24-Hour Care to Help Seniors Age at Home Without Facing a Move

At first, caring for Mom may have just taken up a few hours of the week. But now, she’s starting to need help throughout most of the day and maybe even into the night. Now, you’re realizing Mom would feel most secure with someone around 24/7, ensuring her needs are met and ready to tackle any unexpected situations.

Get the Support You Need With Live-In Care for Seniors

Care needs ebb and flow as senior loved ones age, and the care model that works today may not be the one that works a year from now. Initially, their care journey may involve a home caregiver assisting with morning routines and meal preparation. But as their needs change, they may require more help from day to day. Challenges may arise during late-night tasks or unforeseen issues in the overnight…

We Can All Benefit from Seniors Becoming Mentors

Think about your life over the years. What has life taught you along the way? Life doesn’t come with a roadmap. But fear not; we have something even more valuable than an instruction manual: the wisdom of those who have walked a similar path and hold the keys to a wealth of experiences.

Tips For Preventing Malnutrition in Seniors

Many of us remember gathering at Grandma’s house for Sunday dinners. However, because so many families now live far away from their elderly family members, and with numerous needs pulling us in multiple directions, it is difficult to keep up with this tradition – and it could be just one of the issues adding to a recent dramatic rise in senior malnutrition.

Are These Risk Factors for Elderly Abuse Present for Your Loved One?

Providing the helping hand that empowers seniors to stay healthy, independent, and happy is the intent of not only our professional senior care staff, but of most family caregivers as well. Because the quality of life of older adults is so important to us, it’s crucial that we review a topic that can be really difficult for many of us to even imagine – elder abuse.

Signs of Elder Abuse in Senior Loved Ones

While it goes without saying that abusing an older adult is something that would never even occur to most people, it is a tragically prevalent circumstance in the U.S. Elder abuse can occur in many forms, from physical to emotional, and it affects the most frail and vulnerable among us.

Is It Caregiver Burnout or Compassion Fatigue?

Care providers devote so much of themselves to those they care for – both physically and emotionally. It’s common to become worn down and to start to experience feelings such as apathy, weariness, and a detachment from the person in your care. Referred to as compassion fatigue or secondary traumatic stress, it can be harmful to your own health and wellbeing but may also impact your ability to be as…

Top Tips for Minimizing Family Caregiver Stress

Family caregiver stress is unavoidable, and in reality, not always a bad thing. Basically, as they say, “A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” But particularly for family caregivers, the level of stress can quickly intensify and become overwhelming, and if not handled properly, bring on serious health concerns.

Is Aging at Home an Option?

A large proportion of seniors are set on aging at home, instead of relocating to an assisted living facility or nursing home – nearly 90 percent of them, based upon research conducted by AARP. And who can blame them? The comfort of familiar surroundings, the freedom to come and go as you would like, the freedom to prepare the meals you want when you would like them are all invaluable…