Caregivers & Families

Protecting Seniors from Financial Fraud and Scams

While spring brings about warmer weather and colorful flowers, it also brings an uptick of financial scams, due in part to con artists targeting tax returns. These scams disproportionately target the elderly. While nearly 90% of elders surveyed believed they could spot a scam, nearly 30% were unsure about common [...]

By |2019-04-01T10:19:51-04:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

Tips for Enjoying Holidays with Seniors

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for any family. When a family is also dealing with a loved one that needs additional caregiving, especially those with memory issues, a time of celebration can quickly become one of frustration. Traditions are so important during the holiday season. However, [...]

By |2018-12-13T17:01:34-04:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

A Guide For Family Caregivers

Family caregivers are so important there is a month for them: November is National Family Homecare Givers month. Spearheaded by CaregiverAction.org, the group began promoting national recognition of family caregivers in 1994. President Clinton signed the first NFC Month Presidential Proclamation in 1997 and every president since has followed suit [...]

By |2018-11-27T14:37:44-04:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|2 Comments

Coping with Memory Loss

Struggling with memory, or losing one’s memory, is one of the greatest fears of both elderly individuals and their families. There are varying degrees of memory loss and learning the differences between clinical diagnoses will help caregivers and loved ones be more aware of what to look for in symptoms [...]

By |2018-11-27T14:38:16-04:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

How to Know When a Loved One Needs Assistance

Facing change is always difficult and it can be filled with uncertainty especially when decisions must be made regarding care for our elderly parents and loved ones. Moving from independent living to one with any level of care is a decision that should not be taken lightly. The most difficult [...]

By |2018-08-19T11:43:19-04:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

5 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Paying for the care of an aging loved one is a concern for most families and far too often the costs of care come out of their own pocket. When it comes time to utilize assisted living services for your loved ones it's helpful to know you have options and how [...]

By |2018-06-19T13:28:22-04:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|2 Comments

Types of Senior Care Facilities and Services

Providing quality care for aging loved ones is a concern for more and more families as the population grows older. We know that navigating the types of senior care services and facilities can be overwhelming, especially when you're making the decision for a loved one.  Many factors go into determining [...]

By |2018-06-19T13:29:41-04:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|5 Comments

Blood Test to Identify Alzheimer’s

Blood Test to Identify Alzheimer's While authors of a recent research project say that larger and more long-term studies are needed, a blood test has been developed that can identify people who have high levels of a protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists in Japan and Australia have developed a [...]

By |2018-04-27T12:26:03-04:00February 17th, 2018|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

Caregiving and Technology Strategies to Prevent Falls

A missed step. A stumble. Or just a moment of lost balance can cause a person to fall. For older adults – those 65 and above – falls are a serious health risk. From bumps and bruises, to fractures, to brain injuries, the outcome from a fall can be devastating. [...]

By |2018-04-27T12:26:54-04:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Home safety|0 Comments

6 Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout

If you are a caregiver you understand that caregiver burnout is a serious issue. Caring for a loved one can consume you both physically and emotionally. Frequently, caregivers are juggling jobs, family and caregiving, which results in personal needs being neglected. Nutrition, exercise and social activities may suffer because of [...]

By |2018-11-27T13:56:00-04:00November 26th, 2017|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

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