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If you are caring for someone with a chronic illness, disabilities or age-related issues, I know you hear this all the time, “You need to take better care of yourself.” I don’t care who it comes from, it feels like a slap in the face. more

Jan 12, 2018 11:09 AM Articles

Avoid being face to face with the sick person. If possible, it is best to spend the least amount of time in close contact with a sick person. When holding sick children, place their chin on your shoulder so they will not cough in your face. more

Jan 9, 2018 9:25 AM Articles

For caregivers of elderly or disabled individuals, routine and specialized medical care can be overwhelming. Here are several guidelines to ensure the safety and good health of those being cared for by family members: more

Dec 21, 2017 11:29 AM Articles

Before the ball drops in Times Square, promise yourself this year will be the year you become your own best caregiver. Resolve to do what thousands of others need to do – make time for yourself more

Dec 21, 2017 11:28 AM Articles

The holidays also are a time that can be particularly challenging for a caregiver. It is a time during which the changes in one’s life are highlighted and there are additional demands placed upon on an already stressed life. more

Dec 8, 2017 10:00 AM Articles

It’s the holidays, “the most wonderful time of the year.” While this season is a time for us to celebrate life and our many blessings, stress can exist. I am a firm believer in living each day to the fullest and making each moment count, more

Dec 1, 2017 10:45 AM Articles

Being Independent and aging is not an easy task. With aging, the health and independence of our parents take a back seat. And they seem to become increasingly dependent on others for their daily tasks. more

Nov 28, 2017 3:44 PM Articles 1 Comments

As colder temperatures set in, many new threats to seniors’ health and safety emerge. To help ensure seniors’ safety through the winter, it’s important to consider potential threats both inside and outside the home and make preparations more

Nov 13, 2017 2:21 PM Articles

A: Accept that some of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make lie ahead. For example, when does nursing home care become the best or, perhaps, the only option? more

Oct 18, 2017 9:54 AM Articles

Absolutely no place is perfect, there are just levels of imperfection. We are all human and all make mistakes, after all. more

Oct 12, 2017 2:15 PM Articles 2 Comments

Caring for an individual with memory problems can be difficult and stressful. Even more stressful, however, is realizing a loved one—or yourself—may be beginning to show the signs of memory issues or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). more

Oct 6, 2017 12:21 PM Articles 1 Comments

Being a caregiver of a loved one, part of the sandwich generation taking care of a family member who has a chronic or debilitating disease can take a toll on you physically and emotionally especially when it comes to your joy. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:16 PM Articles

As we age, our bodies become sensitive to cold temperatures. This is because of a decrease in the metabolic rate. Our aging bodies are not capable of generating enough heat to help maintain the normal temperature of 98.6 degree. more

Sep 21, 2017 8:38 AM Articles

Urinary tract infections, or UTI's are the result of bacteria that infect the system the body uses to carry urine out of the body. more

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Do not enter a building if you smell gas. Call 9-1-1. Do not light a match or turn on lights. Wear waterproof boots and gloves to avoid floodwater touching your skin. more

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Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) refers to a group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain's frontal lobes. more

Aug 18, 2017 2:50 PM Articles

Have you or a relative been to a doctor’s office and been refused help in filling out paper work? Have you received paperwork from a health care provider that you or your loved one could not read? more

Aug 15, 2017 12:07 PM Articles

Why are seniors so heavily targeted by scam artists? Many seniors grew up in a time when business was based on a handshake and trust. more

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In most cases, when we think of care facilities, we imagine the building and maybe the layout and people we might encounter there. more

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You’ve made the decision to let an aide come into your home to assist. That was hard enough. Now you’re getting apprehensive about what to expect when the aide arrives for work. more

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