What Do You Need to Pack for an Outing with a Senior Who Is Incontinent?

As a caregiver, you've probably already found that you need to be prepared for just about anything. This is definitely the case if your elder adult is incontinent. Having a go bag with you that has all that you might need in the event of an accident can have you both feeling prepared and confident. Extra Clothes and Something to Contain Soiled Clothes Even with the best incontinence products on the market, your elder could have an accident that creates a leak. This ... Read more

How to help your Aging Parent Prevent a Broken Hip

Broken hips are a common injury among the elderly and 95 percent of them are caused by falls. Every year, over 300,000 people over the age of 64 are hospitalized due to these debilitating injuries. Fortunately, there are steps that you and your parent can take to help prevent btoken hips. Steps to Take Contact their primary health care provider to discuss your parent’s risk factors and how to help minimize them. Osteoporosis is one of the main risk factors for this ... Read more

Elder Care Tip: March is International Listening Awareness Month

Elder Care in Great Neck NY People who make time during International Listening Awareness month every year will, over the years, perfect the listening side of their communicating selves. Listening to others sends the message that, "You are important, I value what you have to say." People are not always aware of the messages they send during conversations with friends. Pay attention to other people, what do they do differently? If someone wants to know if they are a good listener, the first ... Read more