Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

What Should I look for In Adaptive Apparel?

Adaptive clothing for seniors

Adaptive apparel should be designed with one goal in mind - to make dressing easier. Whether you are a caregiver, someone who struggles with independent dressing, or are simply purchasing for a loved one, there are some important questions to consider.  Many people ask questions like, “What

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Getting Dressed with ALS

Living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gherig’s disease, or motor neuron disease) is undoubtedly challenging. With the nerve cells, brain and spinal cord slowly deteriorating, it becomes more and more difficult to control the body’s muscles as the disease progresses. Dressing and undressing is

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Common Misconceptions About Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities are a senior living alternative for those with few assistance needs with their daily living and care. Typically, they don't require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in a nursing home. Despite the great advantages of moving into an assisted living

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Dementia: Common First Signs & Early Symptoms

If you’re one of the fortunate adults who has one or both parents living, you may be curious about their aging process and the potential deterioration of physical and mental capabilities. A common problem of aging is the loss of memory. Although not all seniors

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How Do I Get My Elderly Loved One to Take Their Medication?

Helping seniors take their medication

Handling Resistance to Medication Medication, despite their ability to create relief for senior patients, may cause a caregiver some trouble if they refuse to take it. Especially if the older adult suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, the struggle’s repetitiveness can get quite frustrating. There are many reasons

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Meditation & Mindfulness for Seniors

meditation and mindfulness for seniors

There is no question about the importance of being social, especially elderly people who are prone to isolation and thus depression. Physical and mental health can be greatly improved with some good ol’ company or community-based activity. Time with family and friends is incredibly important in an

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How to Prevent Senior Isolation

As adults age, it’s common for their social connections to decrease due to lack of mobility, retirement, and other reasons. No matter the cause of senior isolation, it is crucial for caregivers to take extra measures to promote socialization. The consequences of feeling lonely for

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Elder Abuse: How to Spot the Signs

elder abuse

Elder abuse takes so many different forms it is often overlooked. Emotional, financial, neglect, and even physical abuse towards seniors is rarely ever reported to law enforcement authorities. Unfortunately, they are more common than everyone thinks. Any action that victimizes a senior whether it is deliberate

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