In home care providers can encourage an emotionally close grandparent-adult grandchild relationships

10 Reasons to Smile Today

Aug 20, 2017

We all occasionally have bad days or fall into a funk from time to time, but thankfully there are plenty of reasons to keep a positive outlook on life.  As it turns out, smiling can actually provide a huge benefit to us both mentally and physically. To help brighten your day, here are 10 reasons… read more »

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10 Ways to Beat Caregiver Stress [Infographic]

Jul 20, 2017

Click below to view full size!   While rewarding, caregiving is hard work.  The demands and pressure of caring for the others can place immense emotional, mental, and even physical stress on the caregiver. It’s important to take proper steps to reduce and alleviate these tensions, which can take a serious toll on the care… read more »

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How Listening Makes You a Better Caregiver

May 30, 2017

Many medical practitioners and caregivers do their jobs well, that is, if you are referring to assisting in the healing and recovery of the patients. It is the primary goal of their job, and it is what keeps them in demand. However, a caregiving job doesn’t end with monitoring medication and therapy, and overseeing hygiene… read more »

6 Ways a Relative Caregiver Can Catch a Break!

Apr 19, 2017

Caregiving is tough work!  While the act of providing care and support for a loved one can be immensely rewarding, it is also a job that can exact a steep toll in physical, mental and emotional energy over time.  Add to that the fact that most relative caregivers are among the over 43 million caregivers that… read more »

How Tech Can Help Seniors Live Better and More Independently

Feb 27, 2017

When people think about the substantial leap that technology has taken in recent years, they normally call to mind images of things like smartphones, tablets and other devices that make our lives significantly easier on a daily basis. What may not come to mind is that these same advancements making waves among the general public are also… read more »

5 Fun Ways Caregivers Can Help Seniors Stay Active

Jan 17, 2017

It’s no secret that staying active is an important aspect of maintaining health, but it’s not an easy thing for everyone to do, even for the young and relatively healthy.  Let’s take stock for a moment – there is a whole generation of human beings who have never known a world without the internet.  And… read more »

Why Consider a Geriatric Care Manager?

Jan 11, 2017

Eventually, many of us will find ourselves in the position of helping with care arrangements for a loved one.  It might be a parent that needs some help around the house, or a sibling suffering from a disabling condition.  Whatever the reason, when the need for care arises, it’s usually an urgent matter that needs… read more »

Gift Ideas to Care for Your Caregiver

Dec 15, 2016

With Christmas just 10 days away, hopefully you’re getting into the spirit of the season with preparations for family and friends, making plans for another fun-filled holiday season.  As you’re making your list and checking it twice, don’t forget to consider your caregiver.  Few people will ever be as close to you and have as much of… read more »

9 Reasons Every Senior Should Consider a Pet 

Nov 10, 2016

              There’s never a better time to consider a pet companion than in our senior years. Study after study has shown countless benefits seniors gain from animal companions.  If something is missing in your loved one’s life, a new furry friend may be just the prescription for better health… read more »

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