Category Archives: Caregiver Resources

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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5 Apps to Help Manage Your Chronically Ill Loved One

If you’re a caregiver for someone who is chronically ill from Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and other related health problems, then you know all too well how hard it can be to keep tabs on that person’s daily care. The good news: There are apps that can make your life a little easier. Read on…
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4 Trends in Caregiving Across the U.S.

How does your caregiving for a senior relative in Bradenton or Sarasota match with caregiving and care management trends across the U.S.? Let’s take a look at some of 2019’s caregiving trends, and see if you can spot yourself or your family in these descriptions.   Caregivers are getting younger—and there are a few more…
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