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National Check Your Meds Day

October 3, 2018

National Check Your Meds Day – October 21st. This inaugural event was designed to encourage consumers to bring their prescription medications and supplements to their local pharmacies for brown bag medication reviews. Lugging every pill you take to your next doctor’s appointment or trip to the pharmacist might seem like overkill, but it could save your […]

Healthy Ways To Manage Your Emotions As A Family Caregiver

September 6, 2018

Whether you become a caregiver gradually or all of a sudden due to a crisis, taking care of a loved one with an illness or disability can stir up some complicated emotions, especially when you are caring for someone day in and day out. Not paying attention to your feelings can lead to poor sleep, […]

Maximize Your Quality of Life – In Recognition of Senior Citizen Day August 21st

August 1, 2018

  There’s no getting around it – as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age such as: Eat a balanced diet Keep Hydrated Keep your mind and body active Don’t smoke Get regular exercise Have proactive safety habits to avoid accidents […]

Experience Makes A Difference

July 2, 2018

When you know it’s time to bring in home care for your loved one, there are many things to think about and decisions to be made. Most families will have little to no experience at all in providing any kind of personal care assistance with activities of daily living. You may want to try to […]

June is Home Safety Month

June 1, 2018

Watch Out For These Most Common Home Injuries During June Home Safety Month. Home- it seems it should be the safest place on earth, the place we should feel most safe and most protected. Unfortunately, it’s also a major source of injuries for senior citizens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

May Is Older American Month – Are You Prepared For Aging?

May 8, 2018

May Is Older American Month – Are You Prepared For Aging? Families plan and prepare for major life events; attending college, getting married, having a baby and retiring at the end of a career. Are you prepared for aging? Unfortunately, not enough people have some plan in place for events such as how we want […]

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 4, 2018

Nearly 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s – making this disease the second most common Neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. Parkinson’s is a movement disorder disease with symptoms that come in stages – mild, medium and severe. Daily living challenges increase as the disease progresses. Assistance will be needed to help a loved one remain […]

Inexpensive, easily accessible ways to enhance your life as you age.

March 21, 2018

  Sing your way to better health. A new study out of Sweden reveals that singing my not only promote mental and emotional well-being, social connection and collaboration but good heart and lung health as well.  (The Benefits Of Singing) Every time you sing, you fire up that right lobe of your brain and release […]

Have a “Brown-Bag Check Up”

March 2, 2018

Lugging every pill you take to your next doctor’s appointment or trip to the pharmacist might seem like overkill, but it could save your life—especially if you take multiple drugs or supplements . At least once yearly, gather every prescription and over-the-counter drug you take, including drops and ointments, as well as every dietary supplement, vitamin, mineral, […]

National Caregiver Day

February 1, 2018

  We all need someone to lean on.  Interpersonal relationships and social connections such as interacting with friends or relatives are very important to one’s well being. These connections should generate a sense of openness, generosity and goodwill. Although they take work, good relationships are one of the greatest blessings you can have. Unfortunately, it […]