Tag Archives: caring for the elderly

How Will We Support the Rapidly Growing Elderly Population?

Posted by Nancy Grimm on
How Will We Support the Rapidly Growing Elderly Population?

In this ever-changing society where individuals are living longer and post-World War IIgroup of elderly people baby boomers are reaching the age of 65 or older, the prevention and treatment of diseases are becoming more complex. Because of this, the need for an efficient and affordable health care delivery systems is greater than ever. According [...]

Daily Things of Daylight: What Are They?

Posted by Jess Sexton on
daily things of daylight what are they

For people with developmental disabilities and for those who are elderly, daily tasks aren’t as easy (or possible at all) to accomplish. To assist these individuals, it’s important to understand what assisting really is and how you can help individuals live an as-independent-as-possible lifestyle. Assistance Assistance is not doing a task for someone, but rather [...]

Better Sleep for Seniors: A Guide

Posted by Lydia Chan on
better sleep for seniors

As we get older, it can be difficult to get good rest due to physical ailments, mental health issues, or lifestyle changes. Many seniors are early to bed and early to rise, but they don’t always feel particularly rested in the morning, and instead feel sluggish and irritable. Getting a good night’s sleep is important [...]

How to Remove & Better Prevent Bed Bug Infestations

Posted by Jess Sexton on
how to remove and better prevent bed bug infestations

Bed bugs can infest any home. There is no sure-fire way to stop them from getting inside, but there are some precautions you can take to reduce the risk. But keep in mind that since bed bugs hide so well and reproduce so quickly, it can be challenging to eliminate them with only one initial [...]

It’s Bed Bug Season!

Posted by Jess Sexton on
it's bed bug season

Bed bug activity peaks when people do more travelling. If you’re going on vacation soon, make sure you don’t bring these parasites back as a souvenir! What are Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood. A fully-grown adult bed bug is as big as an apple seed. Female bed bugs [...]

Defensive Driving: the Do’s and Don’ts

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Defensive Driving: the Do’s and Don’ts

Whether you earned your driver’s license last week or twenty years ago, it’s never too late to brush up on your driving habits. Defensive driving is widely considered the go-to way to handle yourself when you’re driving a motor vehicle. Here are our driving do’s and don’ts to make you a better defensive driver! Do: [...]

Enriching Your Loved One’s Life at a Nursing Home

Posted by Jess Sexton on
Enriching Your Loved One’s Life at a Nursing Home

When your loved one moves into a nursing home or assisted living facility, you may be concerned with their quality of life. For the elderly, transitioning from living at home to living in a care facility can be stressful; their living space is now limited, they’re losing some of their independence, and they’re leaving their [...]

6 Tips for Taking on the Costs of Alzheimer’s Care

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6 Tips for Taking on the Costs of Alzheimer’s Care

Most adults fail to think ahead when it comes to long-term care for conditions like Alzheimer’s. However, planning for these costs can save patients and caregivers so much stress in the future. Here are some steps you may want to take when tackling the costs of Alzheimer’s care. Determine Your Out of Pocket Expenses The [...]

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: Just the Facts

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: Just the Facts

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease are claiming more and more lives every day, despite continuing research and treatment breakthroughs. In spite of the numbers, the general public has a low level of understanding when it comes to various types of dementia, causes, and available treatments. For this reason, and a variety of others, many family members [...]

The 5 Most Important Training Topics for Senior Care Professionals

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The 5 Most Important Training Topics for Senior Care Professionals

Senior care is a specialized type of care that requires workers with a special skill set as well as a tremendous capacity for patience and sensitivity. When hiring new employees, keep in mind that some things, like proper medication storage and the best way to assist someone with toileting, can be taught—while other things, like [...]