1. Prostate Health for Aging Adults

    Spreading awareness of this disease is important, especially among seniors. Men over age 65 account for nearly 60% of all prostate cancer diagnoses. (Prostate Cancer Foundation: Patient Guide) About Prostate Health Men have prostates, which are small glands located near the bladder. Prostates can develop problems like infections or inflammation. Cancer cells can also form in the prostate, which ca…Read More

  2. Helping Seniors Manage Psoriasis

    Tips for Seniors with Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disease in the US. Since it is more than just a basic skin condition, it is helpful for seniors to learn to manage it. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, an estimated 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. (National Psoriasis Foundation) Psoriasis is a disease that primarily affects the skin, but it can have a larger impa…Read More

  3. Seniors and Animal Care

    All About Pets and Seniors When caregiving for a senior, the thought of caring for a pet as well can be overwhelming. However, pets and pet therapy can offer significant benefits to seniors. Animal-loving seniors can benefit from having a pet or receiving pet therapy. Although it may present challenges, many believe the benefits outweigh the risks and challenges. Planning for Senior Pet Care If a …Read More

  4. Help Seniors Protect Themselves from Scams

    The FBI, the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Justice Department, and many local law enforcement groups have all made statements about seniors being targeted for scams. Women over 60 who live alone are particularly susceptible. In recent years, con artists have taken advantage of a number of older Americans by scamming seniors. Realizing that many seniors have money but little knowledge…Read More

  5. Organizing Finances

    Finances may not be your favorite topic, but at some point, it is something that almost everyone must address with their older loved ones. Quite honestly, it’s one of those topics that is better addressed sooner than later. If you collect nothing else, the following documents are important to have access to (and to draft up if your loved one hasn’t yet): A power of attorney form. This allows y…Read More

  6. Positivity and Health

    "Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow." – Seth Godin [American Author] Our minds are powerful tools for creating health and wellness. While studies haven’t identified precisely why positive people are healthier, researchers suspect that it is because people who are more positive process…Read More

  7. Yoga for Seniors

    Benefits of Yoga Yoga is a great form of exercise for seniors. Many yoga postures can increase flexibility, mobility, strength, and balance through low-impact movement. Psychologically, it can help keep your mind sharp and increase positive emotions, mindfulness, and self-awareness. Source: Chopra It is tempting to look at some of the extreme yoga poses depicted in movies and think that it is not …Read More

  8. How Home Care Helps After a Stroke

    How Home Care Helps after a Stroke Home care specialists provide support and assistance as your loved one returns home after being hospitalized for a stroke. 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 remain …Read More

  9. Kidney Disease

    What do our kidneys do? Most people are aware that a major function of the kidneys is to remove waste products, drugs, toxins, and excess fluid from the body. The kidneys are super-efficient organs, filtering almost 200 quarts of fluid every day! This process helps maintain a stable balance of body chemicals enabling our bodies to perform their most basic functions without issue. Our kidneys also …Read More

  10. Indoor Activities for Seniors

    Beat Senior Seasonal Depression with Engaging Indoor Winter Activities Seasonal depression affects many seniors. Engaging indoor activities can make the winter more enjoyable and healthy. Depression can increase during the winter months, affecting senior health and quality of life. Indoor activities for seniors can relieve depression. About 6 million American seniors are affected by depression. Fo…Read More