Seniors Engaged in Their Communities – More Benefits of Social Media Activity

Social networking sites let our senior loved ones stay connected and active in their communities. We often talk about it and now, thanks to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, there are numbers to back it up. Why are we so interested in what seniors do online, especially on social media/networking (we use … Read moreSeniors Engaged in Their Communities – More Benefits of Social Media Activity

Sarcopenia: Can We Stop Its Muscle Weakening from Causing Seniors’ Falls?

A single fall can severely alter – or even end – the life of a senior loved one. The brain injuries and fractures that result from a fall can transform an independent senior who’s aging in place to one who needs care in the home or even have to move into a senior living facility … Read moreSarcopenia: Can We Stop Its Muscle Weakening from Causing Seniors’ Falls?

When Senior Loved Ones Need Long Term Care at Home: Financial Options

Aging in place — more than a buzzword, it’s a way of life for millions of older adults. Many Americans, perhaps even you, wish to remain at home for as long as safely possible. However, to remain in the home of one’s choice, many senior adults will require personal care as functional abilities decline. We … Read moreWhen Senior Loved Ones Need Long Term Care at Home: Financial Options

Connected Vehicles Could Let Seniors Drive Safely for More Years

Technology continues to touch all our lives in many most of us did not imagine only a few years ago. Now it is on its way to improve our experience with a variety of our personal transportation methods too. No, we’re not talking about more technology that will distract us while driving. Just the opposite, … Read moreConnected Vehicles Could Let Seniors Drive Safely for More Years

Protecting Personal Medical Information: Your Rights Under HIPAA

Doctor visit or trip to the hospital been part of your agenda? If so, you’ve undoubtedly been given a paper to sign stating your health information is protected. The privacy of individually identifiable health information has been protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which affects health insurance and healthcare providers. You … Read moreProtecting Personal Medical Information: Your Rights Under HIPAA

Tech Home Improvement for Aging in Place on the Senior Care Corner Show

WiFi connection to broadband internet can add a lot to the health, safety and comfort of seniors aging in place, but only if they have it in their homes. That’s a role family members can fill for many seniors. Home Improvement Month is the feature topic in this episode of the Senior Care Corner Show, … Read moreTech Home Improvement for Aging in Place on the Senior Care Corner Show

Social Security: What Family Caregivers of Seniors Should Know

Retirement! The mere word conjures fond thoughts in many of us who aren’t there yet but close enough to dream. Dream, that is, until thoughts of the money we need jolt us to reality. When it comes to retirement finances, many of us not yet there treat Social Security as only a secondary piece of … Read moreSocial Security: What Family Caregivers of Seniors Should Know

Let’s Get Senior Loved Ones Walking – and Their Communities Walkable

US Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin has officially launched a new campaign called Every Body Walk! The goal of this initiative is to get all of us, our senior loved ones included, moving. A major objective of getting everyone walking is to manage to our weight for better health, but in the case of our … Read moreLet’s Get Senior Loved Ones Walking – and Their Communities Walkable

Stroke: What Family Caregivers Should Know for Self and Senior Care

Stroke – one of the more feared words in healthcare, though now more treatable and preventable than ever. As a family caregiver, you may already be experiencing helping a family member recover from a stroke or are trying to help your senior loved one avoid a stroke. We know how prevalent stroke is in the … Read moreStroke: What Family Caregivers Should Know for Self and Senior Care