All posts within: Holidays

Dec
13

senior safetyLiving across the country from family makes it complicated to go visit our older loved ones as frequently as we’d like, but over the holidays, families make a more concerted effort to spend in-person time together – making it the ideal opportunity to review a senior’s safety and wellbeing. There are lots of warning signs that are not spotted in weekly phone conversations, texts, or even through… read more


Posted December 13, 2017
Tags: Holidays, Senior Health, senior safety

 

Dec
06

Alzheimer's diseaseObserving the holiday season through the lens of Alzheimer’s disease can feel far from merry and bright. Family members might be weighed down with caregiving responsibilities, and the interruption to routine can cause additional distress for a senior dealing with the effects of dementia.

However, with a little creativity and modification of expectations, the holiday season can bring meaning and fulfillment to families who are factoring in… read more


Posted December 06, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Holidays

 

Jul
17

senior travel tipsSummer vacations are something everyone looks forward to! Checking items off of our bucket lists, leaving the worries of the everyday world behind, exploring new destinations. And helping an older loved one enjoy the experiences with you on the vacation makes it all the better. There are, however, certain considerations to keep in mind, and our senior travel tips can help pave the way… read more


Posted July 17, 2017
Tags: Family Caregiving, Holidays

 

Dec
16

chicago family caregiversAs a family caregiver, we at Independence-4-Seniors Home Care know that there’s a lot on your plate all year long, but doubly so during the holidays. At this time of the year, stress has a tendency to pile up, and too much stress can have unhealthy consequences. If you’re feeling overwhelmed this holiday season, follow these tips to make sure you're keeping your stress… read more


Posted December 16, 2015
Tags: Caregiver Health, Holidays

 

Dec
03

holiday caregiver stressThe ho-ho-holidays can be he-he-hectic for the millions of Americans who are trying to balance work, family life, and caring for a loved one. As joyous and festive as the holiday season can be, family caregivers often suffer in silence while trying to do it all. However, it's important to remember that taking time during the busy holiday season (and throughout the year) to slow down… read more


Posted December 03, 2015
Tags: Caregiver Health, Holidays

 


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