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Elderly Safety on Holiday Visits

Elderly Safety on Holiday Visits

The perfect, Normal Rockwell images of all the family generations together are very heartwarming. They’re tempting and beautiful. They’re also potentially dangerous. Fortunately, with some careful foresight, a safe time can be enjoyed by all. Electric Wires Do a search throughout your home, especially around sound systems, computers and of course, around any holiday decorations. […]

Creating Memories with (Great) Grandmother

Creating Memories with (Great) Grandmother

As members of a sandwich generation, taking care of both children and parents, many people have a lot on their plates today.  Still, making sure children keep up a relationship with the older generation is entirely possible.  Without a lot of effort, you can help build mutually beneficial relationships between your children and your parents […]

How to Help an Elderly Person Deal with Osteoporosis

How to Help an Elderly Person Deal with Osteoporosis

It is extremely important once a family member has been diagnosed with osteoporosis to help them prevent falls and further deterioration of their bones. Here is some information, I hope you will find helpful. Does the person really understand their condition? Make sure they clearly understand what the doctor has told them. Often they do […]

Chronic Diabetes in the Elderly: The Effects of Treatment Burnout

Chronic Diabetes in the Elderly: The Effects of Treatment Burnout

By Christine Cadena Diabetes in the elderly is expected to rise in the next several decades as the baby boomer population begins to enter retirement. For many elderly adults, diabetes will be a lifelong health battle and will require the attention and support of family members to ensure compliance is treatment is maintained. If you […]

Preparing Your Home for Elderly Parents

Preparing Your Home for Elderly Parents

By Eisla Sebastian The cost of assisted living communities and retirement homes coupled with the troubles the economy has experienced over the last decade has made it necessary for many families to take in their elderly parents. If you find yourself in this position it is a good idea to make a few simple adjustments […]

What to look for in a Nursing Facility

What to look for in a Nursing Facility

Use the following checklist to assist you in assess nursing homes. If possible, both the caregiver and care recipient should be involved in the decision making process. The more an older person participates in the planning process, the easier it will be to adjust to the new environment. The Facility Are there handrails along the […]