Older people want to live their lives to the fullest as long as they are able. They don’t want anyone to assume their judgment is impaired just because their mobility is declining. Older adults are usually willing to make life easier on others, but not at the cost of their independence.

If you make the decision to become a caregiver to an elderly person and have them move into your home, a new dynamic occurs. You are now if cha...

Children with cerebral palsy have mobility issues that can be addressed quite easily as they grow. When they are still very young, they are not as independent and rely on you to carry them and help them get to where they need to go. As they grow, you can make special changes that allows them feel their home is a place of comfort that provides them with a sense of belonging. Since cerebral palsy affects people differently, it’s...

Placing a loved one in a nursing requires is a major event and you want to make sure you find the one that best fits the needs of your loved one. It’s important to visit and inspect the home so you can verify that it’s going to be able to provide the kind of care you are looking for. Here are five more things to consider while inspecting.

1) Reception. What kind of reception do you get when you enter? Is the staff readily avail...

Finding the right nursing home for your loved one can be difficult. We all have different needs and it's important to make sure you find the nursing home that can provide your loved one with the best care. Here are five things to consider when selecting a nursing home.

1) Location. If you are going to be visiting frequently, you will want to find a place that’s convenient and close to you. This way, you will find it much easier...

If you are caring for an aging parent, chances are you are going to have to make some difficult medical decisions about his or her medical care. There are some things you can do to ease the burden of having conflicts about which direction to go.

  1. If you have siblings, it’s important to reach a point of mutual respect and agreement about the decision making. You must be willing to compromise on deciding what is best for your...

The practice of “Aging in Place” has increased dramatically over the past decade. Due to the rapid changes in technology and advances in medical treatment, it’s become a lot easier for the elderly to remain in their homes rather than having to reside in a facility. Both the Georgia Institute of Technology  and the University of Florida have developed smart houses filled with  technology such as pendants which understand comman...

Mobility issues impact a large number of seniors. In fact, just over 10% of all seniors use a cane, 4.6% use a walker and 3% use a wheelchair or a scooter. Loss of mobility often leads to frustration and depression. If your loved one feels challenged by mobility issues there are a number of ways you can help.

Offer moral support and understanding
For many seniors, changes in mobility is seen as a major life change. Reduced mobi...

Dad goes out with his shirt on inside out. Mom gets lost on her way to the grocery store. Even though you know your parents are aging, there’s still a lot of denial about just how bad it’s gotten. We tend not to discuss the unpleasant subject of what happens when mom or dad can no longer be safe alone or needs assistance with daily living to maintain their independence.

And then the crisis hits: Dad’s fallen and broken a hip or...

Today, there are many personal home care services that are available to seniors. They help provide for their comfort and independence, while insuring their medical well-being and security.

This type of care may include either state-licensed agencies or private individuals who provide services in the home such as assistance with tasks like bathing, dressing, giving medication reminders, taking vital signs, changing bandages, pre...

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) across the country are highlighting the importance of “aging well” for seniors. Dedicated Wellness Programs improve the quality of life of each senior and/or client physically, psychologically, and spiritually by offering a purposeful fitness plan and life enriching programming that address individual health needs, quality of life, and to encourage successful aging.

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