1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Helping Seniors Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

    LOSS & GRIEF During this time of their lives, a lot of your senior’s experience may be punctuated by loss: loss of health, independence, mobility, routine, and more. The most acute loss is that of family and friends.  Here are some ways to help them cope.  As they grow older, your loved ones will lose friends, family and spouses through death. While they may be aware that loss will happen,…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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