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By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on January 19, 2022

Caregiving can be a challenging task, and the majority of caregivers say they experience stress on a daily basis. Stress is a fairly complicated emotion that can be linked to many underlying issues, but being aware of the causes of stress can help you find ways to properly address the…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on January 5, 2022

Caring for a senior loved one from a long distance may seem daunting. When you suddenly face having to care for your loved one, you may wonder how you’ll manage it from afar. Fortunately, there are resources designed specifically to help you care for your senior parent. For example, an in-home…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on December 22, 2021

The senior years are often full of stress that takes its toll on personal happiness. Whether your aging loved one has been feeling lonely lately or is worried about a health condition, there are many things that can elevate his or her mood. These seven tips are sure to get…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on December 8, 2021

One of the best ways to ensure your senior loved one remains as independent as possible is to make changes to his or her home that make living easier. You may need to remove obstacles, add handrails, and choose furniture and fixtures designed specifically for older adults with mobility issues….

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on November 17, 2021

Reducing the costs of healthcare and increasing access and convenience are some of the benefits of telehealth. The services can also reduce some of the burden placed on family caregivers, such as taking time off from work to provide transportation. Using the services can be challenging for older adults, especially…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on November 3, 2021

Individuals with Alzheimer’s often have difficulty eating. When a senior has Alzheimer’s, challenges with eating can stem from medications, ill-fitting dentures, missing teeth, and swallowing difficulties. If your aging loved one has Alzheimer’s, check out these six tips for encouraging him or her to eat.  1. Develop a Mealtime Routine…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on October 20, 2021

Research shows post-stroke depression is a common occurrence among stroke survivors. It’s not unusual for a senior to feel frustrated, angry, and anxious after a stroke, but these feelings can have a significant effect on rehabilitation and recovery. If you’re a caregiver looking after a senior loved one recovering from…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on October 6, 2021

Caring for a senior parent with dementia requires patience, commitment, and compassion. There are certain actions and communication mistakes you should avoid to alleviate your parent’s stress and enhance his or her wellbeing. Take a look at some of the things you should never say to a senior with dementia…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on September 22, 2021

People in their 70s are transforming the expectations people have for this amazing decade of life. Seniors today are no longer forced to give up their independence, provided they’re in relatively good health and have plenty of support. Now that your senior loved one has reached this milestone age, you…

By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on September 8, 2021

Taking on the role of family caregiver brings about many emotions, some positive and some negative. When the role becomes overwhelming, a caregiver’s anxiety levels may increase, putting his or her health in jeopardy. Family caregivers should use the following tips to manage caregiving-related anxiety, boost their health, and prevent…