Packing a “Germ Fighting” Kit for When Out with Your Senior

Germ control is not just something you should do when your parent is at home. Whenever your aging parent leaves the house, whether it is to run an errand or go visit a friend, they are exposing themselves to a wide variety of germs that can make them vulnerable to illness and infection. Being prepared to combat these germs helps to keep your senior healthier, and avoid the potentially serious complications that can result from illnesses such as the flu or ... Read more

How Can I Make Mom’s Bathroom Less Dangerous?

We know you worry about your elderly mom. Her health and safety are your responsibility, especially if she is limited physically or mentally. Many elderly adults have chronic illnesses, diseases, injuries or the diminishing effects of old age. Seniors who are frail or otherwise disabled can suffer from slip and fall accidents that can really hurt them. They can get concussions, bruises, cuts, and even broken bones when they fall.     Most slip and fall accidents happen in the bathroom, due to the slick ... Read more

Which Medical Alert System is Right for Your Parent?

We’ve all seen the commercials where an elderly lady falls and calls out, “Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” While those commercials have been the butt of many jokes over the years, the truth is that medical alert systems can be extremely beneficial to older adults. If your aging parent is at risk for falling or other situations that may make them need emergency help, a medical alert system can offer both the older adult and family caregivers peace of mind ... Read more

What’s the Best Way to Treat a Burn at Home?

It’s not uncommon for people of all ages to occasionally suffer a burn injury. Older adults whose hands don’t work as well as they once did may accidentally burn themselves in the kitchen. Or, they might spend a little too much time outside and get a sunburn. As a family caregiver to an aging family member, it can be quite handy to know how to identify a minor burn and how you can treat it at home.     Knowing When to Get Help Not ... Read more

How Can Elder Care Help Prevent Falls?

If you have an older adult family member, one of the things you may worry about is them falling. Falls are the number one cause of injuries that lead to death. But, there are many steps you can take to keep your loved one from suffering a fall. In fact, you don’t even have to do it alone because an elder care provider can also help with fall prevention. Here are some ways elder care can help.   De-Clutter the Home Living in a ... Read more

Ways Experts Think You Can Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s When Your Parent Has the Disease

Watching a parent go through the stages of Alzheimer's is hard. It's also hard wondering if you'll end up with the disease too. Experts do think there are ways you can lower your risk. Taking these measures could help and don't take much effort. Here the recommended measures. Lose Weight If you're overweight, many believe that increases your risk. Take strides to lose weight now. Don't look at your target weight. Start by taking your current weight and trying to lose 10 percent ... Read more

Ways to Improve Communication through Exceptional Elder Care

Elder Care in Tamarac FL When you’re talking about communication, there are many aspects that go into effectively communicating an idea or even having a conversation with another person. When it comes to elder care, being able to communicate properly is not just important for building positive relationships, but it can also lead to improved safety and security for both the caregiver and the elderly individual. Whether it’s a family member taking care of their loved one or professional home care for the ... Read more