Keeping Yourself Healthy in Your Caregiver Journey

When you make the decision to become a family caregiver for your elderly loved one, it is easy to get so focused on fulfilling their needs and ensuring that they living their highest quality of life that you forget to take care of yourself.Keeping yourself healthy, however, is critical to not only preserving your own well-being but also making sure that you can be the best caregiver for your parent and the others that rely on you throughout this care ... Read more

How to Prepare for Hip Replacement Surgery

More than 310,000 hip replacement surgeries take place in a year.The surgery involves cutting away the damaged pieces of a hip joint and replacing them with prosthetic pieces. The purpose of the surgery is to relieve pain, allow the person to move better, and improve the function of the joint. Most people who have hip replacement surgery are in the hospital between one and four days. Afterward, it takes three to six months to completely recover.  To ensure a more successful ... Read more

Signs that Your Senior Might be Struggling with Loss of Appetite

It is not unexpected for an elderly adult to not eat as much as they did when they were younger or as much as younger members of their family might eat. Their metabolisms are slower and they tend to be less active than younger people, requiring less food to keep them going. For some elderly adults, however, this decreased appetite reaches a more serious level, potentially leading to inadequate nutrition that can cause physical health complications and problems as they age ... Read more