Family caregivers have been constrained from nursing home visitation for months. Now they are concerned about an epidemic amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The epidemic is an epidemic of loneliness.
You probably know a few people who have diabetes. Maybe you have diabetes yourself. Diabetes is a disease that can be controlled, and even prevented. Unfortunately, diabetes has become increasingly common among populations of certain areas in the country. These places form the “Diabetes Belt.”
The whole family will enjoy these recipes even if none of them have diabetes. If you are the cook at your house, you know the need for some new healthy meals sometimes. And this couldn’t be easier or cost less.
Are you a caregiver who just has too much to do at this time of the year? Add shopping, entertaining, traveling and celebrating the holidays to your already full-plate of daily caregiving and you are likely to feel overwhelmed soon. This article will help.
No one plans to fall; it just happens. Falls are serious, particularly for frail, elderly persons, but can mean a serious injury at any age. Learn more about it. >
Music can take away the stress and worry of the day, helping seniors to enjoy some old favorites and relax.
Oxygen, when misused, can be dangerous, even explosive. Used properly though it is a life saving tool. This article points out some of the safety precautions for you to consider.
When I needed help during my hospital stay, I would push a button or pull a string. But that’s changing as hospitals are searching for more efficient ways to operate.
Emergency Preparedness Emergency preparedness for a caregiver of a patient with a serious health condition or for a senior who lives alone is important. Being prepared for an emergency starts with a conversation long before an ambulance arrives. The first step is to have a….
Sometimes too many pills can be confusing. Even ones we take on a regular basis can be hard to identify if they’re out of place, like setting on a table or dropped on the floor. Learn about a pill identifier in this article.