Dehydration in Seniors

Introduction Dehydration in older individuals is a real problem and many times is the unrecognized cause of hospitalizations, morbidity and mortality. Dehydration is often linked to infections that can be fatal. It becomes an even bigger problem during the heat of the summer months or during a heat wave. Early diagnosis of this condition is […]

Balancing the Need for Care with the Need for Independence

Introduction We all agree that it is a tough situation to go through – deciding if and when your loved ones need outside assistance. Sometimes that decision is almost made for you if an acute crisis triggers the need for help. Often times, though, the need is of a less acute or more subtle nature. […]

How Do I Select A Home Care Agency For My Parents?

WHEN YOUR PARENTS BEGIN TO NEED HELP AT HOME, you’d better know the most important questions to ask in order to help them select the best home care company for them. Every home care company promises that they are the best and that you will be happy with them if you choose them. If you […]

Assisted Living for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

3 Ways Assisted Living Helps Residents with Alzheimer’s Taking care of a loved one who has dementia can be difficult, considering all the time and energy required to give proper and adequate attention. Fortunately, assisted living can help. Living with Dementia: An Overview According to the latest data gathered by the Alzheimer’s Association, it is […]

How Do I help Mom choose between Home Care and Assisted Living?

As Dorothy says in The Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like home. Most of us prefer to live in our homes with comfort, familiar surroundings, safety, and dignity. Our moms (and our dads too!) are no different, and the thought of moving out of their homes can be traumatic. There comes a point for […]

Ways to get involved during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign run every year to help raise awareness about dementia, led by Alzheimer’s Disease International and other Alzheimer’s associations around the globe. We’ve collaborated with Fairfield Care, a care home supplies provider in the UK, to help raise awareness of this difficult disease – and show you how […]