1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Sleep Tips for Seniors

    How to Improve Senior Sleep Patterns Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can impact senior health significantly. Learn how to improve sleep patterns for seniors. An average of 7-1/2 to 9 hours of sleep each night is considered healthy for most adults. Seniors are often unable to sleep this much due to a variety of sleep-related problems. During sleep awareness month, learn what can be done to…Read More

  5. How to Help Seniors with Financial Planning

    Managing Money as an Older Adult One-third of seniors don’t have money left over at the end of each month. This and other monetary concerns make financial planning especially important for seniors. (NCOA) About 1 in 20 seniors have experienced financial mistreatment. Since many seniors already face uncertainties and struggles financially, seniors need an understanding of how to plan financially …Read More

  6. Help Seniors Stay Sharp

    How Seniors Can Protect Brain Health Like any part of the body, the brain changes over time. Seniors can protect their brain health both physically and mentally. Since the brain wears with age, it’s normal for seniors to have small memory lapses. However, more significant brain issues can also develop. That’s why it is important for seniors to protect their brain health physically—and by sta…Read More

  7. Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

    Help Seniors Prepare for Emergencies and Hazards This is a great time to check in on senior home safety as well seniors’ emergency preparedness plans. In emergency situations, seniors are often less able than other adults to protect themselves. For example, older adults are 2.5 times more likely to die in fires than the general population. Preparing for emergencies can help keep seniors safe whe…Read More

  8. Allergies and Senior Care

    How to Help Seniors With Allergies Everything from the changing of the seasons to a crumb of food can cause a reaction for someone who has an allergy. For seniors, allergies can be especially dangerous. Seasonal allergies alone affect 50 million people in the U.S. Seniors can be affected by these allergies, as well as food, pet, dust, and other types of allergies. As seniors face other challenges …Read More

  9. How to Spot Symptoms of Mental Illness in the Elderly

    Normal signs of aging can mask symptoms of mental illness in the elderly. Learn about these 8 symptoms to spot mental illness among seniors. About 58% of people over age 65 think that depression is a normal part of aging. Myths like this often prevent seniors from having mental illnesses identified and treated. (Mental Health America Survey) According to the CDC (cdc.gov), an estimated 20% of peop…Read More

  10. Stroke Awareness

    The Basics of Strokes Did you know that each person’s risk of stroke almost doubles every decade after age 55? Caregivers and seniors must be aware of this potentially fatal condition. The American Stroke Association shares facts, tips, and other important info to help individuals prevent strokes and respond to strokes in the best way possible. Preventable or ManageableStroke Risks: High blood p…Read More