Enjoy a Holiday from Holiday Stress Juggling the responsibilities of work, family and helping to care for an aging loved one is hectic enough as it is. Add to that all the extra to-dos of the holidays and you may realize something has got to give. During this busy holiday season, Phoenix home care services [...]
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Top 10 Holiday Requests Seniors Want But Won’t Ask For What do you get Grandma this year? A new blanket . . . again? How about a pair of slippers? While those gifts could satisfy the needs or desires of a senior loved one, why not choose a present that is even more meaningful: a [...]
Put the “Family” Back Into Mealtimes Do you regularly crave that special dish Mom used to make? Chances are she or your dad does too. And what they may miss even more is enjoying that dish with you. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network revealed that lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime [...]
Tips to Keep Holiday Traditions Senior-Friendly Every year, the family looks forward to Mom’s famous turkey dinner with all the fixings. She starts her preparations early in the morning and it’s not long before delicious smells of green bean casserole, homemade stuffing and roast turkey reach every corner of the house. But the past couple [...]
Holiday Stress-Busting Tips for Harried Caregivers The holidays create a lot of extra to-dos and stress for many people caring for aging loved ones. Instead of letting that stress ruin a time meant to be enjoyed with family and friends, try these stress-busting tips from professionals at the Home Instead Center for Successful Aging. Be flexible. The [...]
Enjoy (and Survive) the Holidays with Home Care Help Instead of looking forward to spending time with the relatives at your annual holiday gathering, you’re dreading the extra housework you’ll have to do on top of making sure Dad gets bathed each morning. It’s easy to get so lost in the responsibilities that come with caring [...]
Ten Activities to Bring the Holidays to the Hospital The home is full of joyous traditions and memories around the holidays. With decorations carefully placed throughout the house, delicious smells wafting from the kitchen, and, most importantly, friends and family gathered together. But the holidays take on a vastly different feel for an elderly loved one [...]
Loneliness, Economy Challenge Seniors This Holiday Perplexed about what to get the senior in your life this holiday season? That older adult on your shopping list may well be facing two challenges: the economy that has seniors looking for basic items they can no longer afford and the loneliness that many seniors encounter because families [...]
You’ve just returned to your childhood home for the holidays, but things don’t look the same. Are the conditions of aging jeopardizing your senior’s health and safety at home? Complete this checklist and if you see any of these situations, your senior may need extra help. Look in the refrigerator, freezer and drawers. Spoiled food [...]
Diabetics Can Enjoy the Holidays with Advance Planning Question: I’m a 79-year-old man who was just diagnosed with diabetes. This will be my first holiday season that I’ll need to be careful what I eat. Can you give me some suggestions, particularly since I live alone? Home Instead Senior Care of Greater Phoenix checked with [...]