By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on March 23, 2020

If you interact with your senior loved one on a fairly regular basis, you may not be fully aware of some of the signs suggesting it’s time to consider hiring a home caregiver. You may be unintentionally putting your loved one at risk by not being proactive about getting the…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on March 9, 2020

It’s not unusual for older adults to experience losses in hearing and eyesight. These changes are typically associated with aging, but aging can impact all the senses, and sensory changes can affect health and safety. Older adults and their caregivers can benefit from understanding the sensory changes that come with…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on February 24, 2020

Older adults should take up activities like crafting to stay busy, stimulate their minds, and alleviate boredom. These projects can boost mental health and cognitive skills and provide physical benefits. Below are some fun craft ideas for the elderly. 1. Making Homemade Bird Feeders Seniors can use pine cones, paper…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on February 10, 2020

Alzheimer’s can affect adults in all age ranges. However, statistically, it’s more likely to affect older adults, especially women. In fact, women have a 1 in 5 chance of developing this common form of dementia. Men, on the other hand, have a 1 in 11 chance of being affected by…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on January 27, 2020

Keeping up with a senior loved one’s care needs can be overwhelming, but it’s necessary. A proper care plan could lead to healthy habits that boost overall wellbeing. Continue reading to learn how your loved one can maintain his or her wellbeing in the senior years. 1. Socializing Time spent…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on January 13, 2020

Shedding unwanted pounds becomes a challenging task for seniors because of age-related changes with how the body turns calories into energy, and building bone mass and maintaining muscle strength can be equally difficult. Ideally, you should steer your senior loved one toward a weight loss routine that won’t compromise muscle…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on December 23, 2019

As a family caregiver, you have the potential to make a big difference in your senior loved one’s life. However, this is a role that’s not always right for everyone. Before you take on the responsibilities associated with being a family caregiver, take a moment to learn more about six…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on December 9, 2019

Most seniors prefer to age in place instead of living in retirement facilities. Staying at home can be beneficial for their mental, emotional, and physical health. However, if family caregivers don’t develop excellent at-home care plans, their days can be challenging, and the stress of the role could damage their relationships with others, including their senior loved ones. Below are tips that make caring for an aging loved one at…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on November 25, 2019

Once a stroke survivor is stabilized, the recovery process begins. The length of time needed to recover largely depends on the severity of the stroke and its location in the brain. However, family members have the opportunity to play an important role in the process. Safety Issues Before your older…

By Steve Hanson, 9:00 am on November 11, 2019

One of the primary symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s is memory loss. However, short-term and long-term memory impairment can develop due to aging, as opposed to the progressive disease. Continue reading to learn more facts about Alzheimer’s and memory loss, including how both can be treated and avoided. Differences Alzheimer’s is…