Tax Benefits to Lighten Financial Load of Family Caregivers (at Least a Bit)

The end of the year is upon us and hope for what the new year will bring. Once we get the celebrations behind us, it’s time to start thinking about getting our income taxes done and filed. Sorry, I don’t mean to spoil your fun! On the bright side, there are tax savings for which … Read moreTax Benefits to Lighten Financial Load of Family Caregivers (at Least a Bit)

Dream vs. Reality – Is Retirement in the Cards for Family Caregivers?

We all dream of a time when we can stop doing the 9 to 5 (or is it 7-7?). Even when we love our jobs, we strive to travel the world, go fishing, try something new or just read a good book without interruption. Retirement — living out our golden years seeking personal fulfillment, exploration, … Read moreDream vs. Reality – Is Retirement in the Cards for Family Caregivers?

Medicare Cards Will Soon Change to Stop Needless Risk of ID Theft

Security concerns associated with the latest digital technology is a topic we frequently discuss at Senior Care Corner® to raise awareness. We remind you to secure your senior loved ones’ experiences with social media and internet banking, to make wireless connections secure, to refrain from using unsecured Wi-Fi, and avoid paper statements that can get … Read moreMedicare Cards Will Soon Change to Stop Needless Risk of ID Theft

Brain Games – Are They the Answer to Helping Seniors Fight Dementia?

Brain games can help our senior loved ones win the battle against dementia, right? Or can they? Recent reports are mixed on whether brain games are effective at stimulating our brains and keeping dementia at bay. That’s not what we want to hear, either for loved ones or ourselves. Family caregivers are counting on keeping our brains … Read moreBrain Games – Are They the Answer to Helping Seniors Fight Dementia?

Using a Food Thermometer for Safe Eating – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Cooking for our senior loved ones is an activity that brings benefits and risks. They and you love it when they can get some of their favorite foods made with love. But sometime that food may not love them. Sometimes food that has been prepared or stored at the wrong temperature or time can lead to … Read moreUsing a Food Thermometer for Safe Eating – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Because They’ll Use Them: Reason to Give Seniors Smartphones & Tablets

We’ve heard variations on the theme many times over, through responses to our tweets and Facebook posts, comments to our articles, and one-on-one conversations . . . “Mom will never use a tablet, she’s too set in her ways to even try something like that.” “Getting Dad a smartphone would be a waste of money, … Read moreBecause They’ll Use Them: Reason to Give Seniors Smartphones & Tablets

Traveling with a Loved One Who Has Dementia – Family Caregiver Tip

Caregiving for a person with dementia can be difficult at times, especially as the disease progresses. Yes, helping meet their needs takes a lot of effort, but being there watching what your loved one goes through is heartbreaking. Being able to spend time with family is important, not only for the person with dementia but … Read moreTraveling with a Loved One Who Has Dementia – Family Caregiver Tip

MADD’s Red Ribbons for Safe Driving Celebrates 30 Years of Saving Lives

Driving safety is essential, especially during the holidays when many are on the road traveling, partying, and visiting with family. The time frame between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is the most dangerous on US roads. This is the perfect time to remember national safety Tie a Red Ribbon On for Safety campaign this week as MADD celebrates 30 years protecting … Read moreMADD’s Red Ribbons for Safe Driving Celebrates 30 Years of Saving Lives