10 Useful Tips for Preparing the Seniors for Winter

10 Useful Tips for Preparing the Seniors for Winter

Whether you are a caregiver for seniors, reside with an elderly relative, or are perhaps yourself a senior, it is time to prepare for the winter season. The elderly and winter can be considered as an extremely hazardous combination. This is because as seniors they may get exposed to uniquely challenging situations while moving around and staying warm during the winter months. However, it’s not required for you to go into hibernation, altogether during the ...

Essentials of Cardiac Care for Older Adults

Cardiac Care

Maintaining good heart health is something that is stressed when you are young. When you begin to age, the cardiovascular system is one of the first to weaken, especially if you are inactive or live a sedentary lifestyle. It's important to keep your heart functioning at its best for as long as possible so that when age does start to play a role, it takes much longer for any real damage to occur. Essentials of ...

Quitting Your Job to Care for Elderly Parents: Is it Feasible?

quit job to take care of parents

Balancing your work and the duties of caregiving is a challenging job even under the best of conditions. If you realize that you cannot integrate your work and elderly parent's care, and alternatives to flexible working hours, part-time work or home-based work are not accessible to you, you might opt to quit your job. Quitting your job to care for aging parents may have certain serious implications on your personal and financial well being. Family ...

What Are Effective Ways to Prevent Elderly Abuse?

Elderly Abuse

The International Network for the Prevention of Abuse of Older People (INPEA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) define Elder Abuse as- “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person". Abuse of elderly people may be evident in several forms, including verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse apart from financial exploitation, and abandonment. ...

What Benefits Pets Bring to Seniors

An elderly with pet

Pets have always been an integral part of our lives as they love us unconditionally and bring happiness in our lives especially for seniors. Pets can become constant companions of seniors and will help them reduce stress. According to the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, pets increase the hormones that promote happiness, joy and relaxation. Following are some of the amazing benefits pets bring to seniors: Companionship Loneliness can be very disturbing for seniors as ...