Is My Elderly Mother Suffering from Depression?

Elderly adults experience a lot of changes in their life, from retiring and developing health issues to financial challenges and the deaths of loved ones. It’s very easy for seniors to experience feelings of stress, sadness, frustration, and anger for a while before feeling better. However, more elderly adults than ever are experiencing true depression that interferes with their daily life. If you think your elderly parent may be suffering from depression, you must educate yourself, so you know how to help ... Read more

How Can I Prevent Elderly Slip and Fall Accidents?

Did you know that one in four elderly adults in the United States experiences a slip and fall accident each year? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of both fatal injuries and non-fatal injuries in elderly Americans. Instead of waiting and hoping your aging relative doesn’t have a slip and fall accident, you can be proactive in reducing their risk of such a devastating event.   Seniors and Slip and Fall Accidents Everyone takes ... Read more

February is American Heart Month: 5 Tips for a Healthier Heart

February 2018 is American Heart Month. An estimated 600,000 people die because of heart disease every year. In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death for both women and men. During the month of February, people are asked to honor those they have lost to heart disease, and also to learn more about heart disease and how it can be prevented. Below are five tips to help your older adult relative to achieve better heart health.     #1 Keep an Eye ... Read more

Tips for Caring for Someone After a Stroke

If your parent has recently had a stroke that has left them requiring care, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 4 seconds an American has a stroke. Right now, you might be wondering if your parent will get better, of if they will be disabled for life. You might also be wondering how you’re going to manage your parent’s care over the months to come. Being a family caregiver for a senior parent who ... Read more