Four Ways Your Senior Can Keep Driving

Elder Care - Four Ways Your Senior Can Keep Driving

Driving can be a big argument between caregivers and aging adults. You just want your senior to be safe, but she’s convinced that you’re trying to ground her. What might work is a compromise, but there have to be some guidelines in this compromise. Consider a few of these requirements in order to keep your elderly family member behind the wheel. Get Hearing and Vision Checkups If your elderly family member is having trouble with her hearing and her vision,...

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Are You Having Trouble with Energy?

Caregiver - Are You Having Trouble with Energy?

Family caregivers do a lot and all that they do requires energy. If your own energy levels aren’t where you want them to be, there might be a good reason for that. There are some simple tricks you can put into place to boost your energy. If you’re still feeling sluggish, though, talk to your doctor about what might be going on with your overall health. Caffeine Can Hurt More than Help Caffeine definitely gives you an energy boost, but...

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Four Tips for Developing Acceptance of Your Senior’s Health

Home Care Services - Four Tips for Developing Acceptance of Your Senior's Health

For most of your life your senior has probably been in much better shape than she is right now. It can be really difficult for you to come to terms with that fact. The closer you can get to acceptance, the better for both your senior and for you. Do What You Can to Remain as Positive as Possible Positivity is going to help you so much as a caregiver. This isn’t to say that you’re going to have to...

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“Aging In Place” Seminar

Certified Senior Solutions, Inc. Partners with Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods Communities to Present “Aging In Place” Seminar for Residents June 5 Grosse Pointe Park Will Host the Seminar at the Tompkins Center at Windmill Pointe Park Grosse Pointe, Michigan - Certified Senior Solutions has partnered with the five Grosse Pointe Communities as well as Harper Woods to present “Aging in Place,” a seminar focused on providing resources to families or individuals facing long term care decisions for aging loved...

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Does When Your Parents Eat Affect Their Weight?

Homecare-Does When Your Parents Eat Affect Their Weight?

It’s no secret that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. It’s a health problem that affects people of all ages, including older adults. Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for a whole host of health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, some kinds of cancer, and mobility problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is even a risk factor for “all causes of death.” Because of its seriousness, scientists are...

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What Causes Heart Failure?

Home Care - What Causes Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a condition that occurs when the heart muscle becomes too weak or too stiff to efficiently pump blood throughout the body. It is usually caused by underlying conditions that affect the heart muscle. There is no cure for heart failure but managing the conditions that cause it can prevent it from happening or help to better manage existing heart failure. Kinds of Heart Failure Heart failure doesn’t always affect the entire heart. It can occur on just...

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Keeping Your Senior Independent

Elderly Care - Keeping Your Senior Independent

What does your senior mean when she tells you that she wants to keep her independence? That answer might vary from one situation to another and so it’s important to understand what your own senior’s definition is. Talk to Her about What Independence Means for Her The first step in maintaining independence for your senior is to learn what independence means for her. For your aging family member, independence could mean that she continues to drive for as long as...

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Breaking News- Announcing “Hope at Home Transitions” Service

Hope Senior Home Care Announces  “Hope at Home Transitions” Service Program to Assist Seniors with Returning Home After Hospitalization or Rehabilitative Care Grosse Pointe and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan - Hope Senior Home Care has launched a new initiative - Hope at Home Transitions - to assist individuals and seniors returning home after a hospitalization or other medical or physical rehabilitation.  The program provides short term in-home care, which is customized for each personal situation. “We continue to see families challenged...

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Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Recognizes the Benefits of Companion Pets

Senior Care - Jim Henson's Creature Shop Recognizes the Benefits of Companion Pets

Multiple studies have found that there are several health benefits of owning a pet. Studies find pet ownership can reduce blood pressure and pulse rate. Higher levels of hormones associated with happiness are found in people who spend half an hour playing and interacting with a dog. People with pets as children are less likely to experience allergies to pet dander. People with Alzheimer's disease are less likely to remain agitated or anxious when a therapy dog is present. When...

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Four Tips for Responding to the Folks Trying to Bring You Down

Caregiver - Four Tips for Responding to the Folks Trying to Bring You Down

As a caregiver you might feel that some of your family members are trying to bring you down with some of the criticisms they toss your way. It’s tough to shrug those off, but that might be what you have to learn to do if some of these tips don’t work. If They Don’t Understand, Try to Educate Them One of the biggest reasons that other family members will give you a hard time when you’re the one doing all...

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