Each day, courageous individuals step forward to help care for family members in need, their quiet acts of selflessness and sacrifice telling a story of love and devotion. Across our country, parents and children, siblings and spouses, friends and neighbors heroically give of themselves to support those in their lives affected by illness, injury, or disability. During National Family Caregivers Month, we salute the people who play difficult and exhausting roles, and we recommit to lifting up these Americans as they care for their loved ones while protecting their dignity and individuality.
Helping Seniors Deal With Stress
When a person is constantly stressed or anxious, his or her body is actually less able to fight illness and disease. In seniors, this combination of a weakened immune system in addition to various medical issues that are part and parcel with growing older can be especially dangerous.
Tips To Help Your Client Eat Right This Holiday Season
For most people, heavy holiday meals can add a quick 5 to 10 pounds. If you're a provider of home care for seniors, eat right with your client this holiday season by following these basic rules:
Keep Holiday Decorations Safe This Season
Out of all the great things about the holiday season, the decor is one of the best parts. Garlands, colorful ornaments and twinkling lights make houses festive and joyous, and wreaths and candles add to the season's appeal. If you and your at-home senior care client are ready to start decking the halls, make sure you're putting up decorations that are completely safe. Here are some tips for decorating safely for the holidays: