9 Strategies to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care What can you do when your mom or dad won’t accept needed assistance?

We have found the indirect approach as Elizabeth puts it works really well to get help at home. Your mother resists in-home helpers, insisting you can wait on her. Your frail father won’t stop driving. Your aunt denies the need for a personal care aide, in spite of her unwashed hair and soiled clothes. Your […]

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Sniff Out Dementia with Scent Test ?

Its great that they are discovering more ways to detect dementia which we will all benefit from.  Remember to take your coconut oil and other nutrients if you think your sense of smell is fading. Sniff out dementia with this simple 12-second scent test   by Jack Harrison, Daily Dose, 12/5/15 You’d like to keep […]

A Christmas Poem

I have a really praiseworthy story of how God works in mysterious ways. I’m still in awe. I was wondering over the weekend what to write in this section that would be meaningful for the holiday season. So, I get a text from a caregiver on Sunday afternoon asking me to bring some timesheets to […]

Lavender Can Decrease Senior Anxiety as Much as Dangerous Prescription Drugs?

Common knowledge (and scientific investigation) tells us that the smell of lavender oil, distilled from lavender flowers, has calming properties. Simply smelling lavender oil can decrease anxiety as measured by the Hamilton rating scale, a psychological questionnaire used by doctors to gauge the severity of a person’s anxiety But what happens if you take lavender […]

Aromatherapy to help reduce falls in the elderly

“Nursing home residents who continuously wore a lavender-scented aromatherapy patch were less likely to fall in a recent study from Japan. The aroma was so faint that only the person wearing the patch could sense it. A fresh patch was affixed to the person’s clothing near the neck every day for a year. Lavender essential […]

 3 Life Lessons You Can Learn By Riding a Bike

A few weeks ago my youngest daughter, Alaina, learned to ride a big-girl 2-wheeler, no training wheels bicycle! As I watched her experience the joy of the wind in her hair and pride of pedaling for the first time, a few life lessons occurred to me. I thought I’d share those with you. When the […]

4 DIY Home Tips That Grandma Used

Grandma likely used every one of these, how about you? #1 Soak Greasy Tools in Coca-Cola Coca-Cola might not be good for your waste or teeth but it sure is good for cleaning tools and sticky surfaces. Since the late 1800s, when cola was invented mechanics have been using it as a cleaner for their […]

Good Idea: Smart911.com

I believe that everybody should have a Smart911.com safety profile for their home. Especially Seniors who live alone. Smart911 replaces the Vial of Life that has been around for many years. The vial of life is a brief information sheet including current medications, allergies, doctor’s names next of kin etc. which is put in a […]

September is Healthy Aging Month: Home Care Services in Lisle, IL Can Help Seniors Get Healthy and Stay Healthy!

Here are just some of the ways home care services can assist seniors who want to get healthy and stay healthy, after all – it’s never too late to start taking care of ourselves! EAT FRESH. Make a commitment to add more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet. September is still harvest time in many […]