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The Holiday Season is Not so "Jolly" for Elders Living Alone; Don't Let Them Fall Into Depression


Too many senior citizens come down with a case of Holiday Blues this time of the year. It’s not a very “jolly” season – especially if you're old and living alone. The National Council on Aging [NCOA] estimates that 28% or more of folks in the 65-plus segment of the population live alone and while it can be tough on them each and every day, the holiday season is an especially rough reminder of their solitary lives.

The Graying of America


We’re seeing more and more people with gray hair these days. But it’s not only because the population is growing old at a fast pace as 10,000 boomer babies turn 65 each and every day and because the population will continue aging at that rate for some time to come. It’s all about the stresses of the 21st century, not the least of which is the COVID crisis. As a result, more and more of us – including those as young as 20 years old – are being subjected to extreme pressures, which can also turn your hair gray, so say the scientists.

The Holiday Season Brings Out the Elder Fraud Scammer


Tis the season to be jolly and for seniors to beware of fraudsters who target the elderly this time of the year. What makes older folk more susceptible to becoming targets for scammers during the holiday season? The consensus is that the older we get the more charitable we become, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

Long Term Care Crisis Impacts Elders Who Need Special Care


Modern medicine is helping America’s elders live longer, healthier lives. But a segment of that population, those requiring special care at home and in specialized facilities built for the task, has been particularly hard hit by the COVID pandemic. They face a massive shortage of caregivers as home healthcare agencies, nursing homes, hospices and residential care communities find it harder and harder to attract workers, says Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

Have Compassion for Lonely Elders — There are a Lot of Them Out There and They Need Your Help


One man’s agony: “I am 77 years old. I was happily married for 55 years but I lost my wife a year and a half ago. No, she didn’t die. In fact, she is in great physical health-- except for her Alzheimer’s Disease. She is in a Memory Care Facility. I see her a couple of times each week. Her confinement and my isolation have left me devastated. I love her and wake up each and every morning sad and abandoned.”

The Sandwich Generation: Caring For Their Elders and Youngsters At The Same Time


The Pew Research Center calls them “multigenerational caregivers” or “the sandwich generation.” They are those moms and dads who have children to take care of and who have elderly relatives who need caring for as well. There are more of them than you might think, says Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

The Secret of Healthy Aging is Not as Big a Secret as You Might Think


It’s not easy growing old. However, if you want to live to a ripe old age you have to work at it; you have to make a promise to yourself to take care of your mental health as well as your physical health.

More and More Seniors are Using Online Dating as a Way to Offset the Loneliness of the Pandemic


By now you’ve probably heard that there has been an increase in computer usage by senior citizens in recent years, an increase that has accelerated since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. But what you may not know is that more and more of the 55-year-old-plus set are using their PCs, Macs and iPads and dating apps to meet and set up dates online. “One survey shows that more than a third of single seniors are into online dating,” according to Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

Social Security Expands Compassionate Allowances Program for People with Severe Disabilities


Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced 12 new Compassionate Allowances conditions: Charlevoix Saguenay Spastic Ataxia (ARSACS), Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, CIC-rearranged Sarcoma, Congenital Zika Syndrome, Desmoplastic Mesothelioma, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – Adult, Pericardial Mesothelioma, Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma, Renpenning Syndrome, SCN8A Related Epilepsy with Encephalopathy, SYNGAP1-related NSID, and Taybi-Linder Syndrome. Compassionate Allowances is an initiative that quickly identifies severe medical conditions and diseases that meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits.

Feeling Down In The Dumps? Take Stock of the Optimism In You. You'll Live Longer


There's a song that tells us to "accentuate the positive." Philosopher Norman Vincent Peale wrote a best-selling book that encouraged us to use the "power of positive thinking" to get along in life. But now, at a time when too many of us are experiencing bouts of depression due to the pernicious coronavirus pandemic, the question is: what have I got to be optimistic about," says Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

Beware the Plastic Clamshell


Consumers are victims of a packaging industry so focused on protecting the goods they're selling that they are ignoring the needs of buyers, particularly seniors. Perhaps they are ignorant of the fact that shoppers of all ages are fed up with the agony of struggling to cut through the plastic wrapping used to protect goods such as razor blades, toys and even medications. They've had it with child-proof pill containers. And they reel against those directions and warnings on packages that are so tiny you need a magnifying glass to read them.

