Fall Prevention Room by Room

10. February 2016 Safety 2
Fall Prevention Room by Room
How to reduce falls in the home to protect your aging parent from broken bones   Did you know falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults? So how can you help your aging parents make their home fall-safe?   First, you ...

Don’t Forget Seniors on Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day is coming up and whether you celebrate or not, it is a great time to do a little something sweet for your parent – particularly if he/she is widowed. Many of my widowed customers have gotten used to their new status as time passes, but there is always a wistfulness in their ...

Connecting with a Family Member with Dementia

How to ensure you are still a loved one and not just the caregiver. I have worked with many dementia and Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families and while I truly enjoyed the experience, I saw how challenging it was for their family members. It can be so difficult to watch a once vibrant, smart, ...

Taking Care of the Caregiver

20. January 2016 Self Care 4
Between family obligations, work obligations and caring for your parents, taking care of yourself can sometimes fall off the “to do” list. While we know how important it is to take care of ourselves and we certainly work hard to make sure everyone else is eating healthy and getting enough sleep, we sometimes don’t listen ...

Senior Discounts for You and Your Parents

16. January 2016 Bargains 0
Discounts On Dining and Travel for Seniors   Getting older has its perks! Many large chains offer senior discounts that will help you and your parents save money. Following is a list of places that offer a senior discount, of course, even if your favorite place isn’t on the list, it doesn’t hurt to ask ...

Top 3 Things You Do That Your Parents Hate

What to do when your desire to help is rejected? Do you remember when you were in your your early 20s and your parents were giving unsolicited advice on how you should be living your life? What type of job to take, where you should live, what you should drive, and all you could think ...

Concerns for Our Aging Parents

As the saying goes, “We’re not getting any younger.” Suddenly, your mother or father can no longer keep up with the housework, or their car has a few more dents and dings than it had in the past. Are you and your parents prepared for this new reality? Hopefully, you’ve been keeping up with the ...

Becoming the Caregiver

Your parents have always cared for you, so what happens when the roles reverse and your parents need you to care for them. Whether they need minor help like making their home fall safe or major help after a new medical diagnosis, at some point, most of us will become the caregiver for our parents. ...