Encouraging Independence in Seniors – Maintaining Quality of Life

As a caregiver, it is important to encourage independence in seniors, but also to interact with them in ways that provide the opportunity for them to maintain a better quality of life for themselves. By participating in activities with your senior loved one, not only are you showing that you care – the acts you undertake together can help improve their overall health.

The free Care Assessment Guide helps families identify senior care needs and options. Many of us are faced with the difficult decision of when to provide additional care for senior loved ones. Knowing how to assess potential care needs and the types of care available can provide peace of mind during the decision process.

Today’s seniors have lived through significant historic events and change. And along the way, through times both challenging and prosperous, they have collected a treasure trove of experiences and wisdom that could guide us today and in the future. We need to create opportunities now, while we can, for seniors to share their life stories with younger generations.

It’s important for caregivers to understand that even the healthiest seniors find that their sleep habits change. At any age, insomnia is the most common sleep complaint, but for adults over the age of 65 even more so. In fact, one out of every four senior adults reports symptoms of poor sleep.

Protecting your elderly loved ones from fraud is going to take time and it’s going to require you to always stay on top of the latest types of fraudulent activity. The elderly continue to fall victim to everything from fake prize winning scams to poor water quality and health test results. They’re frequently the target of investment scams, home repair scams, unnecessary property transfers, and bogus lottery drawings.

Seniors and other adults recovering from a heart attack or stroke—and their families—face many new physical and emotional challenges and feelings of uncertainty. If you find yourself in this situation, you do not need to feel alone.

Our dedicated caregivers, the special people we call Comfort Keepers, transform day-to-day caregiving into opportunities for meaningful conversation and activities that engage and enrich the lives of seniors physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.

Keeping seniors fit and healthy through exercise. While the natural process of growing older can bring a decrease in energy and strength as well as a host of conditions and diseases that can make exercising more difficult, there are many ways that caregivers can help seniors of every age keep fit.

Aging normally involves a certain degree of memory loss. But what degree of memory loss in seniors and elders is normal, and what is cause for concern? This article gives advice to caregivers for identifying memory issues in seniors.

As a caregiver, it’s important to know that a little alcohol goes a long way as we age, even for senior adults who do not have any particular health issues. As people get older, we become more sensitive to alcohol’s effects.

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