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Caregiver Upper Darby PA - How Can You Develop Compassion for Yourself as a Caregiver?

How Can You Develop Compassion for Yourself as a Caregiver?

By Perry C. Doc Alleva, Owner & Administrator | May 17, 2018

It’s not unusual at all to see a caregiver have little to no self-compassion. It’s because the caregiver wants to do so much for their elderly family member and, while that’s admirable, it’s going to wear you out unless you do something about it. Examine How You Talk to Yourself When you’re busy and constantly…

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Elder Care Philadelphia PA - How Can You Overcome Your Senior's Objections to Hiring Elder Care Providers?

How Can You Overcome Your Senior’s Objections to Hiring Elder Care Providers?

By Perry C. Doc Alleva, Owner & Administrator | May 10, 2018

Your senior family member might not be as excited about hiring elder care providers as you might be. That’s normal and there are some things you can do to help her become accustomed to the idea. Listen to Why She’s Objecting If your elderly family member feels as if this is a unilateral decision you’re…

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Home Health Care Chester PA - What Can You Do to Be Prepared for Sudden Medical Visits?

What Can You Do to Be Prepared for Sudden Medical Visits?

By Perry C. Doc Alleva, Owner & Administrator | May 3, 2018

Sudden medical visits, either to your senior’s doctor or to the hospital, are not an easy thing to prepare for, but it is possible. These tips can help you to feel more in control when these out-of-control situations pop up. Keep an Updated List of Medicines Handy If your aging adult is like many people…

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Elderly Care Darby PA - How Can Elderly Care Help a Senior with Diabetes Pursue Their Weight Goals?

How Can Elderly Care Help a Senior with Diabetes Pursue Their Weight Goals?

By Perry C. Doc Alleva, Owner & Administrator | Apr 25, 2018

If you are a family caregiver for one of the more than 30 million people throughout the United States who are currently living with diabetes, one of the recommendations that you are likely to have received is to help your senior lose weight. If your senior is overweight or obese, they are at increased risk…

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Senior Care Media PA - Could a Tiny House Be Right for Your Parent?

Could a Tiny House Be Right for Your Parent?

By Perry C. Doc Alleva, Owner & Administrator | Apr 19, 2018

Lots of older adults start to think about downsizing when caring for a large home becomes more difficult due to age. The average home in the United States is around 2,600 square feet, and that’s far more house than an older adult may be able to handle. Maybe you’re thinking about helping your parent to…

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Home Care Drexel Hill PA - Why Home Care Services Are In Demand

Why Home Care Services Are In Demand

By Perry C. Doc Alleva, Owner & Administrator | Apr 10, 2018

Bradley worried about his elderly mother, who is 81. She had developed diabetes and suffers from foot pain. Because of that, his mother no longer leaves the house much, except for driving to the grocery store once per week. Because she has slowed down physically, she struggled to take care of herself with self-care tasks…

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Home Care Services Havertown PA - Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Perry C. Doc Alleva, Owner & Administrator | Apr 5, 2018

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and it’s the ideal time for everyone that operates a motor vehicle to re-evaluate their driving habits. Family caregivers may need to take extra time to talk with their elderly loved ones about the dangers of distracted driving. Seniors and Distracted Driving Studies show that there is an increased…

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Elder Care Springfield PA - Are You Caring for a Difficult Senior?

Are You Caring for a Difficult Senior?

By Perry C. Doc Alleva, Owner & Administrator | Mar 28, 2018

Many caregivers find themselves taking care of an extremely demanding family member. You might worry that you’re stuck in this situation no matter what, so it’s important to look at why you’re there and what else you might be able to do in order to get your elder the help she needs. Family Obligations Are…

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Homecare Upper Darby PA - Where Can Homecare Providers Relieve Strain on You and Other Family Members?

Where Can Homecare Providers Relieve Strain on You and Other Family Members?

By Perry C. Doc Alleva, Owner & Administrator | Mar 21, 2018

Being a caregiver can mean that you need to rearrange an awful lot of your own life. If you and your senior are lucky, you’ve got help in the form of other family members. But that still might not be enough to alleviate the strain of caregiving. Transportation Issues At some point, your senior may…

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