Blog Posts in 2021

Introducing Your Home Caregiver to Your Loved One

You may want to step in as your aging parent’s primary caregiver, only to realize it is a huge commitment and takes a lot of physical, mental, and emotional energy. You may want to enlist the help of ...

Why Senior-Proofing Your Home Is Important

Having an elderly loved one live with you comes with unique challenges. That’s because, among other things, they require a safe environment that protects them from common hazards that younger folks my ...

How Diabetes Changes with Age

While many type 2 diabetics are aware their condition requires ongoing maintenance, it’s also important to be aware that even well-controlled diabetes will eventually progress as they age. That means ...

Osteoporosis & The Importance of Fall Prevention

Falling is the number one cause of injury among older adults, but that doesn’t mean it needs to make them afraid to get up and be active. At Home Healthcare focuses on why it is so important to ...

Recognizing & Managing Chronic Pain in Older Adults

It can be difficult for loved ones, caregivers, or even an elderly patient’s doctor to notice someone is in pain if they don’t or can’t speak up. Although chronic pain is incredibly common among older ...

Caregiver Burnout: Signs You Could Benefit from Help

Are you facing physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion from caring for your elderly loved one? The guilt you feel for this isn’t out of the norm. In fact, the emotional and physical stress of ...

What to Do When a Senior Refuses to Bathe

Hygiene concerns are common among the elderly, but caregivers who want to address the problem must devise a strategy to get them to bathe regularly and wear clean clothing. The fact is you’re not ...

What Is Anticipatory Grief?

Caregiving is a unique, often emotional experience. It can be challenging to ignore and “power through” feelings of grief when faced with the cruel fact that a loved one has an incurable, terminal ...