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How Children Can Help With Caregiving

By |2022-12-30T10:09:01-05:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

Caring for Children and Aging Parents Are you a member of the sandwich generation - someone who is raising children while, at the same time, caring for aging parents? If so, you know that you have to make the most of every minute in every day. “Caring for children can be tiring. Caring for [...]

Tips to Keep Your Senior Safe This Winter

By |2022-12-30T09:55:59-05:00December 15th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

Cold Weather Poses Risk for Older Adults While winter can be a wonderland, it’s important to remember that colder temperatures, ice, snow and hours of darkness can pose risks for older adults. “The cold weather months present some significant challenges for older adults,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at the HomeCare Advocacy [...]

Beating the Holiday Blues

By |2022-12-30T09:49:09-05:00December 12th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |

Most Wonderful Time of the Year...Not For Everyone For most of us, this is most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, for many seniors, it’s the worst.  “Instead of joy and excitement, the holidays can trigger bouts of sadness and loneliness for seniors - especially if they live alone,” said Teresa Steinfatt, vice president [...]

Is Your Mom Eating Healthy Meals?

By |2022-12-06T11:49:25-05:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , |

Is Your Mom Eating Healthy Meals? When you visited your aging mom over the Thanksgiving holiday, you noticed that she let others do the cooking - which is unusual, because she’s always loved preparing big family meals.Has she lost interest? Is she having trouble remembering or reading the recipes? Is arthritis limiting her ability to [...]

RSV and the Elderly – What you Need to Know

By |2022-11-22T11:19:59-05:00November 21st, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

You might have heard it on the news… hospital pediatric units across the country are filled with young patients who are sick with respiratory syncytial virus or RSV - an infection that affects the lungs and breathing passages.  While we typically hear of outbreaks among babies and small children, adults can also get RSV, and [...]

Enjoying the Holidays with Senior Loved Ones

By |2022-11-10T15:14:51-05:00November 9th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: |

You’ve been gathering with family members to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas for as long as you can remember… but this year, things are different.  Your mom’s dementia is worsening, and she’s becoming more and more frail. You worry that she may not be able to make it and, if she does, that she won’t enjoy [...]

10 Tips to Ensure Your Senior’s Home is Winter Ready

By |2022-10-26T09:02:19-05:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

10 Tips to Ensure Your Senior’s Home is Winter Ready Winter weather is on the way, so now is a good time to prepare your senior’s home for the cold, snowy days that lie ahead.  Here’s a checklist to get you started. Have the furnace inspected. Many people don’t discover a problem until they switch [...]

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 [...]

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