Will Senior Housing Evolve Into intergenrational Housing?


Seniors aren't what they used to be, says Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. "You don't lose your lust for life as you get older these days. Once upon a time, perhaps, aging was considered to be a chronic condition in itself. It was taken for granted that the older you are the sicker you are. Not true. It's the 21st Century and men and women are living happier, healthier and longer lives."

Forgetful? It's Most Likely the Rigors of Growing Old


It's not just old-timers who have those "senior moments;" studies show that we gradually begin to find it harder to focus when we are in our twenties and it gets more difficult as we age -- it's a slow process but it's also part of the aging process.

Do You Need Social Security?


In 2020 over 64 million Americans were collecting Social Security.

Taking a Nap Has Health Benefits for Seniors


"Getting a good night's sleep comes highly recommended for the 50-plus population, particularly for the fastest growing segment of senior citizens, those over 65. In fact, it turns out that peaceful dozing overnight may not be enough for some seniors and that taking an afternoon nap may not only be good for toddlers, but can also be beneficial for seniors," according to Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

5 Tips to Protect Seniors from Financial Scams Right Now


Social isolation among seniors is not only linked to numerous negative health consequences like depression and cardiovascular disease, but it's also a primary contributing factor in financial exploitation and scams. Estimated to affect one in 10 older adults and cost billions annually, the threat of elder financial fraud is pervasive, and especially so right now.

Malls Converted to Senior Housing


Online shopping has been a big winner as a result of the COVID crisis, spiking by triple digit percentages on a year-to-year basis, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. But it's had a harmful effect on physical shopping destinations and across the country malls are taking a beating.

Nursing Homes Set Goal To Get 75% Of Staff Vaccinated By June 30


The American Health Care Association (AHCA), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country, and LeadingAge, the association of more than 5,000 mission-driven aging services providers including nursing homes, announced today, with the help of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nationwide goal of getting 75 percent of the approximately 1.5 million nursing home staff vaccinated by June 30, 2021.

End The Tax on Aging


"No one likes to pay taxes. But, it can be downright painful if you are elderly and your income from Social Security is not enough to support retirement. So you try to make ends meet by taking on a job. And then you learn that not only do you have to pay taxes on your earnings from that job but also on your Social Security income, which you funded in the first place with taxes you paid when you were working full time," says senior activist Bob Carlstrom.

A Silly Story: The Benefits of Childis Antics for Seniors


Want to remain young at heart as you get on in years? According to the experts, there's a "silly" way that could help you grow old gracefully, with a smile on your face.

Could You Be Missing Out On Senior Discounts? Here Are A Few Things To Know


People who reach or near their retirement years often need to watch every penny.

Elder Abuse is a Growing Concern


As the population ages, incidents of elder abuse increase, according to the World Health Organization. WHO estimates that almost 17% of seniors 60 years of age and older have experienced some form of abuse over the past 12 months.

It's Medicare Open Enrollment Season. Here's What You Need to Know


Medicare's Annual Election Period is here. Beginning October 15, seniors will choose their Medicare plans for 2019. They'll have to make their selections by December 7 for coverage that takes effect January 1.

Heat Waves Can Kill Seniors who Don't Take Precautions


What could be better than a sunny summer day, with gentle breezes keeping temperatures smack-dab in the middle of your comfort zone? But, the number of heat waves we can expect in much of the U.S. this summer is anticipated to be greater than usual, as projected by several authoritative sources.

It's Older Americans Month


America's senior citizens are growing older by the day but they have never felt so young as they do these days, says advocate for the elderly, Dan Weber. Dan is president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] and points out that seniors are living longer and in better physical and mental condition than ever before.

Ask Rusty - Should my wife wait until age 66 to claim benefits?


Dear Rusty: I will be at my full retirement age of 66 in June. I now work part time and plan to continue for the foreseeable future. My wife will be 63 in June. She now works full time but plans to shift to part time in the near future. I prefer to delay applying for Social Security as long as possible. Should my wife wait until she is 66 to claim her benefits? Signed: Planning Ahead

There's a Deficit of Knowledge About Social Security


There is a knowledge deficit among those who are approaching the age at which they become eligible for Social Security, says senior advocate Dan Weber.

