Keeping Seniors Cool for Less When Aging in Place

Seniors, particularly the most elderly, are especially susceptible to heat-related illness and death, so the beginning of what is expected to be another long, hot summer means it’s time to plan ahead and assure your senior loved ones keep their cool.  While the CDC suggests an air conditioned environment as a preventive measure, the electricity … Read moreKeeping Seniors Cool for Less When Aging in Place

A Common But Dangerous Infection in Seniors

As a family member and/or caregiver, seeing your senior suffer is very hard. Seniors can be affected with a variety of different types of infections ranging from sores that don’t heal to surgical sites that don’t close up as fast as expected and respiratory infections that hit hard and hang on. One of the most … Read moreA Common But Dangerous Infection in Seniors

Senior Diabetics: Avoid Foodborne Illness

If your senior has diabetes, it is important to know about food safety so you can help prevent him or her from contracting a foodborne illness.  Oftentimes, seniors with diabetes are more susceptible to infection since their immune systems may not be able to respond as quickly as they once did to fight bacteria.  Some … Read moreSenior Diabetics: Avoid Foodborne Illness

Tips for Hearing Aid Care to Help Senior Loved Ones Stay Engaged

Age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis, is the most common chronic health condition for our seniors. As the population ages, it is expected that there will be  28 million boomers with age-related hearing loss by 2030. Unfortunately, this condition is not curable — but may be treatable with hearing aids. Untreated hearing loss can lead … Read moreTips for Hearing Aid Care to Help Senior Loved Ones Stay Engaged

Seniors Deserve Relief from Pain

76 million Americans suffer from pain, primarily arthritis and back pain.  Chronic pain in seniors can be devastating to their ability to live a full life.  Pain can also interfere with cognition and attention and lead to depression in older adults. Many doctors agree that we are doing a poor job of controlling chronic pain.  … Read moreSeniors Deserve Relief from Pain

Home Technology for Senior Care with Greater Independence

In this episode we discuss technology that can help improve the lives of seniors in their homes and the peace of mind of seniors’ families.  We highlight some companies targeting the needs of seniors and point out where the consumer electronics industry misses opportunities with the senior marketplace. Home technology is already making a positive … Read moreHome Technology for Senior Care with Greater Independence

Seniors Going Gluten Free

Caregivers of seniors are often responsible for providing their loved one with foods that are nourishing, healthy and satisfying.  Sometimes that means keeping them away from foods that are not healthy for them. Recently there have been an increased number of Americans who have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, numbering approximately 2 million affected people … Read moreSeniors Going Gluten Free