The Elderly and Those with Underlying Health Conditions at Highest Risk for Complications from COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals that are elderly and/or have serious underlying health conditions – such as lung, kidney, and/or heart disease – are at highest risk for experiencing complications if they contract the COVID-19 illness. If you have an older loved one, it is important that you learn… Read More…

March is National Social Work Month – Take Time Out to Show Your Appreciation to a Social Worker That Has Had a Meaningful Impact on Your Life

Each and every single March, National Social Work Month is celebrated. This year, the theme behind the celebration is “Social Workers: Generations Strong”. This theme is often identified – officially – as the “Proclamation”. It is based on the fact that the individuals that work within the profession have dedicated their life’s work to strengthening… Read More…

Is It Time for Assisted Living Placement for An Elderly Widowed Parent?

Elderly Widow

If you are reading this, chances are, you have recently suffered the loss of a parent – be it biological, step, or adoptive. We offer our sincere condolences. We know how difficult of a time this is for you. If you have an elderly widowed parent remaining that you are concerned about, it is quite… Read More…

Important Things to Keep in Mind This Valentine’s Day If Your Partner Suffers From Dementia

Valentine's Day With Partner With Dementia

As Valentine’s Day draws near, it is not at all uncommon to reflect upon the memories, experiences, and good times that we have shared with our partners. It is a holiday where we take the time to share gifts and experiences with those with whom we are highly affectionate towards and love tremendously. If your… Read More…

How Do I Protect My Older Loved One from the Flu?

Senior Getting Flu Shot

Since the emergence of the coronavirus that originated in China in December 2019, all eyes have been on the rapidly developing situation and the confirmed cases of both the infected and those that have died as a result of the virus. However, there is another virus that is rapidly spreading and sickening millions of individuals… Read More…

Reminiscing Activities for Seniors

Senior Showing Old Photos

Reminiscing is an activity that we all enjoy. The enjoyment that this activity brings increases as we age. We all cherish the happiness that we have experienced in life. Those moments that have made their way into our hearts are those that we enjoy remembering and sharing with others. As we get older, we value… Read More…

Giving the Gift of Your Time and Love to Your Elderly Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Gift of Your Time and Love to Your Elderly Loved Ones

During this holiday season, you may have had the opportunity to visit with elderly loved ones.  Whether you realized it or not, that was the best gift you could ever give.  Throughout the year, the best gifts you can provide your elderly loved ones are your time and your love. This is especially true of… Read More…

How Do I Help My Loved One Who Lives in a Nursing Home Celebrate the Christmas Holidays?

Elderly Woman Spending Christmas in Nursing Home

Although the Yuletide season is a joyous time, as the Christmas holidays draw near, our stress levels increase dramatically. Creating gift lists, spending all that hard-earned money, wrapping and shipping presents, filling out and mailing cards, and trying to attend all of those holiday festivities…it is enough to make anyone go a little bonkers. Did… Read More…

How to Deal with Hallucinations Experienced by an Older Loved One with Dementia

Dealing With Hallucinations Experienced By Older Loved One With Dementia

According to information from the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 16% of all elderly patients that suffer from the various forms of dementia will experience hallucinations. These are false or unreal sensory-based experiences that may include those that can be seen, heard, tasted, and even seemingly touched. Despite a person’s best effort to inform the dementia sufferer… Read More…

Common Illnesses That Affect Seniors During the Cold Weather Months

Senior Woman With Colds

Now that fall is in full swing and winter is quickly approaching, the outdoor temperatures have started to plummet. Due to this fact, we must be more aware of the health of our older loved ones. As people age, the body experiences a higher degree of sensitivity to the cold temperatures that occur during the… Read More…

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