Tips and Advice for Seniors and Their Families

Family Caregivers: Caring for Yourself & Others

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, approximately 66 million Americans (35% of the US adult population) serve as family caregivers for adult or disabled relatives. With the population aging and living longer, more...

Arthritis Symptoms & Care

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the US. Millions of adults and half of all people age 65 and older are troubled by this disease. Arthritis is best known as a condition of painful, stiff joints. In fact, there are a variety...

The Benefits of a Therapy Pet for Seniors

For many older adults, mobility limitations, health issues and low energy can keep them from the social engagement they once enjoyed. Especially in seniors who live alone, social isolation can lead to loneliness, depression and poor...

June is Men’s Health Month!

If you are feeling worn down as a caregiver for an aging loved one, you are not alone. You may feel isolated, at times, desperately needing the support of others and seeking guidance as to how to make your life a little easier.  One thing...

101 Things To Do With Someone with Dementia

Activities help to give purpose and meaning. Make each activity success-oriented, failure-free. Here are 101 ideas: Make collage from magazine Put together nuts and bolts Bake cookies Read paper Invite children to visit Read a letter out...

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

If you are feeling worn down as a caregiver for an aging loved one, you are not alone. You may feel isolated, at times, desperately needing the support of others and seeking guidance as to how to make your life a little easier.  One thing...

Hallmark Homecare Featured in the “Wolf Report”

Hallmark Homecare was featured in the Wolf of Franchises' "Wolf Report" which is a weekly analysis of franchise brands and the entrepreneurs behind them. The Wolf Report is written for current and aspiring franchise owners who want to...

Getting Educated About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, irreversible disorder of the brain and the most common form of dementia. The disease affects the cognitive parts of the brain that are involved in thinking, remembering, and using language. It can...

Advice from a Caregiver on Stress Reduction

Lisa Bailey is a kindergarten teacher and caregiver to children and her husband who is undergoing cancer treatment. She shares her top coping strategies in this article for living a balanced life as a caregiver. You may find some of these...

How to Create Fun for Frail Seniors

As a caregiver, you are focused on your loved one’s safety, finances, medical treatment, nutrition and therapy. You busy yourself with doing everything in your power to keep them comfortable. You worry about their reduced energy level,...
Tips for Organizing Health Information

Tips for Organizing Health Information

A trip to the emergency room made me realize why caregivers are advised to organize heath information. When Mom broke her hip, I called an ambulance. When it arrived, I confidently recited Mom’s Medicare number. When asked what...

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Siblings & Caregiving

Siblings & Caregiving

The doctor has informed you that your mother can no longer live independently. You feel that assisted living would be the best solution, but your sister strongly disagrees. It seemed that at one time you were able to communicate with her,...

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Funeral Arrangements: Decisions to Make Now

Funeral Arrangements: Decisions to Make Now

No one wants to think about dying, but it's going to happen to each of us sooner or later. While approaching the topic of death and dying may be difficult for caregivers, family members as well as the elderly should try to organize and...

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Relief for Caregivers Through Respite Care

Relief for Caregivers Through Respite Care

What Is Respite Care? Respite care for the elderly is any service that supports and maintains the primary caregiving relationship by providing temporary care to an aging parent or loved one. If you’re the primary caregiver for an aging...

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Arthritis: Symptoms and Care

Arthritis: Symptoms and Care

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the US. Millions of adults and half of all people age 65 and older are troubled by this disease. Arthritis is best known as a condition of painful, stiff joints. In fact, there are a variety...

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Summer Activities for Seniors & Caregivers

Summer Activities for Seniors & Caregivers

Enjoying the warm summer temperatures doesn't have to be a distant memory for elders and caregivers. Finding an interesting activity that is suitable for a senior’s abilities may take some creativity and planning, but it is well worth...

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How to Cultivate New Friends As You Age

How to Cultivate New Friends As You Age

As baby boomers age, more and more folks will reach their 80s, 90s—and beyond. They will not only lose friends but face the daunting task of making new friends at an advanced age. Even in your 90s, the notion of being a sole survivor can...

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Help for the Helpers – Caregiver Support

Help for the Helpers – Caregiver Support

If you are feeling worn down for caring for a loved one, you are not alone. You may feel isolated and desperately in need of support of others.  Or, you may be looking for some guidance on how to make your life just a little easier...

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Have Great Posture as You Age

Have Great Posture as You Age

Having good posture minimizes stress on your back by keeping your muscles and bones in their natural positions as well as making your movements more fluid and efficient. Poor posture, on the other hand, can create a variety of health...

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Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) aren't just a nuisance in the elderly—they can cause serious health problems. A UTI happens when bacteria in the urethra, bladder or kidneys multiplies in the urine. If left untreated, a UTI can lead to...

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