Encouraging Your Senior to Get Active Again After Hip Surgery

When many people think about having a serious medical procedure such as hip surgery, they immediately think of people recovering by lying in bed in a hospital. As a family caregiver however, you should understand that if your elderly loved one undergoes hip surgery to treat a hip fracture their doctor will want to get them active again as soon as possible. Getting physically active promotes strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the new hip joint, and helps the body to ... Read more

Signs and Symptoms of the Flu

Elderly Care in Massapequa NY Going through the flu can be a miserable experience for your elderly parent. As their family caregiver, you should know that it can also be extremely dangerous for them. Even what seems like a minor infection or illness to you can develop into something much more serious in your aging parent. The flu can turn into pneumonia, lung infections, or other issues that can even put your aging parent’s life at risk. Being able to detect the ... Read more

3 Tips for Helping Your Elderly Loved One with Her Self-Esteem

Elderly Care in Massapequa NY Having strong self-esteem encourages your elderly loved one to have confidence in her own abilities. As her self-esteem dips, depression can set in and that's dangerous for your loved one's health. Try some of these tips to help build up your loved one's self-esteem. Up Her Social Game Sometimes an elderly loved one will have lower self-esteem because she doesn't have the same social outlet that she used to have. Between work, kids, grandkids, and other social activities, people ... Read more

3 Signs it May be Time to Take away the Keys from an Elderly Loved One

Elderly Care in Massapequa NY Having the right to drive in the United States and in many other parts of the world is considered a sign of independence.  Teenagers obtain their driver’s license, they see it as the first true step into the new world of independent living. Yes, those teenagers often rely on their parents for the rest of their high school career and well into college, but having a car to get around in means they won’t have to rely ... Read more