Dogs may help save caregivers from COVID-19 exhaustion

Dogs may help save caregivers from COVID-19 exhaustion For six years, Pat Ward and her therapy dog, Baby, had been visiting residents at the Island City Assisted Living Facility in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Showering love on Baby was among the highlights of the week at Island City. The 8-year-old Brittany dog is blind (Baby’s eyes … Continue reading “Dogs may help save caregivers from COVID-19 exhaustion”

Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers

Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers Older adults and people with underlying health conditions have been severely impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, researchers are now drawing attention to children with disabilities and their struggling families who have also been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Family caregivers were … Continue reading “Impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare providers”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe AARP describes Social Security numbers as the “skeleton key to identity theft.” And, scammers want those “keys” to commit fraud against older adults. According to AARP, one common scam involves seniors receiving calls from a fraudster who claims to be an employee from … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe”

Healthy Dinner Foods

Healthy Dinner Foods Knowing what to cook for dinner is a dilemma for those wanting to eat healthy foods but aren’t sure exactly which ones are the healthiest. By and large, it’s sometimes more convenient to order fast (and familiar) food from a nearby restaurant. Finding healthy foods, however, is not as difficult as it … Continue reading “Healthy Dinner Foods”

Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists

Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists Without a doubt, sleep is essential to our survival. Sleep—as well as a lack of sleep—affects our mental and emotional well-being and physical health. We feel energized, refreshed, and ready to take on the day when we have a good night’s rest. But, if we do not get enough sleep, … Continue reading “Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists”

Elderly Home Care and Depression – Symptoms and Prevention Tips

Elderly Home Care and Depression – Symptoms and Prevention Tips When seniors have trouble sleeping, or difficulty concentrating, or develop aches or pains, it’s easy to explain the symptoms away as a normal part of aging. But, geriatric healthcare professionals want family members, friends, and caregivers to realize that these complaints could possibly be signs … Continue reading “Elderly Home Care and Depression – Symptoms and Prevention Tips”

Caregiving: The Emotional Toll

Caregiving: The Emotional Toll Arthur Kleinman spent 10 years caring for his wife, Joan, who was diagnosed with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease when she was 59. Kleinman, a professor of psychiatry and medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School, said he studied illness and caregiving throughout his career; yet, he was not prepared … Continue reading “Caregiving: The Emotional Toll”

Dangers of Elderly Isolation Due to COVID-19

Dangers of Elderly Isolation Due to COVID-19 Justin Davis has not seen his 92-year-old grandmother since February because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The Nashville, Tennessee resident said he normally visits his only living grandmother at different times throughout the year and spends holidays with her. Sadly, Davis said he won’t be enjoying … Continue reading “Dangers of Elderly Isolation Due to COVID-19”

Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions

Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions Caring for elderly parents is indeed overwhelming, which is why some adult children ask eldercare experts for advice. Senior consultants, researchers who conduct studies on aging, and other eldercare experts know about the struggles of caring for elderly parents because many are experiencing—or have experienced—the … Continue reading “Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions”

COVID, the Elderly, and the Holidays: Families Advised to Plan Early

December, COVID, the Elderly, and the Holidays: Families Advised to Plan Early The holidays are upon us and the spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continue. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, are you planning your usual December Holidays with a visit to your elderly aunt who lives in an assisted … Continue reading “COVID, the Elderly, and the Holidays: Families Advised to Plan Early”