Patients & Caregivers

Safe Medication Practices for Elders

Getting older usually mens taking more medication. Nearly half of those aged 70 and older take five prescription pills a day. That would be hard to keep up with even at a younger age. Many elders struggle remembering which medication to take and when. A 2012 USA Today study showed a 700% increase in deaths […]

What You Didn’t Know About Home Health Care

Most people fear living in a nursing home, and hope to remain in the home they’ve built their life in.  But a time may com when you or a loved one might need some assistance with daily activities. If that’s the case, a nursing home isn’t the only option.  Home health care might be the […]

Recognizing and Preventing Elderly Loneliness

Life is meant to be shared and celebrated with others. When something good happens, our first instinct is to share the news with our loved ones. This is why loneliness is so detrimental to elder’s health.  In a study done by The Journal of Primary Prevention, 43% of elders reported being lonely. Loneliness can cause […]

Managing Your Emotions as a Caregiver During Difficult Times

Being a caregiver to an elder is an exhausting job.  It comes with tons of emotions and stress. It’s important that you not only understand how to care for your elder, but also how to manage your own stress.   Caregivers often share these four common emotions: Guilt.  It’s more common than you think to […]

Reducing Stress for Caregivers

While being a caregiver can be rewarding, it’s also very stressful. Having someone rely on you can take a toll on your mental and physical health.  You can’t care for someone else if you’re not taking care of yourself. So here are five tips to help you manage your stress and be the best caregiver […]

Why is Falling So Common Among Elders?

One in four adults over the age of 65 fall per year.  Falling is also the leading cause of death in elders according to the CDC. But it’s preventable with proper precautions. Check out these common reasons elders fall and how to prevent it.  I don’t believe it will happen to me. No one anticipates […]