Clutter Control

Do you enter your parent’s home and can’t believe the stacks of stuff that have accumulated on every flat surface: piles of newspapers and mail everywhere, magazines and old photographs? As clutter creeps, it can be a problem. For senior citizens, it may threaten independence, reduce safety and create stress. The risks of out-of-control possessions […]

Posted on November 30, 2010

Giving Back this Thanksgiving – Sharing in the Care

This Thanksgiving as you spend time with family and loved ones, remember to thank those who give back every day by acting as family caregivers. There are more than 65 million American family members caring for their loved ones. Family caregivers do so much, often asking very little in return. Providing care for a loved […]

Posted on November 25, 2010

Secrets of a Well-Balanced Caregiver

Daily balance is essential for a well balanced life. Caregivers must balance not only their own lives, but the lives of those they care for outside of their own homes. Most caregivers agree on one thing: you must take care of yourself to be a good giver of care. Here are some tips on how […]

Posted on November 22, 2010

Why Hire a Caregiver through an Agency

When it comes to home care for a member of your family, you question everything. You know your family will need help when an aging relative decides to remain at home. What type of help will you need? Does your situation require a live-in caregiver? How can you be sure what you need? Before deciding […]

Posted on November 18, 2010

Alzheimer’s Prevention

Time and time again, we have read that by 2050, 13.5 million Americans are predicted to be diagnosed, or have Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Jack C. de la Torre, a prominent Alzheimer’s researcher at the National Institutes of Health-funded Banner Sun Health Research Institute, says that a cure for Alzheimer’s is not in our immediate future […]

Posted on November 16, 2010

Walk to Make a DIFFERENCE – 2010 Alzheimer‘s Association Memory Walk

With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, and nearly 10 million more serving as caregivers, the time to act is now! In Arizona alone we have over 100,000 people that have been diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer […]

Posted on November 11, 2010

November is National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month has been observed every November since 1994. Recognized by President Clinton when he signed the first proclamation in 1997, NFC month has been proclaimed by an American President annually ever since. November is a nationally recognized month in pursuit of drawing attention to the many challenges facing family caregivers, advocate for […]

Posted on November 1, 2010

Coping With Loneliness: Tips for Seniors

We as humans are social beings. Many seniors lack a social network, or core group of people to feel close to or care for. In fact, loneliness is a serious problem among elderly people. Loneliness generally occurs at specific times of the day or during specific days such as holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. Here are […]

Posted on October 27, 2010

Know Your Limits: Tips for Senior Drivers

Sometimes as we age and get older our driving skills can decline. As more and more Americans live and work longer than ever, it’s time to take a look at safety issues for older drivers. It is optimal to know your limits, get regular medical checkups, including vision and hearing. Recognize your changing capabilities: arthritis, […]

Posted on October 19, 2010