• 3 Easy Activities For Dementia Care

    Author: Stay Home Forever |

    Elderly dementia patients have limited energy and physical stamina, which can make everyday activities difficult. Dementia patients often experience depression and loneliness, as well as feelings of helplessness. Because seniors with dementia prefer to spend time with other people, it’s important to find enjoyable activities that keep them busy and engaged in the world around them.

    Here are a few tips for easy activities you can do with seniors with dementia. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »

  • Respite Care Services: Are They Right For Me?

    Author: Stay Home Forever |

    Respite care is a service that allows people with a disability or chronic illness to take a break from the responsibility of caring for themselves.

    This can be especially helpful if you have someone in your life who needs assistance with their care on a regular basis, but it might not be possible for you to provide this full-time. A respite caregiver can step in and help out when you’re unable to do so. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »

  • 3 Tips To Prepare For The Holiday Season With Senior Loved Ones

    Author: Stay Home Forever |

    The holidays are upon us, and as a caregiver to an older family member, you may be feeling a little stressed. We know it can be tough to juggle all of the expectations and responsibilities of your loved one, while also making sure you’re taking care of yourself.

    But we’ve got good news: there are lots of ways to prepare for the holiday season so that you feel prepared and empowered—and not overwhelmed! Here are three tips for surviving the holidays as a caregiver with a senior: CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »

  • How to Explain the Caregiver Role To Your Children

    Author: Stay Home Forever |

    If you’re a caregiver for an older adult, it’s important to talk with your children about the nature of your relationship with their grandparent, great-grandparent, or other older relative.

    You may have been taking care of this person for years, and they are a huge part of your life. Your kids should know that they will always be a part of the person’s life too—just not in the same way that they are when they are younger. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »

  • 4 Ways Technology Can Help With Dementia

    Author: Stay Home Forever |

    Not too long ago, it was common for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia to live out the remainder of their lives in an assisted living facility or nursing home. However, more recently, there has been a rise in at-home care options designed to keep seniors safe and comfortable in familiar surroundings that they know and love. With technology playing such a large role in society today, seniors who are living with dementia are benefiting from technology that can help them retain some sense of independence while also giving caregivers peace of mind. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »

  • Caregiver Spotlight: Shannon & Brianna

    Author: Stay Home Forever |

    Challenges of Being a New Caregiver

    Being a caregiver is a tough challenge. You’re responsible for another person’s well-being, which means you have to be on your a-game all the time. This is what Shannon, and daughter, Brianna, realized after both Shannon’s parents had health complications at the same time.

    Shannon and Brianna’s full story, below, shows that navigating the world as caregivers has its challenges; however, knowing you’re not alone in the process, and that there are resources available to assist in the complications, are essential in moving forward. Additionally, it’s important to think ahead, have clear communication with the senior in your life, fully understand all options, and research thoroughly on financial options. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »

  • Healthy Lifestyles Increase Senior’s Life Expectancy

    Author: Stay Home Forever |

    As suggested by research by Rush University Medical Center (RUSH), a healthy lifestyle is more likely to increase life expectancy.

    The study found “people ages 65 and older who had a healthy lifestyle lived longer—3.1 years longer for women, 5.7 years longer for men—than their peers who didn’t have the same healthy lifestyle. They also spent more of their remaining years without Alzheimer’s disease.” CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »

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