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Posts from March, 2017

  • Parkinson’s Caregivers Face Unique Challenges Parkinson’s Caregivers Face Unique Challenges The most important element in any caregiving partnership is just that: The Partnership. No amount of hints, tips or tricks you read and none of the techniques you practice or the research either partner does can replace the importance of this sometimes stressful ... Read More
  • Challenges of Senior Nutrition Change with Time Challenges of Senior Nutrition Change with Time I can’t get my mother to eat enough. It’s not uncommon for us to hear this or something similar when a family first comes to Home Helpers . The importance of proper nutrition is perhaps more important as we age than at any other time in our adult lives. Here in the United ... Read More
  • Plan a Healthy St Patrick’s Day for the Elderly Plan a Healthy St Patrick’s Day for the Elderly Let’s face it. Everyone is a little Irish on St Patrick’s Day! Even mature adults, like me, choose something green to wear, eat corned beef and cabbage, and perhaps, add a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream to their morning cup of Joe. There is nothing wrong with these things, but ... Read More
  • Daylight Savings Time Change Affects Seniors Daylight Savings Time Change Affects Seniors We start Daylight Savings Time again this week in most of the United States. This semiannual ritual is a nuisance (springing forward costs us an hour of sleep) or a blessing (falling back lets us catch up on rest at least a little), depending on where we are in the cycle. If ... Read More
  • Senior Care Should Include Regular Pedicures Senior Care Should Include Regular Pedicures One elderly woman under senior care loves to get her nails done at the same nail salon every month, maybe a few weeks longer between pedicures. This outing is important to her, because not only does it get her out of the house, it gives her something pleasurable to look ... Read More