4 Tips for Keeping Seniors Active

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As seniors live longer, many of them live alone for longer periods of time. This can lead to isolation and, in many seniors, depression. One of the keys to keeping senior citizens healthy, happy, and thriving is for them to maintain an active lifestyle. Though it isn’t always easy to […]

8 Crucial Questions to Ask a Home Care Provider

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Choosing a home care provider for yourself or your loved one can be a stressful process. You want to be sure you’ll be provided with reliable, quality care from a reputable provider without completely breaking the bank. Conducting thorough interviews with all providers under consideration is an important step to […]

5 Crucial Identity Theft Prevention Tips for Seniors

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In 2016, 15.4 million Americans were victims of identity theft, with many seniors among that number, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. Seniors are frequent targets of identity thieves and scammers for a variety of reasons, including that they are often viewed as lower risks for creditors, making obtaining credit […]

6 Essential Health Tips for Caregivers

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You’re not a trained healthcare provider, yet you find yourself caring for your aging loved one. Providing quality, safe care is possible without having any formal medical training. Follow these 6 essential health tips for caregivers to help you provide the best care for your loved one: Falls The most […]

5 Signs Your Loved One Needs In-Home Care

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Older adults are often resistant to receiving in-home care, as many feel they are giving up their independence and normal life. However, there are many situations that make home care necessary. Here are 5 signs your loved one needs in-home care: Unexpected Weight Loss or Gain Any sudden weight loss […]

5 Reasons You Should Consider an In-Home Caregiver

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When your aging loved one becomes ill or can no longer fully care for himself or herself independently, decisions about the best way to provide care must be made. Often, families face a choice between hiring in-home care or moving their loved one to an assisted living home or skilled […]

How To Compassionately Care for a Loved One with Dementia

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Dementia affects more than 5 million Americans, according the the Alzheimer’s Association, and that number is expected to rise to 16 million by 2050. If you care for or visit a loved one who has dementia, his or her behavior can often be confusing, aggravating, and even frightening. The most […]

5 Tips for Preventing Falls Among Elderly Loved Ones

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Every year, 2.8 million older adults are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control. More than 800,000 aging adults are hospitalized each year following a fall, most because of hip fractures or head injuries. Fall injuries cost an estimated $31 billion per year, […]

Home Care Benefits for Veterans

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For many aging veterans and their families, the costs of in-home care seem out of reach. Thanks to the Veterans Affairs Non-Service Connected Pension, also known as the Aid and Attendance Pension, qualified veterans and their surviving spouses can receive grants to help pay for home health support. How do […]

What to Do If Your Elderly Parent Won’t Eat

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Fluctuations in appetite are common at every age, but in the case of the elderly, prolonged periods of appetite loss can be particularly concerning. Adequate nutrition is required to maintain good health and without it a number of issues can arise, including increased bone loss, weight loss, and malabsorption of medications. […]

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