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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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 […]

Non-Medical Home Care in Oswego, IL- What a Non-Medical Companion Can and Cannot Do in the Home.

With the aging population and busy work schedules, it is likely that more seniors will require care services in the coming years. Home care allows elders to stay in their own home environment while still getting additional help with daily tasks. Non-medical care may be needed even when the senior is relatively healthy and without […]