help seniors avoid isolation

Help Seniors avoid isolation – share these ideas

We wanted to share these ideas with our readers on how to help the Seniors in their life avoid isolation. Pass it along to anyone you know who cares for a loved one. It’s an unfortunate reality that many seniors find themselves terribly isolated. After a spouse passes away or a debilitating illness hits, it’s…

Exercises for you and your aging loved one – keep them moving!

An Inside Job… Caring for your aging loved one is an inside job, for the most part.  Usually, by the time they need us to care for them, they are dependent on walkers, scooters, or wheelchairs. At this stage, it’s rare that we get to enjoy the pleasure of strolling with them in the park,…

senior living

Three Major Benefits of Senior Living – considering your options

One of the most challenging facets of life is how quickly things change as a person ages. The time spent building a life, working hard, and raising a family seems to pass in an instant. Once the kids move out and start families of their own, a beautiful home can become an empty place. This…

Caregiver Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

If you’re caring for an elderly parent, it’s likely you’ll be exhausted by the physical and mental energy needed by your aging loved one. Take time to rest, or you may suffer from compassion fatigue, also known as caregiver burnout. Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue Excessive blaming Bottled up emotion Complaining Substance abuse Difficulty concentrating Poor…

Therapeutic Massage Benefits for Elderly

Massage therapy is vital for elderly people since with old age, body muscles and bones become weaker. There are different options when it comes to massage. If convenience is a major factor to make a final decision then getting a full body massage chair for the elderly people is the easiest at-home option as it…

Dementia and obsessions

“Mom, why do you have an entire shelf of plastic take-home containers?” “I might need them someday.” My mother’s answer is the same no matter what I ask. Plastic Cool Whip containers, empty sour cream tubs, tiny lidded bowls that once contained sauce. Old towels, empty coffee cans, and plastic bags of every size and…