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Help! I Need Christmas Activities for My Aging Parent

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Dec 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Help! I Need Christmas Activities for My Aging Parent
Home Care in Healdsburg CA: Christmas Activities for Seniors

Home Care in Healdsburg CA: If your elderly mom or dad loves the Christmas season, you want to do everything you can to make it magical for them.

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Simple Ways to Stay Connected to Your Children During Your Care Experience

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Dec 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Simple Ways to Stay Connected to Your Children During Your Care Experience
Caregiver in Windsor CA: Staying Connected to Your Children

Caregiver in Windsor CA: No matter how carefully you plan or how organized you are, when you take on the responsibility of being a family caregiver for your aging loved one, elements of your life have to change.

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How Are You Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Nov 27, 2018 | Comments Off on How Are You Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month?
Elder Care in Novato CA: National Family Caregivers Month

Elder Care in Novato CA: National Family Caregivers Month is a chance for you to look at what’s working and what isn’t working for you and your aging adult.

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Could Lack of Sleep Lead to Dehydration?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Nov 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Could Lack of Sleep Lead to Dehydration?
Elderly Care in Sonoma CA: Lack of Sleep and Dehydration

Elderly Care in Sonoma CA: Older adults are at a greater risk for becoming dehydrated because their bodies naturally contain less fluid. In addition, they are more likely to be taking certain medications that may have dehydration as a side effect. Now, a new study shows that there may be an additional risk factor for dehydration—lack of sleep.

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Preparing an Elderly Adult with Dementia for Thanksgiving

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Nov 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Preparing an Elderly Adult with Dementia for Thanksgiving
Home Care in Santa Rosa CA: Dementia and Thanksgiving

Home Care in Santa Rosa CA: The holiday season is a time of tradition, memories, and spending quality time with people you love. If you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult who is living with dementia, however, you may worry they’re no longer able to participate in this treasured holiday the way they used to.

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Tips for Delicious and Healthy Vegan Baking Swaps

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Nov 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Tips for Delicious and Healthy Vegan Baking Swaps
Senior Care in Cotati CA: Healthy Vegan Baking Swaps

Senior Care in Cotati CA: Plant-based diets have become more popular than ever as people realize the incredible health benefits they can get from cutting down on the animal products they consume, and increasing the plant foods they make a regular part of their daily diet.

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Is There a Definitive Way to Tell that Your Senior Needs to Stop Driving?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Is There a Definitive Way to Tell that Your Senior Needs to Stop Driving?
Elder Care Petaluma: Ways to Tell Your Senior Should Stop Driving

Elder Care in Petaluma CA: At some point, your aging family member may not be able to drive any longer. But how can you tell when she’s reached that point?

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7 Out of 10 Seniors Need Caregivers – How Do You Know if Your Dad is One of Them?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 23, 2018 | Comments Off on 7 Out of 10 Seniors Need Caregivers – How Do You Know if Your Dad is One of Them?
Caregiver in Sebastopol CA: How to Know if Your Dad Needs a Caregiver

Caregiver in Sebastopol CA: Home Care Association of America and Global Coalition on Aging teamed up for a look at seniors and home care needs. In the report, they revealed 7 out of 10 seniors will need assistance by the time they’re 65. For 40 percent of America’s seniors, that assistance will need to occur each day.

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What are the Risks of Caregiver Burnout?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 16, 2018 | Comments Off on What are the Risks of Caregiver Burnout?
Elderly Care in Windsor CA: Caregiver Burnout

Elderly Care in Windsor CA: One thing you can predict about being a family caregiver is there is nothing predictable about this role. Your senior’s needs can change quickly and drastically, and your own ability to manage these needs can change quickly as well.

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Stop the Grandparent Scam Before Money is Sent

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Stop the Grandparent Scam Before Money is Sent
Home Care in Oakmont CA: Stopping the Grandparent Scam

Home Care in Oakmont CA: What do you know about the grandparent scam? According to the FBI’s website, the scam has been around for a decade. Scammers are able to pull off the scam by scouring social media accounts, digging into sites that show family histories, and looking up numbers on online phone directories.

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