Tips

With experience brings knowledge. With the tens of thousands of families we have helped, our Caregivers and industry experts have collected some valuable information we would like to share with you. The most commonly asked questions are the most important questions and we hope the information below will help deliver a more informed decision when choosing senior care for either yourself or your loved one.

 

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide

Get Alzheimer’s caregiving information and advice in this comprehensive, easy-to-read guide. Learn caregiving tips, safety information, common medical problems, and how to care for yourself. Order your free copy or download the PDF from the National Institute on Aging’s website

 

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Exercise becomes even more important as we get older, but exercising safely as we age can also be a challenge.  Check out this useful guide from the National Institute on Aging for tips, sample exercises, and real-life success stories. It will give you plenty of ideas, but don’t forget to talk to your doctor about what kinds of exercise are right for you before getting started! To download or order a free copy of the guide, visit the National Institute on Aging’s Go4Life website.

 

What YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls

Many falls can be prevented, and most precautions are free and easy to do. Check out this brochure from the CDC to learn about the top four things you can do to prevent falls today.

 

Adapting Activities for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Life changes when someone we love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but there are ways we can adapt and still enjoy our time together. Check out this article from the National Institute on Aging for activity ideas and tips to help you make the most out of life’s opportunities.

 

Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, it affects everyone in the family, including children and grandchildren. This article from the National Institute on Aging has useful tips to help you talk with your kids about Alzheimer’s.

 

Tips for Caregivers: How to Communicate with your Care Recipient’s Doctor

If you are caring for someone with difficult or complicated medical concerns, going to the doctor can become overwhelming. Here are some tips from the CDC to help you get what you need out of your next visit.

 

Tips for Staying Hydrated

Healthy people become thirsty when they get dehydrated, but this isn’t always the case as we get older. Over time, seniors become less aware of whether they are hungry or thirsty. Especially when an elderly individual is living alone, dehydration and malnutrition can quickly lead to serious health complications. One of the ways our caregivers help our clients stay healthy is by encouraging hydration and monitoring fluid intake. If your loved one is struggling to stay hydrated, check out these tips from the CDC for things you can do to help them stay healthy.

 

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