Entries by Riveroaks Homecare

Helping Caregivers Take Care of Themselves with Respite Care

Much has been written about the stress of caregiving and the toll it takes on those who do it.  According to a 2018 study from insurance firm Genworth, 40% of caregivers “experienced depression, mood swings and resentment as a result of their labors.”   Respite care services can offer much-needed relief for this population of caregivers […]

Helping your senior loved one use technology

Have you ever sat in the cockpit of a plane? Or perhaps you can picture a movie scene of a pilot sitting in the chair, flicking on switches, turning knobs, preparing for take-off. As an outsider, someone who isn’t a pilot, your reaction to looking at the dashboard of a plane is probably something of […]

Elder Abuse and Neglect.

Elder abuse and neglect is very common in our society and around us, unfortunately due to the fact that little or no awareness is made about it to the public and our society in general, it makes it tough for us to see even when it’s happening close to home and around us. It shouldn’t be […]

Keeping Seniors Warm this Winter.

❄️ Colder temperatures can be dangerous for seniors. Always keep indoor temperatures warm and if going outside, dress in layers and cover all exposed skin in very cold temperatures. When venturing outside make sure you are outfitted with warm socks, gloves, a heavy coat, a hat and a scary. 🧣 A scarf does double duty–it will keep you […]

5 Must-Have Talks with Parents This Holiday.

Starting a conversation with an aging parent around long term care can be difficult. If you find yourself not knowing how to broach the subject with your parent, check out these tips to learn how to discuss things in a way that is sensitive and effective – at any time of the year. https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/12-10-15-must-have-talks-with-parents-this-holiday/ A […]