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Adjusting When Moving Your Loved One to a Family Home

By Sarah Smith | May 28, 2021

If you recently have had to make the difficult decision of moving your parent to an assisted living facility, it is quite possible that you have a range of emotions.  The emotions can include: Guilt – You think you should be able to take care of your loved one until the end of their life. […]

Moving Your Parent to Senior Living

By Sarah Smith | May 26, 2021

When it comes to home, we know … “there’s no place like home!”.  You parent has most likely liked in their home for many years. As they have grown older, their physical needs have changed. The question lies on how to carefully bring up the subject of moving to senior living with your parent.  This […]

The Transition of Care : Caring for Your Mother’s Needs

By Sarah Smith | May 5, 2021

The responsibility as a parent is to take care of the child and make sure that their needs are met and that they are safe. With parents who are aging, the traditional role changes. As an adult child begins to care for their parent, the role has reversed and carries a deep impact. Each parent-child […]

Parkinson’s Disease 101

By Sarah Smith | April 26, 2021

Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that is progressive and affects movement. This disease occurs when the brain cells that make dopamine die or stop working. Dopamine is a chemical that coordinates movement. Parkinson’s disease is known as a “movement disorder”. Because Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease, its symptoms slowly worsen over time. […]

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9 Tips for Caregiving for Parkinson’s Disease

By Sarah Smith | April 9, 2021

Parkinson’s disease affects so many aspects of a person’s daily life. From the various symptoms of poor balance, tremors to rigid movements, these symptoms of Parkin’s disease gradually get worse over time as the disease progresses. The symptoms of the disease will vary from day to day as your loved one can function normal on […]

Senior Foot Health : The Importance of Feet and How to Improve Senior Foot Care

By Sarah Smith | March 31, 2021

The foot is a complex structure consisting of 26 bones and 33 joints, layered with more than 120 nerves, muscles and ligaments. Our feet are made to support our weight and act as a shock absorber. In comparison, our feet are a lot smaller than our body. Each step that we take exerts a lot […]

7 Tips for Senior Women’s Health

By Sarah Smith | March 8, 2021

Women are not only living longer today, but their quality of life has actually dramatically increased over the last 30 years. On average, women tend to live longer than men do. However, this does not mean that women are healthier than men. Women often face more various chronic health conditions in their daily life, such […]

Anxiety in Seniors

By Sarah Smith | February 24, 2021

Anxiety can be confusing for those who suffer from it and those who have a senior loved one who battles with it. When it comes to trying to understand what goes on inside the head of a senior who suffers with anxiety, it can be a challenge for family and caregivers. Anxiety is often misunderstood. […]

7 Tips to Help Seniors Beat the Winter Blues

By Sarah Smith | February 2, 2021

Winter is often a time of year that is calming. However most people, especially seniors, find themselves feeling down and sluggish during the long, cold winter months. Whether it is the end of the holiday season, bad weather, shorter days or a pandemic, seasonal depression can creep in easily for seniors who spend longs days […]

9 Resolutions for the New Year

By Sarah Smith | January 18, 2021

It is January and with that comes a new year with new possibilities. Most people have “New Year’s resolutions” that involve exercising and healthy eating. We have some resolution ideas for senior adults that include eating better, exercising more and improving your overall health. Create goals that can help give you purpose in your life. […]

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