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Caring for the Elderly Blog

As a caregiver, building a strong connection with your client is important in order to deliver the best quality care. Seniors are often reluctant to open up to a stranger, causing miscommunication and distrust. We highlight key strategies caregivers can implement to build strong relationships with clients.
It can be difficult to communicate with elderly clients when a foundation of trust has yet to be built. Clients are more likely to speak freely about their concerns when they feel that they can trust their caregiver. We share a few simple tips to help caregivers build trusting relationships with their clients.
At some point, seniors have to give up driving as their health and vision start to decline. Fortunately, there are a number of governmental supports available to help seniors get around. We outline key resources that seniors can use to maintain independence in their everyday lives.
As our parents get older, certain tasks become harder for them. They may forget to pay their bills or struggle to keep up with their personal hygiene. Yet, they may keep their concerns from you in fear of inconveniencing you. We discuss clear signs that your aging parent needs help at home.
As we get older, we are more likely to experience loss. The sudden passing of close friends and family is stressful for seniors, and can cause feelings of depression and dread. We outline key symptoms of grief in seniors and offer tips to help families support their mourning loved ones.
Older adults may struggle to fall asleep. Natural sleep aids can help seniors with insomnia sleep better and relieve bodily aches. Such sleep aids include chamomile, valerian, and melatonin. We discuss these remedies in depth and share tips to help older adults develop healthier sleeping habits.
Seniors struggling with anxiety may experience difficulty sleeping, eating, and completing daily tasks. Making dietary changes, drinking more water, and practicing breathing exercises are just a few ways seniors can manage anxiety. We share a few best practices for seniors living with an anxiety disorder.
Tooth decay and oral bacterial infections are more common among seniors due to underlying health conditions. Yet, there are preventative measures older adults can take to maintain good oral health. We outline a few best dental health practices for seniors.
While old age can make outdoor activities more difficult, seniors can still have fun with the help of a caregiver. With extra support, seniors can engage in fun summer activities like fishing, canoeing, and visiting preservation sites. We share a few fun activities for caregivers and seniors to make the most of summer.

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