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 moreAdvances in Healthcare for Older Adults – 15 Years of Progress

Microwave Oven Safety for Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Many seniors who are aging in place prepare some of their meals and snacks in the convenience of their microwave ovens. It requires little preparation and one touch operation. But how safe is the food they prepare in a microwave — and how safe are our senior loved ones when they use theirs? Because there is … Read moreMicrowave Oven Safety for Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Livability Index – Is Your Senior’s City Livable for Aging in Place?

If you asked your senior loved one what they want in the town where they currently live to be happy and meet all their needs, do you know what they would answer? Would they want a Walmart or a hospital? Would they want a doctor or a movie theater? Would they have to have a … Read moreLivability Index – Is Your Senior’s City Livable for Aging in Place?

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 moreCaregivers Need First Aid Knowledge BEFORE an Emergency Happens

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 moreNORCs – Retirement Living Option with Benefits for Many Seniors

Senior Winter Cold Emergency Kit – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Winter is coming and will be here before we know it — but hopefully not before we’re ready. The warm (too warm) days of summer will be nothing but a memory, with cold, icy conditions in their place. With the winter weather wrapping itself around our seniors, there is the possibility for winter storms hitting our … Read moreSenior Winter Cold Emergency Kit – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

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 moreAdvance Directives Considerations, Facts & Myth Busting for Caregivers

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 moreSafety for Seniors on Blood Thinners – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Raising Awareness of Issues Faced by Seniors — Older Americans Month

It is time to Blaze a Trail with seniors across the country. Celebrating Older Americans Month (OAM) gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about the issues facing our older adults as they try to blaze their own trails. Over their lifetimes, seniors – including your senior loved ones – have made contributions to society … Read moreRaising Awareness of Issues Faced by Seniors — Older Americans Month