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By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on May 26, 2021

More than one health condition, or comorbidities, can pose a challenge to both senior and caregiver. Seniors who have several health conditions may need to take more medication, have multiple dietary restrictions, and have both physical and psychological deficits. Here are five ways to help your senior loved one manage…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on May 12, 2021

Though some seniors have physical health conditions that deserve attention, it’s just as important to focus on their mental and emotional wellbeing. Many aging adults are choosing to go back to school after retirement not only because they have the time to do so but also because they believe it…

By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on April 28, 2021

Eating a nutritious diet is vital for an older adult’s immune system, heart health, cognitive abilities, and more. Therefore, family caregivers need to monitor their senior parents’ eating habits and determine if they need more assistance or different diet plans. Below are some ways to discover if your loved one…

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…