When an aging loved one lives a distance away, it is not always easy to ensure they are doing well. Often, most contact with them is probably through phone calls, texts, and emails, which makes it easy to miss the signs that they may be struggling. When visiting an aging loved [...]
Serving as a family caregiver for an aging in place elderly loved one is highly rewarding, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. “Respite care” is a term that refers to short-term or temporary relief. Respite caregivers come in many shapes and sizes. What follows are some reliable respite care options when it’s time for you to take a well-deserved break.
No matter where an aging loved one resides, nasty weather strikes from time-to-time and can take many forms, including tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, high winds, and heavy snowfalls. Harsh weather can be especially hard on those that are age 65-and-over who also lives alone. Therefore keeping seniors safe during inclement weather [...]
Social media has become a powerful tool for meeting new people around-the-world, or for staying in touch with friends and family members. The use of social media for seniors has become even more prevalent. Many Americans aged 65-and-over are homebound due to chronic illness, disability, or other reasons. As a [...]
Heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related health outcomes. There is a significant risk of suffering heat-related illness in elderly populations. According to a study by the University of Chicago Medical Center, 40% of all heat-related deaths in the U.S. were people over 65. Here is why: Aging adults [...]