Family Caregivers Planning the Care Needed for…the Caregivers

Family caregivers do a fantastic job giving of themselves to care for others. In doing so, however, they often neglect to care for themselves. As we often discuss, the selfless act of putting their own needs last or even leaving them unaddressed hurts even the one for whom the family caregiver is doing so much … Read moreFamily Caregivers Planning the Care Needed for…the Caregivers

Donating that Old Computer or Smartphone? Great – But Do it Safely!

Giving senior loved ones new computers, tablets or smartphones – or helping them to buy one of their own – is growing in popularity as more are becoming active online and with social networking. It sounds like tech devices were popular gifts for aging parents and grandparents this holiday season – and sometimes gifts they … Read moreDonating that Old Computer or Smartphone? Great – But Do it Safely!

Anti-Inflammatory Diet: What It Is & How Seniors Can Benefit

We hear in the media every day about this diet or that “superfood” and the benefits that they can have on our health. We know that aging takes a toll on our body and mind and it is likely that our diet plays a role both positively and negatively. As more scientific research finds that … Read moreAnti-Inflammatory Diet: What It Is & How Seniors Can Benefit

Elder Justice Act – What Family Caregivers Should Know

The Elder Justice Act (EJA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act in order to ensure available federal resources to “prevent, detect, treat, understand, intervene in and, where appropriate, prosecute elder abuse, neglect and exploitation” (from a good discussion we found by the APA). The EJA provides … Read moreElder Justice Act – What Family Caregivers Should Know

Support Meals on Wheels “Made with Love” to Help Fight Senior Hunger

Did you know that hunger among American seniors is at a crisis point? Food insecurity exists whenever the availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or the ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways is limited or uncertain. This is the way we now describe hunger for many seniors who are unable to … Read moreSupport Meals on Wheels “Made with Love” to Help Fight Senior Hunger

Family Caregiver Technology Planning for Aging in Place Loved Ones

Technology promises safer, healthier and more comfortable lives for our senior loved ones – a promise that is growing rapidly as more tech companies discover the promise aging customers have to offer them and learn how to develop products with seniors in mind, particularly those choosing to age in place at home. Just as the … Read moreFamily Caregiver Technology Planning for Aging in Place Loved Ones

Seniors Using Their Cell Phones as … Phones

With more computing power than carried on the first moon mission, our cell phones – smartphones in particular – give us the ability to perform many functions beyond simply making phone calls. In fact, many are capable of making phone calls without using the phone system. Most of us utilize the capabilities our phones give … Read moreSeniors Using Their Cell Phones as … Phones

Depression Pays Holiday Visit to Seniors: What a Family Caregiver Can Do

‘Tis the season of joy! Maybe not… Recently I spoke with a geriatric specialist who said “I wish they would cancel December”. This specialist was not being a Scrooge but in actuality was stating obvious concern for seniors from years of experience with elders. Experience shows that for elders the holiday season can trigger a … Read moreDepression Pays Holiday Visit to Seniors: What a Family Caregiver Can Do

When Aging in Place is Your Senior Loved Ones’ Choice: A Wish List

Choosing where to live their elder years is not an issue for many of the seniors of today and tomorrow. The reality is that our parents and grandparents, or at least most of them, want to stay put! Many of our senior loved ones are making it known they want to live out their lives … Read moreWhen Aging in Place is Your Senior Loved Ones’ Choice: A Wish List