Respite Care For a Loved One With Autism

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As its name implies, home respite care is temporary care designed to give primary caregivers a break from the constant care they provide to a loved one. Respite care for adults with Autism benefits everyone involved, from the primary caregiver to the professional who relieves them, to the loved one […]

What to Do When You Can No Longer Be a Caregiver

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Depending on your circumstances, you might feel trapped caring for elderly parents. It’s a common thought, but it’s important to recognize that just because you feel that way doesn’t mean you don’t love or care about them. Below are things to keep in mind when caring for an elderly parent […]

Recognizing Symptoms of Mental Illness in the Elderly

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Recognizing mental health issues in the elderly is not always easy. Undiagnosed mental illness can complicate the treatment of many physical health conditions, including stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.  The symptoms of mental illness in the elderly can have a devastating impact, facilitating a deterioration in wellness, happiness, and overall […]

How to Find In-Home Care for Disabled Adults

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If you’re looking for in-home care for disabled adults, you know how difficult it can be to find the right professionals to provide compassionate, skilled care for your loved one. People with disabilities may need extra assistance, but their desire to maintain independence and/or familiar comforts is as strong as […]

When Does Someone Need Memory Care?

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One of the biggest challenges in caring for an older person is managing memory loss. Some people eventually require memory care to address related issues and symptoms.  Memory care is a kind of specialized assisted living for people suffering from memory loss, often caused by Alzheimer’s and other forms of […]

10 Benefits of Companionship for Seniors

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 Most adults interact with several people regularly. From our co-workers to our spouses, we have plenty of opportunities for social engagement. Unfortunately, as we get older, things begin to change. But one thing that remains constant is the importance of companionship for the elderly.  Whether we stay involved in the […]

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Elderly

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The biggest concerns for seniors in the winter are often things like falling on icy streets or running up high utility bills to stay warm. Many forget about the impact that the cold, gray months of December through March can have on a person’s mood. Seasonal depression in the elderly […]

Pros and Cons of Independent Living

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As our parents near retirement age, one of the big decisions they (or we) need to make is about their living arrangements. You may have concerns around the disadvantages of nursing homes and are considering other options.  Some people choose to stay in the home they’ve known for decades, otherwise […]

6 Tips for Making Sure Your Loved One Takes Their Medications

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Caring for a loved one means juggling many tasks, one of the most important being medication management. Forgetting to take medicine or taking it incorrectly can not only make a caregiver’s job more complicated, but can cause serious health issues in your loved one. If you do not live with […]

10 Things for Bedridden Seniors to Do

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Finding things for bedridden seniors to do can be difficult. It’s important that you keep them physically healthy, keep their minds engaged, and give them an overall high quality of life. Read on to get some ideas of activities for bedridden people and other need-to-know caretaking tips. What Happens to […]

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