Tablet Tailored to Seniors’ Needs – Conversation with grandPad on the Senior Care Corner® Show

Technology that connects seniors to their families, friends, healthcare providers, and the world around them is increasingly important to successful aging in place. For many seniors, that technology will be the same smartphones, tablets and computers used by younger generations. Others, though, have needs best met by devices that are safe, secure, and straightforward to use. … Read more

Enabling Caregivers and Seniors Themselves “To Know Me” on the Senior Care Corner® Show

Long-established habits, routines, likes and dislikes are common in senior adults. Adherence to those can often make the difference between good and bad days, especially for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Knowing those would be key to getting the personalized, compassionate care family members want for senior loved ones who live in senior … Read more

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 more

Talking Senior Hunger with the National Council on Aging on the Senior Care Corner Show

4.8 million senior adults in the US face food insecurity. Is it possible your senior loved ones are included in that number without you realizing it? How would you know? If they are, what could you do to help them? Senior hunger is an issue of emphasis for us at Senior Care Corner® because it … Read more

Seniors & Dogs: Conversation with a Pet Expert on the Senior Care Corner Show

Seniors and dogs can be a great combination, especially for those seniors aging in place on their own. The companionship of a dog or other pet has been shown to provide real health benefits to seniors and help them avoid a feeling of isolation. It’s important, though, for thought to go into selecting the right … Read more

Holiday Family Meeting and Senior Gift Tips – Senior Care Corner Show

Holiday family gatherings, in addition to fun, socializing and maybe a bit of stress with loved ones who don’t often get together also provide an opportunity for family members to meet and discuss topics best addressed together. Planning for these meetings is one subject in the feature segment of this episode of the Senior Care … Read more

Commission on Long Term Care Report Insights – Senior Care Corner Show

12 million Americans need long term care services, a number certain to grow as the nation ages. Who will provide those services and where will we get the dollars to cover the costs? Good questions. In January 2013, Congress called for an effort to answer those questions by establishing the Commission on Long Term Care … Read more

You Can Be a Long Distance Family Caregiver – Senior Care Corner Show

Family caregiver of senior loved ones is a role that knows no bounds of gender, age or ability — requiring only that one care enough to take actions that make better the lives of aging family members. It isn’t even necessary to be in the senior’s home, city or state to provide valuable senior care. … Read more

Senior Nutrition Advice for Family Caregivers From Our Senior Care Dietitian

Nutrition is one of the keys to good health at all ages. We hear that all the time but not always clear signals about what proper nutrition entails. Eating right is especially important for seniors, whose changing health and needs make it particularly important to eat the right foods in the right amounts each day. … Read more