If you parent has had a long-term cancer battle or if it’s a new diagnosis, you might be looking at how you can help her stay at home during her cancer treatment regimen. Nowadays, it’s even more important than ever to keep your immunocompromised parent safely away from too many exposures to other people. While many treatments for cancer will require [...]
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If your parent is either becoming legally blind or has low vision, you might wonder how to help him to continue living independently. While it won’t be easy, there are certain areas of his home and life that you can provide assistance in or make changes to in order to keep him safe and thriving while living independently. While every living [...]
Your senior’s mental health is a huge part of her overall health, but how is she really doing? Whether you see her every day or you live far away from her, you might not feel as if you have the full picture. Here are some ideas for you. Talk to Your Senior about What You’re Seeing [...]
Even very healthy seniors will need to pay more attention to their feet as they age. A normal part of aging is the thinning of skin around the feet. This is what gives rise to the parody of the senior who says, “Oh, my aching feet!” Yes, foot ache is going to be more common [...]
Hospice May Very Well Be Part of Senior Care, but How Do You Talk to Your Parents About This Sensitive Topic?Melissa Codio2021-01-05T16:27:33+00:00
For the most part, when people hear the term ‘hospice care,’ they think of the worst. They think about end-of-life. And, when somebody they love is reaching the end of their life, whether they’re in their 40s, 70s, 90s, or even their 100s, it’s not easy to handle. This is not an easy topic to think about, much less talk [...]
Adult children often struggle to make sure their parents are safe and secure while aging. When those children live on the other side of the country, the difficulty is greater. There's no easy way to drop in unexpectedly and make sure the house is clean and that the kitchen is well-stocked with the right foods. Video [...]
If your elderly loved one is on medications, like many senior citizens are, then you need to learn all you can about the drug and food interactions for these medications. There are numerous foods that interact negatively with certain medications. Many people know about how alcohol and other medications interact negatively with specific prescriptions. However, [...]
What would you consider to be the most dangerous room in your house? Unless you have a unique and interesting ‘den’ of some sort, it would likely be the same for most of us: the bathroom. Yet, how many people honestly think that? It seems that when people are asked about ‘dangerous’ in their own homes, [...]
During National Diabetes Month it’s important to look at all of the various ways that diabetes can affect your senior’s body and well-being. One of the areas of her health that you might not realize can be seriously impacted by diabetes is your senior’s vision. Out of control blood sugar does a lot of damage, but it might be [...]
Aging doesn't mean that mobility will go, but it can happen. Your dad may have had a stroke and cannot walk without a device. Maybe he fell and has joint pain that impacts his mobility. When it's time to shop for mobility devices, make sure you use these tips to help find the right device. Understand [...]