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

Three Easy Changes to Make to Help Your Dad Lose Weight in 2018

Your dad wants to lose weight this year. His doctor's said he is at risk of developing diabetes. His blood pressure is becoming too high. Losing weight in the best way to prevent health issues from developing. While he wants to lose weight, he's not sure where to start. Here are three easy changes he can make to lose weight in 2018.   Create Menus Based on DASH Diet Principles The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet is a good way to change ... Read more