Medford Senior Care Blog
Posted: 3/13/2023 8:00 AM by
Falling is one of the biggest fears for those aged 65+, and for good reason. Each year, millions of elderly Americans are hurt in falls, resulting in fractured hips, broken ribs, and head contusions.
Posted: 2/27/2023 8:00 AM by
February is American Heart Month, making it the perfect time to focus on your “ticker.” No matter your age, reducing your risk of developing heart disease – or managing it more effectively – is possible by taking these steps.
Posted: 2/13/2023 8:00 AM by
Serving as a caregiver can be overwhelming at times. These caregiving tips will help ensure a more rewarding experience for everyone involved.
Posted: 1/23/2023 8:00 AM by
If you are a healthcare professional, what follows are reasons why transitioning from a hospital or clinic to home healthcare could be the key to kickstarting your career.
Posted: 1/9/2023 8:00 AM by
As an informal caregiver, keeping your loved one safe and comfortable during their recovery takes careful planning and preparation. Here are five ways to help loved ones avoid hospital readmission once they’ve transitioned home.
Posted: 12/26/2022 8:00 AM by
If you were made to help, serve, support, care for, and connect with others, home healthcare could be your calling – a career that could be far more rewarding than any job you’ve ever had before!
Posted: 12/12/2022 8:00 AM by
Since keeping aging loved ones involved in the holiday festivities is essential for their health and well-being, you’ll need to find creative ways to stay connected with them. What follows are some holiday celebration tips guaranteed to put a smile on the face of that special senior in your life.
Posted: 11/21/2022 8:00 AM by
Does fatigue set in because of inactivity, or does inactivity set in because of fatigue? Either way, fatigue and low energy levels for seniors aren’t to be taken lightly. Low energy can lead to other conditions, such as depression and obesity.
If the senior in your life is experiencing fatigue, we have found five proven ways that seniors can boost their energy levels
Posted: 11/7/2022 8:00 AM by
Some seniors can’t physically participate in activities requiring mobility, but many can – and want to. If you have a senior who can “get physical,” here are five surprisingly fun ways for them to stay active.
Posted: 10/17/2022 8:00 AM by
Most seniors don’t want to face the need for someone to come and help them with simple tasks they now struggle with, like laundry, cooking, shopping, or driving - things they’ve been doing all of their adult life. Their perceived loss of independence can make this a tough conversation to have.
Here are some tips to make the conversation a little easier.
Posted: 10/3/2022 8:00 AM by
Sometimes it’s obvious that your loved one needs more help than you can provide. A debilitating health event like a fall, stroke, or car accident causing serious bodily injury can quickly render someone incapable of self-care.
This article will provide you with five things you can look out for as you think about in-home care for your loved one.
Posted: 9/19/2022 8:00 AM by
Over the last few years, the demand for independent seniors to receive long-term care at home versus an institutional setting has increased dramatically. Although family and friends provide most in-home care, those informal caregivers face challenges when their loved ones live a long distance away or when life circumstances prevent them from being the full-time caregiver their loved one needs
Posted: 9/5/2022 8:00 AM by
Eldercare plans can vary based on the amount of care that’s required, the number of caregivers providing that care, and the time commitment involved. These tips can help you either develop your first senior home care plan or reevaluate your current approach to caregiving.
Posted: 8/22/2022 8:00 AM by
A rapidly aging population combined with a heightened desire to age in place has created the “perfect storm” for employment opportunities within home care. If becoming a professional caregiver interests you, this handy roadmap could be your pathway to success.
Posted: 8/8/2022 8:00 AM by
When suddenly thrust into the role of a caregiver, a home care plan can be an invaluable resource that keeps you refreshed with each passing day. What follows are some of the benefits of developing a home care plan when your loved one is depending on you.
Posted: 7/25/2022 8:00 AM by
Sadly, some aging adults are forced to give up their independent lifestyles permanently because of falling. Thankfully, creating a safer home environment that minimizes your loved one’s fall risk is possible by taking these budget-friendly steps.
Posted: 7/11/2022 8:00 AM by
Determining when it’s time for an aging loved one to start home care is never easy. Here’s how to make a better-informed decision when your senior’s health and wellbeing weigh in the balance.
Posted: 6/27/2022 8:00 AM by
Although it’s highly gratifying, serving as a family caregiver can be physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting. No matter what role you find yourself serving, here’s why respite care should be an essential part of your family’s overall care plan.
Posted: 6/13/2022 8:00 AM by
More than 3.4 million home care workers across the U.S. provide personal assistance and health care support to older adults and others with disabilities in home and community-based settings. If you are considering a career in home care, these ten fun facts will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.
Posted: 5/23/2022 8:00 AM by
A career in caregiving may provide you with benefits that include personal growth and development, job satisfaction, and flexibility. What does it take to be a good caregiver? Read on to learn more about the top qualities that professional caregivers should have.