Regardless of your age, we have all experienced music’s ability to create excitement and happiness, evoke memories of the past, and provide comfort and joy. It also impacts health, especially in the elderly.
Because dementia robs people of language, non-verbal communication becomes even more important. Touch is a powerful way to connect with someone who is losing other avenues to communicate.
Tacos and Talent Oxford HealthCare is looking for RNs, LPNs, CNAs and Aides – and hopes to find some of them at Del Rio Bordertown Café (1801 N Rangeline Rd) on July 19. All current RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and students [...]
Caretaking and Coffee Oxford HealthCare is looking to meet people who have a heart for caretaking – and hope to find some of them at Big Momma's Back Porch on June 21. All skill levels are invited to the come-and-go [...]
Confronting a Challenge Head On Caring for a disabled family member is a challenge people face more and more as lives grow longer and disabilities are dealt with more effectively. More than 40 million Americans are caring for a disabled [...]
Balancing Family Life with Children and Aged Parents It’s probably not the sort of sandwich we had in mind. As we gratefully see generations of our family living longer, many families feel crushed by the duties of caring for parents [...]
This Has Nothing To Do with Throwing in the Towel A difficult aspect of hospice care is recognizing when to begin. Perhaps the biggest obstacle is realizing that hospice care has nothing to do with “throwing in the towel.” Simply [...]
Caregiver stress can affect sleep, relationships -- even your health. If you've spent time taking care of a newborn, disabled child, incapacitated adult or aging parent, you know that it’s a big challenge. But were you aware that [...]
More seniors are embracing in-home health technology. Seniors have been historically slow to join the digital revolution. But over the past several years, technology adoption rates for seniors have strongly outpaced the overall adult population, according to a [...]