Understanding and Managing Pain in the Elderly

understanding and managing pain in the elderly

Pain is real and often a common element in the daily life of the elderly. That’s why understanding and managing pain in the elderly is important. Pain plays a significant role in in mood, motivation and general quality of life. Yet understanding how pain is affecting someone, other than yourself, […] Read more »

Cultivating Resilience to Deal with Stress

Cultivating resilience to deal with stress helps family caregivers. Becoming responsible for a parent brings a unique set of challenges. Most begin the journey as a family caregiver in midlife. By this time in your life, you’ve seen a lot, but you haven’t seen it all.   Researchers who study […] Read more »

Older Adults are at a Greater Risk for Sepsis

Older adults are at a greater risk for Sepsis, which is an illness that can kill you before you realize you have it. Even survival from sepsis can have lasting health consequences. So it is important to understand what sepsis is, how you get it, and how to recognize the […] Read more »

Family Caregiver Support Network Important

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Many adult children with parents needing assistance with daily activities of living have parents who are reluctant to accept “outside” help. Often these children find themselves in the position of being the family caregiver even though it may negatively affect their own lives. 10 million caregivers aged 50+ who care […] Read more »

Falling is the greatest threat to elderly independence

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Older adults fear loss of independence even more than death, according to various studies conducted by Clarity, AARP, MetLife and others. Yet most people are unaware that falling is the greatest threat to elderly independence. Therefore reducing the risk of falling should be the priority of family members and the […] Read more »

Hidden Value of Companion Care

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As a Companion Care provider we work diligently to reveal the hidden value of Companion Care. Often doctors, family members, and even older adults who need our service don’t understand how valuable it is. Adult children do their best after work to take care of a load of laundry for […] Read more »

Easing your parent out of the driver’s seat

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Relinquishing the keys is difficult for any adult to do, so how do you ease your parent out of the driver’s seat? It is particularly difficult in the U.S. because driving in America is synonymous with freedom and adulthood. This is especially true for anyone over 50. Giving up driving […] Read more »