* Balancing Life & Caregiving

February 16, 2018

The Aging and Alone Care Needs and Preferences

In the past year, the aging segment who live without the support of grown children, a spouse or partner makes small gains in awareness from the healthcare professionals. Other than a handful of friends, in many […]
February 15, 2018

Can a Senior Living Community Make a Marriage Better?

Harold and Lois Greene still get around pretty well, considering he’s 92 years old and she’s 86. Lois’s hands shake a bit from Parkinson’s disease and Harold sometimes needs a cane to walk. The couple stays […]
February 14, 2018

Fitness at 50+: Five Barriers You Can Beat

While exercise is often touted as a fountain of youth, it often gets harder to do as you get older. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also called physiatrists, are doctors who restore and maintain function […]
February 8, 2018

Home Lighting Tips for Seniors Aging in Place

Just as it’s a good idea to adapt other parts of the house to accommodate the needs of older adults who want to age in place, it’s also best to upgrade the lighting in the home […]
February 2, 2018

Medication Management in Disaster Planning

A family disaster plan can be of valuable assistance to every member of the family. In order for it to be effective, however, it needs to encompass all aspects of your current living situation. When considering […]
January 23, 2018

Laughter: Medicine for the Heart

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” —Kurt Vonnegut Laughter is like a breath of fresh air that we […]
January 22, 2018

Transformational Self-Care

(The Kind of Care that Changes Everything) If you are caring for someone with a chronic illness, disabilities or age-related issues, I know you hear this all the time, like my husband and I do, “You […]
January 19, 2018

How to Combat Loneliness and Isolation as We Age

While aging often presents physical challenges, mental health can also suffer. Social isolation is rampant among older adults who lose mobility, lack transportation options or live alone or away from family. The impact of isolation is […]
January 18, 2018

11 Predictions about the Senior Living Community of the Future

The population of senior citizens in the United States is projected to more than double in the next 40 years, from about 46 million today to more than 98 million by 2060, according to the Population […]
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