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How Can You Help Your Aging Family Member Cope with Big Changes in Her Life?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 18, 2017 | Comments Off on How Can You Help Your Aging Family Member Cope with Big Changes in Her Life?
Elder Care in Petaluma CA: Coping with Change

Elder Care in Petaluma CA: Big changes are difficult for anyone to deal with, but they can be especially difficult for your aging adult to manage. Here are some steps you can take to help her deal with change.

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Tips for Reducing Risk of Infection When Visiting Your Parent

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Tips for Reducing Risk of Infection When Visiting Your Parent
Elderly Care in Windsor CA: Reducing the Risk of Infection

Elderly Care in Windsor CA: Helping your parent to prevent infection is an important step in guarding their health as they age in place. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to infection, ranging from cold and flu to wound infections, due to lower immune systems, and are more likely to experience severe consequences as a result of these infections.

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Why You Need to Meet Your Parents’ Doctors

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Why You Need to Meet Your Parents’ Doctors
Home Care in Sonoma CA: Meeting Your Parents' Doctors

Home Care in Sonoma CA: Getting to know your parents’ doctors is one of the best moves you can make. When their care needs change, you’ve already established a path of communication. The doctors know you and understand your parents’ wishes in what information can be shared. Here are the best reasons to get to know your parents’ doctors.

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National Preparedness Month: How to Prepare Bedridden Seniors

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on National Preparedness Month: How to Prepare Bedridden Seniors
Senior Care in Petaluma CA: Emergency Preparedness for Bedridden Seniors

Senior Care in Petaluma CA: September is National Preparedness Month and it is the ideal time to make plans for what to do in the event of an emergency. When your elderly loved one is bedridden, you’ll have to make some extra special arrangements.

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How Can You Help Your Senior Connect with You and Others in the Later Stages of Dementia?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Sep 19, 2017 | Comments Off on How Can You Help Your Senior Connect with You and Others in the Later Stages of Dementia?
Caregiver in Cotati CA: Connecting with Someone with Dementia

Many family members worry that they’re not able to connect with an elderly family member who has dementia. It’s especially difficult in the later stages of the illness. Try some of these ideas.

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National Skin Care Awareness: Stress’s Role in Rosacea Flare-Ups

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Sep 13, 2017 | Comments Off on National Skin Care Awareness: Stress’s Role in Rosacea Flare-Ups
Elder Care in Healdsburg CA: Stress and Rosacea

Elder Care in Healdsburg CA: Rosacea is a common skin condition. Its primary targets are men and women in the 30 to 50 range. There’s no known cause and no cure. One of the biggest problems is that stress triggers flare-ups.

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Preventing Falls in Your Senior’s Kitchen

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Sep 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Preventing Falls in Your Senior’s Kitchen
Home Care in Windsor CA: Preventing Falls in the Kitchen

Home Care in Windsor CA: As the fall season approaches, now is the perfect time for you as a family caregiver to evaluate your senior parent’s daily routine and home to help protect them from the potentially devastating consequences of a fall.

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What Can You Do When Your Loved One Is Prone to Tantrums?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Aug 30, 2017 | Comments Off on What Can You Do When Your Loved One Is Prone to Tantrums?
Senior Care in Rohnert Park CA: Dealing with Bad Behavior

Senior Care in Rohnert Park CA: Having a bad day once in a while is something that everyone can experience, even your elderly loved one. But if throwing a temper tantrum is becoming more and more common for your loved one, you need to get a handle on this behavior quickly.

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The Importance of Encouraging an Active Social Life for Your Senior

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Aug 23, 2017 | Comments Off on The Importance of Encouraging an Active Social Life for Your Senior
Elderly Care in Healdsburg CA: Encouraging an Active Social Life

Elderly Care in Healdsburg CA: There are many things that you can do as a family caregiver to give your aging parent the highest quality of life possible. While you are taking steps to address health and safety issues such as helping them to reduce fall risk, encouraging them to manage their health complications properly, and supporting healthy lifestyle choices, it is important that you do not forget about the importance of mental and emotional health as well.

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Celebrating National Senior Citizen’s Day

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Aug 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Celebrating National Senior Citizen’s Day
Caregiver in Windsor CA: Celebrating Seniors

Caregiver in Windsor CA: While it may not be as well-known as Mother’s Day or Veteran’s Day, National Senior Citizen’s Day is well worth celebrating. The day of observance was created as a time to honor, appreciate, and support senior citizens of all backgrounds and abilities.

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