To Care or Not to Care

Pardon the crude Shakespeare reference in the title of this blog article, but so many people I speak with wrestle with many options for care of their loved one. To care or not to care? And if you do choose professional care, what does that care look like? Is it in-home care, independent living, assisted living, adult day care, nursing care? . . . READ THE REST

How Music Helps Dementia Patients

Most people, whatever their age, enjoy music in one form or another, whether that’s attending concerts, playing a musical instrument, or just tapping one's foot in time to a track playing on the radio. We all know that music can lift our mood, evoke memories from our past, and bring us a great deal of joy. What you may or may not know is that the positive qualities of music can be helpful for dementia patients as well. . . . READ THE REST

Five Actions Older Adults Can Take Now to Feel Younger

When it comes to feeling younger, there’s good news, and there’s bad news. First, the bad news. There is nothing that any of us can do to change our chronological age. However, the good news is that we can all make changes to help us at least feel younger. Whatever age you are now, you can start implementing the following steps and see how much better you feel. . . . READ THE REST

The Pros and Cons of Owning Pets for Older Adults

Pets bring so many benefits to our lives. There is no doubt that for any animal lover, spending time with their dog, cat, or another pet is time well-spent. However, pets also come with a great deal of responsibility, and, for older adults particularly, some additional risks. In this article, we look at the pros and cons of a senior owning a pet, so you can decide if it is the right route for you or a loved one. . . . READ THE REST

CDC relaxes restrictions for seniors fully 
vaccinated against COVID-19

As of June 2021, the CDC has announced that restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic are being relaxed for those who meet certain requirements. Here is what you need to know about who is affected and what you can now do. . . . READ THE REST

How In-Home Care Gives Your Loved One the Best Care Possible

If your loved one needs care, you are faced with three main options. You or another family member or friend can become their main caregiver, or you can split the role between you. You can look at residential options to provide full-time care. Or, you can turn to in-home care professionals to provide caregiving as and when it is needed. All options have pros and cons, but of the three, in-home care offers a number of clear benefits. . . . READ THE REST

When Seniors Care for Seniors

While it might seem surprising, it is not unusual for seniors to be caring for seniors. Whether it’s for a partner, parent, sibling, or friend, seniors can often find themselves in the role of caregiver for another senior. . . . READ THE REST

Are You a Family Caregiver? In-Home Care Can Set You Free

We all want to do the best for our loved ones, but sometimes stepping into the role of caregiver can mean our other responsibilities suffer. The good news is that there is a solution. You don’t need to choose between full-time residential care for your loved one and caring for them yourself. Instead, you can opt for in-home care, on either a part-time, full-time, or respite basis. . . . READ THE REST

The Ne’er Do Well Nephew

It is a familiar story. Grandma needs care. Her cognitive abilities have slipped, so much so that her family now has enough concerns to realize that calling a professional caregiver would be the right thing to do. . . . READ THE REST

Creating a Senior Care Plan for a Loved One

As we age, our care needs evolve. By creating a "care plan" for a senior loved one, you can prepare for and address these inevitable changes. Read on to learn more about care plans and how to successfully implement one — for the betterment of both your senior loved one and for yourself as a caregiver. . . . READ THE REST