Reading Time: 3 minutes As our parents or family members age, it is natural for us to want to help and care for them. However, what happens when your heart is in the right place, but physically speaking, you aren’t. This is the case for many who find themselves at a distance from a loved one who needs assistance.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Caring for a loved one can be a gratifying endeavor, but can also be a long-term and challenging stressor. Stress in caring for a loved one can build over the years and cause one to question the ability to care for a family member whose symptoms might never improve. It is important to recognize when Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes It can be difficult to tell how your senior parents are managing at home if you live at a distance from them. The holidays are the perfect time to reunite with family and friends, but it can also be the ideal time to check in on your parents and assess their home life.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Being thankful for seniors in our lives This month, we begin to turn our minds towards all the reasons we have to be thankful. The Thanksgiving holiday focuses our attention on gathering with family and friends and celebrating with plenty of food, fun, and, of course, football. As you join your friends and family this Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes Spring is in the air! If you’re like us, you’ve been loving the warmer weather and the budding trees and flowers. Along with the spring air come pollen and dust, though, which is probably how we got the phrase “spring cleaning”! Spring is the perfect time of the year to take stock of what we Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes We’ve worked with many family caregivers over the years, and we’ve learned how common it is for these caregivers to feel frustrated and alone. Often, family caregivers intuitively know their loved ones have had a change of some sort, but sometimes there is not a clear diagnosis to explain the changes. Those feelings of isolation Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes What first pops into your mind when you hear the term “elder abuse”? If you’re like many people, you may be confused when you hear that phrase. Many people don’t want to think of older love ones as vulnerable targets for abuse, and most people don’t understand the scope of abuses that can—and do—occur. Last Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you have a primary care doctor you love? Are you happy to see your physician at least once a year for your annual physical exam? If you answered “yes” to those questions, you are already ahead of the game. There are many reasons why people avoid seeing a doctor at all costs, but having Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes A Month for Hearts Dana Lusk A dozen roses and some chocolate are good for your health! Yes, it’s true, eating chocolate can be heart healthy if you choose the right chocolate—a dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao. The best gift you can give your loved one this Valentine’s Day, though, is heart-health awareness. Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Consider the power of touch. Touch can be a wonderful sensation that helps us release stress and build positive feelings. We all enjoy the healing force behind holding hands or getting a massage or even embracing a friend or loved one with a big “bear hug.” Throughout our lives, we put ourselves in social situations Read More