Category Archives: Caregiver Resources

Make Bill Paying Easier for Seniors With These Tips

Quick show of hands (well, virtually)—how many of you like to do the regular task of paying your bills? Anyone? Anyone?  Many people find the task of paying bills arduous and time-consuming. Now, imagine that you are a senior, perhaps struggling with vision or memory issues. Picture how much harder bill paying is for someone…
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7 Tips for Safer Driving for Seniors

As we age, it’s normal to notice differences in our senses, including hearing and vision. It’s also normal to experience a slowing in our response to things going on around us. These changes can affect our ability to drive and respond quickly to what’s on the road. Many seniors will go on to have many…
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7 Tips to Help Seniors With Hurricane Prep

A new hurricane season began on June 1. Is the senior you care for prepared? There are lots of things you can do now to prep for a possible hurricane, such as having enough water at home, knowing the local evacuation route, and protecting your home from potential damage. However, there are some preparations that…
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Do You Know How to Spot Signs of Depression in Seniors?

Do you know how to tell if the senior you care for is depressed? Although depression is a risk at any age, seniors in particular are more vulnerable. Major depression is found in about 13% of seniors who require home health care and in about 11% of older hospital patients, according to the Centers for…
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Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke? Think FAST

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone you care for was experiencing a stroke, would you know how to spot the signs? There’s now an easy way to remember the signs of a stroke, and it’s called F.A.S.T. Here’s what F.A.S.T. stands for, according to the National Stroke Association: F: Face. Ask the person…
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