It’s smart for the elderly to monitor their health data–and technology makes that easier! Here are popular smartphone health apps that can benefit seniors.
Having nutritious meals for seniors is a must. Here are five ways a caregiver can support seniors who wish to get started with meal planning and preparation.
There are many basic skills that can be handy to know about in a pinch. You may never know when an emergency will occur and having basic knowledge of certain skills could save lives.
You can still have birthday celebrations even when everyone can’t be present. Check out these creative ideas to stay connected and show some love on the special day.
Create a home environment that is practical and safe for your senior loved ones. Here’s what you need to know about installing temporary ramps at home.
It’s essential to take care of ourselves as we age. Hygiene is key to preventing health issues through practicing cleanliness. This covers many aspects of our lives such as keeping a clean living space, healthy food habits, and personal hygiene. It’s never too soon or late to start healthy routines. Let’s look at a few hygiene tips to keep in mind as we age.
Your elderly parent may need extra care; don't wait until it's too late. Here are 5 signs your senior loved one may need the help of professional caregivers.
When was the last time you felt overwhelmed and asked for help? How did you feel at that moment? We all need a helping hand at some point and can only put so much on our plates. One may feel ashamed to need assistance or have a feeling of being lost. Asking for direction or assistance is actually a responsible first step. In the realm of home care, receiving care for yourself or a loved one does not mean failure. This actually means you are taking control of the situation.
Drinking is often a big part of New Year's Eve celebrations, but how much is safe for seniors to drink? Believe it or not, alcohol guidelines for seniors are relatively the same as for other adults when drinking in moderation. However, seniors should be more careful about making sure not to go over the recommended amount of alcohol on any given day. Senior Helpers of San Antonio North is happy to provide the necessary information about drinking guidelines for seniors, as well as a short list of alcohol recommendations for your New Year's Eve celebration!
Winter is around the corner and the holiday season has arrived. It can be tricky to plan last-minute gatherings and activities with loved ones. Or maybe you want to try something new this year? Here are a few festive ideas to consider this holiday season.
Welcoming a new pet can be a significant investment in our time, energy, and finances. These are a few tips to consider when looking for a new pet for the family.
It takes a lot of dedication and compassion when caring for others. Sometimes caring for yourself takes a back seat when experiencing stress, anxiety, and a packed schedule. Whether you are a caregiver or part of a care team, it’s paramount that self-care is in mind.
As the weather cools off for many of us, the Fall is a great time to get outdoors. We look forward to many fun activities and events with our loved ones during this season. Let’s take a look at a few fun ideas for all to enjoy.
Home care services may be one of the last things on your mind. Many of us may associate care services with a nursing home or hospice. However, there is much more to receiving care in the comfort of your home than you may know about. Let’s define home care and how to get started.
Do you have a favorite hobby? Whether it’s reading books, playing a sport, or listening to music we all enjoy hobbies in some form or another. In order to stay active and keep your mind sharp, you may try a new activity once in a while. Here are a few activities to try and you might even take one up as a new favorite hobby of your own!
Many of us will experience extreme temperatures and unpredictable weather in the coming months. It can make planning events and gatherings tricky. The goal is to entertain guests in a comfortable environment without having to go through too much trouble to put it all together. Let’s look at a few ideas for summer activities that can help you brainstorm your next event.
Settling into a new routine can be a difficult challenge. We all get used to our daily rituals and sometimes change has to take place that affects our habits. Whether it’s a new living situation, medical equipment, schedule, or whatever the case may be, there are ways to help get back in the swing of things. You are not alone and it is natural to have strong feelings when major changes occur. Everyone goes through these shifts in life one way or another. Let’s look at a few helpful tips for you or your loved ones that can help through these transitions.
Spring is in the air! It’s finally time to start soaking up the warm sun as we crawl out of Winter. Have you planned any Spring activities? Let’s look at some fun, inclusive, and flexible activities that are fun for all to enjoy.
Have you or a loved one planned for home care? As we age there are many natural changes that impact our daily lives. When someone needs assistance for activities of daily living they may not have anyone around to help out. This can be a shocking revelation for many who have not prepared for long-term aging at home. Here are a few tips for preparing for in-home care.
There are a lot of cultural elements to learn about from traditions, food, music, beliefs, clothing, and more. When a caregiver provides services for a client it is important to remember that the caregiver is a guest in the client’s home. A guest respects and honors the client’s wishes and understands that their cultural beliefs and values may be different from their own. Let’s take a look at some scenarios and definitions to further our understanding of the importance of cultural awareness.
The start of the New Year is always full of fresh starts and resolutions. A resolution on the top of many people’s list is “getting fit”. This resolution becomes more important as we age. Keeping our brains and bodies moving is imperative to prolonged health and life. The more fun that can be incorporated into a fitness plan, the longer it will last! Also, starting with small steps ensures longer term success.
What does “healthy aging” look like? Everyone is different and a lifestyle is not one size fits all. It’s not as simple as a miracle drug or lucky genetics. However, small changes in habits can lead to big improvements for the body and mind. Let’s take a look at a few areas where you may consider lifestyle changes as you age.
Are you prepared for severe weather and other emergencies? It may seem overboard but it’s wise to be prepared and have a safety plan for any event. Older adults who have mobility limitations, rely on special equipment, or live alone could be at greater risk when disasters strike. These safety tips are valid during any season however, many of these are much easier and important to accomplish before winter weather hits.
Music is a beautiful expression of emotions, stories, and deep cultural history. The power of music can make us feel different ways and even have various health benefits. In 1945, the United States War Department started music therapy to aid troops in the hospitals. Think about how music makes you feel and why you enjoy listening to it as we look at some of the many benefits of music.
We exercise our social skills in daily interactions with others through verbal and non-verbal communication. It never hurts to brush up on our social skills for building relationships and effective communication