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Cold Weather Can Be Hard on the Elderly: Tips for a Safe and Warm Winter

Senior Care in Zionsville, IN Cold weather can pose safety and health risks for people of all ages, but even more so for the elderly. Seniors are more likely to be affected by cold weather-related illnesses and safety risks for a variety of reasons. Improper or inadequate heating sources, a decreased ability to regulate their internal […]

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

April E. Clark Thanksgiving is all about the food. On average, 51,150,000 turkeys are consumed each year,a and 7.5 million barrels of cranberries and 656,340 tons of green beans are produced annually. That’s a lot of cranberry sauce and green bean casserole. With so much rich foods consumed on Thanksgiving Day, it never hurts to […]

Parenting a Parent: November is National Family Caregivers Month

In November, we traditionally give thanks for family, friends and loved ones, and for the bounty of food placed on our tables. This month, the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) wants us to also thank family caregivers with some much-deserved respite time. “Respite – the chance to take a breather, the opportunity to re-energize – is […]

Pet Therapy for Seniors

Puppies and kittens. Birds and fish. Turtles and Lizards. Furry or feather-covered, pets come in all types, shapes and sizes, and can be exactly what the doctor ordered to help improve mental and physical health in seniors and their caregivers. According to PAWS for People, a Delaware-based nonprofit that has provided pet therapy for elders, […]

Multigenerational Caregiver: Celebrating Thanksgiving as a Family

Caregivers in Indianapolis, IN Being a multigenerational caregiver is all about taking advantage of your role as a family caregiver for your aging parents and as a parent to your children. This allows you to spend quality time with both generations, meeting all of their care and personal needs with less need to spread yourself […]

Elder Care Tips: Fast and Satisfying Thanksgiving Appetizers You Can Make with Your Elderly Loved Ones

Elder Care in Greenfield, IN Everyone has had the Thanksgiving experience where the turkey is still an hour away from being cooked, someone is still out at the store trying to find a pack of rolls, and all of the guests are sitting around in the living room complaining of being hungry and occasionally trying […]

4 Ways to Help Seniors Deal with Holiday Stress

  Senior Care in Indianapolis, IN The season of Santa and eggnog is right around the corner. For most people, this time of year fills them with joy and Christmas cheer. For adult children of seniors, making sure their elderly parents are well taken care of during this time of year is a priority. Preparation is […]

Parenting a Parent: Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment

Nearly 66 million Americans care for an aging, seriously ill, or disabled family member or friend. Each fall, Medicare offers open enrollment so caregivers and seniors may review their coverage or change to a different plan. Also known as the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), or the Annual Election Period, Medicare Open Enrollment takes place from […]

Parenting a Parent: Music Therapy for the Soul

  Throughout history, music has been a source of comfort for people of all generations, young and old. Mothers have been singing lullabies to soothe babies to sleep since the beginning of time. Operas and concertos have appeased classical music crowds for centuries. And according to the University Hospitals of Cleveland, music therapy in the […]

Be in the Know: How seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can affect seniors

Fall is the time to enjoy the beauty and colors of nature as leaves change, mums bloom and pumpkins are carved. Autumn is also the time of year when seasonal affective disorder (SAD) begins to surface, a concern for many adults including seniors and caregivers. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), SAD […]