Monthly Archives: December 2018

Taking care of your bedridden loved one

When your loved one is bedridden due to illness, ongoing disability, or age, care-taking becomes more challenging. Without proper care, many complications can develop, including deep vein thrombosis, bedsores, pneumonia, and dehydration. While these risks are serious, many families have successfully cared for bedridden caregivers at home. But it’s a situation you don’t want to [...]

By |2018-12-23T16:41:38+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Home Care 101|

How can I help my friend who is a caregiver? Here are 10 ways.

How can I help my friend who is a caregiver?  Perhaps you've asked yourself this question. Perhaps, you have even asked your friend directly. Caregivers' minds are full. They’re juggling their own responsibilities, plus taking care of someone else. It’s a lot to think about. When your brain is on overdrive, answering questions is hard. [...]

By |2018-12-23T16:28:18+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Family Caregiver|

Need to move? Here are 5 moving tips for older adults

Are you contemplating a move for an older loved one in your life? Whether you’re moving mom into a nursing home or trying to convince dad to downsize, moving an older adult presents unique challenges. This process can be both emotionally and physically straining.  But despite the problems, moving an older adult is often necessary [...]

By |2018-12-23T16:11:17+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Aging In Place, Family Caregiver|

Prescription drug addiction in elders-What you should know

Prescription drug addiction in the elderly is a problem that’s on the rise. According to the Substance Abuse Among Older Adults Study, prescription drug abuse for people over 50 will increase from around 2.8 million in 2006 to 5.7 million by 2020. This is alarming and deserves everyone's attention. In this post, we will talk [...]

By |2018-12-17T17:51:09+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Family Caregiver|

What to do when your loved one is not eating

Good nutrition helps fight off illness, provide strength, and fuel the body. Eating well is important for everyone. As a family caregiver, you keep track of what your loved one is eating. But sometimes appetites diminish in the elderly. Your loved one may stop eating all together. It’s a heart-wrenching feeling when you realize your [...]

By |2018-12-14T16:34:53+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Family Caregiver, Orange County Location|

7 gifts for your caregiver friends

Thinking of gifts for your caregiver friends this time of the year? According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, over 43.5 million people have provided unpaid care in the past year. With so many people caring for loved ones, chances are high that someone on your list is a caregiver. If you’re wondering what to get [...]

By |2018-12-13T06:18:53+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Family Caregiver|

7 ways to bust through caregiver stress during the holidays

When is it never stressful as a caregiver? Everyone is depending on you to take care of them. Of course, it can get overwhelming! According to the National Alliance on Care Giving and the AARP, in 2015, 43.5 million American were unpaid caregivers for their loved ones. Sixty percent of these people were female. Older caregivers were [...]

By |2018-12-06T05:32:33+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Family Caregiver, Orange County Location|