INFORMATION AND SUPPORT TO CARE FOR YOUR AGING PARENT

Caring for Aging Parents

As our parents and loved ones age, their lifestyles and needs will change. From daily routines to exercise habits, diet, and more, learning to care for our elderly loved ones is a gradual process.


Here are some helpful resources and guides for caring for aging parents and relatives.

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Older woman lying in bed, holding hand of loved one. Cover image for article about a deathbed rally.

Deathbed Rally

You’ve probably heard the stories: a hospice patient experiences bright upturns in health right before their body finally shuts down or an Alzheimer’s patient who

Cover image for article about Grumpy Old Man Syndrome. Man punching desk.

What Is Grumpy Old Man Syndrome?

Constant complaining, stubborn refusal to eat, and frustration over normal sounds and activities in the home. These are some hallmark behaviors associated with humans as

Older adult and family member looking at cell phone together. Cover image for article about technology for older adults.

Smart Devices for Seniors

Smart Devices for Seniors Over the last two decades, the digital revolution has opened up a world of new opportunities for organizations and individuals to

Senior family doing yoga exercises outside. Cover image for article about exercises for seniors.

Best Exercises For Seniors

Best Exercises for The Elderly Maintaining an active lifestyle is an integral part of staying healthy; when combined with a good diet and adequate sleep,

An elderly man reaches for a drink.

Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly

Alcohol abuse starts innocently enough. Some seniors who previously never or rarely drank may turn to alcohol to deal with loneliness or aches and pains. 

Older man playing board game. Cover image for article about games to play with older adults.

Games to Play With Your Elderly Parents

As your loved one stays home more, they may benefit from games to have fun and stay sharp. We will unpack various fun games to play with your elderly parent that they will both enjoy and can benefit from!

Older woman and her nurse. Cover image for article about in-home and alternative care.

In-Home vs. Alternative Care for Loved Ones

As your loved one gets older, you may find yourself exploring different ways to care for them. And while residential facilities are a common choice, you may also want to consider in-home care and other solutions!

An older woman exercising at home.

Keeping Loved Ones Fit at Home

No one is too old to get in shape research shows that, as we age, exercise can help our bodies avoid common health problems like weight gain, illness, insomnia, balance issues, and memory loss.

An older couple in the kitchen, highlighting adjustments for seniors.

Family Cooking: Seniors in the Kitchen

The kitchen can be a dangerous place for loved ones. Understanding these risks can help families better prepare their kitchens for cooking with their relatives, allowing them to engage fully and independently in this stimulating, fun-filled activity.

Woman in bandana blowing bubble gum. Cover image for article about aging in place.

Benefits of a Daily Routine for Aging Adults

An effective ways to combat anxiety around your loved one’s lifestyle changes is to develop a daily routine with them. The predictability of a method can be a significant stress-reliever for you and your loved one.

An older couple holding a model house. Cover image for article on aging in place.

Benefits of Aging in Place for Our Loved Ones

While many people believe that supportive environments like nursing homes and assisted living facilities are an appropriate way to ensure their elderly loved one receives the assistance they need, studies are beginning to show that this may not be the case.

Older couple smiling. Cover image for article about smart home security.

Smart Home Security: Independent Living at Any Age

Smart home technology is often a simple, set-it-and-forget-it solution for families with aging loved ones. These systems allow for your loved one to remain safe and secure in their own homes, even with mobility impairments.

Older woman talking on the phone.

Show Us the Light: Smart Home Lighting Systems

Many loved ones develop physical and visual impairments that make day-to-day living difficult and sometimes even dangerous. Because of this, older adults who choose to age in place may need to make modifications to their homes to live safely and comfortably.

Three older women looking at touchscreen devices. Cover image for article about geotracking.

Geotracking: Keeping Elderly Loved Ones Safe

Born from the advances of GPS technology geotrackers are simple, cost-effective, undetectable ways of monitoring your loved one from a distance, allowing them to live as independently as possible while still under the guidance of a watchful eye.

Living Area Adjustments for seniors.

Top Living Area Adjustments for Parkinson’s

A PD patient and family need to understand that the adaptation and changes to the living environment will more than likely change over time with evolving needs, linked to the current level of disability. Adaptations that work today or next month will need to be reviewed regularly.

An older couple in the kitchen, highlighting adjustments for seniors.

Top Kitchen Area Adjustments for Parkinson’s

A PD patient and family need to understand that the adaptation and changes to the living environment will more than likely change over time with evolving needs, linked to the current level of disability. Adaptations that work today or next month will need to be reviewed regularly.

Bathroom Adjustments for seniors.

Top Bed and Bath Adjustments for Parkinson’s

A PD patient and family need to understand that the adaptation and changes to the living environment will more than likely change over time with evolving needs, linked to the current level of disability. Adaptations that work today or next month will need to be reviewed regularly.

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