6 Ways a Relative Caregiver Can Catch a Break!

Apr 19, 2017

Caregiving is tough work!  While the act of providing care and support for a loved one can be immensely rewarding, it is also a job that can exact a steep toll in physical, mental and emotional energy over time.  Add to that the fact that most relative caregivers are among the over 43 million caregivers that… read more »

How Tech Can Help Seniors Live Better and More Independently

Feb 27, 2017

When people think about the substantial leap that technology has taken in recent years, they normally call to mind images of things like smartphones, tablets and other devices that make our lives significantly easier on a daily basis. What may not come to mind is that these same advancements making waves among the general public are also… read more »

Why Consider a Geriatric Care Manager?

Jan 11, 2017

Eventually, many of us will find ourselves in the position of helping with care arrangements for a loved one.  It might be a parent that needs some help around the house, or a sibling suffering from a disabling condition.  Whatever the reason, when the need for care arises, it’s usually an urgent matter that needs… read more »

9 Reasons Every Senior Should Consider a Pet 

Nov 10, 2016

              There’s never a better time to consider a pet companion than in our senior years. Study after study has shown countless benefits seniors gain from animal companions.  If something is missing in your loved one’s life, a new furry friend may be just the prescription for better health… read more »

Help Seniors Have a Fun and Safe Halloween!

Oct 28, 2016

Everyone loves Halloween.  The parties, dressing up, the hustle of Halloween night with trick-or-treaters buzzing around…  It’s fun!  For most of us, It’s business as usual:  Break out the boxes of decorations, choose a costume, carve some pumpkins and have at it.  But for many seniors, especially those with mobility limitations or cognitive issues, Halloween can… read more »

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors – Think Beyond the Checklist!

Oct 6, 2016

With earthquake warnings in California and Hurricane Matthew approaching the Southeast coast, emergency preparedness is on a lot of our minds.  Everyone knows the basics for readiness; like water, food, first aid kit, etc.  For a useful summary of basic emergency supplies, the Red Cross has a great checklist here.  While the standard preparations will work fine… read more »

Exercise is your key to aging well, start now!

Jul 7, 2016

If you’re planning for your retirement, don’t forget to incorporate some form of exercise into your daily activities. Daily exercise can be your key to staying happy and healthy during your retirement years. By helping to increase your mobility and stamina, you’ll be physically fit and in top form to enjoy all that your upcoming… read more »

Is it Really Alzheimer’s?

Jun 15, 2016

June kicked off National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month to share information and provide support for treatment and research of the disease that currently affects well over 5 million people just in the United States alone. Rightfully so, it’s on the minds of many of us who have aging loved ones or are maybe nearing… read more »

Addiction Among the Disabled: a Growing Challenge

Apr 1, 2016

Most of us understand that addiction is a serious issue, however many aren’t aware of the fact that addiction among the disabled has become a major problem in the United States that continues to grow. The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire reports that 19 percent of Americans endure a disability. If… read more »

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