Nurses' Articles

My Elderly Parents Need Help with Transportation

My Elderly Parents Need Help with Transportation

Finding transportation can be challenging when Mom or Dad or both need help with driving to doctor appointments, shopping trips to the grocery, pharmacy and other local errands. It is often difficult for well-meaning but busy families with demanding schedules


Finding Caregivers When There are No Home Care Agencies in Your Community

Finding Caregivers When There are No Home Care Agencies in Your Community

Families residing in less populated areas throughout the country often discover the difficulty and frustration of finding in-home care services. Discouraged families simply don't know where to turn when their rural communities have no home care agencies. Thus,


Tips to Help Mom or Dad Manage Stress and Anxiety

Tips to Help Mom or Dad Manage Stress and Anxiety

I recently and un-expectedly discovered that my elderly mother suffers with anxiety. I was sorry to learn about her anxiety as this was not something she had experienced in the past. My siblings and I lightheartedly remark from time to time that we thought our


5 Curiosity Driven Questions and Answers about Seniors

5 Curiosity Driven Questions and Answers about Seniors

Why do Seniors Wake up Early? Many seniors wake up with the sun but admit they have nothing to do and nowhere to go, so why such nonsense you may wonder? Well maybe it's as simple as force of habit due to years of early work schedules. Contrary to popular


What Can You Expect After Choosing a Home Care Agency?

What Can You Expect After Choosing a Home Care Agency?

Initially the agency should schedule an in-home assessment visit to evaluate your loved one's needs at a time convenient for your family to participate. This first visit should be performed by a qualified health professional and most often will be a nurse.