New year … new opportunities … new challenges … new hope! What does the tolling of midnight and the opening of a new calendar mean to family caregivers and our senior loved ones? Better yet, what can we make it mean? Sure, there are some things beyond our control but so many things that … Read moreTake Action for Seniors’ Health, Happiness & Hope in the New Year
Laughter is the best medicine, or so we’ve heard all our lives — and it turns out it is true! There are real positive benefits to our health from laughter, all without the need to pay a premium, fill out a form or even make an appointment. Maybe it is the physical movement we get … Read moreHealthy Habit for the New Year – Laughter! No Copay or Deductible!
Hitting the open road at the wheel of a car has been a symbol of independence for generations of Americans. Unfortunately, no longer being able to hit the road is often seen as losing that independence — and many of our senior loved ones may be clinging to their last piece of freedom. Family caregivers … Read moreSenior Road Trip – Or Better Not? Helping Them Maintain Independence
Seniors going digital? It sounds that way, though maybe “seniors getting digital” is more accurate this holiday season, getting digital devices as gifts that is. From what we’ve heard and read, a lot of people are giving their senior loved ones digital devices, including tablets, smartphones, computers — even video games and wearable fitness devices. … Read moreTablet or Other Digital Device Under Seniors’ Tree? Include Setup in the Gift!
Most of us anticipate with a feeling of excitement the opportunity to share the holidays with our loved ones near and far, even if we aren’t there with them. We celebrate traditions, special meals, holiday treats and catching up with our family members who travel great (or small) distances to be together and reach out … Read more7 Family Activities to Help Seniors Fend Off Holiday Blues & Depression
Your senior loved one feeling a bit sluggish lately? Does he or she feel tired and weak? Do they say “no thanks” when you ask them to get up and do something with you like take a walk or even take a shower? Are they complaining about other aches and pains or looking a bit … Read moreVitality & Vitamins: Is Your Senior’s B12 Level Getting Them Down?
We can all use a boost, a helping hand or a new idea, especially when caring for others is a big part of our lives. That’s why Senior Care Corner is here. We’re always on the lookout for technology, devices, tips and programs – both here now and coming in the future – that will … Read moreSavings and Information: A Program Helping Family Caregivers Help Seniors
How am I doing managing my blood pressure? Did I get enough sleep last night? Was my physical activity today enough to burn my target number of calories? Those are just a few of the many questions people hope to answer through the use of wearable health and fitness devices. Wearable health and fitness is … Read moreWearable Health & Fitness Devices Can Help More Seniors & Family Caregivers
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” ~ Isaac Asimov For many of us this quote hits home, for we are struggling with end of life issues for the ones about whom we care. We should also think about these options for ourselves as caregivers so that the senior loved one … Read moreEnd of Life Planning & Considerations – Wrestling with Needed Decisions