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…

ideas for senior tech gifts

Top gifts for the tech fan in your life The grandkids probably aren’t the only ones who’d appreciate a cool gadget or gizmo in their stocking this year. Check out these clever tools that your senior friends and family members will also find functional and even fun! Tile®: Keep Track of Important Items If someone…

boost

Have you ever noticed how just getting outside makes you feel better? As it turns out, most people not only feel a sense of serenity, but also tend to become healthier, both physically and mentally, while engaged in outdoor activities. In fact, research shows being outside boosts your immune system by increasing white blood cell…

fun christmas traditions

My mother picks a different person to read “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” to the family every Christmas morning, even though there are no Santa believers in our family anymore (or perhaps that’s the point). The night before, my husband’s family gathers for a dinner of pizza and salad, followed by cake, cupcakes…

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…

identity theft

Not that long ago, your doctor kept all of your health-related data in paper charts stored in a manila folder. Every time you visited your physician, the nurse would take notes in the chart and the doc would add info about your symptoms, prescribed medication and more. If a thief was determined to access your…

live to be 100

The 2010 U.S. Census counted over 53,000 Americans who were 100 years or older. Then in 2016, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that the number of centenarians had grown even more … to more than 72,000 in 2014. A 2017 survey by the Cleveland Clinic and Parade (of…

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…

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