What a Holiday Visit Can Reveal About a Senior’s Health

Gail M. Samaha, GMS Associates   |   Updated November 29, 2018 If you’re a long-distance caregiver, you may be planning a holiday visit to check in on your aging loved ones. This visit is, perhaps, the first opportunity in several months that you’ll have to personally observe them and their home environment. In the meantime, you’ve […]

“Parenting” Your Elderly Parents

Mary, a 54-year old mother of two college-age children, has begun helping her mother Betsy with daily tasks and doctor’s appointments. She visits each morning to ensure that her mother has showered, gotten a good breakfast, and taken her morning medications. Since her mother’s recent diagnosis with beginning stages of dementia, Mary has noticed that […]

Warning Signs Older Adults Should Stop Driving

Elder Care in Sharon PA There are plenty of perks to being able to drive, including having the freedom and independence to come and go as you please. But this independence can quickly change for older adults who are experiencing vision problems. Vision impairments can cause the senior to put their lives and those of […]

Managing a Loved One’s Health Care: Advice for the New Year

If you are a caregiver to a Medicare beneficiary, you’ve already got a lot on your plate, so planning ahead for some of the changes in store for your care recipient’s healthcare (before they happen) can be invaluable. Whether it’s managing their expenses or researching best care practices, it always helps to know what to […]

How to Help Your Loved One Prepare for a Thunderstorm

Home Care in Mercer PA Does your loved one live in an area that is prone to thunderstorms?  Now that the weather is getting warmer and more humid in many parts of the country, thunderstorms are something to watch out for and be prepared for.  While some thunderstorms may be brief and harmless, others can […]

Choosing a Healthier Spin during Country Cooking Month

Senior Care in Wilmington PA June is Country Cooking Month, a time to celebrate all of the comforting, filling, and delicious meals that come out of this style of cooking. No matter how tasty and satisfying, however, it is hard to escape the fact that country cooking has a bad reputation for being unhealthy. If […]

Community Gardening for Fun and Health Benefits

Caregiver in Sharpsville PA Does your loved one enjoy gardening, but not have enough space in which to do it? Or maybe they live in an apartment where there is no real yard to speak of. That doesn’t mean they still can’t reap the benefits and rewards of gardening for themselves. There are communities all […]

Switching Out Your Parent’s Wardrobe for the Season

Elder Care in Mercer PA An important part of your elder care efforts for your aging parent is making sure that their home stays organized, neat, and clean. While this encompasses many tasks, when the seasons change, one new one that will arise in your routine is switching out their wardrobe. Ensuring that your aging […]

Improving Communication with a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease

Home Care in Transfer PA One of the most noticeable and often emotionally challenging changes that occur in seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive inability to communicate effectively. Communication is how you engage and interact with the world around you, and how you and your aging parent maintain your relationship as well as […]

How to Get Creative about Busting Stress

Elderly Care in Grove City PA It’s pretty easy to get creative about solving problems for your elderly loved one. In fact, sometimes you have to in order to find a solution that works. But you can apply some of that same creativity to your own stress in order to break free of it. Here […]