Author: Julie Rehder

Helping Aging Parents Downsize Before a Move

As anyone who has ever moved can tell you, moving is physically and emotionally exhausting. This may be especially true for aging parents who are facing the prospect of relocating to a smaller home or possibly a senior or assisted living community. Although they know it’s necessary, they may feel overwhelmed at the thought of letting…Read More

Tips for Aging Better – Mental and Spiritual Health

Have you ever heard someone who has just forgotten something laughingly brush it off as having a “senior moment”? Many people accept memory loss and cognitive decline as a normal result of the aging process. Thankfully, that’s not necessarily the case. Although it’s natural for your brain to go through certain changes as you get on in…Read More

A Valuable Resource for Home Caregivers

If you are one of the approximately 53.4 million Americans who are providing care for someone with a disability or chronic illness, you know that the job of caregiving comes with its fair share of anxiety and unanswered questions. Most home caregivers aren’t medical professionals, and they may feel overwhelmed, confused, and inexperienced when it comes…Read More

Acute Wound Care for the Elderly – What Works

Whether you’re living on your own or in an assisted living community, knowing how to care for a wound properly is an important step in maintaining your independence as long as possible. Acute wounds can happen to anyone at any time, but because their skin is more fragile, the elderly are more at risk for…Read More

Tough Choices – Home Care or Home Health?

As a person gets older, it may become necessary to receive some help in treating medical conditions or in living with certain physical limitations. Thankfully, many of these services can be provided right in the home, allowing many people to stay in their own homes rather than relocate to treatment or long-term care facilities. Many people have heard…Read More

LSVT BIG® – A Promising Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease (Alzheimer’s disease is the first), afflicting approximately 1 million Americans. If you or a loved one are living with Parkinson’s disease, you are all too familiar with its unpleasant physical effects. The weakness, stiffness, slowness, tremors, and balance issues associated with Parkinson’s disease can greatly affect…Read More

Caring for Chronic Wounds in the Elderly

Whether seniors are living independently or in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, the importance of taking proper care of wounds cannot be overemphasized. Any wound should be kept clean and watched closely to ensure proper healing. However, there is a big difference between a simple scrape and a more serious chronic wound. Put…Read More