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Transitioning Seniors Home After the Hospital

March 24, 2016

Being discharged from the hospital can be a welcome relief. But knowing that as many as 1 in 8 patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their homecoming, and that those remittances total $97 billion in healthcare costs annually, can leave seniors and their loved ones anxious about the road ahead. Granny […]

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 […]

Top 3 Hidden Costs of Home Caregiving

February 24, 2016

Stepping in to take care of an aging parent or loved one can be done out of a sense of obligation or to repay a loved one for the ways they’ve affected your life. Whichever motivates your role reversal, don’t make the decision without knowing the facts: becoming a full-time caregiver for your loved one […]

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 […]

Diet and Exercise Do More Than Keep Your Body Physically Fit

February 11, 2016

We all know the basics of healthy aging: milk builds strong bones and exercise supports a healthy heart. But what about the less obvious ways diet and exercise help keep your body young? Food does more than produce energy for you to function. Foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3s reduce the free-radical reactions in your […]

Most Common Health Issues Among Seniors

February 5, 2016

Your health, as well as that of your loved ones, both mentally and physically, is affected by family history, health care, living environment and lifestyle. Some of the most common health issues among seniors stem from these factors, some of which are health issues themselves. Here are 10 of the most common health issues that […]

Best Brain-Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s

January 28, 2016

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that affects memory and mental abilities ranging from minor impairment and forgetfulness to widespread loss, having touched over 166 million Americans. To provide the best Alzheimer’s care, the brain should get enough stimulation, but it can be stressful when you don’t know what activities do that best. Here are some […]

How to Get Started with Home Health Care

January 21, 2016

Whether you’re across the country or just down the road from your loved one, helping keep them safe in their home is a high priority. For most, however, the idea of bringing in outside help can be upsetting. Below are some common tips you should try with your loved one to help alleviate the impact […]