Flu Vaccine for Seniors: Covid-19 and the 2021-2022 Flu Season

Covid-19 and the 2021-2022 flu season With hospitals across the country already overwhelmed with COVID-19 hospitalizations, getting a flu shot to reduce the spread of respiratory illness is more important than ever. Flu vaccination is especially important for adults 65 years and older, who account for most hospitalizations and deaths from flu and from Covid-19. … Read moreFlu Vaccine for Seniors: Covid-19 and the 2021-2022 Flu Season

6 Ways to Convince Seniors to Take Medication

Why do seniors refuse to take medicine? Many families struggle to convince seniors to take medication that’s absolutely necessary for their health.  Some older adults refuse on principle – I’ve never taken medicine in my life! I’m certainly not starting now.  Others refuse because they’re suspicious, often due to Alzheimer’s or dementia – What’s that? … Read more6 Ways to Convince Seniors to Take Medication

Home Health Care vs Home Care: What’s the Difference?

They sound the same, but are different services The words “home health care” and “home care” sound so similar, most people assume they’re the same thing.  But they’re not the same and there are some important differences. We explain what home health care is, what in-home care is, how they can be used together, and … Read moreHome Health Care vs Home Care: What’s the Difference?

6 Things to Try Before Using Antipsychotic Medications for Dementia Behaviors

Medication can’t always solve difficult dementia behaviors When someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia has challenging behaviors like aggression, anxiety, or agitation, it can be exhausting and frustrating for caregivers. The first solution that comes to mind might be behavioral medication, usually antipsychotics. Unfortunately, these medications are typically not helpful. We found a handy tip sheet … Read more6 Things to Try Before Using Antipsychotic Medications for Dementia Behaviors