Homelessness among senior citizens is a form of "elder abuse"


Here's a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]: "the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States."

Five Tips for Seniors When Choosing Online Workout Classes


The first month of the New Year is galloping by and many folks are still sorting out their goals and resolutions for 2021. Hooray for you if you've already set your goals. For those hesitating to set new fitness goals after having last year's sidetracked by gym closures, it's time to get back in action.

Ask Rusty - Maximizing Widow's Benefits


Dear Rusty: I am 64 years old, born in October of 1952, and in rapidly declining health. I took my Social Security early, as soon as I was 62, and now get $1838 per month in Social Security benefits (before Medicare premiums are taken out).

Good news: A 2018 increase for Social Security beneficiaries


The good news is that Social Security beneficiaries will get a 2% boost in their checks in 2018 compared to the stingy three-tenths-of one-percent increase awarded in 2017, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

Ask Rusty - SSDI and the Ticket to Work Program


Dear Rusty:I am 60 and currently getting Social Security Disability, but I would like to return to work as much as possible. I am concerned with how my earned income would affect my Social Security at age 65 (or even at age 70).

Why Do Some Old People Get Cranky?


I hear you already. All old people aren't cranky. I have a friend who is 96 years old and is the delight of all who know her. She is independent.

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10/19/2021 07:15 PM
Do You Know Where It's Safe for Mom to Walk Outside?
Exercise makes us active and fit. But how could our beloved senior do that if he/she have impaired visions and a bit weak physically? Can they still enjoy the walk outside with nature?
06/30/2021 02:09 PM
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04/06/2021 11:37 AM
How To Secure VA Benefits For Senior In-Home Care
A little-known benefit from the Veterans Benefits Administration called the Aid and Attendance Pension is available to help qualifying veterans, and their spouses, receive assistance with the chores of daily living to age safely in place. The benefit is a tax-free, monthly, monetary payment available to certain wartime veterans with financial need, and their survivors. It is designed for veterans who do not have a service-connected disability resulting from their military service and is available for those who need the "aid and attendance" of another person for their routine daily living activities on a permanent basis.
01/01/2021 04:54 PM
Fit, Elderly and Living Alone in a Global Pandemic
There are many people who are fit, elderly and successfully live alone. They need very little support other than access to the clubs and activities which provide their regular mental, physical and emotional stimulus and wellbeing. Coronavirus has effectively removed their lifeline to the outside world as many may not use technology.
10/12/2020 10:03 AM
Why Do Seniors Injure Themselves More As They Age
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06/12/2020 08:52 AM
What Do You Do When a Relative Dies and Leaves Behind a Ton of Debt?
We've all heard the only two things guaranteed in life; Death and Taxes. Well, maybe we can add Debt to that list; Debt, Death, and Taxes or DDT for short? "DDT - is it really that bad," you ask. It can be. Did you know that most folks who pass on to a better place leave debt behind? It's true. What's that old adage; "you can't take it with you!" That makes sense, right? You can't take your assets, and thus, you can't take your debts either. So what happens to all this debt that's left here on Earth? Well, that turns out to be a really interesting topic. So, let's discuss this, shall we?
06/09/2020 03:10 PM
Why I'm Grateful My Mom Died Before the Coronavirus
This month marks the fifth anniversary of my Mom's death. The shocking thought has been bouncing around in my head the last few weeks: I'm so glad my mother isn't alive right now. Learn why.
06/03/2020 02:51 PM
Caring Shielding and Surviving
I am currently looking after and caring for a 99 year-old, whilst shielding from this frightful virus. I must say the combination makes it the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I have survived 3 marriages and their traumas. I have brought up a family single-handed without maintenance and support. Survived injury and fractures and life's ups and downs, but this is something else.
04/13/2020 07:48 AM
Caring for a Relative and the Caronavirus
Taking your elderly relative under your wing and into your home can be much harder than you imagined; so give it much serious thought before you embark on this mammoth task. It sounds easy enough, just a little extra food to prepare and your loved one will fit into your schedule. Don't be fooled. Elderly people can be so dismayed at losing their independence they may think they can rule the household and dictate what goes on and when.
11/27/2019 02:49 PM
