Author Archives: Amy Torres

Do you know a senior who’s living alone? Consider this!

How do you know when it’s time to help a relative make the decision to hire a home health care company to have a caregiver help? The answers to this questionnaire may help you make that decision. SAFETY NEEDS 1. Has your elderly relative had accidents as a result of weakness, dizziness, or inability toContinue Reading

Activities that will help you bond with an Alzheimer’s patient

Connecting with others is at the core of being human – and it’s something that doesn’t change when a person has dementia. We’re often asked what are good activities for dementia patients. It’s important to know that there are many ways you can continue to form connections and strengthen bonds with your loved one duringContinue Reading

Top Best 7 Cities to Grow Old in

For a city to be aging-friendly, its residents need affordable and safe housing, opportunities for staying engaged in activities that matter to them and access to health care and other services. An aging-friendly city also offers opportunities for people to work, for pay or not. By 2050, the population over age 65 is projected toContinue Reading

Our Throwback Thursday Story – When it all began…

SUSSEX, NJ, July 16, 2013, Linda J. Esposito, Owner and Managing Director of From the Heart Elder Care LLC, has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in elder care. When Ms. Esposito was in her 20s, she developed a passion for elder care while paying frequent visits to herContinue Reading

Heartbreaking – My Dear Girl

My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same …thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please.Continue Reading

Exercise Treats Elderly Depression

Exercising three times a week could be more effective than medication in relieving the symptoms of major depression in elderly people and may also decrease the chances that the depression will return over time. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center, in Durham N.C., studied 156 majorly depressed patients 50 and older and found that afterContinue Reading

Helping Your Aging Parents Without Going Broke

From making their daily life easier to affording in-home care, here’s the (money) wise guide you need When Sue Dietz noticed her mother’s dementia worsening, she began spending every day at her parents’ house near Pittsburgh — making sure her mom was eating properly and taking medications. But the schedule became too much when Dietz’sContinue Reading

Who Will Care For An Aging Parent

Siblings are not equally involved in caregiving when their aging parents start needing care. In 75 percent of all cases, only one adult child will become a caregiver. Mothers are primarily cared for by their daughters, whereas sons continue to be less willing to become the sole caregivers for their parents. In families without daughters,Continue Reading

A dog is a man’s best friend….it’s true!

It doesn’t take a scientist to know that pets make humans feel good; anyone who’s ever stroked a dog’s fur or felt a cat’s thrumming purr knows this. Science can, however, tell us how and why pets can be therapeutic. Just 15 minutes bonding with an animal sets off a chemical chain reaction in theContinue Reading

When Choosing a Caregiver For Your Loved One

Do: • observe your parent’s daily activities • know the type of care your parent needs • inquire about the levels of care • find out his or her qualifications • make a connection Don’t: • let your parent feel like a burden • interview the caregiver all by yourself • assume that the caregiverContinue Reading

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