What are the Benefits of a Nonprofit Nursing Home?

When searching for the right nursing home for your loved one, there are many things to consider. Your checklist will likely include things such as price, proximity, and environment along with the information you receive from the facility and reviews regarding … Read More

Is Dementia Hereditary?

If you have a family member with dementia, you may be wondering if it is hereditary. The answer is yes…and no. The genetics of dementia are complex with many factors weighing in. If your loved one has dementia, the first … Read More

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

Free College Courses for Senior Citizens

Is there a subject you always dreamed of learning more about but didn’t have the time or finances to do so? This may be the perfect moment to take advantage of special opportunities that only seniors have. You may be … Read More

Surviving with Humor: Tough Times Call for Laughter

    When going through hard times, it may seem impossible to find humor in anything. If a loved one is suffering or has passed, guilt may also be at play. You may feel selfish or insensitive for even thinking 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

The Healing Power of Pets

We’re excited to start this new series of blogs written by our Home Care Advisor team. Annie has been with CareGivers.com since early this year and lives in Austin. She enjoys taking the train downtown, hiking, live music, and going to the lake. Annie has … 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