Why Family Caregivers Need a Backup Care Plan

Why Family Caregivers Need a Backup Care Plan When Carlos Luis Olivas Jr. was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2017, his son, Carlos Luis Olivas III, became his primary caregiver. As time went on, Olivas asked his younger brother, who lived in North Carolina, to move back home to Sacramento, California, which he did in … Continue reading “Why Family Caregivers Need a Backup Care Plan”

What Is Companion Care?

What Is Companion Care? Many older adults find that their social and physical activity levels start to decline because of illness, injury, aging, and other factors. As activity levels decrease, the potential for developing feelings of isolation and loneliness may increase, especially for those living alone or with limited mobility, Unfortunately, feelings of isolation might … Continue reading “What Is Companion Care?”

Caregivers for Severely Disabled Veterans Getting Expanded Mental Health Services as Part of Biden Order

Caregivers for Severely Disabled Veterans Getting Expanded Mental Health Services as Part of Biden Order Caregivers for severely disabled veterans face significant mental, emotional, and physical challenges, especially when the veterans are cared for by their family members. The daily caregiving demands eventually take a toll on family members who experience grief, frustration, guilt, and … Continue reading “Caregivers for Severely Disabled Veterans Getting Expanded Mental Health Services as Part of Biden Order”

When To Hire In-Home or Live-In Help?

When To Hire In-Home or Live-In Help? There comes a time when older adults wonder if they need someone to help them manage daily tasks that are becoming harder to do on their own. While many seniors want to continue living independently at home, they also realize that washing dishes, taking a shower, and other … Continue reading “When To Hire In-Home or Live-In Help?”

Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully

Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully Shannon Griscom, a retired English high school teacher, cannot picture living any place else other than her house on Melville Avenue in Palo Alto, California. Griscom wants to “age in place” in her own home. She realizes that moving into a senior residence may be necessary at … Continue reading “Age In Place: How To Do It Successfully”

What Is A Care Assistant, And Care Assistant Care?

What Is A Care Assistant, And Care Assistant Care? A care assistant, also known as a personal care assistant (PCA), is a healthcare professional who provides basic care and support to people with disabilities, the elderly, and those who are recovering from illness or injury. Care assistants work in various settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, … Continue reading “What Is A Care Assistant, And Care Assistant Care?”

How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice

How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice Kim Sylvester was worried about her 80-year-old mother, Harriet Burkel, who was becoming increasingly frail and isolated. Sylvester would ask her mother, who also had emphysema and peripheral artery disease if she needed help. Sylvester said her mother would respond, “No, I can do … Continue reading “How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice”

Being A Caregiver For My Father Who Had Dementia, What I Wish I Had Known

Being A Caregiver For My Father Who Had Dementia, What I Wish I Had Known Cynthia Dearborn was unexpectedly put in the uncomfortable position of caring for her aging father, Russell Dearborn. What made the situation even more complex was her 75-year-old father had vascular dementia but did not realize he had the progressive condition. … Continue reading “Being A Caregiver For My Father Who Had Dementia, What I Wish I Had Known”

Aging In Place: Healthier Life; Latest Trend

Aging In Place: Healthier Life; Latest Trend The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, which keeps track of the housing trends in the country, has set its sights on the older adult population. The federally backed home mortgage company, better known as Freddie Mac, conducted two surveys within five years to determine the attitudes and perceptions … Continue reading “Aging In Place: Healthier Life; Latest Trend”