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  • How to Establish Where Your Job's Companionship Requirements End

    August 9, 2022

  • But You’re an Introvert: Senior’s Guide to Family Concerns About Social Interaction

    July 27, 2022

    Seniors living alone are cause for family concern. Even if the senior is reasonably independent and active, many relatives, friends, and even community members may feel compelled to make sure a solo senior in their life has a lively social network. You may be facing people swinging by your house all the time bringing food, gifts, and grandbabies. You love your people, but how do you tell them that - often - you're an introvert, you're happier alone, or with a little quiet company?

    A senior who is an introvert with a good support system often struggles to find that perfect balance between staying involved with the family and recharging through enjoyable time alone. How can you set friendly boundaries and maintain a healthy level of social interaction that is neither stressful nor unfulfilling? Here at Senior Helpers, we can share a few good ideas to help you build a rewarding social routine.

     

  • What Seniors Who Love the Outdoors Need to Know About the UV Index

    July 12, 2022

    Getting outdoors is an important daily activity for many seniors. Whether you love to garden, take daily walks, or simply bask in the sun in the warm afternoons, seniors can gain a lot of benefit from breathing fresh air and generating Vitamin D. However, sunshine is not safe in large doses as you get older, and certain medications can increase your UV sensitivity. Seniors who love the outdoors should stay aware of the UV index, in every weather report, to keep themselves safe from heat emergencies, sunburn, and skin cancer risk. Here's a quick guide to the UV Index for outdoor seniors.

  • Caregiver's Checklist to Protecting Seniors From Summer Heat and UV Radiation This Summer

    July 12, 2022

    As seniors get older, they become more susceptible to sunburns and skin damage from UV rays. While sunshine is a known source of health and good cheer, too much sun can also be dangerous for your seniors. As a caregiver, you are likely responsible for helping your seniors enjoy the summer, and also to keep them safe in the process. Don't worry, with a complete checklist, protecting a senior from the summer heat and UV radiation is not hard.

  • Parkinson's Care: All About In-Home Care Service

    June 27, 2022

    Suppose your loved one or friend has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In that case, you may already know that it is a progressive and chronic illness. While medications can help slow the progression of the disease and reduce symptoms, your loved one will eventually need more help. One area that assists in Parkinson's care is from home care agencies to let the patient stay home. Please read this guide to learn about Parkinson's care and in-home service. 

     

  • In-Home Care Guide: How to Reorganize the Kitchen

    June 15, 2022

    As our parents, grandparents, and other family members and friends age, their ability and desire to use all the items in their kitchen may decrease. Part of taking responsibility for the safety of a senior is editing the house and making the necessary changes that will support, rather than hinder, a loved one's current abilities, and the quality of their potential future, in mind.

  • 10 Internet Safety Tips for Seniors

    April 5, 2022

    Most seniors in the US are now online. In 2018, around 66% of Americans aged 65 years and above were internet users, a statistic that has likely increased over time. The internet is an easy way to access the latest news, get medical details, manage appointments, access medical records, renew prescriptions, as well as stay connected to family. It is imperative that we consider the internet safety of our senior loved ones.

     

  • Why Live-In Care Makes a Great Alternative to An Assisted Living Facility

    March 4, 2022

    When it becomes clear that an elderly member of your family requires daily care, choosing what to do next can be overwhelming and incredibly stressful. An assisted living facility or live-in care are the two most common options. 

     

  • A Guide for Seniors to a Good Sleep Without Medication

    February 17, 2022

    Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep daily regardless of their age. However, our sleep patterns tend to change naturally as we grow older. The melatonin and hormone levels shift may lead to disturbed sleep, sleeping early, light sleep, waking early, and daytime fatigue. Good sleep is essential for good health, like regular exercise and balanced nutrition. It repairs damaged cells, refreshes the immune system, improves focus and memory retention.

    Sleeplessness in older adults may lead to depression, weight issues, diabetes, increased falls and accidents, concentration and memory problems.

    Read on for practical tips to develop good sleep habits for the elderly.

     

  • 6 Best Pets for Your Senior Loved Ones

    December 30, 2021

    Pets help us connect with others. They often force us to be social and outgoing while giving us a reason to get out of bed and the house – and sometimes just to care for something other than ourselves is enough

  • How to Protect the Elderly from Hypothermia

    December 2, 2021

    As you age, your body becomes less able to regulate its temperature. This is especially true if you live in a cold climate or lead a sedentary lifestyle. Remember that seniors are also more likely than most other people to suffer from hypothermia. Seniors tend not to be as mobile or active as younger adults.

