When a Loved One has Dementia

When a Loved One has Dementia

Watching a loved one go through mental changes can be devastating. You feel like you’re losing your connection and your past shared memories. It can be very difficult, but there are some things you can do to make the best of the situation. There will be good days and...
How to Avoid Scams Aimed at the Elderly

How to Avoid Scams Aimed at the Elderly

Sadly, seniors are often the target of scams. They can be vulnerable and are seen as easy prey by many would-be scammers. Why? They often have substantial savings. They may be lonely and willing to talk to strangers. They tend to follow rules and may trust strangers...
When is it Time for Your Parents to Stop Driving?

When is it Time for Your Parents to Stop Driving?

There is no easy answer to this question, especially because driving is so closely tied with being independent. Every person is different and changes usually come slowly. Yet, there is no doubt that as we age, we experience physical and mental changes that can make it...
What Happens After a Hospital Stay?

What Happens After a Hospital Stay?

After any major surgery or illness, there will most likely be changes needed at home. You’re the main caregiver, so how can you make sure your loved one has a smooth transition back to home? What changes will be required to keep mom or dad safe and comfortable? Get...
Home Care Services and Home Health: What’s the Difference?

Home Care Services and Home Health: What’s the Difference?

Home care services and home health may sound very similar, but there are important distinctions between the two. Both are provided in the home, but one is focused on medical care and the other is for just about everything else. Often, seniors need both types of care...
Switching roles: Parenting your parents

Switching roles: Parenting your parents

Watching your parents age can be challenging. They may be slowing down, losing their independence or developing dementia. Most likely, they will need various kinds of help and support as time goes on.