Falling: An Ever-Present Danger For Seniors

As a child develops, many activities, such as running, jumping, climbing, and general exploration can lead to bumps, bruises, scrapes, and falls. In most cases, falls are of minor consequence as the young body is resilient and can heal quickly. Aging, though, hampers the resilience of the body which can prolong the healing process. Therefore, for seniors, falls pose as an extreme danger, and a threat to their safety and independence. Falls are an even greater challenge ... Read more

What Does Your Senior’s Personal Hygiene and His Attitude about it Tell You?

Your senior’s approach to her personal hygiene is going to change over time. It will change because of his health, abilities, and even his emotional well-being. Paying attention to the small changes now can help you to spot potential problems much more quickly. It might be that you need to take over more of these details for your senior. Home Care in Plantation FL: Senior’s Personal Hygiene He’s Avoiding Hygiene Completely Your senior might be avoiding personal hygiene tasks for a variety ... Read more

STAR MULTI CARE WANTS YOU TO TAKE CARE OF YOU

Whether you take care of children, an elderly parent or work for a home care company like Star Multi Care, you probably have come to realize that caregiving can be as stressful as it is rewarding. We want to help you reduce the stress of caregiving and for you to start taking care of you. We have found a FREE program aimed at taking care of caregivers called, Think Caregiver, that will benefit you, your client and your family ... Read more

Four Solutions for Your Senior’s Exercise Plan

Getting your senior excited about exercising might seem like a lost cause at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Your elderly family member’s doctor may have recommended exercise, so stick to those guidelines when you help her to plan out her new routine. Sticking with that exercise plan may be the trickier part. Active seniors with power and energy in gym learning self defense Establish Goals from the Beginning Goals sound intimidating, but they’re a necessary part of any ... Read more

Does Family Caregiving Have to Lead to Isolation and Loneliness?

One issue family caregivers face is loneliness. Caring for a parent can cause you to change your activities and plans. Social activities are one of the first things you'll push aside. Blonde pretty designer using digitizer at her desk in creative office Why does this happen? It's common that you have to balance your job, your responsibilities to your children or significant other, and the care your parents need. To make room for those three vital things, time with friends gets pushed aside. ... Read more

5 Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease You Should Know

It can be hard to know what’s normal and what isn’t when it comes to memory loss in older adults. Walking into a room and forgetting what they came in for once in a while is normal. So is forgetting a name and remembering it later. However, frequent lapses in memory could signal a problem. Below are 5 common early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease that could help you spot it in your older family member. Elder Care in Coconut Creek FL: ... Read more

What You Have to Gain from Being a Caregiver

For many family caregivers, there are some days that can make you wonder why you’ve taken on the role of caregiver. It can seem like nothing has gone right and the job can be frustrating. It can also be overwhelming and tiring, taking up all your free time. On those days, it can help to have a reminder of the positive aspects of being a caregiver, of which there are many. Here are some reminders of what you have to gain ... Read more

What Should You Look for When Buying Sunscreen For Your Mom?

Short of never going outside, it's hard to avoid the sun. Even on a cloudy day, there are UVA and UVB rays reaching you. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but it's also preventable. With the right sunscreen and proper use, your mom can protect her skin from the sun's harmful rays. Senior Care in Boca Raton FL: Senior Sunscreen Tips Sunscreen comes in gels, sprays, lotions, or powders. Applied correctly, it helps form a film on the skin that ... Read more

How to Best Help Your Aging Parents When Alzheimer’s is Present

Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are to blame for approximately 33 percent of all deaths in people 65 or older. In seven years, heart disease-related deaths decreased by 9 percent, but Alzheimer's deaths increased by 145 percent. It's frightening how quickly this disease is affecting older Americans. Home Care Services in Coconut Creek FL: Alzheimer's Tips If your parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, odds are high that you'll end up providing at least some of their care. About 16 million men ... Read more

Routines May Make Dementia Care Easier

Dementia affects the brain’s ability to learn new information. That can make life confusing and frightening. Establishing a routine and following it as closely as possible each day can make life easier and more comfortable for your aging relative. It can also make being their caregiver less challenging. Caregiver in Coral Springs FL: Dementia Routines Experts say that part of the reason routines are comforting to people with dementia is because short-term memory is affected before long-term memory is. Routines are associated ... Read more
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