Seniorization of Your Home – Caregivers Make Home Safe for Aging

Our population is aging quickly! According to The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, the older population in 2030 is projected to grow from 35 million to 74 million and represent 21% of the total U.S. population. Today’s seniors are healthier than ever in our history. Aging, however, presents our robust seniors with challenges to … Read moreSeniorization of Your Home – Caregivers Make Home Safe for Aging

Medicare’s Coverage of Respite Care in 2019

Danielle Kunkle Roberts authored this article as a guest of Senior Care Corner®. She is the co-owner of Boomer Benefits and a Forbes.com Contributor. Her licensed insurance agency specializes in Medicare-insurance related products, helping tens of thousands of clients across 47 states. The number of unpaid caregivers in the United States has reached over 40 million, according … Read moreMedicare’s Coverage of Respite Care in 2019

When Assisted Living is Right for Your Senior – Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility

Independent living in their own home is the preference stated by most seniors. Is your senior loved one ready for more care than they can receive in their home? Despite our attempts to keep them at home as long as possible, at some point family caregivers may need to help find a new housing arrangement … Read moreWhen Assisted Living is Right for Your Senior – Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility

Vanquishing UTIs — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) repeatedly seems to be common for many seniors. Some seem to overcome one only to get another infection quickly. In most cases, with effective management they should be preventable. Even older adults who are incontinent should be able to remain UTI-free, according to healthcare professionals. What can family caregivers … Read moreVanquishing UTIs — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

What Seniors Consider to be Successful Aging In Place – The Latest Report

We all want to live the rest of our lives in the home of our dreams. In fact, 3 out of 4 adults want to age in place according to a recent AARP report, 2018 Home and Community Preferences.  Unfortunately, many adults fear that this won’t be possible for them. Family caregivers worry about their senior … Read moreWhat Seniors Consider to be Successful Aging In Place – The Latest Report

Lifestyle Medicine for Prevention and Wellness – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Lifestyle medicine — are you familiar with it? Is this something new? Is it something helpful for older adults and therefore should family caregivers encourage this intervention? According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, “Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones … Read moreLifestyle Medicine for Prevention and Wellness – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

House Sharing – Social and Financial Solution for Many Seniors on the Senior Care Corner® Podcast

Older adults who may be living alone as a result of being newly single when the kids leave the nest or losing a partner or those who never married or are recently divorced have realized that aging in place can be lonely without someone else around. Solo aging can also be expensive for those accustomed … Read moreHouse Sharing – Social and Financial Solution for Many Seniors on the Senior Care Corner® Podcast

Telehealth Guidelines from CMS May Bring it to a Senior Near You

Older adults who are receiving benefits under Medicare for their healthcare needs visit the physician at least six times per year while most people visit four times a year. That number increases when blood draws, specialists, and procedures are added. People over 65 also visit the emergency room 19.6 million times in one year (15% … Read moreTelehealth Guidelines from CMS May Bring it to a Senior Near You

5 Geriatric Care Focus Areas — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

As we age, we are at risk for development of a variety of medical problems. Our senior loved ones may already have multiple medical issues and could be at risk for more. They want medical care that is thorough and consistent, seeking expert advice to prevent worsening medical issues. Family caregivers hope that their senior’s … Read more5 Geriatric Care Focus Areas — Family Caregiver Quick Tip