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Why Everyone Over 50 Should be Training for the Senior Games


by Phil Campbell, M.S.

How To Find Affordable Senior Housing


A few years ago Miranda M. became a widow.

Review of the Changing Protein Requirements for Seniors


Youth, it is said, is wasted on the young. Too busy figuring life they hardly take the time to enjoy it.

Exercise Walking For Seniors: Preventing Foot Problems


Exercise has a very important role in the general health and the quality of life of everyone, but especially in seniors. Seniors who walk tend to look younger, sleep more soundly and have fewer visits to the doctor.

Arizona Assisted Living Homes -- The Alternative to High Priced Senior Care


The cost of skilled nursing care is slowly rising. Currently, the average cost of care in Arizona ranges from $3,500 to $4,500 per month.

10 Tips to Keep a Family Caregiver from Losing Their Mind


Caring full time for a loved one can be a challenging task, and it takes a special person to get the job done right. Patience and compassion are the two top qualities a caregiver must possess in order to be successful.

When Assistance with Long Term Care Becomes Necessary


According to the Administration on Aging, it is estimated by 2030, the older population will more than double to approximately 71.5 million.

Caregiving Across The Miles-Tips for Successful Long Distance Caregiving


Caring for a parent or a loved one is a difficult job. Your duties as a caregiver become increasingly difficult as the miles increase between you and your loved one.

Scaling Down (Almost) Painlessly


Moving to a smaller house or apartment in a retirement community almost always involves a certain degree of trauma, both for the elder who's moving and for family members. However, by planning ahead you can reduce the discomfort involved and turn what might well become a nightmare into a pleasant event.

If Using The Stairs Has Become A Daily Struggle, A Stair lift Could Change Your Life


Using stairs is an everyday nightmare for many people. As we grow older the stairs in our home can become more of a struggle due to mobility problems associated with old age, an accident or illness.

Assisted Living: Tips on How to Choose a Facility


It is easy to be fooled by fancy drapery or expensive furniture that may decorate a care facility. Even though a facility looks high class doesn't always mean the care provided is first class.

Stair Lift Buying Guide


There is no doubt that having a stair lift in your home can dramatically improve your quality of life. If you are starting to find that climbing the stairs is becoming a hazardous experience, or just hard work, then a stair lift could be the answer.

Stair Lifts - Straight and Curved Rails


There are two types of stairlift. Straight and curved.

5 Myths You Should Know Before Choosing Elder Care


Myths associated with selecting quality nursing home care suggest quick and easy ways to identify quality care. In fact, relying on these myths can lead to disastrous results.

Solitary Confinement -- for Life


Sixty-five year old Arthur Jones served a self-imposed life sentence - in his own home.Arthur lived in a high crime neighborhood, so he built iron cages around his outside doors and installed bars on all the windows.

