Arthritis isn’t a rite of passage as we age, though for many it feels that way. As our senior loved ones – and we as caregivers – get older, our bodies can suffer from the wear and tear we put on them through life. Many of us, caregivers and senior loved ones alike, begin feeling … Read moreOvercoming Arthritis Joint Pain: A Solution from DePuy (Sponsored)
Tablets are taking over the computer world and it’s easy to see why. Portability, convenience, touch control, battery life and price (for most tablets, anyway) put them ahead of traditional laptops in meeting the needs of many people. With many consumers and businesses buying tablets instead of updating computers, the market is big enough that … Read moreWant a Cellular Data Plan with That Tablet for Your Senior? Should You?
I’m a dietitian and always mindful of making every meal healthy for those who share my table. During the holidays we share our time and our traditions with loved ones including unhealthy eating habits. Unfortunately, sometimes holiday traditions and family recipes cause many of us to forget our yearlong healthy ways. We might get caught … Read more24 Valuable Tips & Techniques for Healthy Family Holiday Meals
Ahhh, November, that time we look forward to Thanksgiving, holiday sales — and Medicare open enrollment for our senior loved ones. Okay, maybe not so much the last one but it’s upon us none the less. Open enrollment season isn’t a big deal for many seniors, who often are pleased with their own Medicare Advantage … Read moreMedicare Advantage Open Enrollment: Was Your Senior’s Doctor Dropped?
Many of us look forward all year long to spending time with our family members during the holiday season. We want to relax and unwind, forget the pressures of work or other commitments and just enjoy the moments we have together. Sometimes we plan special events and trips, remembering holidays of the past while making … Read moreStrategies for Making the Most of Our Family Holidays with Seniors
So you’ve observed some of the warning signs that it might be time to consider placement in an assisted living facility for your senior loved one. We covered those in our post on signs it’s time to consider assisted living. Now what…? Let’s all find out more about who is there and what things are … Read moreAssisted Living Facilities Offer Benefits to Please Many Seniors
Has your senior’s doctor advised that he or she increase the amount of vitamin D taken daily? If so, they’re not alone. A new study by the Endocrine Society has found that most people are not consuming enough vitamin D to maintain strong bones. Having strong bones as we age is paramount to the prevention … Read moreVitamin D Guidelines for Bone Strength & Fewer Broken Bones
Healthy behaviors – does your senior loved ones’ doctor have a discussion about them during appointments? Do you have those discussions with your doctor? Most physicians have limited time for each patient who comes in for a visit and often spends that time assessing physical signs and talking about prescription drugs. Does the medicine need … Read moreUnhealthy Habits – Doctors & Other Care Professionals Help Break Them
Time again to think about your senior loved one’s healthcare options for the coming year. We know you look forward to this fun each fall! Open enrollment for Medicare began October 15 and runs until December 7. That means it’s time again when seniors make important healthcare selections for the coming year – – and … Read moreMedicare Open Enrollment Time Again! Helping Seniors Navigate the Options