DNR / Advance Directives in Senior Living Facilities: Lessons from the News

Lifesaving and other medical care policies of senior living facilities should be determined before senior loved ones move into the facilities, as we are reminded by a recent news story that has created much discussion and controversy. News reports suggest that a California woman who laid dying while the staff in her independent living facility … Read moreDNR / Advance Directives in Senior Living Facilities: Lessons from the News

Seniors’ Best Friends: Are Pets an Answer for Successful Aging?

Seniors’ best friends? Maybe. The way pets can make us feel is legend. When we see our family pet jumping for joy, get a sloppy kiss from our furry friend or have a warm, snuggly cat sit in our laps it can simply give us a good feeling. Our heart rate drops, our face breaks … Read moreSeniors’ Best Friends: Are Pets an Answer for Successful Aging?

Seeing is Essential for Safe Driving by Senior Loved Ones

Ahhh, the American love affair with driving – it seems to be ageless! We love the independence that being at the wheel of a car brings and that includes our senior loved ones. Giving up that freedom comes hard and often sooner than desired for many elders. Low vision is one of the major safety … Read moreSeeing is Essential for Safe Driving by Senior Loved Ones