5 New Year’s Resolutions for Family Caregivers

New Year’s resolutions: we love to create them, and can’t help but break them. Perhaps you’ve been energized to eat better, lose those stubborn five pounds, give up a bad habit or exercise more regularly. But life has a way of disrupting our best intentions, and this is particularly true for family members serving as caregivers for a senior loved one. To make a real difference in quality of life for both yourself and the senior for whom you provide care, and to find out a New Year’s resolution you’ll actually want to adhere to in the months and years to come, try one of these recommendations we share with all our clients and their families: Be thankful – to yourself. Recognize the tremendou

Holiday Outings with Seniors--We can help!

The holidays are full of celebrations, parties, gatherings, and get-togethers. However, for an older frail loved one, holiday outings most often require a little extra planning--and sometimes a little assistance. Following these easy guidelines can help you and your senior loved ones more fully enjoy a fun and relaxed outing this season. Before leaving the home, consider: The quantity of walking involved, and whether there is parking nearby If the destination is flat or has hills or stairs to climb If there is wheelchair access (if appropriate) Whether you'll be able to find cover and shade Whether you will find toilet facilities Whether there are chairs or benches available in the event th

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