The Royal Commission Into Aged Care And The Failure of The System
The Liberal and National Parties (LNP) form the coalition government in Australia and they are the worst ever when it comes to dealing with the most vulnerable. The tragedy of what is happening to older people as a result of them squeezing every dollar out of the system is a crime against humanity. Sitting in on the hearings at the Royal Commission was anything but pleasant as story after story of tragedy and death was highlighted by family members.
11/04/2019 10:09 AM
What's Wrong With Old People?
No one wants to admit to getting old, but it happens to everyone. Now in my senior years I can speak out on what it is about older folk that is so off-putting to those younger. This debate gained news worthiness in Australia because of a Royal Commission into Aged Care recently.
07/18/2019 11:29 AM
Senior Residential Living: A New Age Abode for Elders
Over the years, senior citizen living has changed tremendously and that's a piece of good news. Earlier, senior citizens did not have many options. However, in the current scenario, there are abundant assisted living options for senior citizens.
12/17/2018 11:33 AM
Thanks To Affordable and Reliable In-Home Caregiver Service Plus Technology Life Is Much Brighter
It's often a tough choice for families to make when helping an elderly family member. You'd sure feel guilty if you made the wrong decision and you'd never want anyone making the wrong decision for you, if you were the one needing care. So when it comes to facility care or in-home care, the choice must be made with compassion, it must come from the heart - what's best, and if it were me, what would I want?
07/22/2018 11:04 AM
Use Caution With Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) in Living Wills
Discusses the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) document that can cause your family harm. These documents can be misconstrued outside their legal meaning and you should use caution before you sign these documents.
07/22/2018 10:44 AM
Five Things You Should Know About Home Healthcare
As the population of the United States gets older, and medical science makes it so as to have people live longer, healthcare will be the most important thing being discussed in the U.S. for years to come. Perhaps the biggest offshoot of general healthcare is home healthcare. Over the years, the desire for patients to maintain as much of an independent home life as possible while receiving care has become a necessary part of the treatment conversation with little sign of slowing down.
07/22/2018 10:44 AM
How to Determine If The Right Option For Your Family Is A Home Caregiver For A Senior
One of the hardest things you will have to deal with in life is seeing the strongest member of your family age. Over time, they'll lose the ability to do things the way they used to, and when things just get to be too hard for them, a decision has to be made on whether a home caregiver for a senior should be brought in to give a helping hand.
07/17/2018 08:25 AM
Apps for Taking Care of The Elderly! Caregiving Is A Lot Easier Now
By far, all of us have realised the relevance of smartphones in our day-to-day activities. With people's growing dependence on apps or the services provided by them, today, services for baby care and elderly care are too available via apps. Adhering to this, article points how taking care of elder family members have become much easier with caregiving apps.
06/11/2018 11:03 AM
Care for a Parent
We all want the best for our parents. At times we just need a little trusted assistance and sometimes relief. Guess what, it's ok!
05/24/2018 08:31 AM
How To Find The Best Home Caregiver For A Senior
About ten years ago, I attended my grandmother's funeral, and while that was a sad event, the one thing that stood out the most from that time was how much my mother talked about the number of caregivers they went through before my grandmother passed. I've tried not to think about that too much, but the reality is that both of my parents are getting on in years. Both my brother & I will need to think about finding a home caregiver for all senior needs in the next few years.
05/23/2018 10:20 PM
When Alzheimer's Home Care Is The Best Choice For Your Family
A few years ago, a friend of mine went through the loss of his mother due to Alzheimer's Disease. I remember speaking to him after the funeral, and he made a point to mention that while the passing of his mother was the hardest thing he'd ever faced, he was glad his mother had truly outstanding Alzheimer's home care in the months leading to her death. All I could do was smile weakly and give him a hug. Later, though, I really started thinking about what he had said.
04/26/2018 02:31 PM
Signs Your Parent Can't Live On Their Own
Caregiver Article: Signs Your Parent Can't Live On Their Own - We've included many signs your parent or loved one, can't live on their own, read more below.
04/21/2018 09:17 PM
Preventing Elder Abuse
