9 Tips to Keep Seniors From Falling This Winter

Before winter hits in earnest across the country, with snow and ice starting to build up on our senior loved ones’ sidewalks, paths and driveways, we want to be sure we’ve taken every precaution to prevent them from slipping and falling. We know that many seniors – far too many – will be laid up for … Read more9 Tips to Keep Seniors From Falling This Winter

Being Face to Face with Senior Loved Ones — When You Can’t Be There

Many seniors and their families are fortunate enough to spend each holiday season together. Other families are not in the same situation and are unable, for any of a multitude of reasons, to spend the holidays with their senior loved ones. Most long distance family caregivers we’ve encountered want to spend quality, personal time with … Read moreBeing Face to Face with Senior Loved Ones — When You Can’t Be There

Help Our Seniors Enjoy a Good Story Again

Our senior loved ones have spent many a happy time over the years reading a good story — and maybe even reading a story to us! After all, before the internet (and, some would say, even with it) our elders found the pages of good books to be the best way without leaving home of … Read moreHelp Our Seniors Enjoy a Good Story Again

Gift of Poetry: Alzheimer’s Patient’s Prayer

Families are coming together to celebrate the holidays. Infants to elderly are gathering to share memories and make new ones. A growing number of families include one or more seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease, cherished loved ones who find it increasingly difficult to recall those life events that are the family’s special memories. If yours is … Read moreGift of Poetry: Alzheimer’s Patient’s Prayer

New Resource to Help Protect Our Senior Loved Ones’ Finances

Retirement savings and home values took a beating in the financial meltdown from which the US is still trying to recover. For many of our senior loved ones, especially those who are elderly, “retirement savings” is the money used to live and “home value” is the financial asset expected to be the cushion for hard … Read moreNew Resource to Help Protect Our Senior Loved Ones’ Finances

8 Ways to Brighten Lonely Holidays for Senior Loved Ones

The holidays give us a time to come together as families and share news and memories with distant loved ones we don’t get to see often enough. Sometimes, however, we can’t visit our senior loved ones as we would like and they have to spend holidays alone, or at least without family around. We have … Read more8 Ways to Brighten Lonely Holidays for Senior Loved Ones

Who Provides the Long Term Care to Our Senior Loved Ones?

You’re visiting your senior loved one in their long term care facility and marveling at all the activity you see. She loves the level of care she is getting and everyone stops in to say hi. Who are all these people and what are their roles? It may seem overwhelming at times to know what … Read moreWho Provides the Long Term Care to Our Senior Loved Ones?

When Your Senior Loved One Needs Eating Assistance

For family caregivers who love aging adults, concerns about how well they are eating often seems to be a high health priority and source for concern. As seniors age, and especially if they suffer from dementia, Parkinson’s disease or have had a stroke, eating skills can be affected. What may be seen as a lack … Read moreWhen Your Senior Loved One Needs Eating Assistance

6 Aging in Place Considerations for Your Senior Loved Ones

Aging in place, living in a home environment of your choice as you age, is continuing to grow in popularity as an alternative to senior living facilities. Senior Care Corner covers aging in place as an emphasis area to keep families of seniors up to date and informed. As more seniors state a preference for … Read more6 Aging in Place Considerations for Your Senior Loved Ones