Stocking Stuffers for Senior Parents

Grab and Pull for Car Seatbelt

 

Make the stocking the highlight of the holidays! Great gift ideas are a click away for special seniors in your life at Stocking Stuffers. Arm warmers, card games, drinking cups, fashion bibs, long reach helpers, slip resistant fashion socks, small piece puzzles and more. Find helpful products this holiday season at PersonCare.net.

2016 Family Caregivers Month

November is Family Caregivers Month.  Millions of Americans are providing care to family members. Here are a few thoughtful links on this year’s theme “Take Care to Give Care”.

Personcare’s Health Care Happenings for November

Seven Myths That Lead to Caregiver Guilt

Support Network for Heart Attack and Stroke Survivors

Health Check Binder

 

 

Help From Occupational Therapists for Older Drivers

With April being the month to celebrate the work of occupational therapists, one of the important everyday tasks they help with is driving for older adults. Providing support for the physical and cognitive changes occurring in older adults is a typical role for occupational therapists. They can be a great asset to the children of older drivers by working on the skills needed by their parents to continue to be behind the wheel. The occupational therapist makes the driving discussions less threatening, provides a driving evaluation, and determines plans for the driving future of older drivers. To learn more, click on Keeping Older Drivers Safe On The Road from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is the month to remind yourself about having a colonoscopy. Progress has been made in the fight against colon cancer with the death rate declining by almost 50% in the last 25 years. Screening has played a major role in this decline. If you are over 50 and have not had a colonoscopy, you need one. If you are over 60 and it has been more than ten years since your last colonoscopy, you need one.

If you do not want to listen to this blog, listen to this doctor.

Valentine’s Day is National Organ Donor Day

Flowers and chocolates are nice. Giving someone a better life is special. For you and for them.

Take the steps now to be an organ donor. Go to organdonor.gov to learn how to be an organ donor. It’s easy. It’s simple. Organ donation saves lives. About 79 people in the United States receive an organ transplant each day. About 22 people do not. Those 22 people do not get another day to wait for your help. Become an organ donor.

Go Red for Women’s Heart Health on February 5

February is American Heart Month and a growing part is women’s heart health. The American Heart Association reports that women often ignore the signs of a heart attack. Many of the heart disease research reports focus on men. So everyone is joining the GO RED for Women on the first Friday in February. Make it important in your house, place of work, and with family and friends. Find out more at PersonCare.net Health Happenings.

Senior Small Puzzle Day on 1/29

IMG_0818If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia, keeping the person mentally and physically challenged every day is a difficult task. Factor in the stage of the disease and the difficulty increases.

With National Puzzle Day this month, what an excellent time to challenge your loved one with a small piece puzzle. Interesting and memory filled 12, 26 and 56 piece puzzles are excellent activities to bring joy to your loved one. Puzzles about baking, gardening, seasons of the year, sports and more.

Click on Puzzles at PersonCare.net for an activity you will be happy for, too!