Caregiver Resources Articles

Safely Keeping Track of Medications for the Elderly

The elderly population often take many medications (typically prescription drugs, but also over-the-counter medications and supplements) as a part of their overall health care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are... Read more

Home Care Made Easy with Senior Citizen Apps

If you're in charge of home care for an elderly loved one, you know how difficult it can be to manage all your daily tasks: tracking medications, arranging caregivers, organizing finances, even monitoring the home for potential safety issues. The good... Read more

Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers

When a loved one has been hospitalized for illness or serious injury, it's normal to have questions about what happens next. Whether the plan is to return home or be transferred to rehab or other care center, a hospital discharge often comes with lots of... Read more

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Many people may feel that forgetfulness is just a normal part of getting older—misplacing keys or forgetting a name or an appointment can happen to anyone. Sometimes, however, memory loss becomes more frequent or troublesome, possibly even causing concern... Read more

What to do if Your Parents Refuse to Wear Medical Alert Devices

Wearing a medical alert device might help your parents stay safe. You might be concerned about your parents’ safety at home if they are 65 and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of three people (who are 65 and... Read more

After Caregiving Ends: Life after Caregiving

When your caregiver duties come to a close after the death of a loved one, there's often a double sense of loss, observes the Hospice Foundation of America. In addition to grieving for your loved one, you also might feel the loss of your caregiving role... Read more

How Do I Find a Long-Term Care Facility?

At some point in your life, you might need long-term care – or you might have to find a long-term care facility for your parent, spouse, or other loved one. You'll want to make sure the facility provides the best possible care. Read about how to find a... Read more

Caregiver Resource: Holding a Family Meeting

As a caregiver for an ill or aging parent or family member, you know that family cooperation can be extremely valuable in helping you provide good care and minimize stress. A family meeting is often recommended by counselors and social workers as a great... Read more

Senior Citizen Health: How to Prevent Falling

Falls pose a huge risk for Americans aged 65 and above. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Approximately 2.5 million elderly people are treated in emergency rooms every year because of falls. One in three people over age 65 falls... Read more

Caring for Someone with Incontinence: Emotional and Social Issues

Let's start with a definition of incontinence. According to the National Institute on Aging, incontinence is the condition of being unable to control one's bladder and/or bowels. If you're a caregiver, read on to learn more about incontinence and some... Read more




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