You may not have considered Google Home or Amazon Echo before. But, as a senior or a caregiver, these tools are immensely helpful. Not only can they make life a little easier but they also make the home a safer place.
The idea of being a burden doesn’t sit well with most people. Yet, this thought pattern often makes things more difficult for families and for caregivers – especially those who want to offer support.
Many caregivers face challenges with stubborn aging parents and there can seem to be few solutions. With that in mind, what are the best ways forward and when should you be seeking help?
In this post, we look at articles from a range of websites, which focus on ways tips and tricks for having an amazing Thanksgiving, even with all the challenges of caregiving. Take a look and let us know if we missed any key articles.
To get the most advantages from a pet, choosing the right type is a critical first step. This post looks at the main options and the different advantages and disadvantages that they bring.
Owning a pet can be a simple solution to promote health and well-being in seniors. In fact, pets offer a range of different benefits, including companionship, lowering stress and even helping people to live longer.
This post highlights key symptoms of health conditions that seniors may experience. Many of these aren’t obvious and are easily overlooked.
In this post, we look at the key medication types that can put seniors in the hospital, along with things you can do to minimize risk.
Cooking classes are effective for many people, helping to teach new skills and offering a social environment. They can be a perfect fit for seniors, even those who initially resist the idea.
A Care Map is a fairly new concept but it is an approach that can significantly help with caregiving, making the process easier and less stressful overall.
Caregivers have a tough job, yet many of them didn’t choose to be involved. That pattern can have many negative implications for caregivers but there are ways around it too.
Loss of muscle can have significant impacts on a person’s mobility and their enjoyment of life. Thankfully, this issue is fairly easy to combat and doing so can help promote overall quality of life.
Staying engaged mentally is important for overall health and these activities and games can help seniors to do just that. At the same time, many of the options here would suit the entire family and can be a great way to build social connections.
For some, retiring as soon as possible sounds perfect while others want to work as long as possible. But, what are the true advantages and disadvantages of each of these approaches?
This post highlights key items and approaches that can help make bathing less stressful and safer for seniors.
Demand for caregivers and direct care workers is dramatically increasing – making paid caregiving a more viable field than ever before. So, if this is the direction you want to take, how do you get involved?
Driving might be a key source of independence but it also puts some people at risk. As caregivers, sometimes we have to make hard decisions about the people we love, including decisions about driving. This was a challenge that my family and I found out about first hand.
The ability to age at home is highly desirable for seniors and is also an achievable goal. So, as family members, how can we help?
Throughout this site, we strongly focus on caregiving and the challenges that come with it. But, what is caregiving and why is it so relevant?
With the cold setting in for winter, many of us face an ongoing struggle in trying to minimize the amount of energy that we use, while also staying warm.