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Surviving Home Maintenance with Senior Loved Ones Aging in Place

Surviving Home Maintenance with Senior Loved Ones Aging in Place

The current generation of seniors has lived a life of building, fixing, and re-purposing before the green movement took shape. They imagined what was needed, created it and kept it running. Asking for help to repair an item or spruce up part of the house is something they didn’t do and often still don’t do, especially if it means… Continue Reading

Medicare Basics for Family Caregivers of Seniors

Medicare Basics for Family Caregivers of Seniors

Medicare is a health insurance plan administered by the federal government for seniors 65+ years old, people under 65 years if they have a disability or anyone suffering from end stage renal disease requiring dialysis or a transplant. It guarantees access to health insurance for seniors. Medicare was established and signed into law by President… Continue Reading

Celebrating People in Action – National Volunteer Week

Celebrating People in Action – National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Celebrating People in Action, captures the meaning of this signature week: Honoring the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has… Continue Reading

Senior Smartphone Adventures: A Love-Hate-Love Story

Senior Smartphone Adventures: A Love-Hate-Love Story

As family caregivers of senior adults, we know how important it is to make use of technology in our senior’s day to day lives. It can help keep them safe, keep them engaged with distant friends and relatives, entertain them, stimulate their brains and give us piece of mind about their health and safety. The… Continue Reading

Diabetes Alert for Family Caregivers of Seniors

Diabetes Alert for Family Caregivers of Seniors

Does your senior loved one have diabetes? Do you know for sure? Do THEY (no, they might not)? There are many reasons you should know — and also much you  might need to know if they do have the disease. Diabetes is the most costly of all chronic diseases when it comes to spending on… Continue Reading

10 Tips for Effective Communications with a Senior Loved One’s Doctor

10 Tips for Effective Communications with a Senior Loved One’s Doctor

It has been shown that seniors who attend medical appointments with their family caregivers get more information from the doctor about treatment recommendations, illnesses and medications than seniors who go unattended. A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, supported by the National Institutes of Health, suggests that family caregivers are able… Continue Reading




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