It’s Springtime! Time for Safety Tips for Seniors Playing in the Great Outdoors

Spring has sprung — finally! It is time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, chirping birds and prolific flowers! Our senior loved ones will surely be wanting to sit on the porch, take a walk, get busy in the garden, and more. We know how good getting moving is for our health and wellness … Read moreIt’s Springtime! Time for Safety Tips for Seniors Playing in the Great Outdoors

Advance Directives: Healthcare Proxy Selection and Responsibilities

The National Healthcare Decision Day campaign and others encouraging us, including our senior loved ones, to make our decisions known has resulted in many of us executing these documents. It is estimated there has been an increase of 25% in completion rates for advance directives. We’re encouraged by that progress! The more we learn about advance … Read moreAdvance Directives: Healthcare Proxy Selection and Responsibilities

Helping Your Senior Understand and Prepare for the Rising Cost of Aging

Let’s face it, getting older is expensive. More and more of our senior loved ones – and even ourselves – are realizing that aging comes with costs, both expected and unexpected, for which we might not be financially prepared. A recent report by Genworth Research found that 53% of us have not made any financial plans … Read moreHelping Your Senior Understand and Prepare for the Rising Cost of Aging

8 Actions We Can Take to Better Protect Brain Health at All Ages

Keeping our brains sharp requires a bit of effort on our part. Effort with a payback! Here at Senior Care Corner we often talk about brain health because it is such an important topic to our senior loved ones and thus to us as family caregivers. It’s also one area where personal actions can impact the … Read more8 Actions We Can Take to Better Protect Brain Health at All Ages

House Cleaning: Exercise Benefiting Seniors’ Physical and Mental Health

Those who’ve done housework know it can be strenuous and feel like a real workout. Now experts are saying it really is good exercise for our senior loved ones. We always hear we have to get moving, we need to keep active and physical fitness is good for the body and the mind. It really … Read moreHouse Cleaning: Exercise Benefiting Seniors’ Physical and Mental Health

An Evil Twin Can Mean Identity Theft When Connecting to Public WiFi

Our portable connected devices – that’s our smartphones, tablets and laptops – let us stay connected to our world virtually any where we go. Of course, when we’re away from the comforts and speed of our home broadband connections, or maybe don’t have one, we have to find another connection that will link us to the web. … Read moreAn Evil Twin Can Mean Identity Theft When Connecting to Public WiFi

Geriatric Care Manager – Benefits Expertise for Your Senior and You

Have you heard of geriatric care managers? Do you know what one could do for you and your senior loved one? Would it be great to have an expert in your corner? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed when caring for your senior loved one and wish that you had another set of eyes or hands? Do you … Read moreGeriatric Care Manager – Benefits Expertise for Your Senior and You

Diagnosis Dementia – Should Seniors and Family Caregivers be Told?

A new report by the Alzheimer’s Association has brought some sobering statistics to light. Statistics that should prompt discussions among seniors, their families — and maybe their doctors. What would you want for your loved one, family member or yourself if there was medical information to share? Should the fact that there is no cure … Read moreDiagnosis Dementia – Should Seniors and Family Caregivers be Told?

Text Messaging – New Way To “Visit” the Doctor and Improve Healthcare

Technology has had a real impact thus far on healthcare and will continue to eventually make great improvement in the services our senior loved ones receive. Leading, hopefully, to better senior health. We are able to use technology to see their – and our – medical reports, store health history and be more closely involved in their medical data … Read moreText Messaging – New Way To “Visit” the Doctor and Improve Healthcare