My wallet was stolen!! When it’s someone we love, especially a vulnerable parent or grandparent, those words can send chills down the spine. After we find out they weren’t hurt (hopefully), our thoughts turn to what was taken. If we’re lucky, the loss is limited to cash, credit cards and maybe a nice purse and/or … Read moreStolen Wallet? Could What’s in Yours Make You an Identity Theft Victim?
Something seems to be wrong and you just don’t know what it is – – or what you can do about it. You are a good caregiver. You are doing the shopping, medication administration, cooking and entertaining for your senior loved one. You know without your loving attention, things could be so much worse for … Read moreMalnutrition in Our Senior Loved Ones – What it Means & How to Spot It
Did you know: 70% of those currently over 65 years are expected to use some form of long term care for their future healthcare needs. How best will they be able to afford that care is something that worries caregivers and seniors. Some people think that Medicare will cover all their bills, but in reality … Read moreLong Term Care Insurance: Has Your Senior Read Their LTC Policy Lately?
Innovation in technology has changed all our lives significantly — mostly for the better — in the last thirty years but may have had the least positive impact on the lives of our senior loved ones who are living independently at home. But we see that changing — and soon. We at Senior Care Corner … Read moreFuture of Senior Care & Aging in Place – Science Fiction Meets Tech Reality
Grandparents, whether seniors or future seniors, rank being with their grandchildren among their greatest pleasures. I have the honor of being a grandparent and know how much I love the kisses and hugs I get when I visit my granddaughter, not to mention the joy in her eyes when she sees me approaching or even … Read moreGrandma Benefits When She Babysits – Till There’s Too Much of a Good Thing
Family caregivers face a variety of challenges and hurdles with each new day they provide care to their senior loved ones. How do you handle this behavior? Where do I go to find this item? Who can I talk to for advice on this legal problem? Is there an agency that can help me pay … Read moreFamily Caregivers: Make Time to Share, Unwind & Learn about Senior Care
Thinking about what will happen as the end of our life draws near is not a thought many people want to have. But they should. Considering the importance of making decisions about how we want things to occur is the topic of the recent National Healthcare Decisions Day. It is a time for all of … Read moreAdvance Directives for Senior Loved Ones – Have Decisions Been Made?
Hospitals aren’t on our list of favorite places to visit — and we really don’t want to have to go there as a patient. However… Most of us have had a loved one visit a hospital for either an elective operation or an emergency. Often times as our senior loved ones get older, they seem … Read moreSenior Loved One in the Hospital? How to Make It Easier on Them — and You
Achoo, achoo is a sound many of us are hearing coming from every room in our houses at this time of year! Spring is sprouting everywhere all around us! The trees and shrubs are in bloom, the bulbs are opening up to the sky and the grass is turning green (not to mention the weeds) … Read moreSeasonal Allergies: The Price Spring Charges Us for Its Blossoming Arrival