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Determining the Type of Care Your Loved One Needs

Caregivers for seniors typically need to help their loved ones with many different activities ranging from general hygiene to ensuring their bills are paid. Since this can be incredibly overwhelming for some family members to tackle on their own, it is important to understand the various types of care available for your loved one and the level of assistance that each provides. Defining the unique needs of the current caregiver and the...

Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility

As adults reach older ages, they often lose mobility due to injuries from falls, strokes, or severe arthritis. Unfortunately, this often hinders their ability to continue to do many of their favorite hobbies or activities because they may be too difficult now. A loss of mobility does not have to mean an end to the fun, however, and there are many great ways to stay engaged and mentally active without needing to move around a...

How To Be Sure Your Loved One Takes Medication Properly

Chronic ailments come with age; therefore, it is not surprising that older adults use more prescribed and over-the-counter medication than any other age group. While medication can improve quality of life if appropriately used, our senior loved ones may have difficulty keeping track of them. This also means they are more susceptible to the dangers of mismanaged medication. Following medication guidelines ensure that your loved one will receive the benefits of their medication and avoid any adverse...

How to Identify Loneliness in Your Loved One

Feelings of isolation or a disconnect from others can affect anyone but are usually short-lived. These feelings, while brief, are not typically cause for alarm. However, lonely seniors may experience a mental and physical decline, especially if the feelings of loneliness go unchecked. While loneliness is not always apparent (even the senior may not recognize it), there are warning signs adult children can look for to determine whether their aging...

How to Convince Your Loved One to Stop Driving

For most of us, driving offers independence, and no matter the age, a loss of this privilege can be devastating. However, this is a necessary decision when a loved one’s driving poses a risk for themselves and others on the road. Age alone should not determine driving capabilities, but consideration must be given for health conditions that may affect decision-making, reaction time, memory, sight and hearing abilities, and any other...

How to Tell if it is Time for a Loved One to Stop Driving

Anyone with a family member who is a senior citizen that still drives likely worries each time they get behind the wheel. Safety is likely always a priority for anyone that is a caregiver. But how can you tell if it is time for a loved one to stop driving? Unfortunately, this is a hard discussion to have for many people and might be one of the most stressful decisions...

Senior Transportation Helps Maintain Independence

For many seniors, a quality life means having the ability to see friends and family, run errands, attend events, and visit healthcare professionals when needed. Maintaining an independent lifestyle is essential even when there is no longer the desire or ability to drive.   Access to safe, reliable transportation helps seniors maintain a sense of independence and quality of life. The experienced and courteous drivers at Deano's Senior Transit provide older adults with the level of mobility and freedom they want.  A Sense of Independence  Independence...

When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

As we age, many different changes occur within our brains and body that could impact whether we can drive safely. No two people develop into their golden years the same and no set age defines the inability to successfully operate a motor vehicle; however, it is important to carefully observe the driving habits of your loved one while looking for warning signs that they may need to hang up their keys and invest in...

Doctor’s Appointments You Should Never Miss

To age gracefully and ensure the proper levels of healthcare are given, seniors often need to regularly see their doctor for checkups or to resolve minor health issues. Unfortunately, a lack of transportation options is often the leading cause for seniors to miss these doctor’s appointments – and prolonged issues could harm their overall health. Deano’s Senior Transit works to ensure this issue is resolved by offering affordable and reliable non-emergency medical transportation...

Tips For Caring For Aging Parents

Did you know that nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 have the responsibility of taking care of their aging parents? And, as life expectancy continues to reach new levels, it is expected that this number will continue to rise. Even basic care for aging parents includes feeding, bathing, dressing, and providing other forms of basic care for them. While it is an extremely rewarding way to enrich your,...