Hurricane Season Tips for Seniors

Hurricane season is quickly approaching. Even if the elderly in your life don’t live on the coast, the heavy rains and severe storms pose a potential safety threat. Careful planning ahead and a little organization help ensure that your loved one will be safe and ready. Here are five practical tips to make sure you’re […]

Dealing with the Death of a Friend

You can never really be prepared for the death of a close friend. No matter what age or stage of life, the death of a close friend is hard to handle. After a loss, the hole in your life seems overwhelming. But the symptoms of grief are common to many people, and there are concrete […]

Tips for Writing an Obituary

Writing an obituary for a friend or loved one is not an easy task. An obituary serves a variety of purposes. It’s a notification of someone’s passing, a description of their life, a recounting of the extended family and special friends who the loved one touched, an informational notice about an upcoming funeral. It can […]

Grief : Talk it Out

When a loved one passes away, it has become common to send flowers with a card that says something like: “I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.” “Thinking of you in these difficult times” “Our hearts go out to you and your family.” While cards are thoughtful sentiments, a person can often find difficulty […]

Leave a Legacy – Create a Life Journal

It is important to document the amazing life your loved one has lived. A life journal is a creative way to document and reinforce how important parts of the your loved one’s life have been to them and their family. It also provides family with a book to cherish after loved ones have passed. You can create […]

Handling Heart Disease in the Heat

With summer comes many outdoor activities and opportunities for fun. It also means the rising of body temperatures, which causes the heart to pump blood faster to keep a person cool. For people with heart disease, it’s more important during summer than any other season to take extra care of their heart health. As temperatures […]

Telling a Loved One About Your Terminal Illness

One of the most difficult things one could ever have to do is share their terminal diagnosis with a loved one. Learning that a loved one is dying is difficult for those of all ages. Here are a few simple “do’s” and “don’ts” in communicating this unfortunate reality. Following these few suggestions could help make […]

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 […]

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 […]