The Ayuda Care Blog

How to Protect Your Loved One From Financial Abuse: Part 1

Financial abuse is the most common kind of elderly abuse and victims suffer serious consequences. Fraud imperils a senior’s quality of li...

Fundamentals of Food Safety for Seniors

Food-related illnesses can be devastating, no matter your age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million pe...

Self Care for Caregivers

You can’t effectively care for your loved one if you don’t take care of yourself. Caregivers often overlook self-care because they’re too...

Single-Serving Make-Ahead Meals for Seniors

We’ve all been there—sitting on the couch after a long day’s work and trying to summon the energy to chop up some vegetables or maybe mak...

How to Engage with Your Loved One, Even When It’s Hard

Sometimes it can be hard to get older people to open up. Especially if you’re new to the caretaker role and you’re just beginning to buil...

Walking: A Stealthy Life-Changer for All Ages

I remember when I was young, my parents would drag me and my brother on incredible hikes. I say drag, because at that age, we thought wal...

5 Quirky Movies About Old Age

As you age, keeping an empathetic perspective about yourself can be difficult. The following five movies will remind your loved one about...

A Guide to Healthful Eating in Older Age

For a long time when I was a kid, I refused to eat anything but Velveeta mac and cheese. It was all that tasted good to me, despite my st...

Exercise Together with Your Senior Loved One!

Exercise doesn’t have to mean going to the gym or spending unvaried hours on the treadmill. There are lots of ways to incorporate exercis...

The Power of Remembering

My fiancé attended a private school in upstate New York that offered a class in hospice care to senior students. For a year, he and his p...

Suicide Prevention & Intervention in Older Adults

The unexpected deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are tragic. I can’t think of a better word to describe their passing since every...

Heat & Safety for Seniors in the Sun

Nobody likes to overheat; however, adults over the age of 65 are especially prone to heat-related hospitalizations and death. This is bec...

Senior Friendly Activities for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Have you planned a special outing for your Dad yet? If not - don’t worry! We’ve assembled a list ...

The 5 M's of Geriatric Medicine

The Geriatric 5 M’s is a mnemonic device officially presented by Dr. Mary Tinetti in April 2017 at the Canadian Geriatrics Society Annual...

Why 2018 Is a Banner Year for Tech & Aging

If you haven’t already heard, the aging population in the United States is growing at a rapid rate. These adults, ages 65 and above, are ...

Founding Ayuda Care

In April of 2017, I received a call from my mother around 2PM. Numb with shock, she informed me that her father had passed away, alone, i...

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