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The Most Dangerous Room in Your House

You may be surprised to learn that your bathroom is the most dangerous room in the house. There are about 370 incidents a day of shower or tub-related accidents, and babies and the elderly are the most vulnerable. Getting In and Out of the Bath One out of every 3 adults aged 60 and older [...]

By |2019-01-03T13:10:25+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Safety|0 Comments

Seniors Making a Difference in the Lives of Young Boys

My dad’s favorite day at the senior center is Monday. That’s because on Monday afternoon, a group of boys from a neighborhood after-school club come to spend a few hours at the center. They play checkers with the seniors, hear their stories and just hang out together. Dad loves being around young people and it [...]

By |2018-10-22T09:34:26+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

Caregiving, Burnout and My Mental Health

I've been a caregiver for my Dad for three years now. He needs round the clock care and I'm an only child, so there's no one else to do this job. I want to care for Dad, since I owe him so much, but that doesn't mean that it's easy. A year into caregiving, I [...]

By |2018-09-20T07:58:39+00:00September 20th, 2018|Caregiving|0 Comments

Relax With a Fall Coloring Page

Adult coloring has become popular in recent years, and for good reason. Coloring is extremely therapeutic. It improves mood, relieves stress and reduces agitation. It's a great way for a caregiver to rejuvenate and relax. Senior citizens with dementia or other health problems can also benefit from coloring. It helps maintain motor function, improves dexterity, [...]

By |2018-08-28T09:44:47+00:00August 28th, 2018|Arts and Crafts|0 Comments

Stand Up to Cancer in Children

There's nothing scarier than discovering that your child has cancer. The word itself strikes terror in the hearts of people everywhere, and feelings of helplessness and sadness are sure to follow. But there is good news – childhood cancers are generally curable, and 84% of kids in developed countries recover. If you're dealing with cancer [...]

By |2018-08-12T11:42:50+00:00August 12th, 2018|Home Care for Kids|0 Comments

Vaccines for Senior Citizens

As we age, our immune systems become weaker, making it more difficult to fight off infections. Older adults are more susceptible to diseases such as the flu, shingles and pneumonia. They are also more likely to suffer from complications of these diseases, which may even lead to death. Vaccines are especially important for people suffering [...]

By |2018-07-26T10:36:38+00:00July 26th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Is Your Insurance Up to Date?

We just love esoteric holidays like Insurance Awareness Day. They’re excellent opportunities to talk about topics which often get ignored. And how many of us like to talk about insurance? Hanging out with your insurance agent may not be your idea of a good time, but it’s important to review your insurance every year to [...]

By |2018-06-21T08:57:16+00:00June 21st, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Keeping Seniors Safe All Year Long

June is National Safety Month, but safety is always a priority for families caring for a senior. Older people are especially vulnerable to accidents in the home, including burn injuries, falls and overdoses. Here’s how you can keep your home safe for your elderly loved one. […]

By |2018-06-07T10:33:28+00:00June 7th, 2018|Caregiving, Safety|0 Comments