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7 Ways You Can Help Your Aging Loved One Overcome the Winter Blues

The dark and dreary days of winter can take an emotional toll on any of us, sapping our energy, enthusiasm and zest for life. However, the winter blues can be especially difficult for aging loved ones who are already considered to be at greater risk of becoming depressed.

Once the holidays have passed, we enter a seemingly interminable stretch when winter’s colder and shorter days seem like they will never end. During this period, older adults will sometimes dwell on the people and abilities they’ve lost over the years and become listless and forlorn. 

What to Do When Your Aging Parent Refuses Short-Term Rehabilitation

Mother and daughter reviewing paperwork

“With today’s model of health care, many adult children find that their aging parents are discharged from the hospital after an illness, injury or surgery well before they’re ready and able to return home successfully,” says Colleen Dwyer, RN, NHA, Executive Director and Administrator of Bryn Mawr Terrace.

Personal Care Community Checklist: 11 Important Questions to Ask Before Your Aging Parent Moves In

Personal Care Community Checklist: 11 Important Questions to Ask Before Your Aging Parent Moves In

Living a free and independent lifestyle in a safe, comfortable environment is something we all desire – especially for our aging parents. However, as we age, the challenges to our independence increase and some of the basic daily activities we’ve always taken for granted can become much more difficult.

How Long-Distance Caregivers Can Show Their Support from Afar

Long Distance Caregiver

Today, many family members live significant distances away from loved ones who are receiving care. According to AARP, “An estimated 11 percent of family caregivers live at least an hour away from their loved one.”

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