April 5, 2019

Caregiver Friendly Business Practices

The Daughters in the WorkplaceSM public education program was created by Home Instead Senior Care® to bring attention to the special challenges faced by working family caregivers of […]
November 24, 2014
National Family Caregiver Month Home Instead Senior Care

Happy Family Caregiver Month!

November is National Family Caregiver Month! More than 65 million people—that’s more than one quarter of the U.S. population—are the caregivers for a family member who […]
October 28, 2014
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Delusions and Hallucinations: 4 Coping Tips

Delusions and hallucinations are not uncommon in people who have dementia, but that does not mean they are easy to handle.  It is unnerving when someone […]
October 22, 2014
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Refusing Baths In Alzheimer’s

Refusing baths is all-too-common behavior among folks who have Alzheimer’s or another dementia.  A forceful or angry “no” is a daunting challenge for family caregivers! Having […]
October 9, 2014

Ebola: 5 Questions Seniors Ask

The Ebola virus is suddenly the subject of screaming headlines and concerned newscasts.  What we didn’t pay attention to when it was another continent’s problem is […]
October 7, 2014
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Caregiver Support Network: Practical Help

A caregiver support network is not a luxury.  It is a practical help and, some would say, a necessity.  With the help of family caregiver support […]
September 19, 2014
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Tips for When Aging Parents Refuse Help

When aging parents refuse help, adult children’s frustration boils over. “My parents absolutely refuse help!  Why are they so hard-headed?” “Why does my father always say […]
April 28, 2014

Dementia Apps

“There’s an app for that!”–even when it comes to helping people with dementia. In the post “Five Good Apps for Dementia Sufferers,” Will Green lists his […]
April 23, 2014
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Caregiver Distress Signals

Caregiver distress? As a family caregiver, you have to come to terms with the fact that there is never enough time.  Never enough money.  Frustration can […]
April 9, 2014
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Dehydration in the Elderly: How to Avoid a Common Problem

Just how common is dehydration in the elderly? Dehydration is a major cause for hospitalization in people over age 65.  It has been reported as one […]