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10/20/2017 08:02 AM
Alzheimer's Preparedness - Ready or Not? Chapter 2 - Is There an Elephant in Your Room?
Are you stumbling around the elephant in the room? Is that elephant named Alzheimer's Disease? Take the leap - share the care.
10/13/2017 11:18 AM
The Slow Walk to Heaven - Battling Alzheimer's
It's never easy letting go of our loved ones, even when they have been struggling for years with a debilitating condition-even if we say it was a "blessing" it is still never easy saying goodbye. Marilyn, my mother-in-law, was only seventy-five, but she'd had Alzheimer's for almost three years now, and it progressed very rapidly. I'm told that one in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer's dementia.
08/17/2017 03:13 PM
Remember Who I Am
None of us wants to place their parent in a nursing home. It is a decision my family struggled with but found necessary for our mom. One day as I was walking into the facility dining room, I observed an interaction between my mom and the staff. No one knew I was watching. My mom, a very dignified woman, spilled her juice and was desperately trying to get someone's attention to help her. They basically ignored her waves and voice and no one helped her. It broke my heart. After our visit, I went home and wrote this piece which I posted near her bed as a reminder for the staff.
08/07/2017 11:17 PM
Communicating With Your Siblings About Money and Aging Parents
Many adult children are called upon to help their aging parents as life changes set in, yet only 65 percent of siblings report talking about money with one another, according to research by Ameriprise Financial. While only 15 percent of siblings have conflicts over money, when siblings do spar over finances, it's usually about their parents' situation. Learn how to communicate effectively to better help your parents through this process.
08/05/2017 10:23 AM
Care for The Elderly in Their Own Home
In Australia this is a big issue. Aged Care Homes are under scrutiny as so many are doing the wrong thing and are nothing more than businesses aimed at making a profit. The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has introduced a system to care for the elderly in their own home.
07/17/2017 12:03 PM
How To Spend This Summer With Your Elderly Parents
Summer is on its way and often we will visit with family and friends and more than likely we may spend time with our elderly parents. We may not see our parents on a daily basis so small and slight changes that we may have missed maybe more noticeable. These changes could be in their personality or appearance, the tidiness or cleanliness of the house isn't as it used to be, there may be out of date food in the fridge or cupboards if this happens to you what you should do to approach this.
06/20/2017 09:00 AM
7 Ways Caregivers Can Take Care Of Themselves
Because of the rise in cases of Alzheimer's Disease and other types of dementia, the number of caregivers continues to increase in the United States. Unfortunately, caregivers tend to forget about taking care of themselves. Here are 7 tips that will help caregivers cope with the physical and emotional stress from caregiving.
06/06/2017 03:02 PM
Caregivers Confusion: Explaining "In Home Care" to Caregivers
Your skill and understanding as a caregiver is vital to the health and maintenance of countless people struggling to maintain meaningful lives in our communities. Our population is aging. The number of individuals in need increases year to year. Persons in need rarely fit neatly within the client profile of any one state or local agency. Instead, most individuals find themselves receiving services from many agencies and, quite often, the services or eligibility requirement of one may preclude services from another. Now, more than ever, human service systems need non-traditional approaches in order to effectively coordinate services among disparate providers and to deliver services to individuals who live in our communities.
06/01/2017 09:54 AM
Important Types Of Senior Citizen Homes You Need To Know
Homes in cities are fit for convenient living of a 4-member family. In such situations, sometimes it becomes difficult to keep the old parents together. Moreover, job constraints do not allow the young ones to pay dedicated attention to the healthcare needs of elder members of the family. There are senior citizen homes available that help address such situations better.
05/06/2017 01:56 PM
Too Many Birthdays?
My dad used to describe the experience of aging as "too many birthdays." But I have welcomed the bonus of living longer. I have had the privilege of watching my kids grow into adults, experiencing the joy of having grandkids and also learning more about life and love.Bring on the birthdays.
04/27/2017 03:18 PM
Electric Mobility Scooters Present A Viable Solution To Physical Challenges
Electric mobility scooters can provide the elderly, disabled, and seriously ill freedom of movement. Mobility is a critical to just about every aspect of everyday living. Having some freedom of movement enhances a person's capability to learn, earn a living and interact with friends, family and community.
04/27/2017 11:39 AM
What Makes Care Giving Rewarding
This article addresses the benefits of caring for loved ones or nurturing patients in various settings. It defines the calling or desire to serve others, and the fulfillment of working with others. Because caregivers believe one touch transforms and impacts the world for years to come. The reward of care giving is to touch lives wherever they go; the patients, their families, or strangers.
04/21/2017 11:35 AM
Caregivers Myths: 5 "Do Not Make" Assumptions by Caregivers
Care giving, Care management, Care coordination is full of "Myths" and Old Wives Tales". There is typically no road map or "caution" sign to give you a detour around some of the most common misconceptions of care. This is due partially, to the unique quality of each individual case. It is also due to the lack of communication and collaboration in the industry as a whole. This article will establish some foundational tenets to which each caregiver should subscribe.
04/18/2017 10:37 AM
Winter Fall Prevention
