Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day when Your Mother has Passed

Coping with the loss of a parent is one of the hardest challenges in life. Come holidays like Mother’s Day, it can be especially painful if your mom has passed or you are no longer in contact. No matter your situation, Mother’s Day remains an

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Adaptive Living for Patients with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a complex, progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement and cognitive ability over time. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be mild at first, but they can quickly change to make even the simplest of daily tasks difficult and sometimes dangerous. From

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How to Measure Your Shoe Size and Width at Home

Online shopping is incredibly convenient and makes it easy to get exactly what you want delivered straight to your home. However, it can be difficult to shop online for clothing and shoes. Sizing charts aren’t standardized, and you simply won’t know for sure how something

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Caregiving During the Holidays

The holidays never fail to be an extremely busy, and hectic time of year. Full of laughter, joy and memories, the holidays also bring along busy schedules, shopping, and loads of preparation. It is a time you want to spend as much quality time with

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Great Gift Ideas for Assisted Living

As the holidays draw closer and closer, one of your biggest questions may be what to give older family members or elderly relatives who are in assisted-living facilities. Whether it's your parents, grandparents, or other relatives, in most cases they will tell you they need

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What Causes Swollen Feet in Elderly People?

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By Toa55 / Shutterstock.com Many elderly people struggle with swollen feet, particularly in the afternoon and evening. You’re probably wondering why this pesky problem keeps bothering you. In this quick guide, we explain why seniors often have swollen feet and then offer several different ideas for

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ADL & IADL: A Guide to Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

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If you have an elderly loved one, you have probably seen the acronyms ADL and IADL being used. These terms stand for “activities of daily living” and “instrumental activities of daily living.” Together, ADLs and IADLs encompass the full span of tasks that a person

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Charities and Non-Profit Organizations That Support Seniors

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September 5th marks International Day of Charity by the UN, to celebrate we are sharing some incredible organizations that we would encourage you and your community to support and donate to. All organizations mentioned support the wellbeing, health, justice and safety of the elderly. We

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