Great Event for Family Caregivers of Seniors: Life@50+ in Pictures

If you attended the AARP Life@50+ Event in New Orleans to learn more about resources for senior loved ones like we did . . . you might be a family caregiver! Yes, we like that line – and the meaning behind it – which is why you can expect to see it from time to … Read moreGreat Event for Family Caregivers of Seniors: Life@50+ in Pictures

Long Distance Family Caregiving: Making it Work

Anyone who has been responsible for the safety and well-being of an aging loved one knows how difficult and numerous the challenges are that must be solved seemingly every day. All those unique challenges become even more overwhelming when you are trying to do them from afar. Long distance caregivers total almost 7 million in … Read moreLong Distance Family Caregiving: Making it Work

Peek at AARP Life@50+ with Focus on Health Innovation

Two days plus packed with meeting people, learning about current resources for seniors & caregivers and gaining insight into some health innovations – plus LOTS of walking…that pretty much summarizes the working part of our trip to AARP’s Life@50+ National Event. It was held in New Orleans, so there were many distractions from work, but … Read morePeek at AARP Life@50+ with Focus on Health Innovation

11 Scam Fighting Tips for Senior Loved Ones (And Us)

Senior adults are often the target of unscrupulous people trying to get something from them. As their loved ones, we want so much to keep them out of harm’s way, especially when it’s the parents who protected us from the world a lifetime ago. Unfortunately, seniors are often easy prey for these criminals.  Scam artists … Read more11 Scam Fighting Tips for Senior Loved Ones (And Us)

Blood Test Results and Their Meaning to Senior Health

Blood draws – not the most pleasant of thoughts for most of us but something we, and even more so our senior loved ones, have experienced at some point to see if we are healthy, if our medications are working properly and if we are eating right. After getting our blood tested, some of us … Read moreBlood Test Results and Their Meaning to Senior Health

What AARP’s National Event Offers for Family Caregivers of Seniors

Senior Care Corner attends AARP’s Life@50+ Annual Event and Expo each year to report back to family caregivers on programs and innovations available or coming down the road for senior loved ones. As we prepare for our trip to this year’s event – and already start planning for next year – we want to point … Read moreWhat AARP’s National Event Offers for Family Caregivers of Seniors

Long Term Care Planning With Senior Loved Ones – Part 2: Actions

Planning ahead to meet the long term care needs of senior family members can help to make less traumatic a transition that’s often difficult, though necessary for the well-being of aging loved ones. Last time, in Part 1, we discussed long term care options and explained the most common choices and what to consider when … Read moreLong Term Care Planning With Senior Loved Ones – Part 2: Actions

Long Term Care Planning With Senior Loved Ones – Part 1: Options

Few people look forward to a time when they have to leave their home and live in a long term care facility, not even an assisted living facility. There are some seniors who will, unfortunately, have no other safe alternatives. It is estimated that more than two thirds of people over 65 years will need … Read moreLong Term Care Planning With Senior Loved Ones – Part 1: Options