Recipe for a Happy Family Caregiver Holiday

As family caregivers, our love and devotion to our senior loved ones shows through in our actions every day. As we complete each of our caregiving activities day in and day out, we show our commitment to improving our loved ones’ quality of life. Yes, our caring shows. We may be driving to the doctor, doing the … Read moreRecipe for a Happy Family Caregiver Holiday

Robotic Assistants for Dementia Family Caregivers — Here Now!

There have been many technological innovations that help family caregivers as they care for older adults. Do we always love — or even use — them when we get them? Nope! When it comes to older adults, the population is quickly becoming larger than the number of those available to care for them. Many family … Read moreRobotic Assistants for Dementia Family Caregivers — Here Now!

Improving Health Through Participation in Clinical Trials

How many people do you know who have participated in a clinical trial? A clinical trial or research study involves human volunteers (also called participants) and is intended to add to medical knowledge. There are two main types of clinical studies: clinical trials and observational studies. Family caregivers may not realize that clinical trials/studies not … Read moreImproving Health Through Participation in Clinical Trials

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

Medicaid Recipients Fall Short in Getting Needed Nutrition

Medicaid is the largest provider of health insurance for low-income people — children, adults and seniors, as well as those with disabilities. It is a vital service for 1 in 5 Americans or 66 million people. Of these, 4.6 million are low-income seniors (also enrolled in Medicare, known as dually covered). New research shows that … Read moreMedicaid Recipients Fall Short in Getting Needed Nutrition

Covering the Global Stage for Innovation — CES 2019 Preview

Technology innovation for independent-living older adults and their family caregivers has come a long way! Like the rest of tech, it also has a long way to go before the full potential is realized (if there is ANY limit to the possibilities). Senior Care Corner® has been covering CES®, the largest and most influential technology … Read moreCovering the Global Stage for Innovation — CES 2019 Preview

Insights on Service Dogs for Seniors on The Senior Care Corner® Podcast

Dogs are beloved pets to millions of families throughout the US, each day earning their “best friend” title. Growing numbers of those dogs are being given “jobs” in addition to their traditional role. In many seniors’ homes, specially-trained dogs are being asked to perform a variety of tasks including such things as fetching needed items … Read moreInsights on Service Dogs for Seniors on The Senior Care Corner® Podcast

Free Rides for Seniors Can Lead to Improved Quality of Life

We all know the importance of getting where you want to go when you want (and need) to go to our sense of independence and freedom. Imagine if you are an older adult trying to get to the doctor or pharmacy to get essential prescription medications but you can’t get there. For our senior loved … Read moreFree Rides for Seniors Can Lead to Improved Quality of Life

10 Cancer Prevention Tips Based on Trusted Research

We used to call it the “Big C.” The word cancer put fear into our hearts! Cancer is a group of diseases, not one particular kind. It is characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells in the body. This unchecked growth can lead to death. The treatment is directed at removing or … Read more10 Cancer Prevention Tips Based on Trusted Research