Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights — Helping Us Protect Our Seniors

The number of seniors who have transitioned from home or hospital to a nursing home has begun to dwindle slightly as more are able to age in place, but their numbers remain strong. As of 2014, according to the CDC, there were 1.7 million licensed nursing home beds and 1.4 million nursing home residents. Is your … Read moreNursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights — Helping Us Protect Our Seniors

Tips to Fight Seasonal Allergies in Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Spring is upon us. The flowers and trees are starting to bloom. The budding flowers and trees are beautiful, the birds are singing, and the sun is shining, but it also marks the start of seasonal allergies for many. It is estimated that more than 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from allergies each year. … Read moreTips to Fight Seasonal Allergies in Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Intestinal Health in Our Senior Loved Ones – To Use or Not to Use Probiotics

Does your senior suffer from irregularity? Does your senior have bloating, cramping or rumbling in their tummy? It’s hard to avoid television, magazine, and grocery store ads telling us the importance of gut health. In addition, use our reviews of best glucometers to manage your blood sugar levels Not only that, but also how their products … Read moreIntestinal Health in Our Senior Loved Ones – To Use or Not to Use Probiotics

Wish List of “Rules” for Caregivers from Your Loved One with Dementia

Caregivers, both family and paid, who lovingly care for people with dementia find joy and sometimes frustration when dealing with day to day tasks. It is important that we treat the person with dementia as a human being and not just someone that needs our help. They have thoughts, feelings and emotions now, just as they … Read moreWish List of “Rules” for Caregivers from Your Loved One with Dementia

Email Safety for Seniors (and the Rest of Us) – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Many seniors took their time in adopting technology such as smartphones and getting online in general. Fortunately, most are now realizing the benefits and frequently communicating with family, friends and others via email. They can use a traditional computer or a mobile device like a tablet or smartphone. The challenge continues to be keeping them and their … Read moreEmail Safety for Seniors (and the Rest of Us) – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Home Improvements and Upgrades for Senior-Friendly Aging in Place

Aging in place is no longer a movement but a lifestyle. Our senior loved ones want to live in the home of their choice as long as possible — hopefully the rest of their lives. For some seniors it may mean living in a home that isn’t suited to the needs of an aging adult, putting them at risk. Adjustments or … Read moreHome Improvements and Upgrades for Senior-Friendly Aging in Place

Tax Time Savings and Safety Tips for Seniors and Family Caregivers

Two things are unavoidable for us all. Just one of them happens more than once, though. Yes, it is tax time again! Family caregivers and their senior loved ones all deserve the opportunity to have their taxes prepared in an efficient, accurate, timely and stress-free manner. Caregivers can use all the financial help they can get when … Read moreTax Time Savings and Safety Tips for Seniors and Family Caregivers

Helping Seniors Stay Safe Behind the Wheel – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Age should not be the measuring stick we use to decide if someone should be on the road and behind the wheel. Driving helps our senior loved ones stay mobile and independent. We need to determine whether that driver is safe, medically able to drive safely and free from unsafe distractions while driving. There are accommodations … Read moreHelping Seniors Stay Safe Behind the Wheel – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

March for Meals — Help End Senior Hunger with Meals On Wheels

More than 9 million seniors in the U.S. struggle with hunger. That’s more than 9 million too many! The statistics on food insecurity and hunger among America’s seniors are alarming and heartbreaking. They should spur us on to action. In 2014 it was estimated 3 million households with seniors lived in food insecurity — which means they don’t have reliable access … Read moreMarch for Meals — Help End Senior Hunger with Meals On Wheels