Five Day Trip Tips for Seniors

Assisted-living communities offer senior adults many benefits: safety, activities and additional care, as well as independence. At the same time, engaging in events and activities around town as part of the larger community is still an important part of life. Read More

Keeping Older Adults Connected

Loneliness is a common feeling among seniors who live at home. Yet this social isolation not only affects quality of life in older adults, it can also have health consequences such as increased falls, increased risk for dementia and increased risk of being hospitalized, according to a recent study on social isolation. Read More

Living Strong with Parkinson’s Disease

When the diagnosis is Parkinson’s disease, you’re likely concerned about your loved one’s future and quality of life. A progressive illness of the central nervous system, Parkinson’s affects muscles and movement and damages the system of nerves that the brain uses to tell the body’s muscles what to do. Read More

Summer Safety for Older Adults

An afternoon stroll seems like a wonderful way to spend a sunny summer day. Yet older adults are at higher risk of health problems caused by summer’s heat and humidity. Read More

Tips for Moving a Senior Parent

Moving can be one of life’s most stressful events. For senior parents, the idea of moving can be even more distressing. It may feel like giving up independence, even when it has become more challenging for them to maintain a home or safely accomplish daily tasks. Read More

Become an Alzheimer’s Awareness Advocate

If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, purple is your color and the sixth month of the year should have special meaning. That’s because June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. It’s the ideal time to educate yourself and others about Alzheimer’s, so more can be done to prevent and/or treat it. Read More

Adapting Activities for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

Being active and engaged is important for senior adults to stay healthy mentally and physically. Yet people with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia may begin to withdraw and limit their activities due to cognitive impairments. Read More

Six Ways to Ease Caregiver Guilt

Caregiving evokes many emotions: compassion, joy, frustration, anger, grief and sadness. Guilt is also a significant feeling that often accompanies caregiving. Read More

Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Assisted Living

As you consider assisted living for your senior loved one, it’s important to make the right choice for the health, safety and happiness of that individual. Avoiding mistakes is essential. Empowering yourself with knowledge makes the decision easier. Read More
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