Aging in Place

Understanding Glaucoma

By |2024-05-15T11:07:07-05:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: |

Understanding Glaucoma Your mom seems to have trouble focusing while reading or watching her favorite television program.  Does she simply need new glasses or could it be something more serious? What is Glaucoma and Why is it a Concern? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 3 million Americans have some [...]

Women and Stroke – What You Need to Know

By |2024-05-01T15:23:29-05:00May 2nd, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , |

Women and Stroke - What You Need to Know Did you know stroke is the third leading cause of death among women and kills more women than men? Surprised? If so, you’re not alone. Many women are not aware of their risk or the fact that symptoms can present differently in women.  The Silent [...]

Ten Tech Gadgets That Can Help Seniors Age in Place

By |2024-04-18T12:22:59-05:00April 18th, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , |

Ten Tech Gadgets That Can Help Seniors Age in Place  I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!  Do you remember that commercial? At the time, wearable medical alert systems, like those featured in those memorable ads, were really the only technologies available to help seniors age safely in their homes. Not anymore.  Technology to [...]

Ten Benefits of Gardening

By |2024-04-08T11:51:05-05:00April 4th, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , |

Ten Benefits of Gardening Whether it’s tending a large vegetable plot, working in a community garden or planting a few potted pansies, gardening can do wonders for a senior’s overall health and well-being. Gardening for Physical and Emotional Health “For many seniors, gardening is much more than a hobby. Being outdoors and digging in [...]

Should Your Senior Loved One Be Driving?

By |2024-03-09T15:01:51-05:00March 21st, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , , |

Should Your Senior Loved One Be Driving? It’s one of the hardest things older people have to do - give up their car keys. “It’s one of the most difficult discussions that families will have with senior loved ones, because they equate driving with independence.” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations director of the [...]

Battling Loneliness and Isolation in Older Adults

By |2024-03-09T14:51:43-05:00March 14th, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , |

Battling Loneliness and Isolation in Older Adults Your mom lives alone.  She no longer drives, so she rarely leaves her home. She’s lost contact with friends. You visit as often as you can, but you worry she’s lonely and becoming more and more isolated. What should you do? Understanding the Risks to Senior Health [...]

Tips to Help Siblings Have Positive Caregiving Discussions

By |2024-03-09T12:02:26-05:00March 7th, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , |

Tips to Help Siblings Have Positive Caregiving Discussions You think your mom and dad need help at home. Your sister disagrees. Your brother, who lives 500 miles away, doesn’t want to make waves. Now what? Starting the Conversation “Sibling relationships can be complicated - especially when it comes to caring for aging parents. They [...]

Nutrition Tips for Older Adults

By |2024-02-26T15:09:35-05:00March 1st, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , , |

Nutrition Tips for Older Adults It’s never too late to start eating smart. A healthy, well-balanced diet can help your senior loved ones maintain a healthy weight, stay energized and lower the risk of developing chronic conditions, such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Recents studies also [...]

10 Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

By |2024-01-15T15:49:10-05:00January 11th, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , |

10 Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder Your dad is sleeping more than usual.  Your mom has lost interest in Bingo and other activities she used to love. Is it just the winter blues or could it be something more serious? Winter for Seniors Is Hard “The winter months can be hard for seniors. The [...]

Recognizing the Need for Assistance: Five Signs Your Senior Loved Ones Might Require Help at Home

By |2024-01-05T14:06:20-05:00January 4th, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , |

Five Signs Your Senior Loved Ones Might Need Help at Home Recognizing the Need for Assistance When you visited your aging parents during the holidays, you noticed a few things that worried you - your mom had lost a little weight, your dad rarely strayed from the recliner and there was spoiled food in [...]

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