In this video series, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care® talks about how to balance work and in-home care. This video is designed for anyone who is caring for an elderly person be it a parent, other relative or friend. The information in this video will give you some tools to use in caregiving, at work, and for yourself in order to help you find balance in your life.
You've just returned to your childhood home for the holidays, but things don't look the same. Are the conditions of aging jeopardizing your senior's health and safety at home? Complete this checklist provided by Home Instead Senior Care®, the international caregiving company. If you see any of these situations, your senior may need extra help.
Tough time finding the right gift for mom or dad? The economic slowdown may make it easier to shop for seniors wanting practical, economical gifts according to Home Instead Senior Care. In case you still are having trouble thinking of that special gift, read the indispensable Ten Practical and Economical Gifts for Seniors…
It might be called the tale of two Boomers: One day you hear that older adults have
never been healthier; they're working out and buffing up at YMCAs and fitness clubs
throughout America, and living longer as a result. At the same time, half of middle-aged
adults between 55 and 64 have high blood pressure and two and five are obese, according
to the National Center for Health Statistics. A recent study by Purdue University reveals
a more complex picture of the cost of obesity for Boomers…
Navigating the medical and insurance maze can seem daunting for family caregivers trying to help a senior loved one. Check out the following resources in addition to those available at www.SeniorEmergencyKit.com.
You and your brother have just discovered a pile of overdue bills, spoiled food in the refrigerator and magazines stacked ceiling high at your parents' house. Approach your parents and brother with a sense of working together to find a solution rather than telling them what to do.
The economy has taken its toll on your parents' retirement nest egg, which they worked so hard to build. Initiate a conversation between you and your parents, making sure that your siblings all have the same information.
You've always admired your mother's sapphire brooch, which she promised you several years ago, but the keepsake went to your sister-in-law instead. The high ground is to appreciate that your memories are the most important reminder of your mother and your relationship with her. If you can calmly talk to your sister-in-law, try it.