What it’s Like to Live with Osteoporosis

If you are the caregiver for an aging parent with osteoporosis, you might have trouble putting yourself in his or her shoes. You know all about the condition, you have done tons of research on the internet, and you know everything that he or she should or should not be doing in order to stay […]

Signs a Senior Needs Home Care

Pat went to go check on his dad today. He goes there three times a week, but he never feels like it’s enough, especially lately. His dad has been having some mobility problems, and last week he found him on the floor when he showed up, where he had been lying, hungry and weak, for […]

Why Does My Aging Loved One Have Such Dry Skin?

Helping an aging loved one with grooming can reveal that they struggle with dry skin. Perhaps they’ve noticed white flakes on the arms and neck, or witnessed their loved one scratching an itch so hard that they left red marks. Researchers have discovered that seniors are more likely to develop dry skin than younger generations […]

Worried About Your Dad’s Driving? Try This Simple Test

Changes in hearing, reflexes, and vision impact the ability to safely drive as you get over the age of 65. You should monitor your dad’s driving skills and be ready to pull his keys away when his reaction times decline. Here are seven things to monitor when your dad is driving. Join him in the […]

Are You Emotionally Prepared for a Caregiver Role for Your Senior?

Being a family caregiver for your elderly loved one can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, but it can also be one of the most challenging, both physically and emotionally. While you may initially think of the physical and even logistic challenges of being a caregiver and how you may need […]

5 Symptoms of Celiac Disease in Seniors

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that triggers a reaction in the body when wheat gluten is ingested. While the condition has been well-studied in children, there has been little research conducted on seniors with celiac disease. Surprisingly, it is possible for the elderly to develop celiac disease in their golden years, even if they […]

Tips for Protecting Your Senior from Falls Outside

Each year, approximately one in every three senior adult suffers a fall. More than 2 million elderly adults are treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained from falls each year. Of the more than 33,000 people who die from falls each year, approximately 25,500 of them are over the age of 64. Approximately 95 percent […]

5 Ways to Help Your Elderly Loved One Avoid Malnutrition

  You might not think about malnutrition in the elderly, but this often unrecognized condition affects more than 3.7 million seniors in the United States alone, according to FamilyDoctor.org. While some of those seniors suffer due to poverty and lack of access to healthy food, the majority become malnourished for a lot of different reasons. […]

Are You Overlooking Sources of Help for You and Your Elderly Loved One?

Being a family caregiver is not an easy job. Sometimes you might even feel as if you don’t have time to figure out who else can do something, so you just do it yourself. The problem is that you likely have other avenues of help you can turn to when you need them. Books and […]

The Best Identity Theft Protection Services

Seniors are especially vulnerable to identity theft and scams. It’s important to understand the different protection services to know how to keep you and your loved ones safe. The best identity theft protection services add value in the breadth of their monitoring, both credit and personal info protection, and in their ability to use power […]