Raising Awareness About Fall Prevention

By |2022-09-09T15:28:33-05:00September 8th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: |

Raising Awareness About Fall Prevention Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) falls in the United States - making falls the leading cause of injury and death in that age group. The good news, many falls are preventable - which is the focus of National Fall Prevention Awareness Week. From September [...]

Advance Directives – What You Need to Know

By |2022-09-09T12:41:36-05:00September 5th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: |

Advance Directives - What You Need to Know Have you talked to your aging parents about their end of life wishes?  Do you know if they have living wills, health care powers of attorney or do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders? “It’s a very tough, but necessary conversation,” said Teresa Steinfatt, Vice President of Business Performance at the [...]

Drink Up – The Importance of Staying Hydrated

By |2022-08-02T12:18:01-05:00July 28th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: |

Drink Up - The Importance of Staying Hydrated As the temperature rises, so does the risk of dehydration - especially among older adults. “My mom experienced dehydration just a few weeks ago,” said Debbie Hilt, a consultant working with the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “I encourage her to drink a lot of water, especially during [...]

Most Older Adults Believe They Will Eventually Need Assistance, But Few Plan For It.

By |2022-07-22T08:44:44-05:00July 21st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Most Older Adults Believe They Will Eventually Need Assistance, But Few Plan For It. Do you want to remain in your home as you age?  Have you thought about the things you’ll need in order to continue to live independently in 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years? If you haven’t, you’re not alone.  According [...]

Can You Hear Me Now?

By |2022-07-22T08:37:02-05:00July 18th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

Can You Hear Me Now? Did you know that hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor against dementia? According to a recent study, treating hearing loss could eliminate 1 in 10 cases of dementia. In the study, researchers found that mild hearing loss doubles the risk of dementia, moderate hearing loss triples it and [...]

The Benefits of Music Therapy

By |2022-07-14T15:02:30-05:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

The Benefits of Music Therapy We know music is good for the soul, but did you know it’s also good for the mind? Studies show that music brings our senses to life and stimulates many parts of the brain at the same time, including those that affect language, mood and movement. Through research at the [...]

Helping Seniors Beat the Heat

By |2022-07-06T12:30:21-05:00July 5th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Helping Seniors Beat the Heat It’s not even officially summer yet, but record heat has already gripped much of the country. While the high temperatures and suffocating humidity make life unpleasant for almost everyone, it can be dangerous, even deadly, for older adults. People age 65 and over are more prone to heat stress, because [...]

The Importance of Socializing for Seniors

By |2022-07-06T12:07:11-05:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

The Importance of Socializing for Seniors Whether it’s playing a game of Scrabble with a grandchild or enjoying lunch with a best friend, there’s just something special about being around people you love. “Socialization is important at any age, but it’s critical for older adults - especially for those who live alone,” said Sierra Goetz, [...]

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

By |2022-06-22T14:45:26-05:00June 16th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Home Care|Tags: , , |

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference Does your mom still have decorative throw rugs scattered around her home? Is your dad’s living room cluttered with magazines, newspapers, books and other items? Do you worry that your aging loved one’s shower may not be safe? If you answered yes to any one of those questions, [...]

Summer Skin Safety Tips for Seniors

By |2022-06-22T14:51:46-05:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Home Care|Tags: |

Summer Skin Safety Tips for Seniors Each year in the United States, more than 5 million people are treated for skin cancer - with most cases found in people age 65 and older. “Summer is here, which means we’ll all be spending more time outdoors soaking up the sunshine,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations [...]