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 »

Senior Care

A few simple steps to help improve your quality of life

Sep 14, 2016

Medical science continues to evolve and develop new methods of improving treatment and medications which continue to help us live longer and increase the average lifespan.  Unfortunately, living longer does not always equate to living better and what’s the point of extended longevity if the quality of life isn’t there? While researchers are responsible for finding ways… read more »

Caregiver Training 101

Aug 24, 2016

You’ve decided to engage a career in caregiving.  Congratulations!  Few occupations are as rewarding and fulfilling as providing care and helping improve someone’s quality of life.  It’s also a great time to be a caregiver as there’s never been a greater need for those with a passion for this work.  As the senior population continues to… read more »

Ways Seniors Can Help In Their Communities

Aug 17, 2016

You may have heard people say they are getting nervous as they approach retirement age. Many feel they will no longer have any purpose or be needed. The truth is, active senior citizens are more in demand than ever before. They contribute to their families, communities, and charitable organizations in numerous ways. Many organizations would… 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 »

A Second Medical Opinion? Never a Bad Idea

Mar 16, 2016

It is not at all uncommon for patients to feel reluctant to seek out a medical opinion from a doctor other than their own. Studies have shown that the majority of patients are concerned that asking their doctor about getting a second opinion will create a rift in their doctor-patient relationship, which may negatively impact the… read more »

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