Category: Respite Care

How to Advocate for Aging Parents Effectively

Trusting someone you love to be cared for by someone else is never easy, especially for a senior family member. Whether at home or in a facility, you’ll have questions that need to be answered. You’ll also want to be prepared to advocate for your loved one to proactively manage any potential problems and also […]

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Discussing COPD with Your Loved Ones

It began with your inner circle, those closest to you, and has gradually been spreading outward to close friends and acquaintances. Discussing your COPD diagnosis and knowing how to answer the many questions that arise about it can be uncomfortable – for you personally, and for those you are speaking with as well.

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Respond Safely to Dementia Aggression with the 6 R’s

Of the many challenging behaviors typical in dementia, perhaps the most difficult to manage is aggression. A senior who may have always been mild-mannered can unexpectedly lash out in outbursts which can be truly frightening: hitting, cursing, kicking, yelling, biting, or throwing things. How can you, as a family caregiver, safely help restore a feeling […]

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Family Caregiving Tips for a New Diagnosis

It may have been expected or maybe broadsided you without warning. Mom has just received the official diagnosis for a progressive disease that is likely to make independent life a challenge. While there are a number of unknowns, one thing is for sure: she is adamant about remaining at home – meaning you’ll have some […]

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Why It’s Important to Build Senior Strength Post-Pandemic

While we are finally working our way towards the end of the pandemic, we’re learning more on how it has affected older adults – both emotionally and physically. We all know older adults have been at a higher risk of serious issues and death due to the COVID-19 virus, but the impact of 15 months […]

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