Caregiving

Read in-depth articles about caregiving including how to take care of yourself, how to get paid, how to take a break, and how to get help.

5 Must-Knows About Eating Habits in Late-Stage Dementia

Over time, you may notice changes in your loved one’s eating habits in late stage dementia. While loss of appetite is a normal phenomenon, it’s important to understand how to make mealtime comfortable, nourishing and safe for your loved one. Let’s go through some key must-knows about late stage dementia loss of appetite and other …

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Hip Arthritis: What It Is and Which Exercises Can Help

Arthritis is a common condition that affects various parts of people’s bodies. A specific form of this condition, hip osteoarthritis, affects about 1 out of 4 people throughout their lives, although there are several other forms that can occur. If you’re a senior living with hip arthritis (or if you’re caring for one), it’s especially …

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How Long Does the Average Hospice Patient Live?

What Hospice Means Hospice is a medical program that supports people who are in the end-of-life stage. When a person enrolls in hospice, it means they are no longer pursuing treatment to extend their life expectancy. Instead, the focus of hospice care is to provide a comprehensive support system that makes a person’s final days …

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Hero Pill Dispenser: Manage Medication Easily

Most seniors take a variety of prescription medications and supplements. From medicine intended to regulate blood pressure to those that address chronic illnesses, it isn’t uncommon for a senior aged 65+ to take at least five medications on a regular basis, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. With so many pills to take …

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Wheelchair rentals for the beach and other places

Wheelchair Rentals: For Times When Mobility is Difficult

Getting older often means experiencing a decrease in mobility, especially in environments that are challenging even for agile individuals, such as along the beach and on hilly streets. But, just because you don’t get around as well as you used to, you don’t have to give up traveling or participating in activities you love. Wheelchair …

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Senior Downsizing

Downsizing 101: Is it time for your senior to downsize?

Downsizing can sound overwhelming. Yet for seniors, it may be time to start thinking about transitioning to a simpler living arrangement. While there’s no hard limit on when seniors should downsize, often earlier is better. Let’s go through the key considerations of downsizing, including benefits, logistics, tips and how to know when it’s time. The …

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