Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Which Wheelchair Cape is Best?

Buying clothing online for a loved one in a wheelchair can be a bit tedious. When it comes to outerwear, Silvert’s has so many cape options of varying sizes, weights, and colors that it may be overwhelming to make a selection! When looking for the right

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Senior Suicide: Elderly Loved Ones are at Risk

Every 1.5 hours, an American adult over the age of 65 commits suicide. This is the unfortunate and dark reality that should be acknowledged and addressed. Why do Seniors Struggle with Suicidal Thoughts? As many people enter their 60s and 70s, they tend to look back on

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Early Signs of Dementia

What is Dementia? Dementia is a broad term to describe the impairment of memory, communication and thinking. As we age, our cognitive abilities lower and memory loss becomes common with old age. Dementia is more extreme where that decline can greatly affect one’s ability to function

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Adaptive Underwear for Senior Men and Women

Adaptive underwear are a necessary wardrobe basic for a senior or disabled person. When getting dressed and undressed requires the assistance of a caregiver, specially designed clothing makes the process a lot simpler. Otherwise, your loved ones must raise their arms to accommodate over-the-head dressing, which

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How to Buy Footwear Online for Seniors

Buying footwear online can often be challenging.  Sizing varies widely across different manufacturers, which makes it difficult to confidently order a size.   When it comes to purchasing footwear for elderly men or women, there are added challenges that further complicate the issue.  Edema (swollen feet), which is very common

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Family Caregivers: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A ROLE REVERSAL

The headline of this blog is in all caps for a reason. I’m shouting! I’m looking forward to the day when bloggers, reporters, website developers, media representatives, and marketing professionals stop referring to the process of caring for parents in terms of “role reversal.” And somewhere

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Hospice: You Gotta Shop Around

Like many people my age, I am experiencing the deaths of close friends and beloved family members at a fast and furious rate. Sometimes the deaths come after a long and painful dying process. Other times – Poof! People die with little to no warning.

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How to Get Paid for Family Caregiving: Part Two

After my father died, my sister and I were responsible for deciding what to do with his belongings and closing out his financial affairs. In addition to the zillions of caregiving hours we racked up before Dad’s death, little did we know that managing the

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