Sustainable Aging in Place: Features to Make it a Reality in Your Community

Seniors and their family caregivers in growing numbers are finding the right solutions to make aging in place a reality. More seniors are becoming healthier to face their aging head on. They’re managing to put realistic financial plans in place to allow them to maintain their lifestyle while paying for ever-rising healthcare costs. Many of … Read moreSustainable Aging in Place: Features to Make it a Reality in Your Community

Nursing Home Staffing Woes Increase Need for Family Caregivers of Seniors

Nursing home care is something many family caregivers see as part of the future, at least at some point, for their senior loved ones — and maybe even for themselves. Looming staff shortages on the front line of resident care could make nursing home openings harder to find or more expensive (maybe both). Even with … Read moreNursing Home Staffing Woes Increase Need for Family Caregivers of Seniors

Strategies for Family Caregivers on the Receiving End of Hurtful Words

Family caregivers give their time, attention and even finances to help make life better for a family member. Many feel honored and proud to be able to provide love and nurturing, especially when it’s giving back by caring for parents who once gave them everything when they were children. Unfortunately, there are times when it … Read moreStrategies for Family Caregivers on the Receiving End of Hurtful Words

Seniors Staying Active While Having Fun Playing With Grandchildren

Regular visitors to Senior Care Corner know we’re strong proponents of physical activity at every age — but especially for our senior loved ones and their family caregivers. We often encourage the caregivers of senior loved ones to stay fit so that they can continue to be healthy, both for themselves and those for whom … Read moreSeniors Staying Active While Having Fun Playing With Grandchildren

Understanding Seniors’ Drug Labels and Why It’s Important to Read Them

Millions of seniors, more than likely your loved ones included, take prescription drugs every day. According to the latest information available from the Centers for Disease Control, there are 2.6 billion prescription drugs ordered each year. 73% of adults over 60 years use tw0 or more prescription drugs while 37% use more than five. The … Read moreUnderstanding Seniors’ Drug Labels and Why It’s Important to Read Them

Health Mobile Apps from US Agencies for Seniors’ Smartphones and Tablets

There’s an app for that — you might have heard that before! We know many family caregivers have actively used apps on their smartphones and tablets, both for their own needs and as part of providing care to loved ones. Seniors are using apps more and more too! It is estimated that more than half … Read moreHealth Mobile Apps from US Agencies for Seniors’ Smartphones and Tablets

Therapeutic Journaling Can Mean Inner Calm for Family Caregivers

Family caregivers have full days of doing things for others. They all too rarely take time for themselves. They seldom stop to look in the mirror to see the effects of their caregiving on their own well-being. One strategy family caregivers can use to take a deep breath and improve their own coping ability is … Read moreTherapeutic Journaling Can Mean Inner Calm for Family Caregivers

Helping Senior Loved Ones Who are Veterans with PTSD

Service to the nation is a badge worn proudly by many of our senior loved ones and we honor their service. These brave men and women have precious stories to share of heroes with whom they served, travels to foreign lands, battles hard fought, friends lost and memories of a lifetime. Unfortunately, many also came … Read moreHelping Senior Loved Ones Who are Veterans with PTSD

Advance Directives: When a Power of Attorney Holder Becomes Incompetent

Advance directives — including living wills and, if desired, Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) orders — for our senior loved ones and even family caregivers are very important, we believe. Making end of life wishes clear is crucial, both for each individual and their family members. It’s also vital to designate who will look out for your interests … Read moreAdvance Directives: When a Power of Attorney Holder Becomes Incompetent