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Posts Tagged adult caregiver of elderly

 Are You Caregiving from a Distance?

Long Distance Caregiving   Planning for your loved one’s care from far away can bring additional stress, so prepare for your next visit with the guidelines below. During the visit, look out for the following behaviors or conditions: How is she functioning in her home? Can she […]

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5 (Medically Proven) Reasons to Hug Your Loved One as Often as Possible!

Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger. Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness. Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates […]

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Caregiver’s Delights

  Staff members in rehabilitation centers, long-term facilities, independent/assisted living, and memory care buildings are hard-working for low pay.  Here are a few ways to reward them: The communities have policies that prohibit giving money or gifts to individual workers.  There is usually a pool of cash […]

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Purchasing or Leasing Personal Emergency Response Systems

Bernadette lives alone and after a recent fall, the family realized she had no way to contact them or dial 911.  Her daughter started to investigate various emergency alarm products.  In her search, she located a few systems to purchase along with many systems that require a […]

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Holiday Joy for Seniors

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Jane remembered when her children were young – their joy in decorating the Christmas tree, gifts, brightly lit homes, and her favorite pecan pie.  It reminded her of how wonderful it was to watch her children sit on Santa’s lap, and the look on her son’s face […]

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Family Recipe Project

Mom's Recipe

You might be out of ideas for gifts for your parents, “He or she has everything and wants nothing.” This is a gift for everyone in the family and can be handed down for generations.  This is not your boring, run of the mill book that can […]

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Free Flu Shots at Your House

The race is on to everyone to get a flu shot this year.  For seniors who have difficulty leaving their house due to physical or emotional resections, UberHealth offers a driver and nurse.  The registered nurse administers the vaccine to a maximum of five individuals ranging from […]

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Helping Your Senior Loved One Adjust to a New Living Situation

It is often difficult for seniors to adjust to a new housing environment. It may be a move from their house to independent/assisted living or memory care. They fear the loss of independence, status, self-esteem, freedom or social contacts. Here are a few ways you can help […]

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19 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp!

Are you worried about keeping your memory sharp? Try a few of these… Walk faster Read a book by a new author Move your TV remote to a new location Rearrange your desk or kitchen Learn a few words of sign language Play a new game Eat […]

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A Self-Driving Car?

We have all heard the rumbles about the Self-Driving Car. A trial began on September 14, 2016 in Pittsburg as reported by NBC Nightly News, Reuters, The New York Times, and USA Today. The launch of Uber’s self-driving pilot program marks the public unveiling of the company’s secretive […]

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10 Questions to Ask when Touring an Assisted Living Community

Investigating the Assisted Living Communities or Group Homes for your senior may be a daunting task.  Most parents want to stay in their home until they die, but that is not always possible.  For their safety, comfort, and for medical concerns, their physician may prescribe the move. […]

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Medication Recalls

Another resource has been brought to my attention! Hannah was kind enough to write: “I just finished browsing through karenowenlee.com, and I noticed that you provide some great resources for seniors and their loved ones. As someone who helps care for my grandparents, I appreciate you offering […]

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