Our posts feature helpful advice and resources for both caregivers and aging seniors. They may be able to provide you with the answers you’ve been searching for, or point you in the right direction to find them.
What is an Aging Life Care Manager and How Can They Help?
May is Aging Life Care Month, a time to recognize the importance of caring for aging loved ones and the role of Aging Life Care Managers in providing expert guidance and support. As we age, managing our health and well-being can become more complex, but with the help of an Aging Life Care Manager, you can navigate the challenges with ease and ensure that you or your loved one receives the best care possible. Learn how Desert Care Management can assist you and your aging loved ones in creating a personalized care plan that meets your unique needs.read more
What You Need to Know About Caregiver Stress
Being a caregiver is both an important and demanding job. The physical, emotional, and financial strain it can cause can lead to burnout if left unchecked. Caregivers need to pay close attention to their well-being, and take steps to relieve stress.read more
Nutritional Tips for People Ages 60+
Our bodies go through many subtle but significant transformations as we age, leaving us with a different set of needs and abilities. While some of these changes can take place over time without our notice, others are more obvious. Healthy aging entails multiple aspects, among them eating right, exercising regularly and preventing mental decline. Older adults often experience a decline in nutritional needs and proper nutrition is vital to maintaining good health. Luckily, there are steps you can take to address your nutritional needs as you age.read more
Living a Heart Healthy Lifestyle
Did you know February is Heart Health Awareness Month? That makes it the perfect time to raise awareness about heart disease, and share tips for a heart healthy lifestyle. In most cases, heart disease is preventable through making simple modifications to daily life.read more
Urinary Tract Infections Should Not Be Ignored
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the most common bacterial infection in older adults, affecting women more often than men. Typically, they can be treated effectively with antibiotics once diagnosed, but particularly in seniors, they are not always identified or treated quickly.read more
Gifts for People with Dementia
Giving a gift to a person with dementia doesn’t have to be difficult and there are many items specifically designed for the cognitively impaired. Read on for partial list of items that may be a good choice for your loved one.read more
The Holidays with Dementia
The holiday season can be an exciting and joyful time, but can also bring stress, disappointment, or sadness for those with dementia or Alzheimer's and their caregivers. The good news is, while the holidays may look or feel different this year, it's still possible to create special, meaningful memories with your aging loved ones.read more
Everyone Needs to See the Doctor
Staying healthy is especially important for everyone, but becomes especially crucial as we age. This is due to the risk of health problems increasing as we age. Identifying problems early, or preventing them all together can help seniors live a healthier, longer, and more satisfied life.read more
As We Age . . . What Are Our Choices and Where Do We Begin?
As one ages, many needs change. By the time an adult reaches retirement age, their needs and desires are usually quite different than in the earlier stages of life. Although many retirees remain quite active and independent, there may come a time when this changes, and difficult decisions must be made regarding what to do next. Proactive planning by family and the older adult can help prevent emergencies and accidents and allow the older adult to remain safe and independent for as long as possible.read more
Protecting Your Skin Should Be a Priority
Spending time in the sun can be full of fun, but it's important to remember the importance of sun safety. The need for protection from the sun's UVA and UVB rays can be especially important for seniors, who often have more fragile skin. Learn about protecting yourself and your aging loved ones from the harmful effects of UV rays.read more