What Are the Symptoms of COPD?

Experts estimate that approximately 30 million people throughout the United States are living with COPD. This term, which stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is actually a blanket term used to describe several different progressive lung diseases that make it challenging for a person to get sufficient airflow. As a family caregiver it is important […]

North Georgia Senior Resources Presents Annual Christmas Senior Celebration

Home Care Matters, along with all the members of the North Georgia Senior Resources group, is ready to celebrate with you. We hope to see you there. View the full flyer HERE.

What Types of Assistance Devices Might Your Senior Need to Manage Incontinence?

Incontinence is a problem that your aging adult can encounter for a variety of different reasons. How she handles it can make all the difference in whether this is a minor inconvenience or something that feels insurmountable to her. The right tools and devices make life easier for you, too. Incontinence Pads and Underwear. Depending […]

Your Parent Experienced Vasovagal Syncope – Should You Be Worried?

Charlie, an 84-year-old man, sat in his armchair watching his favorite team play football. During a break in the action, he got up to use the bathroom and collapsed on the floor. His family called 9-1-1 and he was rushed to the hospital. The emergency room doctors checked him out and determined that he had […]

Positive Health Wellness

Home Care Matters is constantly looking for ways to bring value and resources to you.  So, we are pleased to share with you the following sites from Positive Health Wellness. Like Home Care Matters, Positive Health Wellness offers a host of articles, tips, and resources aimed at helping to educate, find solutions, ask questions and […]

Getting Stubborn Seniors to Listen

It’s very common for adult children to struggle with balancing their elderly parent’s independence with their growing need for caregiving. While parents should be able to retain the dignity and self-sufficiency they’ve had their entire lives, the effects of aging often lead to them needing assistance with some of the basic daily tasks. The effort to manage […]

Are There Plus Sides to No Longer Driving that You Can Share with Your Aging Adult?

Your elderly family member might not see it right now, but not being a driver anymore can have some true benefits for her. If she’s not sure what those benefits might be, try running through a few of these ideas with her. She Can Save Some Serious Cash. Upkeep on a vehicle can be extremely […]

Why Isn’t Your Aging Adult Telling You She’s Depressed?

When you first realize that your aging family member is depressed, you might wonder why it took so long to narrow down what was going on with her. You might even worry that your elderly family member deliberately kept you in the dark. While she might have been concerned about burdening you with this kind […]

Is Your Senior at Higher Risk for Thyroid Cancer?

The thought of your senior suffering from cancer is likely one of the most frightening issues of your caregiver journey with them. Understanding the specific forms of cancer and protecting your parent, or preparing yourself to give them the level of care that they need and deserve, is an important part of being the best […]

What Mental Illnesses Are Common Among Elderly Adults?

Mental illness is not rare. In fact, one in five adults in the United States will experience a mental illness, and depression is listed as the number one cause of disability in this country and around the world. As a family caregiver, it is important to understand that mental illness is not a problem of […]