2014's best caregiver tips

As we wrap up 2014, we want to thank all of our readers and clients for your support and interest in the caregiver tips we share. We welcome your comments below or on our Facebook page about ways we could improve, subjects you’d like to see us cover or topics about which you need more information. Here is a recap of our most popular caregiver tips pages and posts with readers in 2014:

Last Minute (and New!) Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors: Gift ideas continue to be a popular category among our caregiver tips posts. We all know how hard it can be to get the right gift and this is especially true for our aging parents and elderly loved ones and friends. This post, written around the 2013 holidays, offered some new ideas that still come in handy. When you’re having a hard time coming up with something fresh (and useful), this post might come in handy any time of year. We recommend bookmarking it and our Aging Wisely gifts for seniors guide for ongoing reference.

Personalized Home Care Plans: Life History and Daily Routines: The way EasyLiving creates personalized care plans to give the most appropriate care for each individual struck a chord with many readers. Caregivers, both family and professional, seeking tips on how to make care more personal and consistent, might find useful information in the tools and processes we have created to develop the individual care plan. Incorporating the indivdual’s life history and daily routines makes the caregiving experience more positive for both caregiver and care recipient.

Caregiver Tips: Indoor Activity Ideas for Seniors: Caregivers need that creative spark too! Sometimes it can be hard to come up with new ideas for activities when stuck inside due to weather or physical limitations. Our “beat the heat” activity ideas are good any time of year and cover a wide array of interests. Consider trying out at least one new activity from our list of ideas per month this year. Make caregiving more interesting and life more enjoyable for your care recipient!

Among our EasyLiving caregiver services pages, our most popular pages indicate some of the most sought-after and unique services we offer. These include Senior Transportation in Pinellas County and Senior Concierge Services. Family caregivers understand the importance of helping ensure their loved ones do not become isolated and can get around where needed even when they no longer drive (and many times, transportation services are a useful alternative/addition even if the elder continues to drive sometimes). Our specially-designed Senior Concierge Services further expand upon simply getting around with travel and event planning, coordination and support. Have a big family event coming up this year? Look no further than EasyLiving’s Senior Concierge for help. It’s also a great way to ensure that age, disease or disability does not affect your loved one’s quality of life…as our motto reads!

For ongoing caregiver tips, you have found the right spot. EasyLiving offers weekly posts on an array of caregiving and eldercare topics and we also offer a monthly newsletter summarizing our most timely caregiver advice. You can also give us a call at 727-447-5845 or contact us online for personalized advice. Consider scheduling a complimentary consultation to get 2015 off to the best start!