April: National Occupational Therapy Month

Helping Seniors with Independent Living Through Occupational Therapy April is National Occupational Therapy month. Occupational therapy (OT) helps people of all ages maintain, or regain, the skills necessary to perform daily activities. Similar to physical therapy, OT provides countless benefits throughout the body. While Physical therapy focuses on improving pain… Read more

Thanksgiving Activities for Seniors

Finally, Thanksgiving is upon us! A time filled with friends, family, great food, and laughter. However, one thing that makes this holiday different from other American holidays is its emphasis on gratefulness. Thanksgiving is all about appreciating those around us and being grateful for the things we have, aside from… Read more

Ways to Effectively Boost Your Brain

The brain is like a super-machine, working faster per second than any computer on the market. However, as we get older it tends to slow down resulting in things like forgetfulness and problems with memory/cognitive functions. Many seniors fear memory loss, and for good reason. After all, our memories form… Read more

Things to keep in mind when choosing a dog for a lonely senior

Many might not know this, but a furry friend such as a dog is just the thing that any senior could benefit from. Dogs have shown to reduce anxiety, depression, and overall loneliness in seniors. Additionally, dogs also provide seniors with a sense of calm knowing that they are protected… Read more

Should Seniors Get The COVID-19 Vaccine?

There has been a lot of controversy regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and whether or not we should get vaccinated. The answer here is very obvious, of course we should get vaccinated! Even if an individual was previously diagnosed with the coronavirus and has developed antibodies, they can get sick with… Read more

The Move Towards Normality

Finally! Things are starting to re-open and life is slowly returning to normal. This might be enough for some to ditch their mask and call it a day with social distancing and hand sanitizer. That however, would not be wise. Just because COVID cases are steadily decreasing in some areas,… Read more

COVID-19 Vaccines: A Comparison

The moment we’ve all been waiting for… the COVID-19 vaccine has finally been released! Even more surprising, not only has one vaccine been approved and released, but rather two. These incredible vaccines go by the names of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. Both have been available to Americans since December and are… Read more

Essential Vitamins For Seniors

As the body ages, it tends to lose necessary vitamins and nutrients. This makes it our job to maintain a healthy diet and take vitamins to replenish what has been lost. Even though there is an overwhelming amount and variety of vitamins on the market, here are some top physician… Read more

Staying Active With Arthritis

Over 25 percent of all older adults are affected by arthritis and are on some sort of medication for it. Although many believe that prescribed medicine is the only way to treat arthritis, there are other treatments available. One effective and simple method of treating arthritis is exercise. Exercise is… Read more

4 Best Superfoods to Boost Senior Health

Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is important in keeping diseases at bay, supporting longevity, and boosting energy levels. This is especially true for seniors because as the body ages, many health requirements change such as vitamin and water intake. The majority of seniors today cope with vitamin deficiency as… Read more

Diabetes and The Elderly

What is Diabetes? Diabetes comes in three forms, Diabetes 1, Diabetes 2, and Gestational Diabetes which usually occurs in pregnant women and will not be discussed in this article. The first form also known as Diabetes Mellitus is when the pancreas does not produce insulin. This occurs when the body attacks the pancreas… Read more

Bedsores’ Impact on Seniors

Bedsores, also called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are injuries to external skin and underlying tissue due to prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores usually develop on the skin covering the heels, ankles, hips, tailbone, and other bony areas of the body. This is one of the most common conditions,… Read more

 5 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to degenerate and die. In present-day America, more than 5 million people age 65 and older are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This cognitive disease causes a decline in thinking, behavioral, and social skills that impacts a person’s ability to function independently.… Read more

Essential Traits of Caregivers

Patience Patience is one of the most important traits that a caregiver can have, especially when dealing with seniors. Oftentimes, a senior might have difficulty expressing what they want or need. In this situation, caregiver should be patient and take the time to understand their senior’s needs. Also, this trait… Read more

Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

The kids on a break from school, the sunny skies, the warm weather… It is no surprise that summer is everyone’s favorite season. Many wait all year long just for this time to travel and go on a retreat with their family and friends. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, many… Read more

Seniors and Technology

Now is the best time for seniors to incorporate technology into their daily lives. With the pandemic going on and seniors being the highest at-risk group, using technology while staying at home can be very beneficial. Despite the fact that “older adults are embracing technology more than ever” there is… Read more

Adjusting to Living in the “New Normal”

As things are slowly reopening and “going back to normal”, should precautions still be taken when going out into the world? The answer is yes. “Conditions are improving in some of the country’s major cities, but outbreaks continue to grow in others,” therefore the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains. Some… Read more

Keeping Our Seniors Safe During Covid-19

It is well-known that seniors are at dangerously high risk for contracting COVID-19 due to their age and/or underlying conditions (heart disease, autoimmune, respiratory, etc). When infected, symptoms can range from a cough, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, or muscle pains. Recent studies have found the virus to spread from “respiratory… Read more

Bathing Tips for the Elderly

Once an individual can no longer bathe themselves because of things like a risk of falling or mobility issues, they’ll need assistance to get the full benefit of the experience while staying safe. Bathing the elderly is one of the typical tasks of being a caretaker but it’s not always… Read more

How to Become a Caregiver & Is It Right for You?

Are you interested in learning how to become a caregiver? Before you get started, you need to understand just what the term “caregiver” means. While it does refer to providing assistance to clients, the level of care isn’t the same. Some positions require special training, education, or certification. If you… Read more

Taxes on Social Security Benefits Explained

Is Social Security taxed after 70? It might be. This is a question many people ask. Unfortunately, there isn’t a universal answer, because everybody’s situation is different. It doesn’t depend on your age, but on your income. We all pay a lot into the Social Security System. The total Social… Read more

Family and Elder Mediation Services

Elder mediation has been around for years, but it has started to gain popularity rapidly over the past two decades. As a person ages, they face several transitions that can cause disputes or problems within the family dynamics. This is where elder mediation comes in. Common situations that can benefit… Read more

Some Tips for Becoming a Better Home Health Aide

A home health aide performs an important service to their clients. They provide part-time to round-the-clock assistance to seniors or others who are ill or injured. In-home care might include respite care to give the regular caregiver a break. It could include medicine reminders for a client who is recovering… Read more

Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help

Hiring a caregiver to care for your loved one is a big decision. Every person involved has to be a part of the process of deciding when is the right time to hire professional help. There’s a lot to consider including where to look, how your loved one will respond,… Read more

What Does Power of Attorney (POA) Stand For?

If you have ever seen the letters “POA,” you have probably wondered, “What is a power of attorney?” In essence, this is a legal document that enables another person to act on your behalf in the event that you become mentally or physically incapacitated. It is a binding legal document… Read more

What Does ADLS and IADLS Stand For?

ADLS and IADLS are common terms in the senior care industry. It is important that you know what these terms mean. ADLS stands for activities of daily living, and IADLS stands for instrumental activities of daily living. These are the basic tasks that a person must be able to accomplish… Read more

Why an In-Home Caregiver is a Better Option

According to an AARP-published study conducted by Penn Schoen Berland for The United States of Aging, about 90 percent of seniors prefer to live in their homes. Their desire to stay in the home they love and remain near their family and friends make having an in-home caregiver a better option… Read more

What Do Caregivers Do: Roles and Responsibilities

The large majority of calls an in-home care agency receives come from family members of the person in question. They want to know what do caregivers do and what can they do to help me? The role of a non-medical caregiver isn’t common knowledge. It isn’t something a lot of… Read more