Finding out that a senior loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes can leave you stressed and worried. Here are some tips to help you.
When hosting a Thanksgiving dinner with seniors, keep in mind that they may have different medical needs. Here are tips to help you prepare.
Preparing for the end of Daylight Saving Time can help minimize its impacts on your senior loved one's mental health. Find out how.
Knowing the risk factors and symptoms of seasonal affective disorder is important in managing the condition. Here's what you need to know.
The negative impact on mental health that a lack of daylight brings can make fall and winter months challenging. Here are tips to help you.
Demonstrating gratitude for the good things in your life is essential for your mental and emotional well-being. Here's how to do it.
As we get older, we experience different changes in our bodies. The same goes for our dogs. Here's how we can manage senior dogs as they age.
During the hot summer months, seniors can face a number of increased risks and dangers. This includes the risk of dehydration and heat stroke. Seniors living alone may also require more regular check-ins to ensure that they do not face unexpected health problems, which could ultimately lead to disability or death.
Are you a senior planning a dinner party with your friends? Here are some tips on how to make hosting dinner parties fun for everyone.
Retirement brings freedom, relaxation, and a satisfying sense of purpose from accomplishing a dream job. To most people, it is a well-deserved reward earned after years of hard work. However, what most retirees do post-working years can impact the quality of their lives.
When you're helping a senior client or a senior loved one in Beaverton, OR, you want to make sure that they get their eyes checked as often as they should, especially if they have certain conditions, including diabetes and dry eyes. You might wonder how often that should be to ensure good senior eye health.
Online activities and programming provide multiple opportunities for older adults and persons over 65 to connect, socialize, engage, and learn new things. Besides, recent years have seen the older population embracing modern technology, with the U.S. generating up to $7.4 trillion in economic activity from people aged 50 and older.
Spring and summer are fun seasons to have some activities, but some people have to deal with allergies. Fortunately, it looks like seasonal allergies can reduce as we age.
Being a caregiver of seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia is an engaging profession with hurdles to overcome. One of the hurdles includes finding engaging but easy activities for the clients. There are several games and shared activities you can choose from that seniors can safely participate in as well as receive mental and emotional benefits from, including:
Seniors long to remain independent, but one of the most difficult challenges for aging adults is often cleaning the home. Fortunately, there is a way for seniors to stay independent and safe at home. Senior home cleaning services can help with chores that are too tough or unsafe for your loved ones to do on their own. Hiring a cleaning service to assist with cleaning the home can alleviate some stress. For seniors that need a little more assistance with their daily routines and housekeeping, caregivers may be the ideal option. A caregiver in combination with a cleaning service can be the perfect alternative to an assisted living facility.
Did you know that a Portland native struggles with Parkinson’s disease and is also a Paralympic rower? Todd Vogt was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease right before his 44th birthday and has come a long way since becoming an alternate on the U.S. Paralympic Team for 2021. Todd’s story inspires others struggling with Parkinson's disease and encourages them to continue pursuing their dreams.
National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign celebrated throughout March. This campaign encourages everyone to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits to follow all year long. Developing healthy habits is especially important as you age.
Senior Helpers is happy to announce that we have new owners, Denise and Steve Graham, who have taken over the Senior Helpers Portland West location!
Fall is such a wonderful time - the leaves begin to change color, the decorations come out to play, and who can forget about the hot cocoa which makes its way from the back of the pantry, all the way to the mug of your choice!
We hope everyone is having a beautiful and safe March so far, with the flowers beginning to bloom and the sun shining on the cold wet grass from the morning rain, it feels good to know we’re just that much closer to spring!
You know you’re tired when a trip to the grocery store for your client feels like a mini-vacation. Caregiving is in no way an easy job, and is often under-appreciated.