safe home

How secure is your home? At first glance you may think that your residence is a pretty safe place to live. But take a closer look, you may be surprised at how at-risk your home actually is. Be Careful of What You Share on Social Media Criminals are getting crafty with how they locate their…

mothers day

When we were young, we turned to our moms for just about everything: to cook our food, wash our clothes, brush our hair, take care of us when we were sick, drive us everywhere, and kiss our boo-boos (both physical and emotional)! While we may be a whole lot older, that mother-child dynamic hasn’t changed…

seniors using social media

In 2008, social media was primarily the domain of the young. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 68 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds used social media back then, but only a miniscule 27 percent of their parents (50- to 64-year-olds) and a teeny-tiny 9 percent of their grandparents (over 65) had…

ohio home care costs

How much does senior-home care cost in Ohio? The answer depends on the type of care, your location, and the provider. Recent surveys allow us to present an overview of in-home care and examples of costs in various Ohio localities. Non-Medical In-Home Care Home Care Aides assist with hygiene, laundry, cooking and transportation. Their home…

holidays

Holidays are not all glitter and egg nog—the holidays can hit seniors hard. Here’s how you can help older folks have an uplifting holiday season. We’re all vulnerable to holiday overload: planning, decorating, shopping, cooking, cleaning and shoveling take their toll. For older adults, this can be a particularly depressing season. Family events can bring painful…

caregiving

There’s absolutely no training for caregivers. When you take on the responsibility of caring for an aging parent or spouse, you typically have to just figure it out as you go along. Maybe your mom or dad suddenly needs a hand with grocery shopping or meal planning, but you don’t have time to help. Or…

senior housing cost in kentucky

What’s the Cost of Senior Housing in Kentucky? Kentucky offers very good value for your retirement dollar—real estate and the cost of living are much lower than most other states, while the recreational activities are exceptional. This great value extends to the various levels of care that seniors may require at different long-term care facilities.…

kentucky home care costs

How Much Does In-Home Senior Care in Kentucky Cost? The answer depends on location, type of care, and the provider. Recent surveys allow us to present an overview of in-home care and examples of costs in various Kentucky localities. Non-Medical In-Home Care—Home Care Aides assist with hygiene, laundry, cooking and transportation. Their home visits typically…

Right now, there are 15 million people across the country providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. In a recent Alzheimer’s Association survey, four out of five of these caregivers say they wish they had more help with the intensive and long-term responsibilities that face them, yet a surprising one…

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