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 [...]
Good skin health is important to living a full and active lifestyle By Corrie Dinwiddie, RN Oxford HealthCare Wound Coordinator The skin is the largest organ of the human body. According to the online journal LiveScience.com, the average [...]
By Pam Gennings, Executive Director Special Projects* Over the years I have talked to many family members who come home for the holidays and become concerned because they have noticed “changes” in their loved one or their circumstances. They are [...]
Caring for a parent is hard. Work together with your siblings to ensure your parent gets the support they need.
When a loved one has Alzheimer's disease or dementia, behavioral changes that accompany these diseases can make visits difficult. Here are some helpful tips to help ease the discomfort and make the visits more pleasant.
By Carol Combs, MSW, Oxford’s Memory Care Program Coordinator Stress is defined as mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress is inevitable—everyone deals with it. So, during Stress Awareness Month, it is [...]
The language area of the brain is impacted early in the Alzheimer’s disease process, but music touches a different part of the brain. Some individuals will respond to music when nothing else seems to reach them.
Non- verbal communication is critical when dealing with dementia, and touch is a powerful way to connect with someone who is losing other avenues to communicate.