For two years you've done your best to help your senior loved one navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in their own home. From offering advice to your loved one on changing health safety practices and just checking in more often than before, it's easy to see that while caregiving is rewarding — it's also exhausting. You just can't be with your loved one 24/7. How can you go about finding quality Torrance senior living help so your loved one doesn't feel isolated and alone as the pandemic drags on? Wouldn't it give you peace of mind to find a caregiver — [...]
Arthritis is any condition which causes swelling of one or more joints, causing stiffness and pain. The conditions often worsen with age - your senior loved one may be struggling to perform tasks which at one time were easy, and it can be difficult for you to watch. While arthritis is not curable, there are options to help improve their quality of life. Click here for printable article.
Seniors want to age in place. Their home is familiar; it houses the memories they've spent a lifetime making. Most aren't itching to surrender their independence to move into assisted living any time soon. But, there may come a time when your loved one needs a little help with everyday, non-medical basics like bathing, house cleaning, driving to doctor appointments, and/or picking up groceries. Depending on your schedule and location, you just can't help your loved one with it all. So, how can they stay in their own Palos Verdes home longer and still get out and socialize in the [...]
Your parent raised you. It’s your turn to look out for them now that they need some assistance as they continue to live in their home as they age. Whether your parent has just gone through surgery, living with a condition, or are feeling more socially isolated, what can you do to help create a positive environment for them during this stage of life and help them thrive? First, it’s important to put yourself in your parent’s shoes. What could you do to create an energizing and healing environment in their home? With a few simple touches, you can turn [...]
Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias will gradually diminish a person's ability to communicate. If a parent is not able to express themselves as they once did, they are still the person you love and deserving of being treated with respect and dignity.
Many of our older loved ones experience hearing loss as they age. It can cause tremendous sadness and feeling of loss and isolation. We can help them by looking for signs their hearing is challenged and remaining patient when speaking to them.
Many Americans have owned a least one pet during their lives. If the experience was a positive one, pet therapy for a senior loved one can be beneficial to their health and well being.
Games and activities have many health benefits for older adults. They can give your senior loved one a feeling of being successful at something. Participating in games with family provides social time and reduces anxiety and depression.
Children fall all the time. They shake it off and move along. It’s a natural part of growing up. For seniors, falls are also a common occurrence, and may have more serious consequences. The single largest cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries to American seniors comes from falling. Each year more than one out of four older people fall. If you do fall, be sure to report it to your healthcare provider, even if you do not believe you hurt yourself. Risk Factor of Falls According to the CDC: Each year, 3 million old people are treated in [...]
As people age, eating can become less enjoyable and we may be tempted to skip eating or select foods that are quick and easy to prepare. However, if our senior loved ones pursue simple, but less healthy food choices, it can be difficult to maintain their health.