Taking Care of Your Senior Parent: “I Wish I Knew What I Know Now When My Dad Needed Help”

The old adage is true: You don't know what you don't know. Annie*, nearing retirement age herself, found herself, along with her brother, needing to help her aging father. When they first started out, they were not aware of the options available for either care, when each type of care was appropriate, or how to pay for the much-needed care. Annie and her brother George* researched and learned as they broached new challenges to ensuring the best care possible for their father. Annie Shares Her Story: "About a month after my father moved to my brother's home in Los Angeles, [...]

2020-04-14T16:21:05-07:00January 2nd, 2019|Articles, Senior Care|

How to Prevent Choking for Seniors While Eating

Seniors choking while eating is common because the swallowing function can deteriorate with age. There is a loss of muscle strength in the mouth and throat, and through age or medication usage, many seniors have less saliva, and their mouth and throat are less moist. A family caregiver relayed this story to us about how she was eating dinner with her senior mother living in Palos Verdes, when her mother started to cough because her food had “gone down the wrong pipe”. Thank goodness, her mother was able to clear the food and she was fine after that. The next [...]

2021-12-28T12:24:16-08:00December 12th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|
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