The True Cost of Assisted Living

Cost of Assisted Living

More and more families are opting for assisted living communities for their loved ones. According to the National Center for Assisted Living, more than 800,000 Americans are living in assisted living communities. So why do families go for this option? Simple.  It reaches a point where a caregiver feels overburdened or is unavailable and the next … Read more

Dressing Someone with Parkinson’s: Tips and Tricks

Dressing Someone With Parkinson

People with Parkinson’s disease face a handful of challenges, especially as the disease progresses. It affects their ability to carry out their everyday tasks and chores thus making things complex and frustrating. Getting dressed especially becomes such a tussle that often ends in frustration and a wreck of emotions. You see, the disease causes problems … Read more

Hiring In-Home Care. Is it time?

Caregiving, especially when its long-distance or fulltime can be so emotionally wrecking. You find yourself constantly worrying about your loved one’s safety and well-being. You get so preoccupied with the constant back and forth to deliver groceries, refill their meds, calling all day to find out if they took their meds and so forth. You … Read more

How to Cope with Controlling Elderly Parents?

Cope with Controlling Elderly Parents

It is tough caring for a controlling parent especially if this is a new behavior. You get lost trying to keep up with their controlling drama that it drains you emotionally. Every day seems like a horror movie on replay. I remember how difficult the last few months before my grandma passed were. She had … Read more

Anemia in Seniors: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

anemia in seniors

Does your loved one look pale, have frequent spells of dizziness, and complains of fatigue all the time? It could be that they are anemic. Anemia is a pretty common condition among seniors and whose prevalence increases with age. According to studies, nearly 10% of seniors aged 65 and over are reported to be anemic … Read more

What One Needs to Know about Bed Sores?

Bedsores sometimes referred to as pressure sores or pressure ulcers are wounds that develop when constant pressure or friction on one area of the body damages the skin. This constant pressure on an area of the skin tends to stop the normal flow of blood, so the cells die and the skin breaks down. The … Read more

The Causes And Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis can simply be described as an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. In some people, the condition can damage a number of body systems, including the eyes, lungs, heart, skin and blood vessels. Because in some cases it can affect multiple other organs of the body, it is referred to … Read more

Government Programs for the Elderly in the US

Government Programs for the Elderly in the US

The Population Resource Center estimates that the number of people aged 65 years and above by 2030 will be 1 in every 5 individuals. This makes it double the population of seniors compared to the previous 10 years and this is set to rise. These people need support not only from their immediate family and … Read more

How to Live Longer?

According to reports by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy in the United States dropped to 78.7 years, a trend that had been witnessed the previous year. The average life expectancy as per the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which represents Canada, Mexico, Germany, Japan, UK, and France stood at … Read more

Seniors and Pets

Did you know that nearly half of the senior population in the U.S is lonely? Well, yes, because of isolation. With their kids moving away in search of the dollar and then being kept busy all day every day, it’s very normal to stay for months without visiting their aging parents. And you honestly can’t … Read more