Category Archives: Caregiving

5 Hardships You May Not Expect as a Caregiver

Many baby boomers are at the point in their lives where their children have moved out, and their parents are moving in. Maybe one parent died, maybe Mom never purchased a long-term care policy and is beginning to need help with day-to-day tasks, or maybe Dad is starting to be forgetful. Whatever your family’s current situation is as a caregiver, know that you are not alone. There are many hardships people usually expect when becoming a caretaker for a loved one, such as helping with dressing, doling out medications or adding grab bars to the shower. There are equally as many hardships people do not expect, and LTC Consumer has compiled five of those items here. Continue reading

Keeping Seniors Safe in Hot Weather

‘Tis the season for dehydration, heat stroke and heat exhaustion. And while much of the country has air conditioning these days, many places do not. It’s especially important to keep an eye on the seniors in your life, as they are more vulnerable to extreme temperatures. Older adults have a higher tendency to be dehydrated, their bodies take longer to adjust to changes in the temperature, and they may be on prescriptions that also prevent their bodies from regulating properly. Here are some tips to keep the vulnerable seniors in your life a little more comfortable. Continue reading

5 easy ways to support Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in June

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and the Alzheimer’s Association is asking you to get involved.  They have five simple steps to show your support and encourage more awareness. The first three are to “go purple”, the fourth is to share your story, and the fifth is to take action. LTC Consumer will be participating in all of these to help spread the word and fight to end Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

Unwanted Prescription Drugs? Dispose at a Take Back Day!

Do you or your elderly loves ones have expired or unwanted prescription drugs taking up valuable bathroom and kitchen cabinet space? This can become a safety issue if small children or pets get into them, or if someone else takes them for recreational use. Luckily Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10am to 2pm is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This is the DEA’s event which provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Continue reading

Why You Should Consider Adult Foster Homes Instead of Assisted Living

When many people hear the term “foster care,” they typically think of the child foster care system. An adult foster care home is a place where older adults who can no longer live independently live with a homeowner who provides the care services they need. Each adult foster care home is licensed by the state.

Care in a private home offers a positive setting for the elderly, aging, and those with disabilities. Adult foster homes offer different levels of care based on an individual’s care needs.

Learn more about the benefits of adult foster care and why this setting may be a great choice for your elderly loved ones. Continue reading