Fitness Trackers and Health Wearables – Good Fit For Your Senior?

Does a senior you know and love use a fitness tracking device? If not, do they want to try one or is someone urging them to adopt one to get valuable medical data? Seniors are being spotted every day using one brand or another of wearable device. You can see them at the store, beauty salon or … Read moreFitness Trackers and Health Wearables – Good Fit For Your Senior?

Grieving Family Caregivers Benefit From Bereavement Services

Family caregivers who care lovingly for senior loved ones will eventually face their end of life. They will enter into a period of grief which will take time to process and heal. We will never forget those that we lose but instead remember their influences and impact on our own lives. Our senior loved ones have shaped … Read moreGrieving Family Caregivers Benefit From Bereavement Services

Choosing the Right Nursing Home – Family Caregiver Advocate on the Senior Care Corner® Show

Choosing the right nursing home to be the next home for a senior loved one is a stressful process for family caregivers. Not only is the whole concept — that the senior’s needs are greater than can be met at home — often difficult for everyone to accept, but how does one decide which senior living … Read moreChoosing the Right Nursing Home – Family Caregiver Advocate on the Senior Care Corner® Show

Insights of Seniors and Professionals on the United States of Aging

As our population ages, our communities are helping to provide services desired by seniors and family caregivers to improve their quality of life as they age. In order to continue to improve programs and services and help caregivers meet the needs of seniors, we need to understand their viewpoints and what they feel is important … Read moreInsights of Seniors and Professionals on the United States of Aging

Fitness Activities to Help Seniors Achieve Successful Aging in Place

We often discuss how vital it is to be (or become) physically active, no matter one’s age, to achieve healthy aging. Our senior loved ones can improve functional status, reduce the risk of falls with injury, and increase the level of their socialization when they participate in physical activity with others, whether it’s done with a friend or as part of a … Read moreFitness Activities to Help Seniors Achieve Successful Aging in Place

Turning the Tables for a Caregiving Conversation – Kathy is Interviewed

Reaching out to family caregivers to help them provide the best care possible for senior loved ones is our passion and the mission of Senior Care Corner®, but you know that. When Kathy was approached by Prime for an interview, she saw it as a wonderful opportunity to reach even more caregivers. This interview was … Read moreTurning the Tables for a Caregiving Conversation – Kathy is Interviewed

In Case You Missed It – Quick But Important Tidbits and Reminders

Family caregivers have so many things on their minds. That’s especially true for those who are part of the sandwich generation and care not only for senior loved ones but their children — and sometimes spouses too! Every day we hear more things that we should be noting on behalf of the seniors in our lives. Sometimes it seems … Read moreIn Case You Missed It – Quick But Important Tidbits and Reminders

Talking Senior Care: Insights from the White House Conference on Aging

Did you have a chance to catch the 2015 White House Conference on Aging? I’m glad I had the opportunity, though it was via live streaming rather than in person. Some family caregivers attended virtually, including in organized listening groups, but we know many of you did not have a chance to do so and want to update … Read moreTalking Senior Care: Insights from the White House Conference on Aging

Controlling Pain: Cautions for Over the Counter and Prescription Relief

Pain is something most of us have experienced much more than we would like, whether from an accident, injury, surgery, overuse strain, headaches, or chronic pain condition. Our senior loved ones report pain frequently and many have daily pain from arthritic joints. What can we do to control our pain and not let it control us? Most of our … Read moreControlling Pain: Cautions for Over the Counter and Prescription Relief