Let’s not be squeamish…it’s time to deal with irregularity. It’s not all about eating yogurt every day! Even though it happens in every person, seniors are most often affected by irregularity and many seem to focus their attention on their bowel movements more than they realize. While an occasional bout of constipation is probably natural, … Read moreDietitian’s Tips for Keeping Your Senior Loved One’s System Regular
Seniors’ finances ARE under attack from those who want to take their money or make money stealing their identities to impersonate them. Our latest episode of the Senior Care Corner® Show addresses how we can help our seniors protect what they have from ID theft. Of course, everyone’s finances are under attack, but our mission … Read moreSeniors’ Financial Identity Under Attack – Senior Care Corner Show Discussion
Family differences abound. Usually we can work them out but some are tough to resolve. Many families find themselves at odds about how to care for their aging loved ones, something that’s likely to grow as the population of the US continues to age. The hardest times seem to come when care needs or location … Read moreFamily Mediation: Resolving Differences Regarding Senior Loved Ones’ Care
FACT: there are more than 40 million people in the United States who are 65 years old or older. Over one third of these elders have household incomes below 200% of the poverty threshold — $20,916 for individuals and $26,388 for couples. In excess of 5 million of these seniors need long term care assistance … Read moreMedicaid: Is It What Your Senior Loved One Needs?
Medical tracking using the latest technology is growing stronger every day. We believe that your senior loved ones, while beginning to adopt technology, probably haven’t yet gotten familiar with some great technology apps that can help them track and improve their health and wellness. Many of our seniors are using smartphones in a variety of … Read moreSeniors Tracking Their Health – There’s an App for That
Chronic diseases are taking hold of our senior loved ones as they age and have many of us looking for alternate strategies to help them improve their health. If that’s you, know that you’re not alone in the quest. Many people are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (also called CAM). Yes, alternative medicine. Before … Read moreComplementary Medicine: Will it Benefit Your Senior Loved One?
Mobile health is acclaimed by many as what will save the US healthcare system by crushing the cost of providing care – – if anything can, that is. Will we be ready for mobile and it’s impact on the care we receive when it gets here? Even more crucial for us, will our senior loved … Read moreMobile Health: Are We Ready For It? Senior Care Corner Show Discussion
End of life care decisions are among the toughest of the many difficult decisions caregivers face along their journey caring for senior loved ones. When caring for someone with dementia, especially Alzheimer’s dementia, these decisions can be even more difficult, but planning ahead can help you tread these waters at least a bit more easily. … Read moreAlzheimer’s Family Caregivers Making End of Life Decisions
Get moving – or have you heard that before? We all know it’s important to exercise and most of us wish we did more of it. There are many reasons to get started, even if it’s just a little. Numerous lifestyle changes have been shown to make a great difference in our health and aging. … Read moreGet Moving: Health Benefits of Exercise at Any Age