There are so many things to consider when your loved one's health declines. It can be overwhelming and stressful, especially if they're not open to discussing it yet. But putting off the conversation could lead to complications down the road. Being proactive now means you're more likely to have a plan in place before an unexpected medical emergency occurs or before your loved one is too ill or frail to make their own decisions. We recommend that families begin the conversation as early as possible, and here's how:
When they said nothing is ever permanent in this world, they were right! Allergies, like many other conditions, aren't exactly permanent. You'll likely experience changes in allergic reactions as you age, and some may disappear completely. You'll be pleasantly surprised to discover that your family cat or dog no longer causes you misery.
Here's how seasonal allergies can reduce as you grow older:
When your senior starts needing a caregiver in Milwaukee to help out with daily activities, it makes sense to hire someone who can come in for the day, be of assistance to your senior and do some chores as well. In fact, as seniors' mobility decreases, they may not be able to do any chores, such as cooking and cleaning, without assistance. You can either hire a caregiver to take care of everything or opt for a cleaning service. In cases where your senior is unable to do anything around the house, you might need to get both.
Caring for a spouse can be heartbreaking, demanding, and scary for many people. Besides coping with your loved one's aging process and other potential health issues, you must also contend with the physical, mental, and emotional strain of watching your spouse become ill and deteriorate.
Fortunately, you can make caring for your spouse easier to manage. Here are five important tips for caring for your loved one:
Aging comes with complex challenges for adult children. Most elderly parents refuse help, which stresses and frustrates their children significantly, especially if the parents suffer from various chronic diseases such as diabetes, dementia, cancer, or cardiovascular diseases.
The fact is that 70% of us will need long-term care after getting to 65 years of age. We are used to other types of insurance such as car insurance, medical insurance, or housing insurance, but not long-term care insurance. On the other hand, the probability of requiring nursing home care is higher than house damage or your car being screwed up.
Did you know that 29% of seniors have been on a date with a person they met through an online platform? Online dating has always been looked at as something for the youth, but now more and more seniors are turning to it in their search for love.
Most of the time, we take for granted the most basic yet utterly vital process of breathing. For our seniors, mindful breathing is the key to better health. Some of the health benefits they can enjoy include improved quality of sleep, mood enhancement, and lower levels of stress hormones.
As we grew up, our parents taught us to listen to them and even disciplined us when we were stubborn. It comes at a time when adult children become caregivers and the aging parents aren't willing to listen to you.
If you're caring for a senior loved one or aging parent, you're constantly concerned that they might fall. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of four people aged 65 and older will fall each year, and one out of five of these falls will cause a broken bone or head injury.
One out of three people in the United States will develop shingles at some point in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, older adults are at increased risk for complications and hospitalization due to shingles.
Are you a senior veteran looking for options to help you to pay for your home care? Then you should strongly consider the VA Aid and Attendance program. What is the VA Aid and Attendance Program?
With summer comes spending more time with friends and family, reveling in the outdoors, and having more opportunities to get out and about.
Have you ever wondered about the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? They're often used interchangeably, and they both cause forgetfulness, so they're basically the same, right? Well, not exactly.
After a long winter on the heels of what has been one of the most difficult years in recent memory, many of us are ready to take advantage of the extended daylight hours to get out there and enjoy the new spring season. That includes our seniors. As the air warms and the scenery brightens, let's help them take advantage of all spring has to offer. Read on for some fantastic spring activities that your loved ones will surely enjoy.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Join us in identifying the signs and symptoms of stroke and how you can get the help you need.
There are good resources out there for seniors living with Parkinson's. Read on to find out some tips on how you can help your loved ones deal with the disease.
Older adults are choosing to remain in their homes rather than move to senior care communities. Here's what you need to know to make a home safer for a senior.
Caregiving is stressful, and you need to make sure that you preserve your own well-being and health. Read on to find out essential tips for coping with caregiver stress.
There are many elder care options to choose from and finding the best one for your situation can be challenging. Read on to discover different care options that are available and why they are worth the investment.
Your elderly parents may not take kindly to your attempts to make life safer for them and for those around them. How do you respond to such a strong, and understandable, emotion? Read on to find out.
Often, seniors who have significant difficulties with their memory need more support than their families can provide. Here's what older adults can do to take care of their precious memory.