Sister Janet Marie Bagniewski, FSE, RN has been a nurse for over forty years. She has worked in hospitals and nursing homes, and been an instructor for nursing assistants. Her favorite part of the job is care for the elderly. Throughout her years of experience she has collected methods from numerous sources in how best [...]
During the summer months it can be hard to stay active and stay out of the heat. There are a lot of creative ways to make the most of your day, even if you’re indoors. Try these different activities that challenge all kinds of skill sets. The Competitor Exercise your competitive streak by transforming [...]
‘Tis the Season! Spring is in the air whether you’re inside or outside. Having an indoor plant can help you enjoy the season and many varieties bloom multiple times a year. That’s like having three seasons of tasteful decorating all in one flowerpot! It’s Easy. The trick to caring for any living thing is to [...]
As people age it becomes harder to make healthy eating a priority. When you work full-time your job becomes the priority. When you’re raising a family the children are the priority. When you are caring for a parent or spouse who is ill they become the priority. It is easy to fall into a rut [...]
Changing health and abilities can make it hard for a senior citizen to age in place. Have you talked about this with your mom? While she may want to age at home, is her house suitable for it? Make sure you look at these aspects of aging a home when your family is discussing your [...]
Arthritis describes the inflammation, stiffness, pain, and swelling of the joints, and it affects millions of elderly Americans each year. In many cases, the arthritis is so severe that it forces seniors to rely on home care providers and family caregivers for assistance with daily tasks. When cold and wet winter weather appears, many seniors [...]
Many elderly adults end up in the emergency room at some point in their later years. Some will even experience issues requiring visits to at the hospital once or more a year. While these visits are often necessary, they can result in a potentially serious risk known as hospital readmission. A hospital readmission is when [...]
Retirement income can make it difficult to pay for unexpected bills. It's also hard to plan for home care services when money is tight. Your parents want to age in place, but you're worried about the finances. Don't give up on the idea. There are ways you can make aging in place and home care [...]
Winter holidays are the time of year where everyone enjoys getting together with friends and family to enjoy good food, entertainment and laughter. For elderly adults with health and mobility issues, it often means feeling left out of family parties and community events that celebrate the holidays.
While Caring for Your Senior As a family caregiver, you have a busy and challenging schedule. This is particularly true if you are in the sandwich generation and caring for your children as well as your aging adult.