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By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on April 14, 2021

As a family caregiver, you want to do what’s best for your older loved one, but it isn’t always easy to know exactly what that means. It’s difficult for caregivers to walk the fine line between giving their loved ones the help they need and enabling unhealthy behaviors that could…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on March 24, 2021

Long-term studies are now showing the Mediterranean diet can enhance different aspects of a senior’s life, including physical, mental, and emotional health. Following this diet can also reduce the risk of many age-related illnesses and diseases. Here’s a look at a few of the most compelling reasons older adults should…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on March 10, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates healthcare costs related to preventable hospital readmissions could be more than $500 million annually. Having to return to the hospital can be especially problematic for seniors. It’s impossible to prevent every instance of hospital readmission. Even so, understanding the common reasons…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on February 24, 2021

One of the best ways to reduce utility bills is to weatherize the home. However, many seniors have a difficult time covering the cost of weatherization. The process can cost a homeowner well over $6,000, and seniors living on fixed incomes may not have that much money readily available. Here’s…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on February 10, 2021

Fibromyalgia is one of the many age-related conditions seniors are susceptible to. When it comes to managing the symptoms of this disease, seniors may have to rely on prescription medications and therapies such as acupuncture. Here are a few ways your aging loved one can ease fibromyalgia symptoms. 1. Follow…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on January 27, 2021

Your senior loved one may be known for his or her can-do attitude, yet you likely worry about him or her spending so much time home alone. While everyone loves a little independence, there may come a time when your loved one must rely on the help of others to…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on January 13, 2021

According to the Dementia Society of America, more than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s. There’s currently no known cure for this disorder, but seniors can make a few lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of sudden memory loss. Here’s a look at five major risk factors for…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on December 30, 2020

Yoga is an all-natural way to relieve the joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis in older adults. It’s a safe alternative to medication, and it’s better for the joints than weight-bearing exercises. Here are a few of the best poses to begin with. Mountain Pose The mountain pose has…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on December 16, 2020

If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you’ll likely want to learn as much about the disease as possible so you can provide him or her with high-quality care. Your loved one’s doctor can be a great resource during this journey, but there are a few details…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on November 25, 2020

t can be a challenge for seniors to admit they need assistance, and it can be even more difficult to help them adjust to the idea of in-home care. Some seniors aren’t open to the thought of strangers coming into their homes and assisting with personal tasks. If you take…