Caring for a Parent with Vision Loss
Elderly Care in Westchester NY: It can be difficult watching a parent as they navigate through their elderly years. While some milestones fill a child with rapture—such as the excitement their parent experiences after doing something their heart desires after years of putting it off—other moments can be heart wrenching.read more
Living with Huntington’s Disease
Senior Care in New York NY: Huntington’s disease is a hereditary condition that affects the brain. It leads to a deterioration of the nerve cells, which gradually leads to a complete breakdown of the processes in the brain. It is an incurable disease, and usually presents itself in middle age, with the person having around twenty years to live after a diagnosis.read more
The Risks and Rehabilitation of a Stroke
Caregivers in Rockland NY: It happens suddenly and often without warning. Your loved one’s words become twisted and incomprehensible. Their arm becomes weak and their smile looks as if it is falling off to one side. They are having a stroke and you have a three hour window in which to get them a life-saving clot-busting drug, t-PA. You don’t hesitate—you call 9-1-1. Because of your quick response, your parent has an excellent recovery just three months later with no side effects.read more
Signs in Your Parent’s Kitchen That They Might be Suffering from Alzheimer’s
Home Care in Nassau NY: If you are like most family caregivers, one of the issues that you are most concerned about in your care journey is the possibility that your elderly parent will develop Alzheimer’s disease.read more
What Can You Do about a Loved One Who Is Less than Happy about Having a Caregiver?
Senior Care in Chappaqua NY: Some elderly loved ones are less happy about needing some extra help than you thought they would be. When all you want to do is help your loved one, but you’re getting a lot of negativity back, it can be difficult to function.read more
May is the Better Hearing & Speech Month
Elder Care in New York NY: May brings us Better Hearing & Speech Month. This obscure observation began back in 1927 in order to bring awareness about hearing loss and speech impediments and to the potential treatments. President Ronald Reagan made it official in 1986.read more
Tips for Talking to Dad About Home Care
Home Care in Westchester NY: As an adult, it’s hard to admit you need help. Your dad’s pride is going to get in the way of admitting that he’s lonely or that he simply can’t do the same things he used to. There are gentle ways to get your dad to admit he needs home care. Here are a few of the best ways to discuss the needs for home care.read more
Volunteer Organizations for you and your Aging Parent
Caregivers in Suffolk NY: As your parent becomes older and requires more assistance in order to age in their home, don’t feel like you have to provide all the support they need without any assistance. Being a primary family caregiver is a great source of inspiration and will provide wonderful memories for both you and your parent, but it can also be demanding and challenging.read more
What Are the Most Common Factors that Can Lead to a Fall for Your Elderly Loved One?
Senior Care in Westchester NY:Helping your elderly loved one to avoid a fall can often mean looking for the contributing factors that are going to make a fall more likely for her. Here are some of the most common ones to be on the lookout for in your loved one’s life.read more
How Eating Together During National Hot Breakfast Month Can Improve Your Senior’s Care
Elder Care in Nassau NY: As a family caregiver it is likely that you feel like you are always on the go. Your to-do list seems impossibly long and you are always trying to fit more activities and tasks into your day.read more
What Are the Most Useful Assistive Devices for Your Loved One's Bed and Bedroom?
Senior Care in Putnam NY: Your loved one’s bedroom and her bed are where she should be able to feel safest and most secure. Sometimes having some specialized assistive devices can help to make that task much easier.read more
How Can You Help Your Elderly Loved One Improve Her Social Interaction?
Caregiver in Westchester NY: Having solid social interactions can help your loved one to avoid isolation and to feel that her life is still meaningful. Here are a few of the ways that you can help your loved one to improve her level of social interaction with others.read more
How to Use Heat and Cold to Ease Your Loved One's Arthritis Pain
Elderly Care in Darien NY: When your elderly loved one is experiencing an arthritis flare, you may be tempted to try a variety of complicated treatments. In actuality, though, simple treatments such as heat and cold can be effective quickly.read more
What to do When Your Parent will not Listen to You
Senior Care in Nassau NY: It can be difficult to watch an elderly parent make poor decisions or mistakes. While you may have the best of intentions when trying to help your loved one make the right choices, they may refuse to listen to your advice.read more
Is Your Elderly Loved One Safe at Home?
Senior Care in New York NY: Safety for your elderly loved one is essential to help her stay as healthy as possible. Try some of these general safety tips in order to keep your loved one from falling or experiencing other potential issues.read more
What Are the Best Ways to Keep Yourself in Good Condition as a Family Caregiver?
Caregiver in Nassau NY: Being a family caregiver can mean that you face a lot of difficulties on a regular basis. The better your own self-care plan is, the more readily you can face the challenges of every day.read more
Are There Easy Ways to Help a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease Avoid Wandering?
