Family caregivers understand all too well the stress of caring for an aging loved one. What better way to relieve that stress than a getaway? Kentucky residents are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers including themselves for the opportunity to win a free, … [Read more...] about Win a caregiver cruise!
3 ways to make doctor visits easier
Doctor visits can be hard pills to swallow for caregivers and seniors. These three tips can make it easier:Time the visit just right. Generally, midmorning between 9:30 and 10:30 is the best period for a senior to see a physician. This gives time for the caregiver to help the … [Read more...] about 3 ways to make doctor visits easier
4 things to know before admitting your loved one to a care setting
Q: Linda, what do families need to know before admitting aging loved ones to any care setting due to Alzheimer's or related dementias, physical decline, or diseases requiring 24/7 care? – JoanLinda Hitt Kempf, RN, LNHAA: When selecting the best care, do it right the first … [Read more...] about 4 things to know before admitting your loved one to a care setting
Sleep like a baby!
According to seniorliving.about.com, seniors need just as much sleep as younger adults, which means at least 7-9 hours per night. To help ensure you and your loved one are getting a peaceful night’s rest, try a few of these tips:Dr. Furman, vice-chair of Geriatric Medicine at the … [Read more...] about Sleep like a baby!