Daily Tips – Finding Nonmedical Home Care

There are a number of ways to get nonmedical supportive services inside a home. But regardless of what level of service you are looking for, odds are you will find yourself facing one choice: Should you find and hire an independent contractor or someone who works for an agency? Here’s a closer look at both options. Nonagency Service Nonagency workers, or independent contractors, are hired by either a family member or the person needing help. While this may appear less …

Daily Tips – Even the Elderly Need a Good Night’s Sleep

Experts say that older Americans often have difficulty getting good night’s sleep. It is a big quality-of-life problem, since contrary to popular belief, the elderly needs about the same amount of sleep as younger adults. According to senior research associate Dr. Harrison Bloom of the International Longevity Center, sleep problems together with sleeping disorders are not an inherent part of aging. In addition, he also said that it’s pretty much of a myth that older people need less sleep than …

Daily Tips – Estate Planning For Your Elderly Parents

Many people will go out of their way to avoid talking about illness, death, and money where their aging parents are concerned. The reality is we all get older and eventually need help from others. The more prepared you are today, the easier it will be for everyone down the road. If you haven’t had these discussions with your parents it may be time to start laying the groundwork. What Important Estate Planning Documents Are Needed? A Will – Decisions …

Daily Tips – Essential Information About Being Power Of Attorney

One of the most worrying things about looking after elderly family members is money. It is not something that you immediately think of when you become the main carer of a loved one because you are concerned first and foremost with their health and well being, not to mention figuring out how to cope with looking after what is essentially a dependent as well as living your own life. Money does eventually prove to be a pressing issue because your …

Daily Tips – Entertaining The Elderly On Grandparents Day

Not all elderly people have family to celebrate Grandparents Day with them. In fact, many of our most celebrated older citizens live lonely lives in retirement or nursing homes. While we are always concerned with our own family members, the first Sunday after Labor Day that is designated as Grandparents Day is about more than celebrating our own relatives. It was set forth to honor all the elderly who have done so much to shape our universe. For this reason, …

Daily Tips – Emergency Response Systems: My Experience

One of the best ways to protect the indepencence of an elderly parent, or parents, as the case may be, is to set them up with an emergency response system. First of all, the emergency alert system will give them the freedom of living alone because help, when needed, is only the push of a button away. I know, because my 86 year old mother slipped and fell in her bedroom just a few feet away from her phone, but …

Daily Tips – Elderly: The Benefits of Owning an Air Purifier

Are you considered a senior citizen? If not, do you know someone who is? Whether you are increasing in age or you are close to someone who is, you may be a little bit worried about health. It is no secret that most people’s health begins to deteriorate as they age. Despite being a normal occurrence, there are many individuals who take a number of steps to try and remain as healthy as they can. When it comes to staying …

Daily Tips – Elderly Gift Ideas

Coming up with elderly gift ideas isn’t as hard as you think. Sometimes buying gifts for older individuals gets frustrating because we tend to think that by now older folks have everything they need. And while it’s true that they probably don’t need any more socks or handkerchiefs, coming up with elderly gift ides is easy, if you’re willing to put some thought into the process. Consider the recipient Just like any other gifts you purchase, thinking about the recipient …

Daily Tips – Elderly Drivers Wanted Off The Road

A poll was conducted in Great Britain. It asked respondents if they thought that the streets and roads in the country were getting congested. And according to the survey, many Britons thought that this was true. The poll was created and conducted by one of the Britain’s online insurance brokers and they did the survey through their website. The survey also asked if these who thought that the streets were congested had any solutions or answers to such a problem. …

Daily Tips – Elder Day Care: A Novel Idea

Okay, we all know how hectic life is for people nowadays. We have jobs, kids, social lives, and other things that keep us busy. People have been questioning for years the ethical argument regarding putting elderly people into nursing homes. Some people think that putting the elderly in places where they can be properly cared for is right, while others think that the abandonment of an elderly person’s family just because of the complications is wrong. But we’re not here …

