How to build a long distance care team


We live in a mobile society and that means that adult children are not always going to live in close proximity to aging parents. That makes it difficult to make sure their daily needs are addressed, e...


How families can benefit from respite care


What is Respite Care? Respite care is a type of assistance that allows the family to take a break from care-giving. This type of care focuses on helping family members recharge, ease their stress, and...


5 ways to regain your energy after caregiver burnout


As a carer of an aging loved one your days are long and filled with responsibilities. Taking care of yourself is at the end of the list – and it stays there. You may feel run down, lethargic and like ...


Can grapes help protect against alzheimer’s decline?


A pilot study at the University of California, Los Angeles looked at whether consuming grapes could help fight the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, research...


Four fall prevention strategies


Falls pose one of the greatest dangers to a persons independence and self-sufficiency. More than one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, and those who fall once are two to three times mo...


When to consider home care


There is often a lot of resistance and hesitation when it comes to considering the need for home care services. Many people don’t like admitting that they need help with daily activities, and family m...


The importance of self-care for carers


As a carer, you probably hear “Take care of yourself” more often than not. It can seem an impossible task. Caring for a loved one is an all-encompassing task on top of your other responsibilities at w...