Being pulled in multiple directions by the needs of their children and their elderly parents can put a multitude of stresses on members of the Sandwich Generation, both financial and emotional.
One challenge posing seniors is getting enough physical activity and exercise. In today’s world of quarantines and lockdowns, that difficulty is only compounded.
Many seniors, particularly those over the age of 65, may think that they are too old to get a dog. If that dog is a puppy they may be even more apprehensive because dogs can be a lot of responsibility even if you are retired or don’t have the need to work full-time.
January is thyroid awareness month! Thyroid health isn’t something that the average person thinks about on a regular basis. Many people aren’t even sure of what their thyroid is, let alone why they should be aware of it.
Trying to find the right in-home care provider for a loved one, or for yourself, can be stressful. You want to make sure you’re hiring somebody that you trust, someone who is qualified and knows how to do their job, and someone you and your loved ones will get along with.
No matter how old or young, everybody loves a good deal. There’s a special kind of happiness that comes combining coupons and taking advantage of discounts and sales to maximize savings.
One of the biggest fears or worries people have are of having to move into a nursing home. Stereotypically nursing homes are seen as sterile and cold.
Are you or a loved one a U.S. military veteran or the spouse of a military veteran? Veterans or their surviving spouses who are in need of care may qualify for some financial assistance on top of their basic pension.
As an adult, having a car and being able to drive from point A to point B seems to be a necessity. What happens when we’re not able to do so anymore or when our ability to drive becomes impaired?
Caring for an older adult, particularly a parent, can be extremely stressful. The needs of your parent have a tendency to get placed before your own and the self-care you would typically provide for yourself get pushed aside and puts a strain on important relationships.
The holiday season is one of those times where families love to get together to watch some famous, classic movies that get everyone into the holiday spirit.
These tips won’t only help you when it comes to preventing illness, but you’ll ultimately feel a lot happier, healthier, and more energized as well!
Elder abuse, specifically that of a financial nature, is something that isn’t widely spoken about. A lot of people don’t even realize it’s happening or that it’s a prevalent issue within the senior community. In reality, elder financial abuse is a huge business these days. It’s been estimated that senior adults lose over $36 billion dollars each year to scams, fraud, and exploitation. What’s even scarier than that large dollar amount is that many of the tactics used to get that money are legal and affect roughly thirty-seven percent of older American citizens without them even realizing it.
People and businesses are trying to adjust to this new normal. However, our most vulnerable populations are seniors, are advised to keep staying on the home.
While people and businesses are returning to a new normal, the number of coronavirus cases continue to climb in our state.
Learn six creative ways to help seniors maintain positive mental health during the pandemic.
Senior Helpers Scottsdale Caregiver goes above and beyond during COVID-19 crisis.
Caring for your aging parents can be stressful in itself but the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has made it even more so. As the news changes and it is becoming more apparent that this crisis will last months, not weeks, more and more families are deciding to move their elderly loved ones home and hire caregivers to come to the home and offer additional support for a few hours per day, as an alternative to assisted living.
Gene was about to turn 92 years old and was relatively healthy. He was able to take care of his day to day needs with a little bit of support from his daughter, Ellen. But, one day when visiting his house, his daughter saw a huge scratch on the side of his car. When questioned about it, he had no idea what had happened. He hadn’t even noticed. Maybe someone had crashed into him? Or maybe he had crashed into someone else? He couldn’t tell Ellen what had happened.
If your father served in World War II, the Korean War, or Vietnam he may qualify for home health care assistance for veterans through the Department of Veteran Affairs. This assistance can help ease the burden on family members trying to secure care for their elderly loved ones. We offer a variety of services for veterans through our VA Assistance Program. This program is not directly affiliated with the VA, but can help you and your family navigate the challenges with getting benefits.