Home Care Matters

We’re blogging about the important things you need to know when caring for a loved one.

How to keep your elderly loved one safe during holiday gatherings

How to keep your elderly loved one safe during holiday gatherings

  How to keep your elderly loved one safe during holiday gatherings  As the end of 2022 approaches, many families have begun to plan for the holiday season. In planning for gatherings, dinners and special events, it can be simple to account for every family...

How to prevent loneliness in seniors during the holiday season

How to prevent loneliness in seniors during the holiday season

  How to prevent loneliness in seniors during the holiday season Holidays can be both a joyful and sensitive time of the year. People in your life with mental health concerns and physical limitations due to their advanced age may feel particularly vulnerable...

Safe Summer Activities For Seniors

Safe Summer Activities For Seniors

  Safe and fun activities senior citizens can look forward to this summer Warmer temperatures are so inviting. With summer upon us, now is the time to make senior-friendly plans for the next few months. After all, it would be a shame to put all that sunshine and...

Protecting Senior Skin From Sun Damage

Protecting Senior Skin From Sun Damage

  Sunscreen is a handy companion on a leisurely trip to the beach or lake, but it’s not the only way seniors can defend themselves from the sun’s harmful rays. As people age, sunscreen and other sun-protective products become even more important. That’s because,...

Outdoor activities for seniors this spring

Outdoor activities for seniors this spring

The arrival of warmer weather opens possibilities to do more to stay active and healthy, especially if your mobility has changed over the years. The mild-to-warm temperatures and extended daylight hours are extra motivation to experience the fresh air and get some...

Tips for Caring for a Senior with Allergies

Tips for Caring for a Senior with Allergies

If you are the primary caregiver for a senior loved one who suffers from allergies, you know how difficult it can be to keep them comfortable and safe. Ohio allergies can cause all sorts of problems for seniors, including sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and skin...

Cataracts and Vision: What You Need to Know

Cataracts and Vision: What You Need to Know

If you are a senior citizen in Ohio and are experiencing vision problems, you may be suffering from cataracts. Cataracts are a leading cause of visual impairment in the United States, and they can occur at any age. In this article, we will discuss the impact of...

5 ways to help your loved ones prevent falls

5 ways to help your loved ones prevent falls

5 ways to help your loved ones prevent falls As individuals age, they will experience greater risk with health and safety with every step they take. It is inevitable with time. Everyday tasks, such as moving about the home or getting a change of clothes, can pose...

6 healthy New Year’s resolutions seniors can get excited about

6 healthy New Year’s resolutions seniors can get excited about

Very soon, another year will end and a new one will begin. While it’s been a challenging couple of years during the pandemic, 2022 is primed for possibilities. Like the dawn of a new day, 2022 presents seniors with a chance at a fresh start, an opportunity to seize...

7 foods that can assist with healthy senior living

7 foods that can assist with healthy senior living

A good diet is a necessity for healthy senior living. As the body changes through aging, it’ll need a little extra fuel and nutrition to thrive. It’s no surprise that an unhealthy diet is a root cause of many diseases, such as osteoporosis and diabetes, in older...

Gift guide for aging men in your life

Gift guide for aging men in your life

This holiday season you may be struggling to decide what to get your aging father or grandfather. For some, the process can be notoriously difficult to find the perfect gift for these important men.  Don’t fret though because we have put together a list of...

8 activity ideas for seniors to ring in New Year

8 activity ideas for seniors to ring in New Year

With the holiday season here, you might be starting to think about that special event at the end of the year. While making your plans for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, however, consider what the seniors in your life might be interested in doing. If your parent or...

How to plan for graceful aging at home

How to plan for graceful aging at home

During the pandemic, seniors gained insights into some important lessons about independent living.  The biggest takeaways: They are most comfortable at home and want to pursue independence as they embark into their lives’ next chapters.    In those next...

5 misconceptions about home care you should know about

5 misconceptions about home care you should know about

For many families, home care is a family lifeline. Home care professionals protect the health and well-being of their aging loved ones in the safe and accommodating environment of their own homes.   Millions of families lean on the expertise and compassion...

