Color-coded pill organizer for medication management

The Hidden Hazards of Pill Organizers

On average, older adults take as many as 15-18 different prescriptions each and every day, so it’s no surprise that so many seniors wind up missing doses or taking incorrect doses of their meds. Read More

12 Steps to Prevent Senior Falls When Caring for Aging Parents

Falls among senior citizens are all too frequent and may have serious consequences. If you’re caring for aging parents, taking preventative measures is key, such as examining the home for fall dangers like throw rugs or other tripping hazards, poor lighting, and an absence of appropriate grab bars and railings. Read More

Facing a Move: How Home Care Assistance Can Help

COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities were devastating, as the virus spread like wildfire throughout our most vulnerable population who were living together in such close quarters. As a result, many families made the decision to move their elderly parents home, which raised a number of challenges to be overcome.  Read More

Ensure Good Nutrition for Elderly Parents by Answering These Questions

A mother’s love for her children has no age limit. And parents of all ages want above all else to safeguard their children from problems, which in some cases can mean hiding their own problems. Read More

New Year, New Tech Tools for Seniors

During the pandemic, our Salt Lake City in-home care providers discovered firsthand how crucial the role of technology is in the lives of seniors. As we kick off 2021 and face the challenges of a new year, health and well-being are at the forefront of how we consider technology for older adults. Read More
senior man on virtual video Christmas call

5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Seniors During the Pandemic

Think of the most perfect holiday season you are able to envision. While that image will vary a little for every one of us, it may include gifts, lights, good food, and traditions passed down through the generations. Read More

Learn Best Practices for Managing Dementia Confusion

Dementia confusion, a typical occurrence in Alzheimer’s, can result in recent memories being forgotten or altered, while those from the more remote past often remain intact. This can cause previous occasions to make more sense to a senior with dementia than the present. Read More

Is It Alzheimer’s Denial or Anosognosia?

“Why would you think I have dementia? There isn’t a thing wrong with me!” If a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease expresses beliefs like this, you may have thought to yourself that he or she was actually in denial and unwilling to admit to such a challenging diagnosis. Read More

Avoid Hospital Readmissions by Avoiding Dehydration in Seniors

Do you realize…nearly half of all seniors are chronically under-hydrated, based on a recent study conducted at UCLA? Not only that, but older adults over age 65 account for the highest group of hospital admissions because of dehydration. Read More

Meaningful Activities for Seniors that Promote Purpose and Value

Look online for “activities for seniors” and you’ll probably find a mixture of games, crafts, memory-stimulating puzzles, and of course, the requisite bingo. What you won’t find, unless you really search much deeper, are the purposeful, philanthropic activities that bring meaning to our lives. Read More