Worry-Free In-Home Elder Care with a Medical Alert Device

After age 65, the chance your loved one will suffer a slip-and-fall accident rises dramatically. While there are steps you can take to reduce the risk that accidents will happen, it’s a good idea to have a back-up plan as well. The combination of in-home elder care and a quality medical alert device for those […]

How to Help Seniors Cope with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Patients Benefit from Understanding Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be a difficult prospect, especially as memory fades and the patient begins to experience hallucinations or delusions. Family members may have difficulty knowing what to say or do in any given situation when an aging parent sees things that aren’t there or […]

Four Things Seniors Need to Know About Scleroderma

Photo by Sami Keinänen -(cc) What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma is a hardening of the skin and tissue that may range from mild, localized cases to systemic cases that affect major organs. Symptoms may vary depending on the severity of the condition and which parts of the body are involved. They may include: Hard, tight, or […]

Keeping Secrets

Keeping illnesses and concerns to yourself, particularly if you are older, if you live alone, or if you live with children or elders that you provide care for is…stupid. I could think of other words that demonstrate the wrongness of that kind of secrecy as well, but they all boil down to the same definition: stupid.

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 […]

How to Spot the Signs of Senior Self-Neglect

Seniors Living Alone May Neglect Basic Needs As people age, certain routine daily tasks become more difficult to carry out. Basic activities like meal preparation, personal hygiene, and cleaning may require much more effort than they used to. For seniors living alone, these tasks may seem impossible to keep up with, especially if depression, medication side effects, […]