A Caregiver’s Guide to Restful Sleep

When you’re a caregiver, you have twice as many reasons to get enough sleep. You and the one you care for both need you to be well-rested. However, that’s easier said than done. Up to 70% of caregivers report sleep issues, and 41% say they are awakened during the night by the person that they […]

Caring for the Elderly: 92 Pieces of Wisdom

Caring for the Elderly: 92 Pieces of Wisdom was created in honor of what would have been my mom, Hannelore Sylvia’s, 92nd birthday. It is in her memory that LA Elderly was created many years ago. It is the guidebook I wish I had or had even known about during our journey through eldercare and dementia.  […]

Fighting Loneliness in the Elderly

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When we are in the time of life when we are raising children it can sometimes feel like we will never know a minute’s peace. Each day there is another explosion of yelling, running and wild activity in the house from the moment the kids are born until they are grown and moved out.  It […]

How to Cope With Anger About Aging

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There is a common notion that there are multiple stages of grief. Some of these stages include denial, bargaining, depression, acceptance, and often, anger. Anger is an emotion that many of us experience during the grieving process. We often associate grief with the loss of a loved one but it is important to recognize that […]

Scams: The Elderly and What We Can Do to Help

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Few things are as heartbreaking as learning that someone took advantage of your elderly loved one and scammed them out of their money and/or personal information. An unfortunate reality of the modern age is that our tech devices may be secure, but scammers can still use social engineering to trick users out of their sensitive […]

9 Helpful Tips To Buying A Stair Lift

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Stair lifts provide more than just a means of getting from the downstairs floor of a house to the upstairs – they also represent mobility and independence to an aging generation. As time goes by and we get older, it is natural that we find certain everyday activities, such as climbing the stairs, becoming increasingly […]

Activities for Seniors: Creating the Right Exercise Program

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There are several benefits that seniors can get from a regular exercise routine. Workouts can help the elderly keep their muscle tone and boost their endurance so they can maintain their independence for longer. You could create the perfect exercise program for yourself or for your loved ones that adequately suits their capacity and needs. […]

Managing Caregiver Stress

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It’s an understatement that being a caregiver for an elderly loved one is just a part of taking care of the elderly. It can be an emotionally and mentally stressful time-consuming part of life. And in general, by the time you accept that you are in the role of “primary caregiver”, the need to help […]

A Better Fit: Finding an Assisted Living Facility

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There are some momentous events in the life of elderly loved one or a family caregiver. Yet, few can compare to the moment when your elderly loved one moves out of their home and into an assisted living facility. It can be a very emotional time for all. If your elderly loved one has been […]

A Place to Go: Adult Day Care

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Think back for a moment to when you first realized that your elderly loved one had major needs and their lifestyle (and maybe yours) was going to change. You might have exposed yourself to all kinds of services that help take care of the elderly. That could have been an overwhelming moment. One in which […]