These Tips Will Help Ease the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Cancer, as well as the treatments for cancer, can cause a number of troubling side effects. If someone you love is navigating a cancer journey, you will want to do whatever you can to help ease the side effects of cancer treatment. Read More

Tips for Supporting a Loved One with Cancer

A diagnosis of cancer is life-changing, and it’s crucial for someone receiving this diagnosis to have a strong network of support. When a family member is undergoing cancer treatment, you might not be sure how to help them while maintaining appropriate boundaries. Read More
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How to Keep Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s From Wandering

Of the many effects of Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most alarming is the individual’s tendency for wandering and the potential dangers that can arise if the senior becomes disoriented or lost. Read More
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How Family Caregivers Assist With COPD Management

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, refers to two lung diseases: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In essence, a person’s breathing is severely compromised by an obstruction to airflow. Prevalent symptoms include an excessively wet cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest. Read More
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The Best COPD Breathing Exercises for Symptom Management

COPD can make daily life feel more like a battle. The positive news is there are breathing exercises that may help lessen the symptoms and enhance quality of life. These COPD breathing exercises help strengthen the diaphragm and abdominal muscles, so individuals with COPD can take in a higher level of oxygen and expend less effort into breathing. Read More

Use the SMILE Technique When Facing Caregiving Difficulties

Stop for a moment to close your eyes and visualize yourself like this: You’ve spent most of your life providing care for and assisting others – as a parent, in your career, by volunteering in your community, and as a grandparent. Read More

Is Your Senior Loved One at Risk of Elder Abuse?

Providing the assistance that helps seniors continue being independent, healthy, and happy is the mission of our professional senior care experts. Considering the quality of life of aging adults is so important to us, it’s crucial that we take a look at a topic that can be challenging for many of us to even imagine – elder abuse. Read More

How to Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse in a Senior Loved One

Even though abusing an older person is something that would never cross the mind of most people, it is a tragically common situation in the United States. Elder abuse occurs in many ways, from physical to emotional, and it strikes the most frail and vulnerable among us. Read More
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What You Need to Know About a TIA, a Possible Precursor to a Stroke

Confusion. Slurred speech. Numbness that occurs on one side of the body. Sounds like a stroke, right? Then again, if those stroke-like signs subside rather quickly and are rather mild, they may be caused by a TIA (transient ischemic attack). Read More
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Overcoming Dysphagia Challenges with Home Health Care

On a hot summer day, there is nothing more satisfying than a tall, cold drink; however, for a person with dysphagia, this simple pleasure can be dangerous. Dysphagia – or difficulty with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, because of weakened mouth and/or throat muscles. Read More