What Seniors Think Helps Them Afford Retirement and What Experts Say is Key

In the 2015 U.S. of Aging Survey, both seniors and professionals were asked how prepared they feel those over 64 are for retirement. While professionals feel that only 1 out of 10 seniors are very prepared, 4 out of 10 seniors feel they are. What's more interesting is the difference in what each group feels is the key to affording retirement. Both groups agree that saving money for … [Read more...]

Tips for Caring for Your Parent’s Face

As a family caregiver you know that there are many different elements of caring for your senior that you must address in order to help them stay safe, healthy, and comfortable, and live the quality of life that they desire and deserve. One that you may not immediately think of but that is very important is caring for their skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and as elderly … [Read more...]

How Can Sensory Changes After a TBI Can Impact Your Elderly Parent?

Many people take their senses for granted. It is simply part of your day to use your sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. If those senses are compromised, however, it becomes clear just how important they are and how much they impact daily functioning and interaction with the world. If you are a family caregiver for a senior who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you may … [Read more...]

Four Things Your Mom Needs to Avoid Sharing Online

Internet safety is something you may think of for yourself and your kids, but how about your mom? If your mom uses social media to stay in touch with family and friends, are you certain she knows what is safe to post and what isn't? Here are four things you mom must know to never share online. Personal Information It's not safe for your mom to share personal information online. This … [Read more...]

Heatstroke Prevention for Elderly Loved Ones

Seniors can really benefit from time outdoors at picnics, family reunions and community events but there’s always the risk of them developing heatstroke. Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are serious medical conditions that can be dangerous and even fatal to the elderly. Because an elderly person’s body is not able to adapt to extreme temperature changes as quickly as it once did, hot temperatures … [Read more...]

Symptoms and Treatments for Dry Mouth in the Elderly

While most people have experienced dry mouth when nervous, thirsty or embarrassed, the chronic condition of dry mouth is something entirely different. Lots of elderly people suffer from dry mouth and it is often untreated because it seems so minor that family caregivers and elderly people don’t bring it up to their doctor. However, dry mouth can lead to a number of health issues and may even be a … [Read more...]

Discover How Senior Mediation Can Help End Conflicts Over Care

Your dad wants to age at home. Your siblings all agree that's the best plan. That's where your agreements end, however. You feel daily home care services are necessary, but your brother feels that your dad's fine on his own and that you shouldn't be wasting money on caregivers. You cannot be in the same room without feeling a level of irritation. What do you do? Senior mediation is a … [Read more...]

Tips for Caring for a Senior Who is Suffering from PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is one of the most common mental health concerns experienced throughout the United States. Approximately 70 percent of the population of the country has experienced at least one truly traumatic event in their lives, and at least 20 percent of those will develop PTSD as a result. This condition can have a negative impact on your parent’s health and … [Read more...]

Why do Seniors Bruise Easily?

Mary stopped in at her mom’s house after work to check on her, just as she did every day. Her mom, Alice, was enjoying the splash of afternoon sun that fell across her kitchen table while she sipped from a cup of tea. Mary sat down across from Alice with a smile on her face, but her smile quickly faded when Alice rested her arm on the table and Mary noticed a large bruise on the back of her arm … [Read more...]

Is It Time for your Elder Loved One to Stop Driving?

Everyone ages differently, so there is no set age when your mom should stop driving. Instead, determining when it’s time for mom to give up the keys requires you to be attentive for signs that she may be putting herself or others at risk when she is behind the wheel. Sometimes elders do not want to give up driving and may ignore the signs themselves, so it falls on caregivers to make the … [Read more...]

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