Long Distance Caregiving Tips

Caring for your aging parent is stressful. This stress doubles when you are a long distance caregiver. You will come across unique challenges when you provide long distance senior care. The good news, however, is that you are not alone. According to the MetLife National Alliance for Caregiving Report 15% of people providing care for their aging parents…

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Senior Needing Mobility Equipment

As we get older, we face a number of different potential problems. It is our responsibility to keep a careful eye on our parents and our loved ones to ensure that they get the support that they need. Often, older people do not like to admit that they are struggling. This is because they feel…

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Elderly Driving Safety Tips

Safety for Elderly Drivers It can be extremely difficult to candidly approach the subject of safety with an elderly driver. Being able to drive offers a person independence and mobility, a feeling that many seniors are already losing physically. Because of this, many families turn a blind eye to their loved one’s poor driving habits.…

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Care Plans for Childless Seniors

Mary’s Story: A Childless Senior in Need of Care Meet Mary: A 93-year-old woman who recently suffered from a broken hip and in need of a senior care plan. Currently, Mary lives with her 92-year-old husband in a patio home at a senior community. Mary and her husband have no children. They also have not…

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Christmas Memories for Seniors

The holidays are always a great opportunity to capture memories with family members. This can be especially important if you have an aging senior in your family. Making special memories for all generations can really help liven up any celebration. Here are a few ideas to help you creat meaningful Christmas memories for seniors. Teach…

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Making Your Home Smarter

Many of us used to watch The Jetsons cartoon and wonder in amazement at all that tech. But now, so many of those same gadgets are actually available for our homes! It’s incredible how far home technology has come in just the past few years. If you’re a homeowner, though, you may still have some…

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A senior shopping on Black Friday

Thanksgiving is the holiday where many like to gather around a table to enjoy food, company, count blessings, and give thanks.  After enjoying company and giving said thanks with loved ones, many folks like to go to stores to buy more gadgets and toys.  This phenomenon is what most people know as Black Friday, which…

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Reduce Pneumonia in Seniors

When preparing for a winter in Pittsburgh, we plan to huddle close together with loved ones and stay indoors to avoid the cold weather. Being in close quarters, however, can hasten the spread of disease. This is especially dangerous for vulnerable populations such as the elderly. One major illness that can be both common and…

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Mesothelioma Cancer Guide for Veterans

For more than half of the last century, the military used asbestos for shipbuilding, repair, and construction of different facilities. The armed forces utilized the toxic mineral primarily for its resistance to heat and fire. In turn, many veterans developed mesothelioma, a fatal disease caused by asbestos exposure. Continue reading for more information about the…

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