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By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 23, 2020

Mental activity is just as important for health as physical activity. The right pastimes can help seniors stay sharp and reduce the risk of depression and anxiety. What are some good activities for seniors? Caregivers can use these tips to plan fun entertainment for their senior loved ones. Ask What…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 16, 2020

Older adults lose muscle mass as they age, increasing their odds of having weak legs. As a result, they have a more challenging time exercising, navigating their homes, and completing various tasks. Below you’ll find some of the leading causes of leg weakness in seniors and what family caregivers can…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on April 9, 2020

If you’re taking care of an aging loved one, you need to come up with a comprehensive plan for protecting him or her from coronavirus. Most older adults have suppressed or weak immune systems, which is one of the reasons this virus is so devastating to the aging population. Here’s…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on March 26, 2020

Caring for a senior loved one can be complicated, and it could lead to disagreements among family members. You and your brothers and sisters need to come together to create the proper care plan for your parent and stay committed to your duties. Below are a few tips that can…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on March 19, 2020

As adults continue to age, they often experience significant changes that impact their bladders. The tissue in the bladder wall becomes tough and makes the bladder less elastic. As a result, seniors aren’t able to hold as much urine as they did in the past. Aging also leads to weaker…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on March 12, 2020

One out of every 10 seniors experiences some form of elder abuse. If you don’t live near your senior loved one, you may wonder if he or she is being cared for properly. Looking out for signs of elder abuse from a distance can help you get your loved one…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on March 5, 2020

Financial worries can lead to physical, mental, and emotional problems for older adults. However, sitting down with your aging loved one and developing strategies for handling his or her finances could greatly reduce his or her stress. The following tips can help your loved one manage his or her finances,…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on February 27, 2020

As dementia progresses, comprehending conversations, understanding directions, and communicating become difficult, and seniors rely on others more. Seniors with dementia can have good days and bad days, and your aging loved one may understand you correctly in the morning but not be able to keep up in the afternoon. Continue…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on February 20, 2020

Age-proofing a house can sometimes feel overwhelming. While you don’t want to restrict your senior loved one’s movements, you also need to make sure he or she has a safe environment to live in. You may also be surprised to discover just how many dangers exist in a home for…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on February 18, 2020

There are several diseases seniors are at risk for, including rare conditions such as colorectal cancer. It’s important to know what might cause this disease and the potential symptoms that might indicate its development. The staff at McKinney Home Care Assistance has put together an infographic explaining the risks and…