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Assisted Living: A General Overview

Who Should Move into Assisted Living? Assisted living is for more independent seniors. These are seniors who can generally take care of themselves with a helping hand here or there. If one of the following descriptions fits your loved one, assisted living might be a good fit for them. Your loved one has a hard […]

When is it Time for Assisted Living

Wondering if it is time for assisted living for your loved one is a common question for caregivers. As a caregiver, you might have been considering the question for months or possibly even years. Your loved one might have declined to continue the discussion as the thought of moving out of their family home and […]

All About Adult Day Care: Community and Costs

Adult day care is a fairly new concept for caregivers. The basic idea is to provide a secure place where seniors can enjoy social activities during the day and nursing care as needed. It’s a hybrid model of eldercare that prioritizes community. At the same time, seniors get help with common custodial tasks such as […]

When to Call Hospice?

Hospice is a really tough decision for any caregiver or family to make. It’s important to make sure you have all the information before making a final decision on moving forward with hospice care. The first thing to learn is about what hospice is and how it will benefit your loved one. Next, you will […]

An Overview of Senior Rehabilitation Centers

Recovering from injury or illness in your golden years may take time and support. That’s where senior rehabilitation centers become essential. If you need a temporary stay to recover from injury or illness, senior rehabilitation centers can be the solution to get expert care and daily support. Let’s give an overview of what senior rehab […]

What is Skilled Nursing Care?

Skilled nursing care is often used interchangeably with other senior care terms, such as nursing homes or senior rehabilitation centers. However, it refers to the service being provided, not the setting where it takes place. In fact, skilled nursing care can apply to a variety of care settings, from a private home to a care […]

Preparing a Mechanical Soft Diet

This article has been medically reviewed by Dr. Martin Duggan in 2021 This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. As a caregiver, you may […]

A Caregiver’s Guide to UTIs

This article has been medically reviewed and edited by Dr. Martin Duggan in 2021 This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Any guide to […]

What to Put on a Medical Alert Bracelet: A Comprehensive Guide

As we age, we become more susceptible to injury, illness, and emergencies. As unfortunate a reality as this is, there are ways to combat it and address it head on. Medical alert bracelets, watches, and necklaces are all fantastic resources to help avoid stressful and dangerous situations. Whether or not a medical alert bracelet is […]

Shedding Light on Sundowning

This article has been medically reviewed by Dr. Martin Duggan in 2021 Note: This article is intended to be for informational purposes only. If you think your loved one is experiencing sundowning, you should schedule an appointment with his/her primary physician right away. And as always, whenever someones ability to think changes suddenly, you should […]

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 […]

Top 10 Best Transport Wheelchairs

When you or a loved one loses mobility as they get older, whether it’s due to an injury, illness, or simply age, you suddenly have many choices to make. Among those choices may be which is the best transport wheelchairs to consider buying to make accessibility easier when you travel. If you have a temporary […]