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09 May

When Helping Is Too Much: The Balance of Adult Children and Senior Independence

As you go through life’s stages, your independence can take on different meanings. They can be significant stages, such as leaving your parents’ home or getting married, or smaller stages, such as completing tasks you didn’t think you could manage. Then as you age, independence takes on yet another form—being able to stay in your […]

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05 Feb

Promote Senior Independence by Encouraging Daily Tasks

When caring for an elderly loved one, people often feel the need to do everything they can to make sure their loved one is taken care of, including the tasks that the care recipient is capable of doing himself or herself. However, there is a difference between providing care for someone and doing everything for […]

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10 Oct

Safety vs. Independence: The Classic Senior Care Argument

It’s a disagreement that emerges for numerous families: older adults adamantly desire to age in place in their own homes, while their relatives are worried about their well-being. And there’s a debate to be made in both instances. Older adults, especially those who live alone, deal with a range of risks: falls that can bring […]

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17 May

Maintain a Senior’s Independence with the Help of Technology

In the days when our parents were young, phones were still attached to walls, mail was only the paper variety, and if adult children lived far away from their parents, checking in on them was comprised of asking someone nearby to stop in for a visit. If someone was housebound because of illness or infirmity, […]

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16 Feb

Tech-savvy Seniors Experience More Independence at Home

Technology isn’t just for your grandkids. Tech usage among older adults is growing rapidly, and there are now more options than ever for easy-to-use devices and tools to enhance safety and promote independence at home. The following are some devices to consider to help your loved one stay safe at home: Personal Emergency Response Systems […]

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27 Feb

Senior Home Care in Dallas Helps Manage Aging’s In-Between Stage

The earliest signs can be so subtle that many people wouldn’t even recognize that anything is amiss. Mom is extroverted, friendly, and conversational when visiting your family and while running errands. However those closest to her have begun to pick up on concerns: forgetting about the soup cooking on the stove, leading to a scorched […]

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10 Jan

Giving up Driving: It May Be Bad for a Senior’s Health

It is among the more difficult decisions we face in older years, and an exceptionally sensitive matter for adult children to broach with their elderly parents: giving up driving. Driving a vehicle, while delivering an intrinsic feeling of freedom and independence, can become tremendously dangerous due to a variety of conditions linked to aging. And […]

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14 Jun

The Senior Home Care Tech Boom, and Why Many Seniors Aren’t Loving It

Today, seniors are swamped with an explosion of high tech senior home care products targeted at enhancing their safety and independence and improving their lives. With just the click of a few buttons, they can instantly visit “in person” with loved ones through Skype, wear a bracelet that responds with emergency help when needed, even […]

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05 Dec

Tips for Tactfully Handling the Most Sensitive Issue in Elder Care

One of the most challenging obstacles for older adults is acknowledging the need for help with money management. Personal finances are both extremely personal and a representation of our independence. Adult children are sometimes met with opposition when stepping into the financial arena with regards to senior parents and their financial management. Nonetheless, for many […]

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27 Dec

Could You and Your Siblings Be Helicopter Children?

We’ve all known helicopter parents, particularly when a daughter or son leaves for college. In fact, we could be guilty of hovering too closely ourselves. Discovering that perfect harmony between caring and overstepping our boundaries is not very easy. And now, with the additional number of sandwich generationers providing care for both aging parents and […]

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