On-the-job tips: Senior caregivers

What senior care providers should report back to their clients

Senior care involves a complicated set of relationships between several parties: the senior receiving care, the client or family member who’s often organizing and/or paying for the care and one or more senior care providers. Communication among these parties is the key to ensuring seniors receive the physical and... more

More seniors are using cannabis to boost their well-being, but there’s one key risk

After decades of prohibition, cannabis laws are changing rapidly. The drug is currently legal for adults in 11 states and Washington, D.C., while medical marijuana is legal in 33. Now, more seniors — especially male baby boomers — are reporting cannabis use, according to a study published earlier this... more

18 quick, easy and healthy meals for seniors

If you're concerned the senior loved ones in your life or those you care for aren't getting enough nutrition, there may be a number of reasons. Perhaps grocery shopping or cooking is too difficult, or meals just aren't as fun to eat alone. Regardless, eating healthy meals... more

How senior caregivers can best care for themselves during coronavirus

As a professional senior caregiver, you’re used to adapting to and navigating difficult or even emergent situations. But throughout this global COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve undoubtedly felt as though you’re swimming in uncharted territory.  That’s understandable given that care workers and caregivers are often the most vulnerable in these moments... more

Your coronavirus questions, answered: What seniors and caregivers need to know

As cases of the COVID-19 continue to rise, people concerned for senior loved ones’ safety have good reason to continue to be on high alert. After all, your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, as well as having underlying medical conditions, according to the CDC. The CDC... more

Senior caregivers: The importance of bonding with clients — and how to do it more deeply

My grandmother lived to be 101. In her last few years, she developed very close relationships with her professional in-home caregivers to such an extent that I believe these women became her most important confidantes. I noticed the relationships she formed with them were less complicated than those she had... more

12 summer safety tips for seniors

The summertime is a time of fun and relaxation for most people. But for seniors, the heat and sun can be dangerous if the proper precautions aren't taken. Here are some great tips that aging adults, as well as their caregivers, can use to make sure they have a... more

African Americans and aging: What caregivers need to know

Wrinkles, gray hair, occasional aches and pains — these are just a few of the minor frustrations that we’ve come to expect with age. As an average 65-year-old can expect to live an additional 19 years, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC... more