How to Start the Tough Conversation with a Parent About Elder Home Services

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Getting used to the idea that a senior loved one needs help at home can be tough. Even tougher is speaking frankly about the need for elder care services with the older adult and getting him or her to accept that assistance is needed. If you have detected changes in your loved one and you’re […]

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Should Mom Live with You or with Me? Tips for Siblings Navigating Tough Caregiving Choices

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One of the more honorable choices adult children can make is the caregiving choice to offer their home to an elderly parent. Our parents raised us when we were kids, so it’s only natural to do the same when it becomes less safe for Mom or Dad to live independently. However, there are a variety […]

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Tips for Navigating the Inherent Responsibility of Caring for Aging Parents

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As children, we mastered the ability to share toys as well as the attention of our parents, and these feelings tend to carry with us well into adulthood. As wonderful as it is to have brothers and sisters, there can also be times it can result in elevated stress levels, such as when caring for […]

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Relationships and Family Changes After Traumatic Brain Injury

Along with the many life changes as a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), close relationships are affected in a number of ways as a result of: Modifications in responsibilities Changes in relationship roles Difficulties with communicating Managing emotions and mood swings Getting accustomed to these changes often brings about feelings of uneasiness in […]

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How Can I Help When My Loved One Has Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Meeting the care needs of a loved one who has suffered from a traumatic brain injury can be easier to manage when armed with knowledge and insight. The methods below, courtesy of the Rogue Valley home care experts at All Care, can lessen stress and frustration for both family caregivers and traumatic brain injury survivors. […]

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Using Home Care Services to Create More Independence for Seniors in Oregon

As seniors grow older, they often discover that they have difficulty with everyday activities, such as bathing, getting dressed, preparing meals, or even driving; and many are concerned that these new limitations mean that they’ll need to give up not only their freedom, but living in their home, as well. The good news, however, is […]

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The Results Are In—Survey Says: Healthy Eating for Seniors Is a MUST

In our previous blog post, we outlined some age-related concerns that can keep older adults from eating well, but what if unhealthy eating habits lead to cognitive impairment? Malnourishment in older individuals is more prevalent than you might think. As stated by the National Resource on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging, up to 35% – […]

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The Real Truth About These Four Incontinence Myths

Urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing subject for those who encounter it. The stigma behind the condition commonly contributes to individuals having either a lack of facts or believing in some common misunderstandings about incontinence. The following are some incontinence myths and the facts to go with them: Myth: Urinary incontinence is unavoidable with age. […]

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