Six Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

As the days start to get longer, it is a time for fresh starts. One popular way to do this is through spring cleaning. While doing a series of chores and cleaning out things looks different to everyone, making this a priority for seniors has added benefits since a clean environment is crucial to good health.  Below are six ways you can simplify the spring cleaning process for seniors: Spread out the process. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be done...

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Tips for Eye Health in Seniors

As we age, our eyes naturally deteriorate and our vision becomes less effective if we do not take the proper steps to maintain it. Thanks to research and technology, there are several opportunities to keep your sight maintained.  Below are some 20/20 tips to keep your vision in shape: Schedule regular visits. Develop a consistent schedule with an eye doctor, so any problems will be detected before they become irreversible or chronic. Seniors should also make sure to visit an...

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How Does Low Humidity Affect Your Senior?

Elder Care - How Does Low Humidity Affect Your Senior?

Higher humidity levels can be seriously uncomfortable, but at the other end of the spectrum is low humidity. Humidity levels that are too low can also be really uncomfortable and might even contribute to minor illnesses that have the potential to become bigger. Your Senior’s Eyes and Skin Might Feel Dry and Irritated Lower humidity levels can actually pull water from your senior’s eyes and from her skin. For her eyes, that can mean that her normal tear film dries...

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Heart Healthy Tips

February is American Heart Month and focusing on good heart health has never been more important, since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Below are simple ways you can take to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Know Your Risks. Properly understanding the potential risks of heart disease can help you make the right decisions for your health. Talk to your health care provider about setting and reaching goals for heart...

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Why Your Mom Needs a Clean, Organized Kitchen

Home Care Why Your Mom Needs a Clean, Organized Kitchen

One of the easiest places to fall victim to excessive clutter is the kitchen. Why does it matter? Clutter makes it harder to properly clean surfaces. If she can't wipe all of her surfaces each day, the risk of bacterial growth and spread is higher. It also adds to the risk of a fall or burns when your mom is trying to prepare a meal or snack. If she's short on counter space for the hot pan she needs to...

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Six Ways to Help Your Parents Pay for Elder Care Services

Elder Care - Six Ways to Help Your Parents Pay for Elder Care Services

When it comes to paying for elder care services, people are often surprised to learn that health insurance doesn't help. Medicare and Medicaid may help with home health care services, but services like cleaning and laundry are paid for by the client. Your parents need help. What are your options when it comes to paying for the services? These six ideas may help you out. Make Spare Cash Find ways to make some spare cash to cover the cost of...

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Checking Your Parent’s Winter Clothing

Elderly Care - Checking Your Parent’s Winter Clothing

When we have kids, we know that most clothes usually don’t get worn out before they get grown out of. And then as younger adults, we’re often changing up our clothes because of fashion or life stages. As the caregiver of an aging parent, it’s not unlikely that your parent hasn’t changed her winter coat in 20 years or bought a new pair of winter boots in 10 because her size hasn’t changed at all and/or her desire to follow...

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Five Ways to Celebrate Your Parents Unique Traits

Home Care - Five Ways to Celebrate Your Parents Unique Traits

Celebrate October 1st's International Day of Older Persons by celebrating your parents' unique traits. While it can be easy to get caught up in work, social activities, and daily routines, you need to find ways to spend time with your parents. Here are five ways to celebrate them while also enjoying quality time together. Plan a Themed Staycation Going on a vacation together may not be in the cards, but why not use your parents' traits to plan a themed-staycation?...

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Are Your Mom’s Sleep Patterns Normal?

Homecare - Are Your Mom's Sleep Patterns Normal?

Your mom likes to nap in the afternoon. She's often up late in the morning and goes to bed later at night. How normal is this? Men and women do find their sleep patterns change as they age. It's harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. While it's ideal to get eight hours of sleep each night, older adults may find seven hours become the norm. When they wake, it can seem like it happens all at once and is...

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Is Your Elderly Loved One Bedridden? Here is How You Can Help.

Elder Care - Is Your Elderly Loved One Bedridden? Here is How You Can Help.

There might come a time when your elderly loved one needs to be confined to a bed. This is often referred to as bedridden. Elder care providers can offer assistance to family caregivers who need to care for their bedridden elderly loved one. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it. In addition, you can find some important information here today that will help you care for your elderly loved one, as well. Patient Care for Your Bedridden...

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