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By Blog Milwaukee, 9:00 am on March 12, 2024

During the first few weeks after returning home from a hospital stay, seniors are at their most vulnerable for injuries or infections that could lead to readmission. Fortunately, family caregivers can use these strategies to ease the transition so their senior loved ones can stay safe.  Understand the Discharge Instructions The discharge process is often …

By Blog Milwaukee, 9:00 am on March 4, 2024

Senior stereotypes are pervasive in our culture. While caregivers have quite a bit to learn about seniors and the aging process, they should be able to tell the difference between myths and facts. Here are a few common stereotypes about seniors that have been debunked over the years.   Seniors Don’t Need to Socialize Socializing …

By Blog Milwaukee, 9:00 am on February 28, 2024

Contrary to popular belief, sleep disturbances aren’t, and shouldn’t be, accepted as a normal part of aging. With age, a person’s circadian rhythms change. This simply means an older person may go to bed earlier and wake up earlier than a younger person. However, this doesn’t mean seniors should be getting any less sleep than …

By Blog Milwaukee, 9:00 am on February 27, 2024

The immune system is designed to provide sufficient protection against invading viruses and other things that can contribute to various illnesses. However, it tends to get weaker with age, which can be especially problematic if your senior loved one has underlying or chronic health conditions. Below, you’ll find some of the top reasons seniors often …

By Blog Milwaukee, 9:00 am on February 26, 2024

Language, communication, focus, and reasoning can all be affected by dementia-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s. The good news is early treatment may delay symptom progression and boost quality of life for an aging loved one with dementia. This is why it’s best to be observant if you’re caring for an aging family member to determine …

By Blog Milwaukee, 9:00 am on February 19, 2024

Seniors with unmanaged diabetes are at risk for a few related complications, including an eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy. To help you and your aging loved one better understand this condition, here’s some information on the symptoms, treatment, and anatomy of diabetic retinopathy and tips on how to prevent it.    Diabetic Retinopathy Defined …

By Blog Milwaukee, 9:00 am on February 16, 2024

Respite care is beneficial for both family caregivers and older adults. It gives them time apart without putting seniors’ health in jeopardy. Learn how aging adults benefit from respite care. Separation It’s just as important for seniors to maintain balanced lives as it is for their caregivers. Spending time with someone besides their children and …

By Blog Milwaukee, 9:00 am on February 15, 2024

A good night’s sleep can have positive effects on mental and physical health in addition to your overall quality of life. As a family caregiver, you should develop a schedule that’s easy to follow and doesn’t disrupt your daily activities or your sleeping patterns. Below are some of the things caregivers can do to get …

By Blog Milwaukee, 9:00 am on February 14, 2024

Disaster can strike at any time, and it’s important for people of all ages to have emergency plans. When it comes to the elderly, additional factors should be considered. Many elderly people live alone and face unique challenges, such as mobility limitations or cognitive issues. This guide will help you create an emergency preparedness plan …

By Blog Milwaukee, 9:00 am on February 13, 2024

Unintentional weight loss in seniors can be dangerous when left untreated, and it often results in secondary health issues, such as depression, lethargy, heart palpitations, and nutritional deficiencies. Keeping their aging loved ones at a healthy weight is a difficult task for many caregivers, but there are a few steps you can take to make …