At Williams Loving Care, we understand the commitment of love, relationships and resources needed every day in the care of a loved one. Here we hope to provide useful information as we share from our own experience.
WELCOME TO OUR BLOG
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it is a perfect opportunity to show your aging senior some extra love. Here are a few ideas about how you can make them feel special on this holiday of love. Let Them Choose the Activity When planning an activity for your...
In the rapidly changing world of nutrition, it is important to consider how senior citizens will consume food in the future. With an aging population, more people are living longer lives and having different dietary needs from those of younger generations. In this blog post, we’ll explore how nutrition for senior citizens is changing and what that might look like in 2023 and beyond.
Whether you’re a family caregiver or a senior in need, you can benefit from home healthcare services this holiday season to help keep the elderly safe at home. Read more below on how Williams Loving Care can help you understand how to keep seniors safe over the holidays.
The holiday season should be merry and bright, but many elders feel increasingly isolated and unhappy this time of year. As caregivers and loved ones, we tend to put pressure on ourselves to make sure our patients enjoy themselves during this time. Family members and caregivers alike are all concerned with making sure our senior friends enjoy their holiday plans this year.
By now you know that we provide in-home care for adults and seniors that need an extra hand. What you may not have realized is that we provide care for adults and children with disabilities. Caring for a disabled adult or child requires a different care plan. We also care for children with or without disabilities but this article will focus on providing care for adults with disabilities.
If you are a caregiver, loved
one, or friend, you should be aware of what to look out for to help our aging seniors.
Each May our nation brings awareness to mental health, and this month we will do the same and dedicate our awareness to the caregivers out there who are taking care of loved ones. A caregiver’s job is hard and it requires a strong mind! Caregivers are angels on earth!
Spring is finally here! For us here in the south, we are thankful that the winter temperatures are behind us and that the warm weather is here with all of the crisp mornings and cool evenings! Life during the spring is in full bloom and we love it! Our days are longer and warmer and you may be feeling more energized!
At some point in our lives most of us will be faced with the question, “Is it time to hire help taking care of mom?” It’s okay to seek guidance as this is a very personal decision for your family that you are making. In-home care can be flexible and more affordable than you might realize.
Since February is heart health awareness month, we thought we would provide you with some information and healthy habits for our friendly seniors to live by that can increase their chances of having healthier hearts! And who doesn’t want a healthier heart?! The...
Every day we get is a blessing, and New Year’s is especially unique in that sense. It brings an opportunity to reflect on what you’ve accomplished and what you’d like to change. Whether it’s large or small, all resolutions are significant. We’ve gathered 7 New Year’s resolutions specifically for seniors, from a change in the outlook of life to health and wellness goals. Setting resolutions is a great way to remind us that even as we age there’s always something to learn and always an opportunity to grow.
Sometimes the stress of preparing for the holidays can weigh on you and things can easily slip your mind. While being so focused on showing your loved ones how much you appreciate them with cards and presents, the one gift that can quickly be overlooked is the gift of quality time. Finding time to spend with your loved ones around the holidays will mean the world to them.
For most, the holiday season is a time where memories run rampant, but loneliness can fuel feelings of sadness and longing, especially for our elderly loved ones. Around 29% of people ages 65 years and older live alone. It’s our due diligence to make sure they don’t spend the holidays alone. As a caregiver or family member, it’s important to make your loved one feel included.
Depression… we might all feel it at some point in our lives. The way we get through it is what’s important. We believe depression hits you differently when you’re older. Depression isn’t something we necessarily associate with aging, however, there are studies linking hospital stays and long-term care leading to higher levels of depression in seniors. We need to pay close attention to seniors once they are hospitalized or unable to care for themselves.
“Is that you… son?” Brace yourself… it’s coming. Well, maybe. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. For families with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s, this question is all too familiar. Forgetfulness and memory loss are characteristics of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Memory loss is painful and particularly difficult for family members to cope with when their parent or loved one forgets who they are.
It’s feelin’ hot, hot, hot! When it comes to the elderly, there are plenty of natural threats to be aware of. In the hot summer months, a huge condition to be aware of are heat induced illnesses. The sun and it’s heat does not care how old you are, but certainly our senior citizens are more susceptible to heat related illnesses, such as heat strokes.
It’s officially summertime and for the majority of 2020 and 2021 we’ve been cooped up in the house. Who has time for that? The sunshine is good for us and we NEED it! Our bodies crave it for the Vitamin D it provides. So we thought we would provide you with some fun...
Maintaining brain health is crucial during the golden years. Most seniors are concerned about keeping issues like dementia at bay as well as boosting memory and mental clarity. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, engaging in mentally-challenging activities, and taking...
As you age, you realize what is truly important in life and make it a point to spend more time doing these things. Here are some thought-provoking pointers to keep in mind when thinking about how to live life to the fullest.
Coming by sleep gets a little more difficult as we age. Sleep is vital for our body to reenergize for the next day. Without enough sleep, we are groggy and can even be cranky. Our memory function is also dependent on the amount of sleep we get in the night. As we get older, our memory becomes more important, and we need to be able to do whatever we can to keep the ability to remember things that have happened and continue to occur in our lives. To improve our sleep schedules, we must understand what happens to our bodies as we age and how that affects our ability to fall asleep and rest.