What are the Most Common Types of Elder Abuse? (And How to Recognize Them)

Senior man being abused by his caregiver

As people get older, it is normal to rely on others for assistance and company. Elders usually need help from their family members or neighbors to carry out daily tasks. They might move to a senior care facility where they must rely on nursing and medical staff to care for themselves. Unfortunately, in some cases, someone might take advantage of the senior’s frailty and vulnerability …

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Joint Pain: Could It Be Osteoporosis or Arthritis? [Infographic]

A man with painful joints on his hands

While Arthritis and Osteoporosis share many common features, they are, in fact, different conditions and a lot of people can’t tell the difference. This article will try to make it clear what is similar and what is different about both ailments. Editor’s Note: This article was contributed by Rebecca over at GeriatricNursing.org to help educate baby boomers, seniors, and the elderly on potential causes of …

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As Dementia Progresses, So Should Your Loved One’s Care

Living with dementia with two trees in the shape of a human head and brain as a symbol of the stress and effects on loved ones and caregivers by the loss of memory and cognitive intelligence function.

When your loved one begins showing signs of dementia, you want them to receive the best care possible. That is why many families opt for in-home caregiving for their loved ones. However, the type of in-home caregiving your loved one requires will be different at every stage of dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term for any disease that causes someone to lose cognitive functions or …

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What is the Difference Between Senior Living and Assisted Living?

pretty senior woman walking and holding hands with her smiling caregiver

Choosing the best living arrangement for an elderly loved one can be a huge task. Few decisions will affect their well-being and happiness like this one. There are many factors that you need to consider when making this choice. You need to think about your loved one’s health, age, where you live, and their personal preferences and needs. In some cases, a senior’s illnesses or …

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Decorating a Bedroom for a Senior in an Assisted Living Center or Nursing Home

senior woman in an assisted living center being cared for by a nurse

Making the decision to move your loved one into an assisted living facility or nursing home can be difficult. Adding the stress of the actual move and trying to redecorate the new space can make the whole situation feel overwhelming. However, the best things you can do are keep a positive, energetic attitude and get excited about decorating the new space with your loved one. …

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