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    Deano's Senior Transit

How To Be a Great Caregiver

September 14, 2021 Being a caregiver can be incredibly rewarding. Whether it is your actual job, or you found yourself in the position of having to care for a loved one, caregiving is an important and necessary job. It is done with love, patience, and intention to give the person you care about the highest possible quality of life. The need for caregivers in America has grown in the last...

Tips for new caregivers

August 10, 2021 Being responsible for the livelihood of someone is a huge responsibility. Whether you have a plan in place or it happens suddenly when caring for a loved one, it will always be a scary and stressful situation. It is essential to know how to make the best of circumstances and make the experience rewarding while extending time with your loved one. Below we offer a few tips...

Tips to Introduce Home Care to Your Loved One

For caretakers of elderly family members, there will often come the point when additional help is needed. Whether due to burnout or other obligations, many families will turn to home care for their loved one when the stress or daily requirements become too much for them to handle. Unfortunately, many older adults will see this support as a waste of money, an invasion of their privacy, or an insult to their abilities...

Tips for Making Decisions About a Loved One’s Care

Finding the best care options for your loved one isn’t always an easy process. Several other circumstances or problems can further complicate the level of care that might be necessary. Each day, families need to determine if their loved one can still manage their own money, live alone, continue to drive, or even bathe themselves properly. Unfortunately, many families need professional help, but they often don’t know where to turn.  Health and social workers...

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...

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...