mental health despite limited mobility. Gardening provides elderly people with a number of benefits, so family ... Read more