The Need for Transportation for the Elderly

The world in the 21st century is facing a demographic revolution; better nutrition, advances in healthcare, and the rise of smaller family units have created a hitherto unseen demographic explosion. The large demographic grouping of people 65 and older is now under pressure due to the many healthcare concerns that their venerable age brings with […]

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Caring for the Elderly and Ill When a Storm is Coming

Beginning with Katrina, “storm of the century” events have unfortunately become a frequent occurrence. Every year, we stand powerless before the awesome destruction that nature can unleash. It’s hard to believe anyone could survive such an event. Can you imagine how it must be for the elderly? How about those who are ill? The best […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Bathing

Alzheimer’s and its age-related maladies are increasingly taking center stage in the national health debate. This disease is not new, but the manner in which it has struck seniors in the 21st century is reaching plague-like proportions. The reasons are many and usually interconnected. Aside from a predisposition towards Alzheimer’s, the greatest cause for its […]

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The Impact of Fraudulent Scams on Seniors

As a group, senior citizens are more at risk of being victims of fraudulent scams and financial abuse than the general population. This is especially true if they are isolated, lonely, grieving, or suffering from mental or physical disability. Some seniors have difficulty dealing with financial matters and unwittingly become involved in scams. Others become victims […]

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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer can be fun, relaxing, and lazy, or highly active. It can also be dangerous. Couple high temperatures with higher altitudes and humidity, and seniors can find themselves in serious trouble. Below are summer tips that will help ensure that aging adults and their caregivers have a fun, injury-free, healthy summer. Helping Seniors Stay Hydrated […]

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The Rewards of Caregiving

Caregiving takes a lot of energy and a lot of love, not to mention time and patience. There are days when it can feel as though all one does is talk to yet another doctor, pharmacy, or insurance provider, and then there are the days when all one hears are complaints. As a caregiver to […]

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Ways to Address Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation

Today’s world is challenging, particularly as we age. It has become so challenging that we have set aside a day, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, to acknowledge and educate people on the importance of ensuring the rights of the elderly within our communities to live out their lives free from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. […]

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A Study on Health Benefits of Spirituality in Seniors

Faith and spirituality are an important part of most people’s lives. Many feel a need to believe in something greater than ourselves. Whether it is religion-based spirituality, faith in nature, or a deep sense of philosophy, many are drawn towards spirituality. According to a groundbreaking study by the University of Chicago, people aged 68 or […]

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