Q: My dad is fiercely independent and is still living on his own in Daytona Beach at age 90. But he is getting so wobbly that I fear for his safety. He’s proud and he’ll only use a walker about half the time. A broken hip is what doctors said led to the death of his mother, who fell at the age...Read More
Q: My parents both died of Alzheimer’s disease and now that I’m approaching 80, I am worried the same thing will happen to me. Since my husband died last year, I feel like I’m becoming more forgetful. Could that be a sign of something wrong? Isn’t there anything I can do?
Q: Since my husband of 53 years died six months ago, I just haven’t been able to sleep. My house seems so big and empty. My children are worried about me and don’t know how to help. What do you suggest?
You’ve suffered a major loss and a traumatic life event...Read More
Q: My blood pressure has been bouncing around for the past few years, especially since I have become a full-time family caregiver to my wife of 52 years. I know I need more help, but it’s so difficult to ask. My children are busy with their own lives. I’m not sure what to...Read More
Q: My father was just diagnosed with prostate cancer that the doctor described as slow growing and non-aggressive. In fact, he has opted for something he calls “active surveillance” or watch and wait. I am concerned about this as I don’t want my dad to get in a situation...Read More
CAREGiving is a one-on-one job. During your shift, you're the only Home Instead CAREGiver attending to your client, and completing the necessary care tasks is entirely up to you.
But sometimes you may be one of several...Read More
Erin Albers from Home Instead Senior Care explains a few simple and inexpensive ways that seniors can remain at home, where most want to safely age.... Read More
Use this checklist, from Worcester County Home Instead Senior Care to help determine if a senior’s home is safe from hazards that could jeopardize well-being and independence. This checklist explores nine areas rooms of the home, including the bedroom, bathroom, living room,...Read More
Did you Know...
33% of trips to the hospital and ER are caused by falls and other accidents at the home.2
48% of home...Read More
Observing the safety hazards in a senior’s home is one thing. Living them is another.
It’s not always easy to understand the physical limitations older adults face that could make home a...Read More