Not every winter is the same, but you can bet if you live in a norther state, there will almost certainly be snow and ice. Freezing temperatures make walkways outside slick and increase your chance of a fall. When you're young, you can get up and brush it off, but as we age, we have to prepare ourselves against falls more, as a fall when we're older can lead to bone fractures, displacement, and other lasting health problems.
03/29/2017 03:09 PM
How to Choose The Right Caregiver for Seniors
There comes a point in life for most of the families when they have to deal with the dilemma of how to provide the best care to their senior. It is difficult to look after for an aging loved one, especially when you have a hectic schedule.
03/27/2017 03:57 PM
Choosing the Right Walking Equipment for You
Every Body is different. Some are short, some are tall, and some need assistance walking. What kind of assistance you need depends on a lot of factors, such as how your balance is, what kind of joint problems or illness you have (such as arthritis) that affect your ability to walk, and how many legs you can stand on.
03/16/2017 08:59 AM
Getting the Temporary Stairlift You Need
A curved stairlift rental may be the ideal solution for your current situation, If you or someone in your household could benefit from such assistance, it can make a difference in terms of safety and mobility. Yet you may foresee the need to be only short term. Why buy such equipment if you know the long-term need isn't going to be there?
03/16/2017 08:59 AM
Hire a Professional to Take Out a Stairlift
Stairlift removal is a job best left to the professionals. Don't be tempted to take on the task on your own. There is more to it than you may realise, and the experts make it look very simple.
03/16/2017 08:58 AM
You Can Get a Stairlift With Limited Space
You may not realise there are stairlifts for narrow stairs, but the right information can help you get a design that works well for you. The layout of your home may have you thinking you can't get such a product in place correctly. Leave that to the experts as they have the ability to determine the right design for a given space.
03/16/2017 08:58 AM
Pay for a Stairlift Only As Long As You Need It
You don't have to struggle getting up and down the stairs when you have a concern that affects you for a period of time. There are stairlifts to rent which enable you to get around easier. They reduce the risk of a fall and they help you to follow the doctor's orders for recovery.
03/05/2017 01:27 PM
Warning: Your Home Can Be Your Place of Doom
When you think of home, what comes to mind is a place of rest, comfort, peace, serenity, and joy. Is it? But do you know that your home may have more than a dozen hidden hazards that can turn it into a place of doom at the blink of an eye?
02/24/2017 02:40 PM
Senior Security In The Home
As seniors age and continue to live alone, their well being and safety is a big concern. Here are some ways to secure senior homes against intruders and thieves.
02/14/2017 09:04 AM
Renting a Stairlift Is a Possible Solution
You don't have to buy one, you can look for stair lifts for hire. There are many benefits of doing so. You may need one for a short-term issue or due to someone staying with you for a period of time.
02/14/2017 09:04 AM
Keep Your Stairlift Fully Functional
Routine stairlift maintenance is essential if you would like it to work like it should and last a long time. Taking care of the routine elements can prevent serious problems from developing that you have to pay for. Such repairs can be expensive and sometimes, you may need a brand new motor or other replacement item.
02/14/2017 09:03 AM
Save Money, But Get a Great Product
The financial burden shouldn't stop you from getting the help you need up and down the stairs. If you take risks, there is the chance of a fall occurring. There is the risk of serious medical problems and also high medical bills.
02/14/2017 08:56 AM
Taking Down a Stairlift
Stairlift removal should be left to the experts so they can do it the right way. The wrong steps involved can result in damages to the product and damages to your walls it was attached to. The goal should be to remove it safely and securely without any damages in the process.
02/08/2017 03:45 PM
Supporting Aging Parents With Their Finances
Keeping track of finances takes time, attention and energy at any age. In the case of older adults, health challenges such as memory loss can make it difficult to manage their financial obligations as well as they did in the past. If you're the son or daughter of aging parents, here are a few items to keep in mind that can help protect your parents from financial missteps as they grow older.
02/07/2017 09:02 AM
Caregiving 101: Know What to Look for in a Caregiver
With the abundance of caregivers and caregiving providers, it may be difficult to pick one. So, here are things to remember during the selection process.
02/02/2017 08:57 AM
Driver Safety For Seniors
This can include speeding to beat a red light or trying to merge on a busy highway. If you want to try something, but don't feel 100% confident about doing it - then don't. Understand your limitations and alter your driving style around them to reduce the chances of an accident.
02/02/2017 08:56 AM
Tax Tips for Seniors And Caregivers
Taxes can be a hassle and many people wind up putting them off, but it's important to set some time aside to look at what you owe and what you're receiving. This isn't just because you need to be taxed the right amount, but because you could also find out about certain allowances you will be entitled to if you are of a certain age.
01/15/2017 12:00 PM
Simple and Effectively Get Up and Down Your Stairs
Limited mobility, knee pain, back pain, balance concerns and more can all make it very hard to get up and down the stairs easily and safely. One of the ways to get beyond this with straight stairlifts. If your set of stairs is very simple - an up and down design, it may be easy to get one installed in very little time.
01/15/2017 12:00 PM
Getting Your Stairlift in Working Condition
It is upsetting when your stairlift is having signs of problems. You may not be able to use it due to those concerns. There are providers out there with the skills and abilities to take care of just about any stairlift repairs you may need.
01/15/2017 12:00 PM
