Dealing With Heat When the Power Goes Out

With many areas in the U.S. experiencing brutal heat, officials are urging families to keep a close eye on elderly relatives. There have been several heat-related deaths. One of the things that can keep a senior cool is air conditioning. What happens if the power goes out? Here are some tips that can help your mom and dad stay cool if there's no power.   Shut the House Up You want to trap the cooler air while it's still cooler. As soon as the ... Read more

How Do You Decide When Senior Care is Necessary?

Deciding when senior care is no longer a consideration but necessary is a challenge. You're going to have some hesitance from your parent. Many seniors think senior care services take away their independence. They don't like the idea of someone telling them what to do or affecting their privacy. At some point, senior care may become a necessity. When your parent can no longer handle daily activities of living without help, it's time.       Here are the things you should watch for. -Monitor Cognitive Skills The ... Read more

What Can You Do to Prevent Skin Cancer?

As a family caregiver for an elderly adult, awareness is critical. Knowing the types of risks that your aging parent faces enables you to help them make decisions that can reduce those risks and help them to prevent serious health issues from occurring as they age in place. One such issue is skin cancer. Occurring in approximately 20 percent of the total population at some point in their lives, skin cancer can and does occur in people of all ages and ... Read more

Keeping Your Seniors Healthier and Happier While Aging in Their Own Homes

Elder Care in Deerfield Beach FL As people are thinking ahead about their retirement years and beyond, agencies like the American Association of Retired Persons, (AARP), have begun a dialog about what will make the seniors in our country happiest in their retirement years. Here are some important facts to begin thinking about as a senior citizen or as a family member of a senior citizen. Upwards of sixty-nine percent of seniors think about their ability to live independently during their retirement years; seventy-five to ... Read more