Your Elderly Care Team: How a Case Worker Can Make Your Parents’ Hospital Visit Easier

Elderly Care in Shelby OH A visit to the hospital with senior adults, whether it is an emergency room visit that lasts only a few hours or an extended stay of several days or even weeks, can be intimidating and uncomfortable for everyone involved. As a family caregiver, involving the entire elderly care team in these visits, the discharge process, and care after discharge helps make a trip to the hospital less frightening and increases the chances of a successful recovery process. When ... Read more

Home Care Focus: Helping Your Parents Maintain Dignity While Dealing with Urinary Incontinence

Home Care in Mt. Gilead OH Millions of aging American adults, more than half of the overall elderly population according to recent studies, cope with some degree of urinary incontinence. This can range from the occasional leak or dribble during certain activities to total loss of control over the bladder. Despite its commonness, however, most seniors coping with this problem face serious emotional consequences, including embarrassment, depression, and loss of dignity. By taking special care to ease these difficult emotions while helping ... Read more

Caregiver Tips: Welcoming Guests on Visit Your Relatives Day 

Caregiver in Ashland OH Emotional support and maintaining strong social relationships is extremely important to the health and wellbeing of your elderly parents. Helping them to stay in touch with their friends, neighbors, and, particularly, their loved ones is an important part of focusing their elderly care plan on total wellbeing. As a caregiver, your primary goal should be to help your aging parents live the highest quality of life possible, so make an effort to boost their spirits and maintain family ... Read more

Elderly Care Tips: Planning Some Old Fashioned Travel on National Train Day 

Elderly Care in Galion OH There's nothing like planning a trip to inspire excitement, especially when you are stepping away from the traditional road trip to try something different. Enjoying a unique traveling style is a fun way to make lasting memories and create a trip that is as much about the journey itself as it is about the destination. May 9 is National Train Day, so take this as your chance to enjoy the old fashioned thrill of traveling by rail ... Read more

April is National Pest Management Month

Elder Care in Bellville OH There is nothing more irritating and upsetting than the intrusion of unwanted guests, especially when those guests are rodents and/or insects that are invading the home of your loved one. It is not only irritating when these pests invade your loved ones home, but it is also unsafe. Rodents can chew through walls, insects can infest the furniture and both can attack your loved ones, their clothing and their food. This can lead to unsanitary conditions for ... Read more

Congrats, You Have Snail-Mail!

Senior Care in Lexington OH Getting a personal letter or card in the mailbox can make someone’s day brightener, and this is especially true for seniors.  They spend a lot of time alone and sometimes a letter may be the only contact they have all day from someone they know.  It's a small favor to do for someone and there is so much joy to be had by the receiver. For one thing, it means that the senior has not been forgotten, although ... Read more

Finding Balance through Music: How the Right Caregiver Can Make a World of Difference

Caregiver in Lexington OH How important is it to find the ‘right’ caregiver? There are millions of caregivers working throughout the country. There are even more family members who are taking care of their elderly loved ones. According to the AARP, there are an estimated 44.4 million caregivers taking care of elderly and disabled loved ones right now.  Many of those caregivers don’t have any prior experience. The vast majority of them are middle aged or older women taking care of parents. Without ... Read more

Digital or the ‘Old Fashioned’ Organizers: Which One is Better at Keeping Track of Home Care Services?

Home Care in Crestline OH Trying to keep organized can be a full-time job in itself. Thanks to modern technology, many people rely on digital organizers, such as those you can download for tablets and smart phones. These digital organizers can be programmed to signal an alarm when an appointment or other task is scheduled to be completed. When you’re talking about home care services, being organized is essential. The quality of care that an elderly client receives will directly depend on the ... Read more

Signs of Unsafe Driving for Seniors and Why Home Care Services May be a Topic to Discuss

Home Care in Loudonville OH Unsafe driving is an important discussion to talk about with teenagers who are first getting behind the wheel, adults who are exhibiting some unsafe behaviors and seniors who may be dealing with a number of physical, emotional, or mental challenges as they get older. For an elderly individual who is exhibiting certain signs that they are no longer safe behind the wheel, home care services may also be a topic family members want to discuss with them. Below ... Read more

Your Elderly Mother May Not See Well Anymore, and A Professional Caregiver Can Help

Caregiver in Shelby OH As people age, there will be certain physical changes that will arise. It could be diminishing strength in their body, or it could be hearing loss or vision related problems. As March is Save Your Vision Month, it’s a good time to talk about some potential signs that your elderly loved one could be dealing with some type of vision problem. There are numerous vision related issues that can develop with age. Cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration are three ... Read more
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