Nora's NJ Elder Care News Column

Nora's NJ Elder Care News Column

Creative Caregiving

Creative ideas and activities for family caregiving. Keep your loved one happy with these inventive ideas.

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Warmer Days: Exercise for Seniors Can Lead to Health and Happiness

Seniors benefit from exercise and fresh air...they’ll feel better, stay healthier, and be happier. Try to incorporate fun and beneficial activities each day.

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Art & Music: Breaking Through the Barriers of Alzheimer’s Disease

Art and music therapy can help those with dementia. A familiar tune brings joy and helps them better relate to other people. Art therapy is also a successful tool when working with someone with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia.

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Elderly Nutrition: Is Your Aging Loved One At Risk for Malnutrition

Seniors don’t always eat right. They may not feel well, may not want to prepare a meal for just themselves, or have diminished capability of preparing food. It’s important to monitor your loved one’s diet and eating habits in order to keep healthy.

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I Want In-Home Care…But, How Do I Choose What Type Is Right For Me?

Do the variety of elder care options have you confused? This article will help explain the differences between registries, home care agencies, home health agencies, and private hire.

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Making T.I.M.E. for All Family Members: Preserving a Good Relationship with Your Aging Parent

Your parents are getting older, so now’s the time to make the most of holidays and special occasions. Look for ways to strengthen your relationship with them and continue cultivating happy memories.

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Tough Economic Times Calls for Money-Saving Caregiving Tips

Family caregivers have taken a financial hit with the economy of recent years. These tips will help stretch your dollars as you care for your aging loved one.

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It’s a New Year, Make New Plans – “Emergency Preparedness” for Seniors

The beginning of the year is a good time for families to plan for emergencies and to coordinate a plan with their older parents or loved ones.

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Is Your Loved One Safe Living Alone? A Working Assessment Guide for Families

The elder population in the US continues to rise as life expectancy increases.

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Aging Successfully in Place: Developing a Care Plan for Staying in the Home

As people age, it’s no longer assumed an older person will move in with family or move into a nursing home or other facility. “Aging in place” is becoming the norm as people want to adapt in their own homes as they get older.

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Let an Angel Help You Care for Your Loved One

Becoming a full-time family caregiver just isn’t possible for most people, regardless of intentions. Home health aide “Angels” can help bridge the gap in care when you can’t be there for your loved ones.

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Mom Took Care of You – Is It Your Turn Now?

You’ll be forever grateful for your mother’s love and care as you grew up. As she ages, the tables turn as her care needs become your responsibility.

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Protecting Older Adults During the Dog Days of Summer

Seniors need to be especially careful in the hot weather. Dehydration, heat stroke, and UV dangers can all cause serious harm to older people.

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