Tips for Fast Relief on National Winter Skin Relief Day

January 8th is National Winter Skin Relief Day. As a family caregiver, it is extremely important for you to understand how dangerous dry and irritated skin can be for an elderly adult. Seniors tend to have skin that is more vulnerable, thinner, dryer, and more easily damaged than that of younger people. This can then make them vulnerable to infections that further compromise their immune system and can potentially put them at risk for further illness and infection. Proper skin care is ... Read more

October is National Depression and Education Month

October is National Depression and Education Month, where helpful organizations work to spread the word about the devastating mental health condition known as depression. While elderly adults are a high risk for depression, family caregivers of aging relatives may also develop depression at a higher rate than other adult their age. The demands of caregiving can take a toll on even the most helpful and patient person, leading to chronic stress and depression. Working with an elderly family member has its rewards, ... Read more

How You Can Support National Home Care & Hospice Month

Every November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, which is a time to heighten awareness about this important service to families as well as to honor home care professionals that do their jobs with compassion and pride. For those that have elderly relatives that are in need of home care or hospice services, these professionals are truly an invaluable support. Beyond these objectives, national, state and local groups also try to raise awareness of services, focus on supportive legislation and engage ... Read more