Becoming Mom’s Caregiver

Becoming Mom’s Caregiver

When it comes time for your mother to need a caregiver, it can be a hard decision rather to put her in a home, hire a full-time sitter or take on the responsibility yourself. Many people decide to take on the responsibility themselves because they cannot fathom...

Humor Helps in Caregiving

While caregiving can often be stressful, it also has its funny moments. Humor can help while you’re caring for an older adult. Of course, chronic illnesses or diseases are certainly no laughing matter. But even if you’re caring for an older adult with a debilitating...

Medication Safety for Older Adults

Older adults often use more medications as they age. It is important to read labels and warnings, and not mix up medications. It’s also important for caregivers to learn about medication safety to prevent unintentional poisonings. Education is a key element in...
Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy Eating Tips

Eating well is important for everyone, from caregivers to loved ones and families. Eating right is especially important for older adults because good food and nutrition can be as effective as medicine. Healthy eating can reduce risk of developing disease, help manage...
Caregivers Need Sleep

Caregivers Need Sleep

Adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health and safety, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Sleep deprivation has been linked to health problems such as obesity and high blood pressure, negative mood and behavior,...