Five Fun Adventures You and Your Senior Loved One Can Take Near Home

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Enjoying a warm summer day does not have to be a distant memory for your senior loved one. Many senior loved ones find great joy residing in senior communities where they are provided with the amenities and care that they require to live an engaging, safe, and fun life among their equals. Nevertheless, even though the majority of elderly relatives adore their homes in senior living communities, it is essential that they are able to go on fun adventures with family and friends. Here is a list of tips to keep your senior loved one active this summer. Although most senior living communities offer many exciting adventures for their residents to do as a community through an elderly home care business, there is something extra special about planning fun adventures with friends and family only. This can be an excellent way to lift a senior loved one’s spirits while also giving families much quality…

5 Tips To Facilitate Engaged Aging For Your Loved Ones

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Many aging loved ones feel as though there is no benefit in staying active or motivated and have an outlook of “what is the use?” This illustrates the importance of facilitating engaged aging for your loved ones. Still, most aging loved ones want to remain independent and do not think about how being inactive adds to various health conditions that can and do prevent independence. This need for independence is one reason why an aging relative may opt for a senior home care business rather than an in-patient facility for their day-to-day care. Consider this guidance when setting up senior  home care for loved ones. Motivating an aging relative to remain engaged and even exercise often means much work for you. With the many health challenges an aging individual face, they often develop a mindset that is not easily influenced. Remaining patient, kind, and positive when attempting to motivate your aging loved one to…

Being a Caregiver: Five Signs to Watch Out for That You’re Overwhelmed

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The stresses of caregiving can be overwhelming, particularly if you feel you have little control over the situation, or you are in over your head. If these stresses are left unchecked, they can take a toll on your relationships, state of mind, health and eventually lead to caregiver burnout. It is difficult to do anything when you are burned out, especially take care of someone else. That is why taking care of yourself is a necessity. If you believe you are experiencing too much stress, consider the qualified services of a home health care business to take on some of your caregiving stressors. Caregiver Burnout & Stress Caregiver burnout is emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion resulting from the overwhelming and prolonged stress of caregiving. Although caring for an aging loved one can be extremely rewarding, it does involve stressors. As caring for a senior loved one is often long-term, the stressors it tends to…

Signs You Need Respite Care

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For most family caregivers, the challenges of caring for a senior loved one are just a part of life. Nevertheless, caregiving is a demanding job that requires help. That is the reason why respite care is crucial. Respite care from an in-home care business as well as out-of-home care business can provide caregivers with a short but necessary break that can be helpful in reducing stress, promote balance in your life, and restore your energy. Respite care can also provide stimulation and variety for your aging relative, helping to make the caregiving process a more rewarding and enjoyable experience for both of you. What is Respite Care? Respite care provides the primary caregiver with a much-needed break from the everyday demands of caring for your elderly loved one. Respite care can occur at a day-care center, your own home, or at a residential nursing facility that provides overnight stays. Whether respite is needed for…

Keep Your Senior Loved One Active This Summer with These Tips

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No matter what summer activities your senior loved one and yourself engage in, or which ones they pursue on their own, it is vital to be aware of the risks the summer sun can pose to the elderly.   Tips to Keep in Mind Make sure your senior relative is well hydrated at all times. Stay away from any situation that may lead to heatstroke. Know how to spot the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Ensure your aging loved one is always protected from the sun with protective clothing, umbrellas, hats, and sunscreen. Even if the summer heat has caused your loved one’s appetite to decrease, always be sure they are eating well.   Recommended Activities for Seniors Loved Ones This Summer Summer is a busy time of year: families get together for barbecues and reunions, kids are on school vacation, and everyone is gathering at the beach to swim. Aging may lead…

Water Aerobics Tips for Your Senior Loved Ones

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Exercise is important whether you’re 8 or 80. However, as you age or your loved one is aging, it is important that you exercise safely while getting the most benefit. One way to do that is with water aerobic exercise. This is less impactful on the joints of your body and will also give you a maximum workout with minimal effort. It is great for those who deal with pain from arthritis too as it is not jarring the body as activities such as running, or walking can do.

Seniors and Depression: How to Get Help Through Medicare

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Seniors have many things to think about after retirement, from their physical health to the safety of their homes. For some, making sure they have the right Medicare plan can be a long and drawn-out hassle that comes with confusing terminology, and when an individual is dealing with mental health issues, time is often of the essence. From anxiety to depression, there is an entire spectrum of disorders that many seniors are living with these days, and these feelings can become problematic when it comes to staying healthy. Depression, in particular, can affect a senior over time and lead to much more serious health conditions. The good news is that there are many ways you can get help with a mental health condition through Medicare. With an Advantage plan, you can see a trained counselor or therapist as well as get the prescription medications you need. It’s important to do a little research into…

How To Close More In Home Assessments

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When a potential customer calls a home care agency to find out more about their services the first goal of that home care agency is to ask the client engaging questions that will prompt them to give their “download” over the phone and spend about 15 minutes doing that. In order to keep someone on the phone for 15 minutes, the home care agency must ask the right questions and say the right things when asked questions. However, the ultimate goal of this initial conversation is to schedule the all important “In Home Assessment.” This is where the real magic happens and where the relationship of trust will be established with the client.  Usually, a potential customer will only want to spend 15 minutes giving their download to one agency and therefore if you manage to get them to do that you will usually end up getting them to schedule the in home assessment.

5 Dental Problems In Older Adults

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Keeping your older adult’s teeth and mouth healthy can be challenging because aging and health conditions can make them more vulnerable to dental problems. Wisdom may come with age, but so does a multitude of problems associated with aging teeth and gums. A lifetime of chewing, grinding, gnashing, and general wear and tear combined with medications, medical conditions, and a potential decrease in dental care can cause many oral health problems in older adults. These issues may result in significant tooth pain, inflamed gums, bleeding gums, or gum infection. Here are 5 common geriatric dental problems to watch out for, plus advice on prevention, treatment, and management.

Choosing Respite Care For Your Loved One

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Choosing Respite Care: What You Need to Know At some point in our lives, we end up becoming the caregiver for our elderly loved ones. Be it grandparents, parents or other family members, seniors often need daily care once they reach a certain age or health issues arise. Taking care of an elderly individual can be difficult and time-consuming. You may find that you soon need assistance and respite care becomes a consideration. Entrusting the care of your loved one to someone else is a daunting task. You want to find the right person that will care for your family member and love them just as you would. Basic research can get you on the right path to hiring the perfect individual for respite care.

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