How to Keep the Parent/Child Bond as a Caregiver

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using this link.   As your roles are reversed and you suddenly become the caregiver to someone who was once your caregiver, it may become difficult to relate and find the right balance. You may jump in like you were ...

8 Things Happy People Do

17. February 2016 Self Care 4
Tips To Have A Positive Outlook     Have you been in a winter slump? We were supposed to have a rainy winter this year, but sadly, the rain hasn’t quite hit California yet, so while I know we are very lucky weather-wise, the rest of the country is struggling.   Being in cold, damp ...

Combatting Loneliness in Seniors

Loneliness Causes Physical And Mental Health Issues       While worrying about your parents’ social connections doesn’t seem like it should be at the top of your list of concerns, it actually is so much more important that we realize. Did you know that feelings of loneliness can negatively affect both physical and mental ...

How Seniors Can Maximize Their Time With Doctors

Don’t Waste Time At Medical Appointments       As doctors get more and more busy, it is important to go into your appointment prepared so that you make sure all of your concerns are addressed. Most medical appointments are booked in 15 minute increments-sometimes even less-so going in unprepared can cost you, health-wise.   ...

Fall Prevention Room by Room

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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 ...