Helping Your Elderly Loved One Beat the Blues When Widowed

There is nothing more difficult than losing someone you deeply love and are very close too.  For the elderly, one partner is bound to pass before the other—leaving one widowed.  When combining old age and poor health with the death of the significant other; this can...

So, Dad Isn’t Following Doctor’s Orders?

Communication between the doctor and patient is critical: How can you encourage your loved one?  Of course, this is something we have touched on previously.  What do you do when Dad isn’t following doctor’s orders?  The caregiver not only deals with extreme stress...

What Can You Do to Get Your Elderly Parent to Listen?

Learn tips to better enable communication and responsiveness from your loved one It’s hard to watch your elderly parent go through a life transition that isn’t so kind, isn’t it?  It’s even more difficult to try and help them, but they just don’t want to listen—or...

Hospital Delirium & What You Should Know

Hospital delirium is common among the elderly, but it is a circumstance which can be managed. The primary goal is to ensure the senior doesn’t cause any harm to him or herself during a state of confusion. Unfortunately, many family caregivers are unfamiliar with...

What You Need to Know About Hospice Under Medicare

Many elderly people are recipients under Medicare when they reach a specific age, but there is quite a bit to learn here too.  This is especially the case when we begin dealing with something such as a chronic, or terminal illness impacting an elderly loved one. ...

7 Ways to Safeguard Your Home and Prevent Elderly Falls

Just a few changes in your home can protect your elderly loved ones from traumatic accidents.  Yes, falls within the home are quite common among the elderly, with one in every three suffering injuries from an accidental mishap.  Many accidental falls are responsible...