1. Gratitude for Your Health

    Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether other people, nature, or a higher power. Gratitude has the power to …Read More

  2. Caring For Aging Skin

    Our skin is the main thing other people see and is the first thing that most people are concerned about displaying signs of aging. As our skin ages, it becomes thinner, which can add to the appearance of wrinkles. We lose fat, elasticity, and moisture. Scratches and bumps often take longer to heal and are more visible. Depending on the sun exposure we’ve subjected our skin to throughout our live…Read More

  3. How Home Care Helps with Pneumonia

    How Home Care Helps after Pneumonia Home care specialists provide support and assistance as your loved one returns home after being hospitalized for pneumonia. What is Home Care? Home care is a more personalized alternative to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It provides services such as personal care, homemaking, companionship and more to individuals living at home, so they can remai…Read More

  4. Brighten the Holidays for your Senior

    How to Help Seniors Fight Loneliness During the Holidays Loneliness is often experienced by seniors during the holiday season. There are ways to brighten the season for lonely and depressed seniors. The holiday season can exacerbate seniors’ feelings of loneliness. This can cause health problems and affect their quality of life. Persistent loneliness can have the same health impact as smoking 15…Read More

  5. Age Discrimination

    Ageism, its effects on seniors, and how you can help While we often think of age discrimination in the context of employment, it is so much more insidious as our loved ones age. No matter how alert or competent they are, they may be increasingly seen as unable to make decisions for themselves, handle routine physical tasks, or even carry on intelligent conversations. This can eat away at their sel…Read More

  6. Pain Awareness

    How to identify and assess pain Pain is a signal from the central nervous system indicating that something is wrong. Pain is helpful in that it alerts the brain to take action. If we never felt pain, we could be injured or have a serious medical condition without any awareness that our body is in danger. Unfortunately, chronic pain is an entirely different experience. It is often a symptom of a me…Read More

  7. How to Help Seniors through Sundowners Syndrome

    Mood changes are common for aging adults and often accompany health problems. Seniors with memory related illnesses like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease are especially prone to challenges resulting from mood changes. (NCBI) About Sundowners Syndrome One common mood issue among seniors with memory-related illnesses is sundowners syndrome. Sundowners Syndrome is: • Not a disease, but a common be…Read More

  8. Assistive Technology for Seniors

    Technology to Improve Senior Lives Assistive technology can make a difference in seniors’ lives. Learn about technologies that are designed especially for seniors. One of the benefits of technology is that it can improve quality of life. Assistive technology for seniors is designed to enhance safety and well-being. Assistive technology for seniors supports their health, safety, and quality of li…Read More

  9. Illness Related Precautions

    Helping Seniors – and Yourself – Stay Safer In your concern about avoiding illness, remember that if you are a caregiver, you are also at increased risk. Caregivers are notably tired and worn down, and are just as susceptible to the cold, flu, and current COVID-19 pandemic. The consequences can be wide-reaching. If you have to remove yourself from the home for an extended period of time or cal…Read More

  10. Loneliness and the Effect on Mental Health

    “But there are other words for privacy and independence. They are isolation and loneliness.” – Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia The most recent U.S. census data shows that more than a quarter of the population lives alone – the highest rate ever recorded. Being alone does not necessarily herald loneliness, and living with someone may not stave it off. However, being alone can lend …Read More