Entries by Riveroaks Homecare

Tips For Taking Care of Elderly Loved Ones

Making sure our loved ones are safe, happy and healthy is one of the most important things we can do for the people we care about as they get older. However, taking care of elderly loved ones can often present challenges as life gets increasingly busy. Navigating the stresses between school or work and making […]

Setting Up Care

Any time you’re trying to provide for an elderly family member and looking for a place for them to live, there are a lot of considerations to be made. Some of these have to do with the care they’re getting throughout the day, and some have to do with longer-term issues like estate planning or […]

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 […]