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Dementia Caregiving? There’s an App for That!

April 1, 2024 — Taking care of someone with dementia is a big job. Depending on the stage of dementia and a loved one’s abilities, dementia caregiving can involve a wide-ranging set of challenges for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Thankfully, technology is catching up to the unique needs of people with dementia and their caregivers.... Read More

Make a Plan for Independent Aging

March 1, 2024 — Most older adults want to maintain their independence for as long as possible. The best way to achieve that is to plan ahead and be proactive. There are many strategies and tips that can help older adults stay healthy and independent in their own homes as they get older. 1. Prioritize safety at home Home... Read More

Adaptive Devices Ease Arthritis Symptoms

February 1, 2024 — As many as one in five adults in the United States have a diagnosed form of arthritis, a type of inflammation that causes joint pain. Arthritis can make everyday tasks challenging because it causes pain and stiffness in the joints. However, there are many tools designed to help people with arthritis to do everyday things... Read More

Is It Time to Take Away the Keys?

January 1, 2024 — The ability to drive a motor vehicle can be an important part of independence and mobility for older adults. Driving gives us a sense of autonomy that we feel from the first time we are handed a license as a teenager. But not all of us will be able to drive safely for the rest... Read More

Preparing an Emergency Plan for Your Unique Needs

December 1, 2023 — Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires and other emergency situations are all too common these days. In fact, about 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties hit by weather events since 2007, according to disaster declaration data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That illustrates how these events can impact nearly everyone and... Read More

Grieving Your Health After a Diagnosis

November 1, 2023 — A lot changes when someone receives a diagnosis of a serious health condition or disability. There may be changes to a person’s physical abilities, daily life, career, or long-term plans. There’s no wrong way to feel about a big change in one’s health, and complex emotions are expected. It’s important to acknowledge that people may... Read More

7 Helpful Tips for Helping Your Parents Downsize

October 1, 2023 — Are you taking on the insurmountable task of helping your parents downsize? As we age, we eventually need less space. But the task of moving your parents from a longtime family home (with years of stuff) to a retirement community, assisted living, or smaller home is time-consuming and overwhelming. Helping parents with this significant lifestyle... Read More

Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

September 1, 2023 — When a natural disaster strikes, all living things are in danger. But older people are especially at risk of injury or illness because of pre-existing conditions or mobility issues. Being prepared for natural disasters can literally mean the difference between life and death or serious injury. And unfortunately, these natural disasters and climate events are... Read More

How Stepfamilies Can Navigate Eldercare Issues

August 1, 2023 — We all know The Brady Bunch, that perfectly blended family with six children (three girls, three boys), two parents, and a housekeeper. Did you ever wonder what happened when the kids grew up, the housekeeper left, and Mike and Carol Brady started needing eldercare? Caring for aging parents comes with many challenges for any family;... Read More

How Proactive Senior Planning Helps You Age Well

July 6, 2023 — by Erin Kershaw, RN, BSN, MSA, CMC, co-founder and owner Americans are planners. We plan what we want to do for a living, whether and when we’ll get married, whether we’ll have children and how many we’ll have, where we will live, where we will go on vacation, what we’ll do when we retire, and... Read More