Seniors, Are You Being Scammed? You thought this could never happen to you: the cruel and heartbreaking loss of your hard-earned life savings as a result of a scam. Here are some key steps to follow if a senior has been scammed: Contact the police. File a report with your local police department. If the theft [...]
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Senior Conditions that Contribute to Hospitalization While a number of factors can contribute to a senior’s readmission to a hospital after being transitioned home, there are six common conditions that are the most prevalent causes: Arthritis Congestive Heart Failure Diabetes Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) Pneumonia Comorbidity Arthritis Arthritis is a chronic disease, which is characterized [...]
Support for the Caregiver It’s easy to understand how caregivers can become depressed. The constant strain of caring for an older loved one could weaken the resolve of even the most steadfast and dedicated family members. As it turns out, repressing emotions may take a terrible toll on family caregivers. Research conducted by the Home [...]
Three Senior Crimes Are on the Rise, Experts Say Rising incidents of scams targeting older seniors present an enormous threat to seniors’ security, both financially and emotionally. Senior fraud victims may suffer long-lasting trauma that often erodes their sense of trust and well-being, eldercare experts have noted. Three crimes, in particular, are on the rise, [...]
Post Hospital Stay Health Related Warning Signs You will be happy and relieved once your senior loved one gets discharged from the hospital. However, the first 48 hours back home are absolutely critical for both of you. Making sure he gets proper nutrition and hydration, takes medications as prescribed and monitors activity levels are all [...]
Research Reveals Disciplined Calorie Counting Can Add Years to Life Q. My older sister, Barb, might be getting out of control when it comes to eating. She’s only 74, but struggling to live on her own because she’s getting heavy. She says diets won’t make any difference and does not believe in counting calories. I [...]
Understanding the Mixed Emotions of Caregiving Caring for a senior loved one can sometimes seem like a contradiction. Interestingly, research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network confirms the mixed emotions that characterize this important job. Hiding one’s feelings only complicates the issues, this research confirms. Caregiving expert Dr. Amy D’Aprix says caregivers should [...]
Older People Who Sleep Less Increase Stroke Risk Q. Do you think I’m too much of a worrywart? We just celebrated my older brother Mike’s 84th birthday. After staying at his house for a week, I noticed that he wakes up a couple of times each night, watches TV for about 10 minutes and goes back [...]
Give and Take Safe medication management involves give and take between your senior loved one and his or her doctor and pharmacist. You are an important supporter as well for Mom and Dad. You can accompany your parents to the doctor or pharmacy to make sure they ask the right questions. If you can’t be [...]
Unraveling the Home Care Myths Despite increasing health problems, Dad wants to stay at home. He won’t budge. One mention of that beautiful assisted living facility (ALF) down the street and the conversation ends. But his home of 45 years is just too big for him to clean and you can’t always get there to [...]