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Easy Steps to Convince Mom and Dad on HomeCare

Some older adults are hesitant to sign up for homecare. In their minds, needing a caregiver’s help signals an end to their independence. You need to help your parents understand that caregivers are there to ensure they remain independent in their homes. That’s the first step. From there, these steps will help your parents understand … Continue reading

6 Little Home Improvements That Will Ease Any Senior Citizens Life.

Here are six simple home improvement ideas to ensure senior safety and ability to remain home. So, for all the Gramms & Gramps, Nana & Papa, Mawmaw & Pawpaw, Grammie & Grampy, Baba & Gigi, Grandma and Granpa, and all other fun and adorable alternatives we use to honor our parents/ grandparents, this is for … Continue reading

Questions You Should Ask a Home Care Agency

If you do an online search of “questions to ask a home care agency” you will see there are pages and pages of blogs and articles written on the subject. Most articles have a “top something” questionnaire e.g., top 10, top 25, top 30…you name it.  As well, you will find on every list some really … Continue reading

Recognizing Memory Problems & Talking with your Doctor

It’s normal to forget things from time to time. And as we age, most of us become increasingly forgetful. However, there is a difference between normal memory loss and memory loss related to Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Forgetting where you placed the car keys, not remembering to pick up an item at the grocery store, … Continue reading

Home Care Support for Seniors with Diabetes

No other disease requires so much self-care. And despite the many effective medications, successful treatment of diabetes is dependent upon a motivated patient who knows how to make the right choices and monitors them for their effects on the blood sugar. As a caregiver, senior care advocate, and home care provider our work is to … Continue reading

Senior Care: Living with Dementia and Memory Loss

In the 112 years since Alzheimer’s was identified, a cure is far from sight yet more and more seniors are being diagnosed with dementia-related diseases. The increase in diagnoses is due in part to the rapidly growing population of elders i.e., the baby boomer generation. This generation is the largest living generation and, is not … Continue reading