Caregiving

Seniors walking in winter
February 2nd, 2023

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

It can be difficult for anyone to stay active when the weather is cold. But for our older family members, it is tempting to do nothing at all. Of course, falling is always a concern for seniors. Safety is always the main focus when it comes to winter activities. But, there are ways to keep Read more >>

November 30th, 2022

Activities to Do with Older Loved Ones During the Holidays

Keeping everyone entertained at your home during the holidays can be a chore. The kids are usually easily entertained, but what about your parents or grandparents? Your holiday celebration will go a lot easier if you already have a few plans in mind before everyone arrives. You already have enough to do, so worrying about Read more >>

Man with walker and nurse
September 28th, 2022

Hospital Discharge Checklist for Seniors and Family Caregivers

It’s important to support successful home care after a hospital discharge. Go over this handy after-discharge checklist with a doctor or case manager before it’s time to go home from a procedure or hospital admission. Top 10 Steps to Follow After Hospital Discharge 1. Ask questions. There are a few key pieces of information you Read more >>

Grandmother with insomnia problem
September 19th, 2022

Healthy Aging: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Portrayals of aging in popular culture depict people who are cranky, tired, and disinterested. This isn’t just a gross generalization, it might be keeping some people from getting the emotional support they deserve. Why? Because these descriptions also apply to people living with depression. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), depression isn’t a Read more >>

How is assisted living different than home care
August 10th, 2022

Assisted Living vs. Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Depending on your level of health and vitality, the aging process can be much easier for some than it is for others. While the notion of growing old creeps up on some people in more gradual ways, many seniors are faced with a sudden or newly discovered debilitating health issue. Caretakers are often blindsided as Read more >>

Senior woman spending quality time with her daughter
August 3rd, 2022

Aging Parents & Eldercare: 5 Considerations for Family Caregivers

As our parents age, they may need us more. In some cases, their needs are simple – some meal delivery or rides to appointments. In others, our parents may not be able to live alone or may require daily interaction. To prepare yourself for the future, it’s important to carefully consider a few key factors Read more >>

How to Monitor Elderly Parents Living Alone (Without Annoying Them)
August 31st, 2021

How to Monitor Elderly Parents Living Alone (Without Annoying Them)

Caregivers walk a fine line when they monitor elderly parents who are living alone. When the time comes, you want to strike a balance that allows your parents to age in familiar, comfortable surroundings where they don’t feel monitored. That way, they can maintain their pride and dignity as they enter their later years. Coincidentally, these Read more >>

Man Using Computer with Family On Screen
May 31st, 2021

How Family Caregiving Is Changing

The number of American family members caring for adult relations is on the rise, according to data from the National Alliance for Caregiving’s (NAC) 2020 Caregiving in the U.S. study. “When looking at caregivers for adults only, the prevalence of caregiving has risen from 16.6% in 2015 to 19.2% in 2020 — an increase of Read more >>

man sitting with father
May 31st, 2021

The Changing Role of Family Caregivers

The roles and responsibilities for family caregivers were changing before the onslaught of COVID-19. The global pandemic created new opportunities to connect with and care for our older relations, whether they live with us, near us or far away. We sat down will Paul Adams, Lifeline’s senior director of product development, to discuss how caregiving Read more >>

woman looking at mother
May 10th, 2021

Let’s Bring Joy and Meaning to the Lives of Older Adults

From childhood games to professional sports, some of Jeremy Bloom’s biggest supporters were his grandparents. They were a consistent source of wisdom and guidance and their unwavering support instilled Bloom with the confidence to pursue and accomplish his big goals and dreams. Bloom founded Wish of a Lifetime to honor his grandparents and other elders Read more >>

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