North River Home Care Blog

Tips for Caring for an Aging Parent You Don’t Particularly Like

Family dynamics have a huge impact on a caregiver’s outlook. For those who have been raised by loving parents who provided for all of their needs, offering the same level of care may simply be second nature. But what if you’ve been scarred by childhood experiences, determined to distance yourself from difficult family members later in life,

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Chronic Pain and Aging: Why Current Practices Just Won’t Cut It

As the large population of baby boomers continues to get older, and as our life span continues to be extended, our thinking pertaining to coping with chronic pain has to expand accordingly. At present, over 50% of those over age 65 complain of persistent pain – and for ¾ of those dealing with chronic pain,

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Sensitive Financial Management Help for Seniors

Financial management help for seniors is a sensitive topic, but one that should be resolved at some point, preferably sooner rather than later. Many adult children are reluctant to muddle with parents’ financial matters until there’s an obvious need, but starting the conversation before the need provides ample opportunity to ensure all things are in order.

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Ageism: How Attitudes Toward Aging Affect Senior Health

We’ve all heard them, and perhaps even said them ourselves – those little “niceties” intended to make seniors feel less aged, such as, “Here you go, ‘young’ lady!” And while comments such as these may seem harmless, and even helpful to boost a senior’s self-esteem, recent studies are pointing to a polar opposite effect of these stereotypical comments and actions,

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