Medicare vs. Medicaid

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the attempts at modifying it over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about two important governmental health services: Medicare and Medicaid. If you’re not familiar with the differences between both, they…

Keeping Your Parents Healthy In Their Golden Years

We all want to see our parents to be healthy, active and happy as they reach the “golden years.” Here are 5 tips to support and encourage them.   Tip #1: Quit Smoking. If your parent smokes, encourage them to quit. Most of us know…

The 411 on Elderly Insomnia

Did you know that insomnia in seniors is very common, affecting nearly 50% of all adults 60 and older?   There are few things that can be more tiresome—literally and figuratively—than suffering from lack of sleep, whether it’s for several nights in a row or…

Valuable Activities for Dementia Patients

More than ever, it’s important for our loved ones with dementia to stay active, alert and engaged. After all, progress with such a challenging disease does not come from feeling withdrawn; in fact, maintaining certain practices can reduce the effects of memory impairment, contributing meaningfully…

Autumn Safety Tips

Just as quickly as the leave are changing, so could an elderly loved one. It’s important to keep in mind continuous safety precautions and have regular home checks as the season’s change. Fall home maintenance can be difficult for an aging loved one living along…

Activities For Your Loved One

As our loved one’s age, it can be difficult for them to travel or participate in certain events. Here are some activities that are easy and enjoyable to share with your loved ones. 1. Exercise – Being physically active is one of the best activities someone in…

Ways to Get Loss of Appetite Seniors to Eat

We worry about our grandparents and the older adults in our lives that refuse to eat or have lost their appetites. Of course, it doesn’t make family and friends happy to hear of these issues with their senior loved ones but we try our best…

Are You Doing What Is Best For Your Aging Parents?

Caregiving an aging parent takes a lot of patience. You are doing what you think is best for them…but many times they won’t listen. Sound familiar? These tips can be helpful in this situation next time you’re looking after your parents’ best interests. If you…

Estate Planning 101 for an Aging Parent and their Adult Children

It’s never an easy discussion. Planning for the inevitable fate of our aging parents is extremely important for families to discuss. Without proper planning, life may go array for elderly loved ones, leaving the adult children with a mess. Families are left to file court…

Many Benefits With Activities and Hobbies

Do you and your senior participate in activities and hobbies? It’s important to keep them engaged and entertained. Check out some of these tips to help keep your senior engaged, focused and healthy. Here are some of the benefits they can receive from these activities. • They…