Creative Ideas to Help Aging Adults Remain Active and Engaged

Visiting Care Giving Services is here to help seniors find ways to remain active and engaged in creative activities.

  At the beginning of the pandemic, it seemed that just about everybody was picking up new hobbies to stay busy. Whether it was sewing, reading, gardening, or trying out new recipes, finding new forms of entertainment from the safety of home was less challenging a year ago than it is today. These days, the […]

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Know the Signs of Skin Cancer and How to Protect Senior Skin

Learn the signs of skin cancer and practical steps to take in order to protect seniors from excessive sun exposure.

With warmer weather on the horizon, we can look forward to spending more time outside – enjoying cookouts, walks in the neighborhood park, working in the garden, or taking a trip to the lake. More time outdoors means it’s also important to take steps to protect skin from sun exposure – a habit that should […]

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Hiring Help After Birth: How New Mom Care Can Ease the Transition

Hiring help after birth can help new parents get the support they need.

The birth of a new baby brings much joy and excitement to a family, but the first few weeks and months after a baby is born can also bring feelings of being overwhelmed with new responsibilities, exhausted from a lack of sleep and physically depleted as you heal from your birth experience. Hiring help at […]

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The Benefits of a Daily Routine for Seniors and Family Caregivers

A daily routine benefits seniors and reduces stress and insecurity.

No longer punching a time clock. Staying up late. Sleeping in. Creating your own schedule. While there are many advantages to retirement and no longer needing to structure life around a 9 to 5 schedule or a typical work week, the lack of a daily routine for seniors can be challenging for older adults and […]

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Senior Palliative Care Can Help Older Adults Manage Chronic Health Conditions

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Contrary to popular belief, hospice and palliative care are not one in the same. Hospice focuses on the comfort of individuals in the last six months of life. Palliative care, however, is designed to provide an integrated approach to supporting the treatment and comfort of individuals living with serious, prolonged illness. In particular, palliative care […]

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Therapeutic Fibbing: Are White Lies Acceptable in Dementia Care?

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Honesty is the best policy, right? When caring for a loved one with dementia, caregivers are frequently faced with questions from their loved one that are removed from reality. A person with dementia may ask when a long-deceased relative is coming to visit, when he or she can return home, or a variety of other […]

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The Challenges of Sibling Dynamics When Caring for Aging Parents

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As children, it wasn’t always easy to get along with our siblings. So it’s no surprise that the memories of past hurts from sibling conflict can resurface in our adult years. When trying to work together with siblings while arranging care or caring for aging parents, it can raise new challenges in decision-making and fairly […]

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Tips to Help Seniors Maintain Mental and Physical Health During the Pandemic

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As we close in on the one-year mark of the beginning of the pandemic, it’s not unusual to feel sadness and longing for the way things used to be. Social outings with friends, vacations with grandchildren, attending religious services – so many activities seniors took for granted have had to be put on the backburner […]

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Lifestyle Changes that Improve Senior Heart Health

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While the main focus of February for many of us is Valentine’s Day, there’s another national holiday that should capture our attention as well: American Heart Month. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for older adults, making it crucial to protect senior heart health. So while you’re browsing through heart-shaped cards […]

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How to Help Older Adults Embrace Allowing Help at Home

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“I’m just fine. I can handle everything myself.” If this is a sentiment your elderly loved one has expressed when you’ve asked if assistance at home would help make life easier, you’re not alone. For many older adults, admitting that they need help at home can feel like surrendering their independence, and not surprisingly, they […]

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