mental health senior

Mental illnesses do not magically go away as we age, though it may seem that way because there is little discussion about mental illness in seniors. In fact, not only does mental illness not go away but instead, it can actually begin in our later years. Factors For Mental Illness In Seniors As people age,…

home safety tips

Safety is important for everyone, but the need for a comprehensive safety plan is particularly important for a person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias as the disease progresses. Taking steps to improve safety can prevent injuries and help a person with dementia feel more relaxed, less overwhelmed and maintain his or her independence longer.…

guardianship

The day may come when you’re unable to make important financial, healthcare and other life decisions on your own. If you don’t have a power of attorney or a spouse or child who is able to step in, the courts may appoint a professional guardian to make these decisions for you. This stranger can determine…

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…

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