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Kitchen Hacks for Aging Chefs

Kitchen Hacks for Aging Chefs

No matter the age of your senior loved one – as we get older we feel less and less inclined to spend hours preparing food in the kitchen. Throughout their adult lives, they have loved preparing food for the family, especially for family gatherings. When they cook for one or two with waning appetites, though, it becomes a… Continue Reading

Coping with Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Coping with Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder whose symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s disease. The cause is unknown and there is currently no cure but there are treatment options, including medication and surgery. Parkinson’s disease in every stage of the process causes frustration and disruptions in… Continue Reading

Family Caregiver, Care for Yourself to Be at Your Best in Caring for Others

Family Caregiver, Care for Yourself to Be at Your Best in Caring for Others

Do you care for aging parents, grandparents or other elder loved ones? Are you still caring for your own children at the same time? Maybe you have young adult children who, like many, “boomeranged” back home and now you care for them, maybe including supporting them financially? You may be members of the “sandwich generation” who are struggling to deal… Continue Reading

Celebrating Senior Living & Caring – National Nursing Home Week

Celebrating Senior Living & Caring – National Nursing Home Week

Each year, care communities celebrate long term care facilities and professionals who provide care to older adults with week long activities in their facilities. This is a great opportunity to learn that the many advances in person-centered care have made caring for seniors different than we may believe — they are not our grandma’s nursing homes anymore! Nursing… Continue Reading

Protecting Seniors at Home from Scams – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Protecting Seniors at Home from Scams – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Criminals are continuously thinking up new ways to trick our seniors and take their hard earned money. Technology has opened up new avenues to take advantage of seniors — but also to protect them. At the same time, many criminals are still striking at seniors in their homes the old-fashioned, low-tech way. Crime may be knocking on the… Continue Reading

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