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By Rob Buck, 8:00 am on January 26, 2023

Many family members take on the responsibility of caring for senior loved ones and then discover the task is more of a challenge than they originally anticipated. Others may live too far from their elderly relatives and are thus unable to help in a time of need. Home care is…

By Rob Buck, 8:00 am on January 12, 2023

Older adults commonly lose some weight as they age due to loss of muscle mass secondary to reduced physical activity. However, if seniors unexpectedly lose five percent or more of their body weight in six months or less, there may be an underlying medical cause. Family members noticing the change…

By Rob Buck, 8:00 am on December 29, 2022

Depression is common among stroke survivors. The road to recovery can be long and fraught with challenges, and many seniors also have to adapt to the permanent loss of certain functions. However, there are several things family caregivers can do to alleviate the emotional pressure and pain their elderly loved…

By Rob Buck, 8:00 am on December 15, 2022

A senior’s body needs different nutrients to function properly and fight off ailments and disease. Certain vegetables contain large amounts of these nutrients but are sometimes neglected in senior diets. Here are a few vegetables your elderly loved one may want to eat more often.  Carrots Carrots are often considered…

By Rob Buck, 8:00 am on November 24, 2022

While many people experiencing heart attacks have symptoms such as intense chest pain and severe shortness of breath, other people experience milder attacks. These are known as silent myocardial infarctions, or SMIs, and they’re not as easy to detect as classic heart attacks. Here are a few signs of a…

By Rob Buck, 8:00 am on November 10, 2022

When the time comes to find a professional caregiver for your elderly loved one, make sure to outline some of the traits the caregiver should have. Your family needs to choose someone your loved one will be comfortable with. Here are some of the traits every professional caregiver should have….

By Rob Buck, 8:00 am on October 27, 2022

One of the most common and serious upper respiratory conditions seniors face is pneumonia. Knowing the facts about pneumonia is an important part of caregiving that providers of at-home care want to share with family caregivers. Read on to learn about the dangers pneumonia poses for seniors.  What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia…

By Rob Buck, 8:00 am on October 13, 2022

Seniors may have difficulty adapting to in-home care because they fear losing their independence, which is why family caregivers may have difficulty broaching the subject with an elderly parent. If you find your loved one is less than receptive to the idea of having help around the house, the following…

By Rob Buck, 8:00 am on September 29, 2022

There are many ways to stave off cognitive decline, ranging from eating brain-healthy foods to following a consistent exercise regimen. To maintain long-term brain health, seniors should adopt a number of healthy habits. Here are a few ways to stave off cognitive decline in the elderly. Encourage Regular Exercise Regular…

By Rob Buck, 9:00 am on September 14, 2022

Many seniors today are fortunate enough to enjoy living independently well into their golden years. However, older adults eventually reach the point where they need help around the house. While this can sometimes happen quickly due to an accident, you may also find your senior loved one experiences gradual changes…