Daily Tips – Elder Care Services – Determining Your Level of Care

The condition of the person seeking nursing care is the key factor in your choice of a long-term care facility. All skilled/intermediate care nursing facilities provide personal care and residential services including rooms, meals, planned activities and programming to meet social and spiritual needs. The levels of nursing and therapy services offered vary quite widely, and these should be carefully matched to the individual’s needs. The resident’s physician is involved regularly in the direction of a resident’s care. The nursing …

Daily Tips – Effective Caring For Your Elderly Relatives at Home

Caring for an elderly relative can be an extremely stressful process. If you choose to go into care and deal with the elderly and infirm then you can maintain an air of detachment. However, if you look after a relative, it is impossible to detach yourself from your family role as well as providing effective care. As a result, you will have to deal with all of the emotions that go with caring for a disabled or ill relative. As …

Daily Tips – Easy Movement with Chair Lifts

Chair lifts are useful in enhancing the mobility of the people with handicaps. There are various types of chair lifts in the market, ranging from those that raise the chair to another level for stairs or vehicles to lifts that raise a person to a level that will allow them to stand. The most popular chair lifts are those that help people in wheelchairs get up the stairs. There are various models and brands of chair lifts that can help …

Daily Tips – Easy Access Showers for the elderly

Easy Access Showers. Easy access showers are specifically designed to aids those with mobility problems. Being able to bath yourself is one on the most important factors in retaining your independence and with a shower specifically designed to aid you in this your independence can be regained. An easy access shower can usually take two forms. Low/level access shower trays. These can be in various shapes and sizes, but basically consist of a shower cubical which has either a low …

Daily Tips – Develop Your Skills To Care For The Elderly: Wound Care

If you care for an elderly member of your family, you will fully understand that maintaining his or her health is extremely hard work and you will often feel like you are fighting an uphill battle that you have absolutely no chance of winning! It takes dedication and sheer hard work to gain the advantage sometimes and even then something will inevitably crop up to send you back to stage one again. Seniors are like children in many ways as …

Daily Tips – Debt Relief For The Elderly And The Disabled

(Note: this is not to be considered legal advice, and it is dealing with the hypothetical “average” elderly and/or disabled person. Each case is unique and to determine the legal ramifications of your individual scenario you should consult an attorney.) Debt settlement, also known as debt negotiation or debt reduction, is a relatively new way for dealing with your debt problems. In a debt settlement program, by negotiating with a creditor, a client can reduce their debt by as much …

Daily Tips – Debt Relief for the Elderly and Disabled

(Note: this is not to be considered legal advice, and it is dealing with the hypothetical “average” elderly and/or disabled person. Each case is unique and to determine the legal ramifications of your individual scenario you should consult an attorney.) Debt settlement, also known as debt negotiation or debt reduction, is a relatively new way for dealing with your debt problems. In a debt settlement program, by negotiating with a creditor, a client can reduce their debt by as much …

Daily Tips – Dealing With Debts Whilst Caring For The Elderly

Anyone who has ever been in debt will tell you exactly how stressful and demeaning the situation can be. If you happen to get into debt then it may just consume your entire being if you struggle to make repayments. Debt can badly affect your lifestyle, perspective on life and may in fact cause deterioration in the relationships you have with those you hold dear to you. Imagine hat scenario and put yourself in the place of someone who is …

Daily Tips – Curved Stair Lifts – An Overview

If you are looking to purchase a stair lift and are worried about getting one to fit because you have a curved, odd shaped staircase or multiple landings – dont be! Curved stair lifts are just what you need. No matter what the configuration or layout of your staircase, stair lifts can be tailor made to the size and shape of virtually any staircase easily coping with bends, straights and landings. But of course, this extra flexibility comes at a …

Daily Tips – Credit Card Debt Reduction For The Elderly

There are many problems that accompany old age. The years that follow retirement are filled with many issues. Many of these adjustments have to take place at the psychological level. For instance, the senior citizen has to get used to his new-found status as he is no longer going to be bringing home the money. In effect, this would mean giving up the sense of independence that he had sustained throughout his adult life. Entering the hallowed group of senior …