March 7, 2019

Signs of Improper Nutrition in an Elderly Loved One

It can be difficult for older adults to get adequate nutrition, particularly if they are struggling with health challenges or taking medications that might suppress their […]
October 4, 2018

The Rise of Elder Suicide

While elder suicides might not get as much attention as suicide in other demographics, adults 85 and older have the highest rate of suicide among adults. Seniors […]
September 6, 2018

Going It Alone: Solo Aging

When a senior is living alone and far away from children, close relatives and friends, it can be difficult to face the future. Cultivating strong social […]
June 7, 2018

Keeping Your Elderly Loved Ones Safe at Home

The home that your elderly parent has occupied for decades is now quieter, calmer and emptier than ever before. While that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, […]
April 12, 2018

Know the Signs of Elder Abuse

In the United States, there are over 500,000 reports of elder abuse every year. Millions of additional cases go unreported. The National Center on Elder Abuse […]
September 7, 2017

Talking About Falls with Aging Loved Ones

Falling is a major medical concern for older adults. Among seniors in the United States, falls are the number one cause of death (resulting in, on average, one fatality every nineteen minutes) and of non-fatal injury that requires hospitalization (resulting in an emergency room visit every eleven seconds).
January 10, 2017

What Questions To Ask When Looking At Your Parents’ Finances

If your aging parents were to fall ill or otherwise rendered incapable of handling their own finances, would you be prepared to take the wheel? It’s a difficult subject to think about, and an even tougher discussion to have.
November 12, 2016

Elderly Care During the Holidays

The holidays are approaching rapidly, and with them we anticipate feelings of joy, gratitude and time spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, for an alarmingly large number of Americans, the holidays may also signal a time of loneliness and despair.
October 4, 2016

The Hidden Dangers of Polypharmacy & UTI’s

Polypharmacy is defined as the simultaneous use of multiple drugs, and is becoming an alarmingly common practice among the elderly. With a specialist to treat each condition of the body, it’s easy to understand how patients end up with multiple prescriptions, on top of over the counter drugs and daily supplements.
August 12, 2016

Deciphering Senior Living Options

It is truly a blessing of the times that there is such an array of services today that are affordable to provide seniors options for living in communities that meet their individual medical care needs, personal interests, financial budget, and location preferences.
May 6, 2016

Protecting Seniors from Scams, Identity Theft and More

Seniors are an especially vulnerable part of the population when it comes to identity theft. Overall, they tend to be less aware of the trends scam artists are trying, have an increased likelihood of using postal mail, and are more trusting of strangers than other generations, making it easier to steal their identity.