1. Long Distance Care for Seniors and their Families

    How to Care for Senior Loved Ones Long Distance Offering real support and care to seniors is a challenge for many families. For those living far away from senior loved ones, the challenge is even greater. As families spread out around the country and globe, seniors often rely on the support of loved ones who live far away. Long-distance caregiving has unique challenges, but it can be done safely a…Read More

  2. Apple COVID-19 app

    We came across a free and easy to navigate newly released apple iphone app (and website for those without apple products) and thought it provides a good job of distilling the numerous sources of COVID-19 information into one updated access point.  The app was developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the White House, and the Federal Emergency Management A…Read More

  3. Tips For Staying Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    The last several weeks have been marked by uncertainty and fear as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has travelled from overseas and begun spreading across the United States. This pandemic is concerning for many people, most particularly to seniors and the people who love them. According to the CDC, senior citizens are the most vulnerable population to COVID-19, and as a result, many caregivers are…Read More

  4. Exploiting the Coronavirus: Email Scams

    People ages 60 and up have a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.  As a result, they are being encouraged to stay at home as much as possible and are spending more time online.  The bad guys out there are aware of these conditions and are bombarding the world with coronavirus-related phishing emails.  They are attempting to leverage the crisis for quick financial gain with emails designed to ex…Read More

  5. Coronavirus and Older Adults: What to Know and How to Prepare

    People ages 60 and up are at higher risk of novel coronavirus infection. Symptoms include fever, dry cough and difficulty breathing, and it's primarily spread between people. Here's how older adults can prepare and protect themselves from the novel coronavirus. This guidance comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Drs. Carla Perissinotto and Samir Sinha, both geriatricians. N…Read More

  6. Conversation Starters

    Tips for Communicating with Seniors Seniors crave social connection as much as the rest of us. Unfortunately, sometimes they are less able to verbalize their feelings as well as they used to or are self-conscious about slower speech or reduced memory. Some extra effort may be needed to strike up a conversation with them. It’s important to try not to treat them differently. Realize that they have…Read More

  7. Seniors and Pet Therapy

    What is Pet Therapy? Pet therapy is an interaction between a person and a trained animal, alongside the animal’s handler, with the goal of helping that person cope with or recover from a health issue or mental challenge. Pet therapy is a broad term that encompasses Animal- Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA). AAT typically entails concrete treatment goals using an animal …Read More

  8. Find the Right Caregiver for your Elderly Parent

    Entrusting Your Aging Parent to Someone Else’s Care is a Big Decision How do you know who the right caregiver is? There are a few steps you can take to help make your selection confidently. 57% of seniors over age 70 do not find it very easy to live alone. Many need assistance with some daily tasks. If your parent is one of them and plans to age in place, it’s time to hire a caregiver. There a…Read More

  9. How to Help Seniors Make the Most of Doctor Visits

    Preparing Seniors for Doctor Visits Getting to a doctor visit, as well as understanding and implementing medical advice, can be a challenge for seniors. Aging involves changes in health, physical ability, and medical risks. On average, older adults in the US tend to be in a healthcare setting about 17 days a year. Given how common (and often necessary) it is for seniors to interact with doctors, i…Read More

  10. Mobility Aids for Seniors

    Many seniors experience difficulty getting around independently.  If a senior is unstable performing motions like sitting down or walking,  mobility aids can offer stability and support.  It is essential to find mobility aids that fit their needs and ensure their safety.  Approximately 1/3 of older people living at home fall at least once a year.  It’s common for seniors to need mobility a…Read More