Progress in Meeting Senior Health Challenges – A Report Card

Aging and Health in America 2013 was recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. This report is the sixth installment and is designed to be a snapshot of health in our country. It focuses on the aging health status of … Read moreProgress in Meeting Senior Health Challenges – A Report Card

Smartphone & Tablet Security Settings – Family Caregiver Video Tip

Seniors are increasingly engaging with family and community using social media, which we believe will help them enjoy better health and lives as they age. This is especially true for those who choose to age in place, living independently in the homes of their choice. Growing numbers of our senior loved ones are using mobile … Read moreSmartphone & Tablet Security Settings – Family Caregiver Video Tip

Dad Can’t Take Care of Mom – Now What? Family Caregiver Burnout

Caregivers come in all ages, relationships and life histories. Many times the caregiver of an aging person is the spouse. Naturally, children or grandchildren are supporting their family members who are caregiving but the main responsibility is on the spouse. What we are seeing more and more is that spousal caregivers are getting burned out. … Read moreDad Can’t Take Care of Mom – Now What? Family Caregiver Burnout

Seniors Safe in the Comfort of Home? Thieves Working to Change That

It’s true that nothing is guaranteed but change — well, and that other thing we don’t like to discuss. Since our parents and grandparents were younger many things have changed. Some changes are for the better, such as advances in technology and healthcare, some maybe not so much. We live in a world where there … Read moreSeniors Safe in the Comfort of Home? Thieves Working to Change That

Thinking Holiday Gifts for Seniors – Think of Tech They Wouldn’t Get Themselves

“Noooo, it’s too early to be thinking about that already” is the reaction we expect to hear from many of you. The challenge of what gifts to get senior loved ones for the holidays — or anytime — stumps many of us. We just don’t know what they want! Why not get something they wouldn’t … Read moreThinking Holiday Gifts for Seniors – Think of Tech They Wouldn’t Get Themselves

It’s Always a Good Time to Prevent Falls and Help Seniors Stay Safe

We’re experiencing one of the wettest summers in many, many years in our community. As I went slip sliding down the garden path, I was reminded of the importance of keeping our seniors’ home free from hazards that can lead to a fall — with potentially disastrous results. Let’s face it, most homes have numerous … Read moreIt’s Always a Good Time to Prevent Falls and Help Seniors Stay Safe

Medical Errors: Too Common & Deadly But Participation in Care Can Help

We all have encountered the medical profession in one way or another. We have taken our children to the doctor, gotten immunizations, visited the emergency room, gotten an x-ray, had an annual checkup, gone to the pharmacy for prescription medications, stayed in a hospital room or given birth. Whew! Most of us have also accompanied … Read moreMedical Errors: Too Common & Deadly But Participation in Care Can Help

Senior Nutrition Advice for Family Caregivers From Our Senior Care Dietitian

Nutrition is one of the keys to good health at all ages. We hear that all the time but not always clear signals about what proper nutrition entails. Eating right is especially important for seniors, whose changing health and needs make it particularly important to eat the right foods in the right amounts each day. … Read moreSenior Nutrition Advice for Family Caregivers From Our Senior Care Dietitian

Hearing Loss Isolating Your Senior? How Family Caregivers Can Help

Find yourself repeating things over and over to your senior loved one before they hear what you have to say? Is the volume of the television in their home so loud you can hear it when you drive up? Does your senior give you an answer for a question you did not ask? Maybe the … Read moreHearing Loss Isolating Your Senior? How Family Caregivers Can Help