Blog

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 13, 2021

When your elderly loved one requires assistance with daily activities, you need to decide where and how he or she will receive care. Most seniors want to receive care at home instead of moving into assisted living facilities. Although both options provide benefits, the services are different. Here are some…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 30, 2020

Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a condition characterized by an abnormal heartbeat originating in the upper chambers of the heart (atria). Afib greatly increases the risk of stroke in seniors—as much as five times higher than people without Afib. This is one of the reasons all caregivers need to be able…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 16, 2020

It’s important for women to work on staying fit at any age, but it’s even more essential for elderly women because they’re at higher risk for developing serious health conditions. Your aging loved one will be happy to hear she doesn’t have to work too hard to get into better…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 25, 2020

The chances of getting diabetes can increase with age. Seniors with diabetes are also more likely to experience a variety of related complications. If your senior loved one has diabetes, here are a few treatment options to promote his or her quality of life. Metformin Metformin is often the first…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on November 11, 2020

After an elderly loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it can be challenging for families to make the necessary changes to provide their loved ones with high-quality care. However, with the right focus, making the transition doesn’t need to be difficult. Here are some tips to help you and…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 28, 2020

Although many seniors live independently well into their golden years, there often comes a time when they require additional assistance. For many families, this means having their senior loved ones move in with them so they can provide support. While this living arrangement offers many opportunities for family bonding, the…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 14, 2020

While it’s always safest to get professional help for a medical condition, there are some remedies seniors can use at home to alleviate discomfort or reduce their risk of disease. Many of these home remedies can be found in the kitchen. Kiwi Kiwi is a fruit full of antioxidants, and…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 30, 2020

One of the most frustrating day-to-day challenges of living with arthritis is the difficulty of getting dressed, particularly in the mornings, when joints can be especially stiff and sore. Needing help to change clothes can also lead to a loss of self-esteem and a reduced sense of independence, so finding…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 16, 2020

Many family caregivers confuse therapy pets with service animals. However, they’re not the same thing. A service pet provides assistance to a disabled person, while a therapy animal serves to boost or sustain a person’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive wellbeing. A therapy pet can be any type of animal,…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 26, 2020

Staying active isn’t always easy in the golden years, but regular exercise becomes extremely important as seniors grow older. Most health experts agree seniors should try to be physically active for at least 20 or 30 minutes every day to boost their general health and reduce the risk of many…