By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on January 21, 2020

One of the most difficult parts of aging is the loss of independence many seniors feel. When they begin to lose their independence, many older adults experience feelings of depression and frustration. Encouraging your aging loved one to be independent can enhance his or her quality of life and cognitive,…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on January 7, 2020

Staying socially engaged can enhance seniors’ communication skills and boost their cognitive health. Social activities also lead to physical benefits, which is why you should keep your aging loved one socially active. Continue reading to learn why socialization is essential for the wellbeing of elderly people and how you can…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on December 24, 2019

Though the changes in the eyes vary from person to person, all seniors will experience some degree of vision impairment as they age. For some older adults, this can make it more difficult to accomplish daily tasks and age in place safely and comfortably. Luckily, these individuals can rely on…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on December 17, 2019

Heart disease kills millions of people every year, and this condition is the leading cause of death among the elderly. While those stats might seem overwhelming, it’s important to remember that a handful of lifestyle changes can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease. With a few simple steps, your…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on December 3, 2019

Family caregivers help their senior loved ones manage physical illnesses and cognitive deficits, and they also provide transportation to medical appointments, perform household chores, and prepare meals. In addition to these tasks, here are some responsibilities family caregivers might assume for their loved ones. Assist with ADLs The activities of…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on November 19, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than 795,000 people in the United States have strokes each year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., as the condition claims an estimated 140,000 American lives annually. Time is of the essence when a person exhibits…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on November 5, 2019

Families often hear about seniors being readmitted to the hospital, yet many ignore the fact that it could happen to their aging loved ones. When the special senior in your life is in the hospital, it’s important to take an honest look at what landed him or her there along…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on October 22, 2019

A common symptom for senior stroke survivors is difficulty with communication, also known as aphasia. Over time, the ability to communicate may increase as the brain rewires itself and restores nerve connections. In the meantime, there are several devices your senior loved one can use to express him or herself…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on October 8, 2019

Research indicates that seniors living with cognitive impairment enjoy overall better health when they’re able to remain at home. As such, thousands of individuals across the country assume the caregiving role for an older loved one with Alzheimer’s. Here’s what you need to know if you’re just starting out. Obtain…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on September 17, 2019

Hospital readmissions often occur because seniors and their families may not understand how to prevent complications after discharge. Education enables individuals to understand illnesses and how to manage them after leaving the hospital. Effective education is delivered in a way that’s beneficial for both seniors and their family members. Healthcare…