Ten Reasons Older People Need Pets

By |2022-08-22T10:27:49-05:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Community Education|Tags: , |

Ten Reasons Older People Need Pets Your dad passed away several months ago… leaving your mom alone in the home they shared for more than 50 years. Your friends suggest getting her a pet -  a furry friend that will keep her busy and reduce the risk of loneliness, but you worry a pet will [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Six Tips For Road Tripping With Seniors

By |2022-06-22T14:54:54-05:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Six Tips For Road Tripping With Seniors Are your senior loved ones traveling with you on this summer’s family vacation? “Lots of great memories are made on summer road trips, so it’s wonderful when grandma and grandpa are able to travel with the rest of the family,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at [...]

Ten Ways to Boost Your Senior’s Mental Health

By |2022-06-22T14:59:46-05:00May 12th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |

Ten Ways to Boost Your Senior’s Mental Health The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone - especially older adults. According to an AARP Foundation report, two-thirds of adults reported experience social isolation and high levels of anxiety since the beginning of the  pandemic. And, unfortunately, there is no vaccine to prevent loneliness. [...]

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

By |2022-06-22T15:00:49-05:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke.  Every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of a stroke. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain can’t get the blood [...]