Tag Archives: elder care

A rising trend: Male Caregivers

For years, we have known the gentle loving side of the nature of man. Men who tenderly provide care and support to their spouses, wives, aunts, and sometimes just friends. Most of us thought only women were capable of this type of … Continue reading

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Study: Millions of Seniors Struggle to Cover Basic Living Expenses

Health concerns, lack of proper nutrition, safety and other age related issues face our older adults everyday. This is especially true of those with limited resources.  Reading the article about poverty among our elders was shocking while at the same time reinforced … Continue reading

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Election Season: Understanding the Issues

This year as we travel through election season, we need to take a moment to really understand the issues at hand before we vote.  For me, worried about the older population, I am interested in social security and medicare. As we struggle … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season of giving: “Adopt a Season.”

The holiday season is a time for giving and never has this season demonstrated this spirit of giving like this year.

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Stand up for your elders

We all know wonderful and kind older individuals, family members, friends, neighbors, fellow church members, and work friends.

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Louise – A story of care and caring

There was a lady named Louise who worked her entire life as a registered nurse enjoying every minute of it until the age of 75.   She finally had to leave her position due to vision difficulties.  However, Louise still remained … Continue reading

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Have You Sat Down To Talk to Mom and Dad Lately?

While they are often delicate subjects to tackle, the best time to have a frank discussion with aging parents about retirement living options, lifestyle security, and implementation of wills and trusts, legal and financial issues, and funeral and burial options … Continue reading

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Deficit dilemma

I was recently reading Innovations, a magazine by the National Council on Aging.  There were some very interesting articles in a recent edition regarding how to help cut our deficit while not negatively impacting our vulnerable seniors and the disabled.  … Continue reading

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Heat wave claims another life

How distressful was it to read again that another older adult died due to the extreme heat.  Apparently, the woman was not found for two weeks in her home, which did not have a working air conditioner.

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Assisted Living at Home – But Is It a Safe Place?

I hear this phrase often.  I guess it is because there is so much truth in it.  Our heart is where we live, share laughter and tears, have family meals, care and love each other, and is a safe retreat … Continue reading

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Heart Health

Although Valentine’s Day is already behind us, it is always a good time for us to think of our hearts.  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, both male and female.  There are several types of diseases … Continue reading

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Alleviating Holiday Stress

The holidays are a wonderful time to come together with our families and create memories that will last a lifetime.  Unfortunately, the holidays also come with a unique type of stress and the hectic pace of this time of year … Continue reading

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Tips Designed to Reduce Falls in Older Adults By: Ann Bannes

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 16,000 older adults, aged 65 and older, die from injuries related to unintentional falls each year. As we age, changes in vision, hearing, reflexes and muscle strength can increase the … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays By: Heather O’Brien

The holiday season is often the one chance families have to spend time with loved ones that they are unable to see throughout the year.  There is a growing trend for Long Distance Caregiving.  The family unit does not always … Continue reading

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Resources for Elderly Care That Can Help Keep Elderly in Their Own Homes

Elder care, sometimes referred to as long-term elderly care, includes a wide range of services that are provided over an extended period of time to people who need help to perform normal activities of daily living because of cognitive impairment … Continue reading

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