Reverse Mortgage and Senior Citizen Mortgage Assistance

Traditionally, getting a mortgage meant securing a loan against property which one will pay up over an agreed upon period until full payment is made. Once paid in full, the property will officially belong to the borrower. The traditional mortgage could, however, be a bit limiting for those who are advanced in age. While it … Read more Reverse Mortgage and Senior Citizen Mortgage Assistance

Palliative Care and Hospice Care – Everything You Need to Know

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 52 million people die annually. Of these, a significant percentage dies suffering from pain and symptoms, directly or indirectly related to their condition, which could have well been eased or alleviated. These include people that die of conditions like cancer, AIDS, and others that may benefit from … Read more Palliative Care and Hospice Care – Everything You Need to Know

Tai Chi for Seniors

Tai Chi for Seniors

Tai Chi also commonly referred to as ‘meditation in motion’ is a form of martial art first used in ancient China as a way of self-defense.  Chi is a Chinese word meaning life force or life energy so typically, tai chi is an exercise meant to make positive energy flow through someone. This exercise involves … Read more Tai Chi for Seniors

Diarrhea in Elderly People

Diarrhea in Elderly People

According to Oxford Academic, 10-30% of the elderly patients with diarrhea also tested positive for Microscopic Colitis (MC). MC is an inflammation of the colon and has commonly been linked to diarrhea among seniors. Besides MC, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal, is the next common cause of loose stools among … Read more Diarrhea in Elderly People

Caregiver Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Caregiver Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Taking care of the elderly can sometimes be demanding. It gets worse when a caregiver encounters situations that are beyond his/her capacity to handle. Not just that, sometimes the thought of having to compromise work and time to take care of elderly parents can be draining. According to caregiver burnout statistics, two-thirds of family caregivers … Read more Caregiver Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Home Care for the Elderly in their Own Homes

Home Care for Elderly in their Own Homes

A report published by the US Census Bureau estimates that the American elderly population (aged 65 years and above) will have risen to above 80 million by the year 2030 representing a significant 15% of the population. This age comes with its fair share of challenges like cognitive disability, physical impairment, poor health, and some … Read more Home Care for the Elderly in their Own Homes

Safety Checklist for the Elderly (Home, Car, Outdoors, and Beyond)

Safety Checklist for the Elderly

Today, America alone has someone celebrating their 65th birthday every 8 seconds. Sadly, with this golden age comes higher risks if not more specialized care. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of every 4 adults falls each year placing this at a staggering 25% and 40% of hospital and … Read more Safety Checklist for the Elderly (Home, Car, Outdoors, and Beyond)