Benefits for Both When Seniors Engage with Younger Generations

As our world evolves and families live miles apart, it seems that young and old are not brought together as frequently as in prior generations. Today’s millennials are vastly different than their grandparents. They are largely removed from institutions, according to a recent Pew Research report, including families. In many cases, their parents both worked … Read more

Advances in Healthcare for Older Adults – 15 Years of Progress

Health is key to our ability to achieve successful aging. Improving the health and quality of life for the world’s seniors is a pursuit of scientists across the globe. One organization has been bringing advances in medical care and research to the attention of the medical profession for many years – The American Geriatrics Society. They … Read more

Caregivers Need First Aid Knowledge BEFORE an Emergency Happens

Emergencies that can require caregivers to administer medical help to a senior loved one can happen to anyone, at any time of the day or night. Are family caregivers ready to minister to senior’s health needs? Are you? Of course, if it is something traumatic, the first course of action is to call 911. If it is … Read more

NORCs – Retirement Living Option with Benefits for Many Seniors

NORCs are becoming more common as our population and communities age. But what are they? What do they mean to our senior loved ones in their retirement years? Or to us as their family caregivers? Read on… Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) are developing across the US as residents of apartment buildings, complexes and entire subdivisions decide … Read more

Advance Directives Considerations, Facts & Myth Busting for Caregivers

Do you know what an advance directive is, much less whether your senior (or you) has one somewhere — or should? An advance directive is defined as a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor. … Read more

Safety for Seniors on Blood Thinners – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Many seniors take anticoagulants, medication to keep blood thin by preventing clots that may lead to heart attack, DVTs or stroke. Without anticoagulants, blood clots could form and travel to other parts of the body, causing other health problems. In reality, your senior’s blood is not ‘thinner’ but blood clots have more difficulty forming when … Read more