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How to Get Safe Care for Seniors After Hospital Discharge

A stay in the hospital, whether it’s for illness or for surgery, can cause anxiety for patients and loved ones. Understandably, everyone involved is eager for their loved one to return home and get back to their normal routine as soon as possible. However, the majority of recovery takes place after hospital discharge, and difficulties…Read More

Holiday Crafts and Activities for Aging Family Members

The holidays are a time when many families enjoy special activities and just being together. Aging family members can enjoy these things just as much as the younger ones, even if they have physical or cognitive limitations. Holiday activities don’t have to be exciting or over the top in order to be meaningful. As a…Read More

The Real-life Memory Thief: Alzheimer’s Disease and its Potential Causes.

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a progressive neurological disorder that involves the deterioration of brain cells. It is common among the elderly, rare among young people, and is characterized initially by memory impairment, which later leads to more serious symptoms such as difficulty in reasoning, planning, perception, and language. Symptoms may vary in terms of severity. The commonness…Read More

How Smart Home Tech Can Help Aging Parents Stay at Home Longer

For the vast majority of seniors, maintaining independence while staying at home is extremely important. However, if you are caring for aging parents or other seniors, you may worry about their well-being, especially if you work or live some distance away. If you can’t be around all the time, you may be overwhelmed with concerns…Read More

7 Things You Need to Know About Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

If your loved one needs help in meeting day-to-day needs, one solution is to hire an in-home caregiver. An in-home caregiver allows your loved one to remain as independent as possible while getting assistance with anything from basic daily tasks to medical procedures and therapies. However, the actual process of deciding what you need and finding the…Read More

5 Tips For a First Time Caregiver

It’s hard to imagine anything that is both as difficult and as rewarding as providing care for a loved one. Whether the need for care came about suddenly as the result of an accident or illness, or happened more gradually because of declining health, a first time caregiver can easily be overwhelmed by the enormous…Read More

Elderly Insomnia: Causes and Treatment Tips

We’ve all been there: you’re lying in bed at night, wishing you could fall asleep, but you’re wide awake. Or you wake up in the middle of the night and lie there for hours tossing and turning, wondering why sleep eludes you. An occasional sleepless night is one thing. But chronic insomnia is a serious issue…Read More

How Will Seniors Be Affected By ACA Repeal

After a brief hiatus, The American Healthcare Act (AHCA) is back on the table. Having passed in the House of Representatives, it is now awaiting a vote by the Senate. Many people are anxiously following these developments and anticipating the effects that it may have on their own healthcare. If you or someone you love…Read More