Category 'Aging'

Success in Making Older People Happy

As people get older, they gain pleasure from more ordinary, everyday experiences while their happiness from extraordinary experiences remains fairly stable.

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Thank a Caregiver During National Home Care and Hospice Month

In recognizing the faithful efforts of family and professional caregivers everywhere, show your appreciation this November with a small gift of your time and your gratefulness.

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Family Caregivers Step In After Hospital Stays; How Diabetics Can Protect Eyesight

These and other stories are in the November edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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10 Best Ways to Take Care of YOU

Preventative care is one of the most important investments you can make in living life well.

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Downsizing Boomers Are Upsizing Comforts

The aging and retiring of American baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – introduces a shift toward smaller homes and vehicles, but does not reduce the demand for high-end luxury in these homes and vehicles.

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Backyard, High-Tech Cottages for Seniors Provide Peace of Mind for Caregivers

Mom and Dad are moving closer to be near family, so close you can see them right out the backdoor.

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Help Prepare a Senior’s Home for Winter

Whether your aging loved one lives in an area with four distinct seasons of the year or in milder temperatures year-round, autumn is the ideal time to winterize the home to protect it against the upcoming snow, rain and the dipping thermometer. Even relatively small steps toward guarding against the elements prove a cost savings in heating bills and exterior wear and tear to the home.

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Earthquake Preparedness for Seniors

Disaster preparation is especially important for older adults. Most safety recommendations apply to everyone, but as we age it’s more likely that we will have special medical or physical needs that require extra planning and care.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Grandparenting

Grandparenting brings some of life’s sweetest moments, but there are times of perplexity, too.

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Four Tips to Manage Primary Family Caregiver Stress

First, Dad needed help monitoring his daily medications. Soon, he needed regular at-home care. If you are a primary family caregiver, you understand the tough sacrifices and rewards of helping your elderly loved one with daily routines such as bathing, dressing and eating, or making medical and financial decisions.

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