Senior Living: Tips on Growing Herbs and Berries Indoors

Spring has sprung, the sweet smell of jasmine is in the air and the time to plant is among us! Indoor gardening is an easy alternative to the hassles of hauling giant bags of mulch and weed pulling. You can … Read More

5 Small Breeds That Make Great Companion Dogs for Seniors

For seniors looking to adopt a dog, certain breeds have specific genetic traits making them the perfect lap companion. While there are a countless amount of pups (including lovable mutts!) that can be great for seniors, we have chosen 5 … Read More

Alzheimer’s: Why Validation is Key to a Good Relationship

What is Validation and How Can I Use it? In the past, caregivers and family members were told to correct or “gently remind” those with Alzheimer’s of reality when they were lost in an alternate version. We now know that … Read More

The Effects of Alzheimer’s on Family and their Care Givers

We are excited to continue our new series of blogs written by our CareGivers.com team. Nichole has been with CareGivers.com since the beginning of 2017 as a Home Care Advisor. Her background is in social work. She has worked in … Read More

Self-Care Tips for the CareGiver

We’re excited to continue our new series of blogs written by the CareGivers.com team. Damita has been with CareGivers.com since 2016, first as a Home Care Advisor and now as a Home Care Recruiter. She enjoys art, a good cup of … Read More

Warning Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Help

When an elderly loved one needs help at home, it is not always obvious. In fact, it is usually the people who are closest that are the last to notice warning signs. Why? Familiarity. When changes happen gradually over time, … Read More

12 Tips for Helping Seniors with Poor Eyesight

There’s no way around it, loosing eyesight is tough. If you are a caregiver to a senior or have an elderly loved one with poor eyesight, there are things you can do to help. While every senior will have different … Read More

Aging and Aphasia

What is Aphasia? According to the National Aphasia Association, Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. This occurs from injury to the area of the brain that controls speech … Read More

November: National Family Caregiver Challenge!

November National Family Caregivers Month “Take Care to Give Care” National Family Caregivers Month is recognized each November in celebration of family members who care for one or more of their loved ones.  “Take Care to Give Care” is the … Read More

Long-Distance Caregiver Challenges and Tips

Long distance caregiving for a parent or other loved one can come with many challenges. The further away you are, the harder it may be to truly recognize what type of care your parent needs. When your main line of communication … Read More