Tips for Traveling with Alzheimer’s Patients

Summer vacations are time-honored tradition for many families. When a family member has early-stage dementia, travel may still be possible. However, it is important to take precautions to make sure the trip doesn’t become overwhelming. Stick With the Routine When organizing travel for someone with Alzheimer’s, plan the trip around what will be easiest on […]

Four Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer is a time for outdoor fun! But, while the scorching sun and soaring temperatures can be potentially dangerous for anyone, seniors need to be extra cautious. These four summer health tips for seniors can be used to ensure that both you and the people you care for are staying safe this time of year. […]

Water Aerobics : Cool Summer Exercises for Seniors

Arthritis and joint pain can make working out the last thing seniors want to do. However, water exercises can relieve arthritis and joint pain while increasing bone density and muscle mass. Staying active as a senior can be tough. Achy joints that don’t work as well as they used to make it hard to go […]

10 Summer Health Tips for Seniors

While people of all ages face specific health risks, seniors have particular health risks that need to be understood and monitored, especially in the heat of the summer. Here are 1o summer health tips for seniors:   Drink plenty of liquids. Drink eight or more 8-ounce glasses per day of water and/or fruit juices every […]

Hospice Cost : Who Pays?

A loved one’s terminal diagnosis is one of the most difficult things a family will experience. In addition to the emotional toll it takes, the loved one in need often requires additional support and care. Families can sometimes delay in setting up much needed care because they are concerned about added costs. The question of who […]

Disproving Hospice Myths

Hospice provides a team of healthcare professionals to support terminally ill patients. The team both aids in the efforts of family caregivers and provide essential services. Yet, many families do not use hospice care or simply wait until it is too late. This is largely due to a number of common hospice myths and misconceptions. Here’s […]

Family Caregiver Tax Deductions

As the tax deadline looms, many family caregivers may be looking for last minute tax deductions to help ease their situations. For the layperson, tax law can be a very complex. That’s why it’s always best to consult a tax attorney or accountant who understands how the tax laws affect a person’s unique situation. The […]

There’s an App for That : End-of-Life Planning

End-of-life planning is one of the most gracious yet grueling things a family member can do for a loved one. On one hand, end-of life planning can be a time for connecting with your loved one: discussing things previously left unsaid, sharing stories about life experiences, and helping to ensure their final days are spent in both comfort […]

10 Best Plants for an Indoor Garden

With warmer temperatures come new blooms of every size and color. However, gardening can be a tolling task for the elderly. To help get the senior in your life into the “spring spirit”, create an indoor garden! An indoor garden will be much easier for them to keep up with, and indoor plants also help […]

6 Spring Activities for Seniors

After a long and brutal winter, it’s a relief to know that warmer weather is just around the corner. Welcome the spring season with these six fun activities that seniors, and those of all ages, will enjoy! 6 Ways to Celebrate Spring with Seniors 1. Enjoy a picnic meal Whether you eat indoors at home […]