1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Alzheimer’s Disease: How to Prevent Wandering

    It is very common for seniors to suffer from dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, with roughly 5.3 million people over 65 affected by it. Alzheimer’s impacts memory and other cognitive abilities, with symptoms that worsen to the point that many people completely forget their loved ones. As can be expected, Alzheimer’s can be quite distressing to both those who s…Read More

  7. Spring Cleaning Tips For Seniors

    Spring brings so much life. From the flowers that sprout in our yard to the influx of animals that we see out and about, it’s one of the most beautiful seasons regardless of where you live. This fresh start feeling that comes with spring makes it one where we typically try to also find ourselves with a clean slate. One of the ways that we are able to do this is by taking the necessary time to cl…Read More