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How to Get the Elderly to be More Active

by Charlie Kimball

Elderly loved ones need to be getting up and moving around on a daily basis to stay healthy.  Just a little bit of activity each day has been shown to relieve depressive symptoms, keep the brain active, and more.  Despite the wonderful health benefits of exercise, many of our elderly loved ones don’t want to […]

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3 Biggest Holiday Stumbling Blocks For the Elderly Diet

by Charlie Kimball

It’s easy to blow your elderly diet when the holidays are here! It seems like yesterday that we were celebrating the New Year, and here we are just about to celebrate another one!  Holiday cheer usually means putting on the pounds with the pastries, hams, and other yummy holiday food gifts. Our elderly loved ones […]

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8 Signs of Depression in the Elderly

by Charlie Kimball

A personal emergency response system can help with the physical problems of growing older by providing a safety net, but what about the mental portion?  Those issues of depression in the elderly can run much deeper during the holidays, as a combination of seasonal affective disorder, old memories, and more. For some, this is the […]

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9 Strategies to Get Grandma to Take a Bath

by Charlie Kimball

From when we’re very young until we’re very old, bathing and self-care is important.  Many of our elderly loved ones take pause before they enter the bathtub or the shower.  There are a number of reasons for this hesitance, including the fear of falling, forgetfulness, and pain. Washing ourselves off is vital to staying a […]

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Going to the Emergency Room

by Charlie Kimball

Sometimes, it’s necessary for you as a caregiver to take a stand and press the button on your loved one’s emergency medical necklace and go to the emergency room.  If you do use a medical alert necklace to notify emergency medical services, they will need to be prepared for your loved one’s arrival. Here’s what […]

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Is Your Loved One a Hoarder

by Charlie Kimball

Caring for a loved one means that you’re taking on a lot of responsibility. Most people can grasp the needs for caring for physical disability, but if mental illness steps in the consequences can be quickly overwhelming. One of the most difficult mental illnesses for a caretaker to deal with is hoarding. Hoarding is a […]

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Overcoming Objections to Care

by Charlie Kimball

Envision being in this situation: your elderly loved one appoints you as their trusted guardian but doesn’t trust the decisions that you’re making on their behalf.  They’re constantly second-guessing you and making sure that their displeasure is recognized and mentioned at every turn. There are millions of adult children who are in this situation with […]

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