Archive for the ‘Senior Care’ Category

Have a “Brown-Bag Check Up”

March 13, 2017

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, […]

Aging At Home Has Multiple Advantages For Seniors

August 3, 2016

There is an old proverb that says: “Travel East, Travel West, After all HOME is best.” Home is not merely a geographic location, nor is it just a sweet spot in our memory. Home is where you feel at peace with yourself and most comfortable and secure. Many health care treatments that were once offered […]

Staying Fit and Functional: A Senior’s Guide to Exercise

June 8, 2016

Picture it if you will: a vehicle built for continuous operation, one capable of running around the clock and willing to cross any journey that may be put in front of it. While you may be envisioning a high-tech supercar of the distant future, this description defines something we are all much more familiar with—the […]

Elderly Heart Health – Knowing, Preventing and Recovering

May 19, 2016

While having a big heart may be a compliment to some, it’s one of the many problems that one can develop as they age. Heart problems affect people of every age, indicated in the fact that nearly 14 million men and women in the US are coping with chronic heart disease. Yet, seniors are most […]

Caring for Home Caregivers: Fight the Guilt When Hiring Help

April 28, 2016

Being the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one is a noble and emotional experience that can be very rewarding. It can also be exhausting and, oftentimes, family members feel guilty hiring an in-home caregiver to lighten the load. With Granny NANNIES, hiring professional Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) can be […]

How to Spot the Signs of Overwhelming Stress in Your Senior Loved Ones

April 21, 2016

Life naturally brings varying degrees of stress. Younger bodies are able to recover from serious cases of stress within a matter of days. However, as we age our body becomes less able to cope with stress. The basic effects of stress include muscle tension and aches, anxiety, restlessness and loss of appetite. If stress is […]

Most Common Home Injuries Among Seniors

March 17, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 50% of all falls happen in the home, resulting in 2 million emergency room visits annually. Knowing how to prevent these accidents from happening is a step toward keeping seniors in their homes. Protecting yourself or your loved ones can be as simple as […]

The Many Faces of Caregiving

March 11, 2016

Roughly 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day from 2011 to 2030, increasing America’s percentage of elderly people from 13% to 18%. Providing care for these loved ones is falling on family and friends, the weight of which is resulting in approximately 37 billion hours of unpaid, informal care by 44 million Americans annually. Who […]

How to Reduce the Risks of Falling

March 3, 2016

Keeping family members safe and healthy from injuries are our biggest concerns whether we live near or far from them. Among our older loved ones, the leading cause of injury is falling. Each year, one in three adults ages 65 or older suffers a fall, and one out of five falls result in a serious […]

Caring for Your Loved Ones Long Distance

February 18, 2016

If you were right across the street from your aging or sick loved one, cooking nutritious meals, helping adhere to medicine regimens or running errands would be all in a day’s work. But for those who are a car trip or plane ride away, personally providing the services your loved one needs isn’t feasible. Depend […]