Slippers are a common gift for Grandpa (or Grandma) each year. Care should be exercised if that’s your gift of choice this year to make sure their slippers don’t cause them to, well, slip! 2.4 million seniors received medical treatment for a fall in 2011, with one in four of those being hospitalized as a … Read moreGiving Grandpa Slippers This Year? Be Sure They’re Not Slippery!
Exponential growth in the number of seniors who are aging and require medical care is expected to continue in the next 15 years and would strain even the medical system we have today. Unfortunately, that system isn’t growing along with the senior population. What we may not know is that the number of doctors poised … Read moreBeen Treated by a Physician Extender? Do You Know What One Is?
Many seniors are living the life of their dreams in their homes and hope to stay there forever. In fact, it is said that 89% of older adults desire this. Living in their own homes, that is. As family caregivers of our senior loved ones, we want that for them also since that’s what they … Read moreIs Your Senior Loved One’s Home Fit for Aging in Place?
Family caregivers are special people whose contributions often go unrecognized but for whom we are most thankful. Giving of themselves to make better the lives of loved ones is often not easy, especially when challenged by Alzheimer’s Disease or other life-altering affliction. We want family caregivers to understand how special they and what they do … Read moreGiving Thanks for Family Caregivers
Everyone has germs. We as caregivers especially need to wash our hands properly and thoroughly to reduce the likelihood of spreading germs to our vulnerable seniors. We are in the time of the year when families and friends gather – – actually, we are always in that time of year – – and with the … Read moreHandwashing for the Health of It!
Only a quarter of seniors who are US military Veterans have enrolled to receive VA healthcare benefits and only a tenth of the rest feel they know what’s available to them through those benefits. Are some missing out? We can’t know unless they know enough about the health benefits to which they’re entitled to make … Read moreFamily Caregivers: Close VA Benefits Info Gap for Senior Veterans
We know that there are nearly 5.4 million people in the United States currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease which is now the sixth leading cause of death with many more new sufferers to follow as the population ages. We also know that Alzheimer’s is a disease marked by a disruption in memory that leads to … Read moreCommunicating with Alzheimer’s Patients: Tips for Family Caregivers
Many caregivers will be faced with these questions as they care for aging parents and other senior loved ones. What will you answer? Unfortunately, this is a very personal decision that family caregivers may be faced with answering. Hopefully, you have been able to discuss this possibility and your senior’s desire for this course of … Read moreFeeding Tube: What Does It Do, Is It Time and How Will You Decide?
Seniors need to exercise their brains to keep them functioning at optimal levels. This is true for all of us, but is even more critical as we age. Our minds are like our other muscles and need to be stretched regularly to maintain their fitness and to help keep us sharp. We now know that … Read moreExercising Brain Power Essential for Seniors