Blog

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 19, 2020

Hip replacement is a common operation for seniors that involves removing damaged or diseased parts of a hip joint and replacing them with artificial parts. While the procedure can greatly increase mobility, your elderly loved one is likely to need assistance during the initial recovery period. Providing such help requires…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on October 5, 2020

Choosing the right care option for your senior loved one can be difficult. One major decision you may be facing is whether to use home care or move your loved one into an assisted living facility. More families are opting for in-home care, and here are just a few reasons…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 21, 2020

For seniors, injuries are often more severe than what they might have experienced when they were younger. Older adults are also more likely to be injured due to new health issues, such as weakened bones and thinner skin. Every year, more than one million elderly people are admitted to emergency…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on September 7, 2020

Seniors can develop rare diseases because of compromised immune systems, while other rare disorders have genetic causes. However, the reasons often remain unknown. Early diagnoses and precautionary measures can help seniors address these uncommon medical conditions. 1.Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease This extremely rare disease tends to occur in small geographic regions once…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 17, 2020

Caring for a senior with dementia comes with unique challenges. It can be difficult to watch your senior loved one lose his or her grip on the past and present, and it’s easy to get caregiver fatigue. Here are a few ways family caregivers can get support when caring for…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 3, 2020

Running into a conflict with your senior loved one about home care is upsetting, but there are things you can do to change his or her mind. Many seniors are initially resistant to having professional home care simply because they’re used to living independently or prefer to have things done…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 20, 2020

Maintaining good hygiene is essential for the elderly, but as they grow older, these tasks become more challenging. As a family caregiver, you’ll need to step in and offer assistance, but don’t overwhelm your senior parent. Below are tips you can use to ease your loved one’s fears and encourage…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on July 6, 2020

For seniors to maintain optimal health, they must take a proactive approach. As adults grow older, the risk of developing health issues increases. By adopting some preventative measures, seniors can enjoy healthy and productive lives for years to come. Following a Proper Diet A diet consisting mainly of brightly colored…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 15, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects an estimated one million individuals in the United States. There’s no cure for the disease, but medication and a healthy diet can reduce symptoms that interrupt daily life. Encourage your senior loved one to live his or her best life with Parkinson’s…

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on June 1, 2020

For older adults, a fever is sometimes the first sign something’s not quite right. While some fevers are temporary and nothing much to worry about, others are more concerning and reason enough to seek medical input. Today, we’re going to focus on when you should be concerned about an elderly…