5 Big Budget Home Improvement Ideas to Consider for Your Elderly Loved One’s Home

Caregiver in Cooper City FL When you're a family caregiver to an elderly loved one, you want to make her life easier, however you can. Sometimes that's with little things, like running some errands for her. Other times, you want to help in a much bigger way, say with a home improvement or two.An ElevatorIf your loved one's home only has two stories, an elevator is not likely to be cost-effective at all. On the other hand, if your loved one has ... Read more

Defeat Diabetes Month

Senior Care in Pembroke Pines FL The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in every three persons in the United States either already has or is at risk of getting diabetes. In addition, 86 million people have pre-diabetes. If your loved one falls into either of these categories, there are some things you should know about the disease.The Defeat Diabetes Foundation has named April as Defeat Diabetes Month.  Below are four things you can do to help your ... Read more

How to Find Meaningful Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia

Elder Care in Southwest Ranches FL When your loved one is dealing with dementia you might feel odd about trying to encourage her into too many different activities. In reality, though, your loved one needs to be involved regularly in meaningful activities in order to experience the most benefits. Keeping her occupied helps her to exercise her brain and her body, often at the same time.Meaningful Activities DefinedThe term meaningful activities refers to activities that your loved one is able to engage ... Read more

What Should be in Your Parent’s Emergency Kit

Home Care in Boynton Beach FL Part of creating a home care plan that is truly effective is making sure that your elderly loved one is prepared in the event of an emergency. While you hope that such an emergency will not occur, being properly prepared will give you and your parent peace of mind, and ensure that if it does happen, you can respond quickly and effectively.Every home should have an emergency kit. This basic piece of emergency preparedness should be ... Read more

Understanding the Risk of Pneumonia

Caregiver in Delray Beach FL As a family caregiver one of the most stressful and challenging situations that you face is seeing your parent suffer from a serious illness. You go to great extents to try to combat germs in your daily life and do everything you can to minimize the risk that your parent will contract an illness or infection. No matter what you do, however, it is likely that your parent will at some point become ill. While a cold ... Read more

Star Multi Care Administrator receives Supreme Court County Mediation Certificate

Liza Erazo, the Administrator of the Star Multi Care Services’ Florida Branch, has recently received her Mediation Certificate from the Florida Supreme Court. Ms. Erazo has been in healthcare industry for over 30 years, 9 of which have been in home care, yet Liza feels this is a major accomplishment in her life. “I have always been an advocate for seniors”, Liza stated. She enjoys volunteering within several senior advocacy groups including her position as a Florida Elder Mediator, sitting on ... Read more

Senior Care for an Adult in the Late Stages of Parkinson’s Disease

Senior Care in West Palm Beach FL Finding out that your elderly parent has Parkinson's disease presents a major shift in your senior care journey with her. A diagnosis with this progressive disease means having to prepare your care approach to handle the changes in symptoms and function that will happen throughout your parent's life. It is important to realize that unlike many other diseases that diminish life expectancy, a senior with Parkinson's disease is likely to live just as long as ... Read more

5 Tips for New Caregivers That Will Save You Time and Energy

Caregiver in Boca Raton FL There are a lot of different ways that people find themselves being a caregiver to their elderly loved ones. Sometimes it happens gradually, while other times it's an urgent need that crops up literally overnight. No matter how you came to caregiving, these bits of advice can help to make the transition a little more seamless.Learn All You Can About CaregivingThe more that you know about caring for your elderly loved one and the situations that are ... Read more

Skin Picking in a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease

Home Care in Pembroke Pines FL If Alzheimer's disease has become a part of your home care journey with your elderly loved one, it is important to recognize that the symptoms that you expect your parent to experience are very likely not the only ones that he is going to experience. Seniors who are dealing with this type of condition very often show symptoms and behaviors that do not make sense to family caregivers and that can be distressing, especially when they ... Read more

Top Five Healthy Foods that are in Season in March

Caregiver in Southwest Ranches FL Buying produce that is in season is a great idea for many reasons.  First of all, in-season produce is usually fresh and flavorful.  Secondly, the in-season produce is usually the most inexpensive produce on the shelves.  When caring for an elderly loved one, buying in-season produce can help you to make your loved one healthy and delicious meals without going over your grocery budget.  Early spring brings many tasty fruits and vegetables to the table, including many ... Read more
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