8.8 million seniors face the threat of hunger in America! That’s more than one out of every seven people aged 65 and older. Yes, that’s too many — but then one would be too many. Could your senior loved one(s) be among those numbers and you don’t know it? This is a problem that can … Read moreSenior Hunger in the US – A Problem for Americans of All Ages
Many seniors have lived lives of helping their communities, their churches, their schools and a variety of organizations. They understand the value of making commitments of time and talents to improve the world around them and provide assistance to others in need. Volunteerism doesn’t end when retirement begins. For many, in fact, it may well … Read more11 Benefits Seniors Get When They Volunteer – All While Helping Others
Aging in Place is not just a buzzword but represents the preference of a majority of Americans. As family caregivers, we already know most of our parents and grandparents (and we) want to live in their own homes or a home of their choice that is suitable for aging adults, even if homecare arrangements are … Read moreAlternatives to Senior Living Facilities Available to Our Senior Loved Ones
We are hearing more and more about death and dying as our society ages. Becoming more comfortable discussing these topics is a positive step, as it is estimated that 60% of people wish to discuss death more. Talking about options and learning more about what can and can’t be done is empowering for family caregivers … Read morePalliative Care – What Is This Late Life Care Alternative?
Our mobile world is falling under the control of apps we put on our smartphones and tablets. Are we putting ourselves in good hands? How do we know? Thousands of apps fill the search results in the stores for iOS, Android and Windows devices. Sure, most we wouldn’t put on our devices if paid but … Read moreWill That Mobile Health App Help or Hurt? Is Anybody Checking Them Out?
One potential danger zone that’s often overlooked when family caregivers survey the safety of senior loved ones’ homes is the medicine cabinet. We work hard to ensure their homes are free of hazards so they can age in place safely and comfortably as long as they wish to do so. Checking their medicine cabinets should … Read moreDrug Safety in Seniors’ Medicine Cabinets – Family Caregiver Video Tip
Heart failure. Does your senior loved one have it – and it them? Have repeated hospital admissions plagued them over the past year due to congestive heart failure? Are they closely following their treatment plan? Everyday monitoring by their healthcare team become part of her or his routine? What should family caregivers know to help … Read moreHeart Failure Treatment for Seniors – Featuring Mobile Health Technology
We want to live long, happy lives and hope for the same for our senior loved ones — maybe even more than for ourselves. What we don’t want is for them or us to live those long years in sickness, weak and infirm. We want our seniors and ourselves to stay healthy through the aging … Read moreMore Years in Our Senior Loved Ones’ Lives – and More Life in Their Years
Family caregiver of senior loved ones is a role that knows no bounds of gender, age or ability — requiring only that one care enough to take actions that make better the lives of aging family members. It isn’t even necessary to be in the senior’s home, city or state to provide valuable senior care. … Read moreYou Can Be a Long Distance Family Caregiver – Senior Care Corner Show