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…

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. 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…

Work, family obligations, or some other unavoidable life situation may prevent you from living near a loved one who needs care. In the past, this may have been a huge problem. But in today’s world, long-distance caretaking of senior loved ones is not only possible, it’s easier than ever. Here is how to utilize modern…

senior drive

While you have to be 16 to get a driver’s license, there’s no upper age limit on driving in most states.* But unfortunately, most of us don’t always know our own limitations and may continue driving a little longer than we should. Below are four warning signs that it could be time to relinquish the…

indiana home care costs

How Much does In Home Care in Indiana 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 Indiana localities. Non-Medical In-Home Care in Indiana Home Care Aides provide assistance with hygiene, laundry, cooking and transportation.…

emergency

As we’ve seen in Houston this past weekend, Mother Nature is pretty unpredictable, and natural disasters can leave you little time for anything but reacting. That’s why it’s so important to put a plan in place now … before it’s too late! Here are some important steps to prepare for a natural disaster: Create a…

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