  • Preparing to Take Care of Your Pets in Old Age

    October 28, 2021

    When you have to take care of your pet in your old age, you must consider a few things. As a senior pet owner, the most crucial thing to consider should be how your pet would fare in your absence. Pets, especially some dog breeds, are pretty energetic and could end up draining you.

     

  • Memory Care Activities for Remedying Memory Loss – How & Why They Work

    October 1, 2021

    Memory loss can be a devastating effect of old age, especially among seniors suffering from dementia. It can contribute to other physical and mental challenges. Fortunately, it is possible to slow down memory loss by getting the patient to engage in memory care activities. Here is an overview of their importance. 

     

  • The Role of Smart Home Devices for Seniors

    September 8, 2021

    As much as aging is a blessing, it does come with its limitations that can impede a senior's ability to function as they did in their younger years. Some of the challenges include reduced vision and decreased mobility. The good news is, there are smart home devices that can help your loved ones. Read on for the role of smart home devices for seniors and their important benefits.

  • Tips for Balancing Work and Caring for an Elderly Parent

    August 16, 2021

    Managing your career while also taking care of an elderly parent isn't an easy task. According to a 2017 survey, it is estimated that approximately 47% of employees try to balance between paid employment and being a part-time caregiver for either an ailing or elderly relative.

  • Sleep Hygiene: 5 Effective Tips for Developing Good Sleep Habits

    July 29, 2021

    As the years go by, sleep becomes more and more important to our physical well-being. But it's not just about what we do when we're asleep - it's also about how well we prepare for bedtime. This blog post will discuss 5 tips for good sleep hygiene and developing good sleeping habits that will help you get a better night's rest.

  • Caregiver Fatigue: Keeping the Caregiver Healthy to Avoid Fatigue

    May 29, 2021

    We understand how love and loyalty make it easy to make the decision to be a caregiver for family members. What many are not prepared for is the physical and emotional toll involved. Respite care services from Senior Helpers of Baltimore can provide you with the mental, physical, as well as emotional break you need to keep yourself in a state of wellness and avoid caregiver fatigue.

  • Household Help: Tips to Talk to Your Children About Getting Help at Home

    May 6, 2021

    Most people need to get some household help at some point if they want to continue to live at home. Bringing it up with their adult children isn't always easy, especially if you are asking for their help. However, if you decide that you are struggling too much but you don't want to move, you are going to have to find a way to talk to your children about it. 

  • The Best Types of Yoga for Seniors

    February 15, 2021

    There are so many different types of yoga and they are all meant for different purposes. Yoga for seniors is easily accessible and a great way to stay in shape in your later years.

  • Practical Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

    January 15, 2021

    Not everyone can live as close to family as they would like. With senior loved ones, there are ways that technology can help with delivering them the best care even from afar. Here are some practical tips for long-distance caregiving.

  • 5 Ways to Help Seniors Beat the Winter Blues

    December 7, 2020

    In light of COVID-19, many seniors are sheltering in place. If your loved one lives alone, try these five ways to help them beat the winter blues.

  • Best Ways to Stay in Touch With Seniors in Your Life

    October 29, 2020

    While it is incredibly difficult to keep a safe distance away, it doesn't mean that you can't stay in touch. The Senior Helpers Team serving Baltimore County, Howard County, Harford County, and Carroll County is excited to share a few tips and tricks they’ve picked up.

  • How to Care for Aging Loved Ones Who Live Far Away

    October 15, 2020

    As adults, many people decide to move away from their parents to begin their own life. However, as they age, it can be more difficult for their parents to stay at home and continue to live as they always have. As the professional caregivers at Senior Helpers Baltimore will tell you, the little ways you support your parents can make a huge difference in their comfort and quality of life.

  • Help Preventing Caregiver Burnout in Baltimore

    September 13, 2020

    Caregivers in Baltimore pour their hearts and souls into their work. It is also critical to take care of themselves. Here are some tips to get help and prevent caregiver burnout.

  • Tips to Protect Baltimore Seniors from Coronavirus

    September 13, 2020

    Seniors in Baltimore are at risk for COVID-19. Here are some tips that can help protect seniors from coronavirus.