Pets make great companions no matter what age you are. They can be especially beneficial for the elderly as they lift your spirits, stave off loneliness, and even improve your cardiovascular health.
The benefits of pets for the elderly will vary depending on which animal you choose. While dogs offer the listening ear and loyal support of a close friend,
Author: Jen Davis | Posted in: Senior Support
You’ve made the important decision to move forward with home care to support your loved one. How do you take the next steps?
The first thing to do after deciding on home care is to choose the best agency for the job. To do that properly,
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Long-Term Care Planning
Long before social distancing entered the public domain, health care agencies championed the importance of social engagement in the senior population. Decades of studies have correlated the multiple ways senior social isolation and loneliness affect physical and emotional well-being.
This is why we’ve continued to post articles supporting the many ways you can socialize for your good health and the wellbeing of those around you.
Author: Patricia LaCroix Nihill | Posted in: Aging Care Issues
After we’ve all realized how dangerous senior isolation can be, along comes COVID. Now our loved ones are more isolated than ever.
It’s heartbreaking to watch seniors and their families struggle to balance the health guidelines put forth by the CDC while simultaneously providing the level of care their loved ones deserve.
Author: Liam Kenney | Posted in: Home Health Care
Wouldn’t your loved one prefer to live out their lives in the comfort of home rather than in a nursing facility? Most older adults, needless to say, would choose their own homes. But for any number of reasons, from physical or mental health issues to dwindling finances, staying at home doesn’t always seem possible.
Author: Julia Hawkins | Posted in: Home Health Care | Tags: senior independence
When is the right time to start thinking about long-term care? If you are considering taking care of elderly parents at home, now is the time to take action. You should never put off planning long-term care and having a caregiver in place can help eliminate a great deal of stress.
Author: Julia Hawkins | Posted in: Home Health Care | Tags: long-term care
Remarkable scientific studies are honing in ever nearer towards the eradication of Alzheimer’s disease, this time in the form of two medications already developed and approved by the FDA. This permits accelerated clinical trials and we hope fast-tracking us closer to a treatment.
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Alzheimer's Care | Tags: Alzheimer's Treatment, Senior Health Care
With more than 325 million people residing in the U.S. alone, it is not easy to think that loneliness would be so common. However, more than 50% of older adults live alone, and more than a million of them are estimated to be chronically lonely. In fact, nearly half of older adults researched stated that their most common source of companionship is the television.
Author: Patricia LaCroix Nihill | Posted in: Aging Care | Tags: Caregiver Tips, socialization
Whether you’re caring for someone with dementia and memory care issues or you’ve been afflicted with them yourself, it’s critical for you to understand that this is one journey you do not have to take alone.
According to one recent study conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, the total number of people in Massachusetts living with these conditions rose to 120,000 in 2016.
Author: Jen Davis | Posted in: Dementia Care | Tags: dementia treatment, resources
Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had someone say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Although you may have been feeling pretty perky before that moment, suddenly you really DO feel tired and rundown. The words we speak to each other and the way we interpret them are powerful.
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Aging Care | Tags: Caregiver Tips, Senior Health Care