Taking Care or Your Stairlift Properly
Regular stairlift maintenance is important so it is safe and functional. Don't take for granted how well it has been working. By keeping an eye on the details, you can extend the life of it.
01/15/2017 12:00 PM
A Stairlift for Your Unique Home Design
Perhaps when you bought your home, the lovely curved stairway was one of the reasons you got it. You loved the classy element it added to your home from the moment you walked in. Fast forward though and times change.
01/13/2017 09:23 AM
8 Ways to Provide Bathroom Safety
There are many ways to make the home safe for those who do not want to relinquish their independence, and many of these actions can be taken or implemented in no time at all. But, perhaps the most dangerous room in the house is the bathroom.
01/04/2017 04:11 PM
Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease With At Home Indications
Caring for elder loved ones includes the responsibility for being aware of signs that could lead to dangerous situations or a declination in health, either physical or cognitive. Know the signs to be aware of in elders. Learn when to take the next step and seek examinations from health professionals.
12/28/2016 08:56 AM
Seniors' New Year Resolutions
If we were brutally honest with ourselves, we'd admit that our new year's resolutions don't seem to last very long into the forthcoming year. So how about we change that by making next year's resolution something that is worthwhile, useful and really matters.
12/28/2016 08:55 AM
Elder Care Tips and Tools for the New Year
As Christmas enters its final week, many people are considering the future and wondering what the New Year will bring them. For some, there is a growing sense of worry and uncertainty much closer to home.
12/27/2016 10:14 AM
All Assisted Living Communities Are Not Created Equal
There are two ways to look for a senior living community, aka assisted living. It can either be done while under extremely stressful conditions when your family member has been hospitalized for a major medical event or a functional decline, which often is characterized by a fall or inability to do basic activities of daily living, such as bathing or dressing. The second way to look for an assisted living community is in advance of an emergency in an exploratory sense.
12/21/2016 02:38 PM
Being Home Alone Can Be Lonely When You Are Elderly
The holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve can be a very lonely time for the elderly.Every year the holidays approach us like a stop sign that we narrowly saw, forcing us to slam on the breaks with just enough time to stop before racing through it. How did that happen we ask ourselves? It was just June and you may have made a mental note to get ready leisurely this year, but, low and behold, here it is the end of October and nothing has been done.
12/21/2016 09:25 AM
The Other Mother Theresa
I would venture to guess that almost everyone in the world knows of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Mother Teresa. Although diminutive in size, Mother Teresa was a giant in stature.
12/14/2016 08:30 AM
Save Money With a Stairlift That Isn't Brand New
There is often plenty of value still offered with used stair lifts and going this route is going to save you quite a bit of money. If the cost is what has held you back from getting the item in place, consider seeing what is out there. Many people sell them because they no longer have a need for them.
12/14/2016 08:29 AM
Renting a Stair Lift for a Short Period of Time
You or someone in your household may have a health concern that is going to limit your mobility for a short period of time. It may be a good idea to look into stair lifts for hire. The work will all be done for you and it is an affordable option to getting the help you need.
12/14/2016 08:28 AM
Getting Up and Down the Stairs Doesn't Have to Be Challenging
If you find it is difficult to get up and down the stairs in your home, it can be a challenge to get around. You may not have a desire to sell your home but you feel stuck and you feel limited. One way to regain your freedom is to explore the various stairlifts for sale.
12/14/2016 08:27 AM
Fix Rather Than Replace Your Stairlift
When your stairlift isn't working like it should, don't ignore it. You need this device to work well for safety and for you to get up and down the stairs. Hopefully, you are taking good care of it with routine maintenance and check-ups performed by a professional who knows all about this type of service.
12/08/2016 09:06 AM
Helping the Elderly With Respite Care
Respite care ensures that they do not have to go out of their way to keep their home clean. Personal carers are more than happy to clean up around the house and even cook meals for the person they're caring for.
12/07/2016 02:32 PM
A Brief Note on the Care Giving Service
Caregivers are the ones who take care of the elder people that one has at home. The need of them is generally felt when the person gets sufficiently old and is not able to do his or her daily works by their own. Not only that, a professional caregiver can also be hired at times when other members of the house stay abroad or out for work and there is nobody to take care of the person.
12/07/2016 09:36 AM
Elder Abuse: Signs That It's Happening
Elder abuse is more common than most people realize. It can be difficult to fathom the idea that putting a loved one in a nursing home can result in grandma being abused by the very same staff that is supposed to provide love and comfort in addition to wonderful care, but this does happen.
12/07/2016 08:14 AM
A Guide When Visiting Your Beloved In Memory Care
There are different reasons for letting your loved one stay in memory care community. You may not have enough resources to take care of him at home. No matter what your reason may be, it is still important for you to let him feel loved even if he is not staying with you already.
11/23/2016 10:02 AM
Legionella Testing Cost: Reasons Why You Can Regularly Perform Tests In Care Homes
Today, there has been an increase in the number of senior citizens that are opting to live in care homes. This is of course with the support of their families. For every family, staying together is very important.


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