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This blog is intended to give caregivers advice and tips on caring for their loved one. It can be a stressful time and we want to help relieve some of that stress for you.

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Latest Blog Posts for Keeping Your Parents at Home

  • How to Prevent Hip Fractures
    on Apr 9, 2010
    As we age our chances of getting a hip fracture increases. The two main reasons someone sufferes from a hip fracture is due to osteoporosis and falls. Osteoporosis causes around 300,000 hip fractures to occur each year. If you think you might have...
  • Skin Care for Seniors
    on Jan 21, 2010
    Skin changes as a person ages. Skin starts out soft and thick when we are babies, and eventually becomes drier and thinner. This change makes it harder for seniors to recover from what seems like just simple cut. Here are some important skin care...
  • Aging in Place
    on Dec 28, 2009
    Most people want to “age in place,” grow old in their own home with their friends, neighbors and families involved in their lives. Most folks want to continue shopping at the stores they like, attending their own church, using their own hair sty...
  • Holiday Blues
    on Dec 23, 2009
    It is common for seniors to experience the holiday blues. To some it seems inevitable, but there are some things someone can do so they avoid the holiday blues this year. · Don’t isolate yourself. If you don’t have family nearby, invite friend...
  • Help someone by removing your clutter
    on Dec 16, 2009
    This time of year is the season for giving. Quite often we want to give so much to help others, but for one reason or another we are unable to. So what do we do?One good thing to do is to go through some of your stuff at home. Are there clothes yo...
  • Thanksgiving!
    on Nov 30, 2009
    I would like for you to write down how you spent your Thanksgiving last week and what your favorite memory was. Maybe it was spending time with family you haven't seen in a while, the shopping, or simply the great food, whatever it was write it down...
  • Caregiver Activities for the Week
    on Nov 2, 2009
    Monday: Take a moment to write about your Halloween weekend, and how you and your loved one celebrated it.Tuesday: Take advantage of the nice fall weather, and go outside and take a walk.Wednesday: November is the time of year to be thankful for w...
  • on Oct 19, 2009
    Monday: What was the goal you set last week? Did you accomplish it? If not, think about what kept you from accomplishing it, and what adjustments you can make so you will accomplish it next time.Tuesday: Call a friend or family member today to visit...
  • Creating a Support System
    on Oct 16, 2009
    Working in the home care industry, I frequently hear stories about the pain and misfortune that many families experience with their loved ones. It doesn't get any easier to hear, and I can't help but keep a positive attitude for these families and j...
  • Caregiver Activities for the Week
    on Oct 12, 2009
    Monday: Set one goal you want to accomplish this week. Write it down and brainstorm about how you will accomplish this goal. Next week we will refer back to your goal.Tuesday: It's National Aging in Place Week. Check around to see if there are any ed...
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