Category Archives: Elder Care

Asthma and the Elderly

According to The Asthma Center, Asthma affects more than 2 million adults over the age of 65. Clinical research indicates that asthma in the elderly is generally under-diagnosed and under-treated….

Staying Safe and Off the Ground

This season has become rife for falls, especially for seniors. We aren’t getting out enough because of the cold and snow and ice only exacerbate the risk of falling for…

Resource Guide for Seniors

Navigating the myriad of resources available to seniors can be challenging. However, seniors are not without help. In the Piedmont Triad alone, there are several agencies designed specifically to meet…

Hunger and the Elderly

The average life expectancy for Americans is now 78.8 years. For women, it’s even greater (81.2 yrs.). As we live longer, it makes sense that we would want to age…

Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Checklist

Understanding your loved one’s needs and abilities on a daily basis can help family members make the decision about In-home Care. Use this list as a tool: ADLs and IADLs…

When is the Right Time for In-home Care?

  Children with elderly parents or loved ones are often caught unprepared when it’s time for their parent/s to receive in-home care. Loved ones often wish to retain their independence…

How are Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia different?

Difference between Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Dementia Question:  What is the difference between “Mild Cognitive Impairment” (MCI) and Dementia? Answer:   The distinction between mild cognitive impairment and dementia can…

Live-in Assistant versus 24-hour Care

There are many factors to consider when seeking around-the-clock assistance for you or a loved one. Some people, or home care agencies, will hire someone to live with the person…

Senior Eats: Healthy Granola Bars

Age, nutrition, and health are interrelated. We must maintain an excellent diet to keep our body, mind and spirit in balance. At-risk populations, such as seniors, elderly, those with special…

Tips To Manage Caregiver Stress

It starts with your Father needing help monitoring his daily medications. Not too much later he needs regular at-home care. If you are a primary family caregiver, you understand the…