Home Care in New York NY: Wandering is a scary behavior that your elderly loved one might start exhibiting if she has Alzheimer’s disease. While you likely can’t stop it completely, there are tips you can use to make it less likely.read more
How Can You Help Your Elderly Loved One to Avoid a Health Crisis?
Elderly Care in Putnam NY: Every family caregiver dreads finding that their elderly loved one is in the midst of a health crisis. You can’t prevent every situation, but you can make them easier to deal with when they crop up.read more
Is a Vacation Rental a Better Option for Your Loved One than a Hotel this Summer?
Caregivers in Rockland NY: The summer may be unofficially half over, but that does not mean that there is not still plenty of time for you to enjoy a vacation with your aging parent and the rest of your family. When it comes to traveling with an elderly person it is important that you keep their needs in mind in all aspects of the preparation so that you can make the most out of your trip.read more
July 18th-25th is Restless Leg Syndrome Education and Awareness Week
Senior Care in Chappaqua NY: Even though restless leg syndrome can affect people of any age, it can be a very common condition among seniors. Restless leg syndrome, or RLS, can affect the way seniors sleep and prevent them from getting the rest they need.read more
Balancing Increased Caregiver Needs during the Summer Months
Caregiver in Nassau NY: The summer months can be especially challenging for caregivers who are in the sandwich generation. These are the adults who are “sandwiched” between raising their children and taking care of their senior parent.read more
Men's Health Month
Elderly Care in Chappaqua NY: June is Men’s Health Month. This is the ideal time to turn your attention to your aging father and ensure that you are making the decisions that are best for him in terms of his personal needs, his health goals, and the elderly care arrangements that will help him to achieve those goals.read more
Is Your Loved One Dealing with Chronic Cough?
Senior Care in Nassau NY: Every once in a while everyone has that one cough that seems to hang out for a long time. What about when it never goes away, though? That’s when your loved one is likely to be dealing with chronic cough.read more
Microwave Cake in a Cup
Caregiver in New York NY: As a family caregiver for your elderly parents, you spend a considerable amount of time and effort trying to make sure that your loved ones get the nutrition that they need to stay healthy. Sometimes, however, you just want a treat.read more
National Common Courtesy Day
Elder Care in Chappaqua NY: You were probably raised to be polite, show courtesy, and treat others with respect and dignity, but how much do those life lessons really apply to your adult life? March 21 is National Common Courtesy Day, the perfect opportunity for you to really evaluate how politeness and common courtesy can truly improve your elder care journey with your aging parent.read more
Cleaning Tasks to do Once a Week
Home Care in Rockland NY: When you are the caregiver for your aging parents, oftentimes you may find yourself caring for more than just their health, but their home, too. Keeping your loved one’s home clean and safe is an important part of caregiving because a clean and safe home will help your loved one to stay happier, healthier, and have a better quality of life.read more
When Dementia Follows a Stroke
Elderly Care in Suffolk, NY: A stroke can be a truly frightening and life-changing experience both for a senior and for her family caregiver, but the physical changes and emotional response of this event are not the only thing that you may need to worry about if a stroke becomes a part of your elderly care journey with your aging loved one.read more
What Have You Lost and Gained in Your Caregiver Journey?
Being a family caregiver for your aging parents can be one of the most rewarding and emotionally fulfilling experiences of your life. Even with all of the benefits, however, it is undeniable that stepping into this role changes your life for now and even well after your care journey comes to an end.read more
Elderly Care Observances: National Soup Month
In your role as a family caregiver for your aging parents you are likely always looking for the best tools and equipment to help you handle your care tasks in the most effective way possible. When it comes to these tools you probably think of things like your smart phone, a home security system, mobility aids, extra lighting, and accessible appliances and devices.read more
Why and How Your Loved One Should Be Warming Up and Cooling Down When Working Out
If your loved one is exercising regularly, that’s a wonderful thing. But is she warming up before and cooling down after those workouts? Both of these are important pieces of her workout, and there are some solid reasons to incorporate them into every activity. Enlist the help of your loved one’s home care providers to work warm ups and cool downs into your loved one’s current exercise routine.read more
4 Tips for Dealing with Concerns about Your Elderly Loved One’s Driving
Your elderly loved one has probably been driving since before you were born. It’s a badge of independence for him, and he’s likely not going to admit that he’s having trouble driving. Sometimes, though, your loved one may have issues that mean he can’t drive the way he used to and it’s important to know when it may be time for him to leave the driving to someone else.read more
Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors
Seniors who are new to retirement may find that they have a lot more time on their hands than they may have expected. While this is excellent for those who are interested in taking up new hobbies and projects, it can leave others feeling bored and aimless.read more
Elderly Care Nutrition: Turning a Healthy Salad into a Wintertime Meal
You already know the important role that nutrition plays in your elderly care journey with your aging loved ones. What they eat is vital to how they feel, their energy levels, how their bodies function, and their ability to ward off infection, illness, and other health concerns.read more