What To Do When Your Loved One Resists the Idea of Home Care

What To Do When Your Loved One Resists the Idea of Home Care

The idea of home care may be discouraging or even frightening for some elderly people. Admitting the need for help doesn’t always come easily, and your loved one may feel like they are losing their independence. They may also be facing losses in other parts of their...

Six Creative Activity Ideas to Keep Seniors Feeling Young at Heart

Six Creative Activity Ideas to Keep Seniors Feeling Young at Heart

Have you ever heard someone say, “Age is just a number”? Maybe you thought, “Yeah, right. Age is much more than a number, because I can feel it in my joints and my energy levels!” It’s true that as you age, your body begins to slow down. You may have a harder time...

What Do New CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Mean for Seniors?

What Do New CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Mean for Seniors?

Have you taken the plunge to receive your COVID-19 vaccination? Has it been at least two weeks since your second dose? If so, then you are considered fully vaccinated, and that’s worth celebrating! As more people take advantage of the vaccine, we can expect to see a...

How Long-Term Care Insurance Helps You Pay for Home Care

How Long-Term Care Insurance Helps You Pay for Home Care

Most people have a hard time thinking about the possibility of requiring a caregiver as they age.  In an ideal world, people could live independently at home with their families without any outside assistance. But the truth is that nearly seven in ten people will...

Are Gatherings Safe For Seniors Who Have Been Vaccinated?

Are Gatherings Safe For Seniors Who Have Been Vaccinated?

It’s been a long time since seniors have been able to interact freely with friends and family without worrying about the risk of COVID-19. With vaccinations rolling out across the country and restrictions lifting, the possibility of gathering together again feels...

Can Interactions With Seniors Return to Normal Again?

Can Interactions With Seniors Return to Normal Again?

With vaccines being rolled out across the country and fewer new cases of COVID-19, we’re all feeling excited about the possibility of spending more time with our senior loved ones. We’ve missed the hugs, the family dinners, and the quality interactions, and we can’t...

5 Common Concerns Seniors Should Consider About Aging In Place

5 Common Concerns Seniors Should Consider About Aging In Place

If you have an elderly parent or loved one, you know how difficult it can be to talk about plans for care in the future. It’s something many elderly people don’t want to discuss, especially if they are worried they will have to move into a care facility. The good news...

Is It Time to Consider Home Care for Your Senior Loved One?

Is It Time to Consider Home Care for Your Senior Loved One?

The decision to seek out additional care for an aging parent or loved one is never easy. As the aging process takes place, however, some of the things your mom or dad could once do easily will become challenging. Over time, daily activities will get more difficult,...

6 Ways to Give Your Senior Loved One an Immunity Boost This Winter

6 Ways to Give Your Senior Loved One an Immunity Boost This Winter

A crisp winter wonderland may look lovely on a postcard, but the associated cold temperatures and time indoors also bring increased risk of getting sick. That’s especially true for older people whose immune systems may already be weak. But don’t start packing for a...

What You Should Know About the COVID Vaccine for Seniors

What You Should Know About the COVID Vaccine for Seniors

Recent news of a breakthrough in COVID-19 vaccine research has rippled through news outlets and social media, offering a glimpse of hope for those most at risk. Several companies have been working toward fast-tracking a vaccine to combat the virus, and Pfizer recently...

Creative New Holiday Traditions to Keep Seniors Safe During COVID-19

Creative New Holiday Traditions to Keep Seniors Safe During COVID-19

Holiday traditions bring families together and connect the past to the future. Unfortunately, thanks to COVID-19, many of those traditions will need to be put on hold or adjusted this year. As the country experiences a surge in cases, experts recommend that holiday...

4 Practical Ways to Support Senior Mental Fitness During Covid-19

4 Practical Ways to Support Senior Mental Fitness During Covid-19

Covid-19 has placed seniors and their families in a unique predicament. Because older people are at higher risk of developing serious complications if they get the coronavirus, they have had to limit contact with family and friends. While this is important for health...

7 Safe and Easy Ways to Overcome Elderly Isolation During COVID-19

7 Safe and Easy Ways to Overcome Elderly Isolation During COVID-19

COVID-19 has presented challenges for everyone, and most people feel the strain of reduced social contact and limited gatherings. But for the elderly, social isolation isn’t merely an inconvenience. It can be devastating to their mental health and overall well-being....