1. “5 Wishes” Advanced Health Care Directive

    How to Help Seniors Complete the Five Wishes Advanced Healthcare Directive Planning for end of life care is a legal matter. Five Wishes is a simple and legal advanced healthcare directive. Five Wishes is an advanced directive that records an end of life care plan in plain language. It is important to have a plan for future care in case a senior is unable to make decisions for themselves at that ti…Read More

  2. 7 Habits Every Senior Should Have

    Seniors can change their lifestyle and start practicing these 7 healthy habits. Anytime is a good time to start putting new habits in place. 1. Focus on prevention Seniors can be proactive in their health by getting regular checkups. Having regular doctor appointments to check on things like cholesterol, heart problems, blood pressure and more can alert seniors of problems early on and make them m…Read More

  3. HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

    A Caregiver’s Role During Hospice and Palliative Care The caregiver role looks different when a patient is in hospice or palliative care. Learn about how caregivers can bring quality & comfort to their patients during this time. Hospice and Palliative Care can help when someone has a serious illness or medical condition. What is Hospice? Hospice is specialized care designed to support an ind…Read More

  4. How to Help Homebound Seniors Stay Active

    Seniors who are homebound face extra challenges. Loneliness, lack of physical activity, and more can become problems. Help  seniors stay active. Being homebound as a senior can increase risk of loneliness, stress, lack of physical activity, and more. It’s important for seniors’ health to stay active even if unable to get out. Up to 3.6 million people over 65 in the US are considered houseboun…Read More

  5. HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR SENIORS

     It's always the perfect time to start a healthy lifestyle. Caregivers can help seniors maintain health with proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle habits. According to the AARP, 40% of people between 45 and 64 are considered sedentary. At age 64 and older, that number jumps to 60%. Benefits of exercise in older age Increases mental capacity           Research links physical activity with …Read More

  6. Respite Care

    This One’s For YOU Respite care provides a temporary break for family caregivers. No matter how much you love the person you are caring for, caregiving is hard and can drain your personal and emotional resources. It is important to take time for yourself when you can. Respite care can be arranged for any amount of time from a couple of hours a week to several weeks a month. The care can be provi…Read More

  7. CAREGIVER BURNOUT: SIGNS & COPING TIPS

    Being a caregiver can be an exhausting and difficult task. It’s important to recognize caregiver burnout and cope healthily. Understanding caregiver burnout symptoms and coping mechanisms can help make caregiving more enjoyable and fulfilling. About 1 in 3 adults serves as an informal caregiver to another adult, like an aging parent or disabled relative. Although many find the opportunity to car…Read More

  8. 5 WAYS PHARMACISTS CAN HELP YOUR AGING ADULT

    Pharmacists play a role as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team for an older adult. Their role is critical in improving the patient’s care and life.  For older adults, it can be helpful to develop a relationship with a pharmacist and use the same pharmacist regularly. As pharmacists learn about an individual’s unique needs and circumstances, they can help provide consistent care and h…Read More

  9. HOME SAFETY

    Top Tips to Protect Aging Adults from Elder Abuse and Financial Predators Elder abuse happens to 1 in 10 seniors.  Help spot the signs of elder abuse and protect your loved one. As individuals age and have less mobility and independence, they are more susceptible to elder abuse and becoming a victim of financial predators. Elder abuse can include: physical, sexual and emotional abuse, exploitatio…Read More

  10. Seniors and Technology: How to Keep Your Independence

    Many seniors want to maintain their independence for as long as possible. In fact, Americans over age 50 prefer to age in place, according to surveys.  (www.nbcnews.com) Technology can be a useful aid in helping seniors with various tasks so that they can remain independent and at home. Technology can be a useful aid in helping seniors with various tasks so that they can remain independent and at…Read More