The differences between in-home non-medical care and skilled nursing

You’ve probably already heard of in-home care for the elderly and other adults in such need — but did you know that not all in-home care services are the same? And did you also know that not all in-home care agencies can provide all in-home care services? It’s important to know what care is available from agency to agency, as well as what specific care you or your senior or veteran loved one truly needs. Just one of these types of care might not be enough. . . . READ THE REST

What’s the difference between palliative care and hospice?

As you help care for the older loved ones in your life, you probably have heard the terms "palliative care" and "hospice." While can both deal with end-of-life issues and can be similar in nature, the two are not quite the same. Read on to learn the differences between palliative care and hospice and if either are right for the person for whom you provide care. . . . READ THE REST

We can do more

Usually I like to write about broader and more personal subjects, but this month is quite different. Many of you have asked for additional services from us we could not legally provide. Now we can! . . . READ THE REST

How seniors can stay safe while staying fit

Just about anyone, despite age, can reap meaningful benefits from exercising. Older adults can be active, even with a chronic condition such as heart disease, diabetes, or arthritis. But whether the senior has been exercising for a lifetime or is starting a new activity after having been active for a long time, it's always important to know how to stay safe while staying fit. . . . READ THE REST

Denver AARP offers webinar — “Discover How Hospice May Help You” — 1 p.m. MST, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

AARP Colorado is offering an informational webinar designed to help caregivers learn more about hospice and how it might help you and a loved one for whom you provide care. . . . READ THE REST

Addressing driving safety with older adults

Getting older doesn't necessarily mean a person's driving days are over. But it’s important to plan ahead and take steps to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. If they are no longer able to drive safely, you can guide them toward transportation options that meet their mobility needs. . . . READ THE REST

Lemonade out of lemons      

"Making lemonade out of lemons": This well-worn expression is especially appropriate as we turn into a new year. That is the essence of what all those new year’s resolutions are — efforts to make things better. . . . READ THE REST

January 2019 Chicagoland activities for older adults

New Year’s Eve is the day where we tend to think back on the past 364 days and reminisce on all we have accomplished and experienced. But New Year’s Day is when we think forward and anticipate the events we haven’t yet experienced. Here are a few Chicagoland activities to help you start 2019 off right. Happy New Year, Chicagoans. . . . READ THE REST

January 2019 Denver area activities for older adults

A new year is nearly upon us and while 2018 was fun, 2019 has the potential to be much more exciting. Whether you are finalizing your list of resolutions or looking for an activity in the Denver area to begin the 2019 fun, we have just the thing for you. . . . READ THE REST

Classic Chicago Christmas Traditions and the History Behind Them

Whether we have experienced them ourselves or at least heard of them, we in Chicagoland all know at least a few classic Chicago Christmas traditions: the lighting of the great tree in Millennium Park, the wondrous holiday displays at Macy's on State Street (or as you might better remember it, Marshall Field and Company), and the annual showing of The Nutcracker at the Roosevelt University Theatre, just to name a few. These events, among others, have defined the Chicagoland Christmas. But how long have these traditions been around, and how many Christmas memories have you made with them over the years? . . . READ THE REST