Category Archives: Caregiving

Helping Loved Ones Avoid Social Isolation

social isolation in the elderlySeniors living alone are often more at risk for social isolation. While we often think of social isolation in the elderly as more of a concern over the winter months or around the holidays, it is actually some...Read More

The Top Caregiving Challenges

top caregiving challengesClose to seven million people provide unpaid care to aging loved ones on a daily basis, assisting them with activities of daily living like eating, dressing and bathing. Many of these family caregivers also perform ...Read More

Common Infections in Today’s Seniors

Common Infections in the ElderlyAs a caregiver, you want your aging loved one to live life to the fullest, staying healthy, happy, and enjoying every day. This is why it’s so vital that you’re aware of some of the most common infections in the...Read More

What is the Sandwich Generation?

what is the sandwich generationThe term “the sandwich generation” was added to both the Merriam-Webster and Oxford dictionaries around 10 years ago. When you think about it as far as a caregiving role, the term makes perfect sense; it refers...Read More

Aging Parents and Pets: How to Help with Their Care

Seniors and PetsThe bond between a person and a pet is strong, no matter your age. In fact, the older we get, the more a furry friend can help provide the unconditional love and companionship we crave. This is especially true when family lives a distance away ...Read More

How Support Groups Can Help Caregivers

caregivers support groupAccording to recent studies, there are an estimated 66 million caregivers in the United States who provide unpaid care to someone who is ill, disabled or aging. Of that 66 million, close to 7 million provide care to an eld...Read More

The Cost of Family Caregiving

cost of caregivingThe number of family caregivers has tripled over the past 15 years. This is partly due to the fact that today, there are more than 6 million Americans over the age of 85, and that number is only increasing. Plus, many families find that when faced w...Read More

Top Reasons for Senior Emergency Room Visits

Emergency Room Visits and SeniorsBy the year 2030, nearly one in five persons in the United States will be aged 65 or older. This older population will make up the majority of the people visiting the emergency room in the coming years, due to several factors. Cu...Read More

The Best Technology for Caregivers

caregiver supportToday more than ever, technology is available to help make our lives easier in many ways. From finding the most obscure information to ordering clothing or even groceries that will get delivered right to our front door, it’...Read More