The abuse of elders is becoming a huge problem for us in the western world. There is so much abuse out there and it is everyone's business to eradicate it altogether if possible. Every week or two in the news, we seem to learn that one or two staff in a retirement facility were abusing one or more elders who live in the residence. This behaviour is unacceptable on all levels. But it continues to appal us day after day and week after week. Is there anything that can we can do about it? The short answer is yes! In this article, I will outline a few simple concrete steps that anyone could take to ensure that their loved ones and are protected.
04/16/2018 02:14 PM
New York City or West Palm Beach? What Would You Do?
I'll have to take care of dad, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week with no help. I don't know if I can handle it. Feed him, bathe him, make sure he takes his medicine, take him to his doctor appointments, and to complicate matters, I can't leave him home alone. It's like taking care of an infant once again, all by myself.
02/28/2018 10:50 AM
Why a Patient Advocate Is a Good Idea
Patients need proper care and protection and a patient advocate should be a first line of defense. A patient advocate is someone who advocates on behalf of a patient who; for the most part, is unable to fend for themselves or stand up for themselves (as the need arises) to ensure their needs are being met when in a hospital setting, care facility or nursing home. So what does a patient advocate do?
01/09/2018 03:26 PM
Medical Assistance for the Elderly
In case you have an elder person living with you, you must know how important it is to give them proper care for a good living. It is very important to focus on their needs and requirements as they often end up being ignored in many families which is totally not the right way of treatment.
01/03/2018 08:05 AM
The Future Is Now for Autistic Adults
Housing for autistic adults is a serious problem that needs our immediate attention. Attempting to place adults on the spectrum with sensory and communication challenges in a general residential setting for seniors simply doesn't work. There are community based residential models for autistic adults who are doing an admirable job in addressing living and employment shortfalls. However, for the most part, these programs are not duplicable and lack the resources to sufficiently meet the housing needs of the growing adult autism population.
12/02/2017 12:22 PM
The Best Home Care For Seniors
Seniors deserve the best care in their golden years, and therefore all family members are responsible for ensuring that these seniors get quality care in their absence. Whenever a person is unable to live by themselves and no one can be there to take care of them then, a home care facility is necessary. Only the facility can be trusted to give this kind of attention that is reassuring and beneficial to the old folks.
10/20/2017 08:02 AM
Alzheimer's Preparedness - Ready or Not? Chapter 2 - Is There an Elephant in Your Room?
Are you stumbling around the elephant in the room? Is that elephant named Alzheimer's Disease? Take the leap - share the care.
10/13/2017 11:18 AM
The Slow Walk to Heaven - Battling Alzheimer's
It's never easy letting go of our loved ones, even when they have been struggling for years with a debilitating condition-even if we say it was a "blessing" it is still never easy saying goodbye. Marilyn, my mother-in-law, was only seventy-five, but she'd had Alzheimer's for almost three years now, and it progressed very rapidly. I'm told that one in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer's dementia.
08/17/2017 03:13 PM
Remember Who I Am
None of us wants to place their parent in a nursing home. It is a decision my family struggled with but found necessary for our mom. One day as I was walking into the facility dining room, I observed an interaction between my mom and the staff. No one knew I was watching. My mom, a very dignified woman, spilled her juice and was desperately trying to get someone's attention to help her. They basically ignored her waves and voice and no one helped her. It broke my heart. After our visit, I went home and wrote this piece which I posted near her bed as a reminder for the staff.
08/07/2017 11:17 PM
Communicating With Your Siblings About Money and Aging Parents
Many adult children are called upon to help their aging parents as life changes set in, yet only 65 percent of siblings report talking about money with one another, according to research by Ameriprise Financial. While only 15 percent of siblings have conflicts over money, when siblings do spar over finances, it's usually about their parents' situation. Learn how to communicate effectively to better help your parents through this process.
08/05/2017 10:23 AM
Care for The Elderly in Their Own Home
In Australia this is a big issue. Aged Care Homes are under scrutiny as so many are doing the wrong thing and are nothing more than businesses aimed at making a profit. The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has introduced a system to care for the elderly in their own home.
07/17/2017 12:03 PM
How To Spend This Summer With Your Elderly Parents
Summer is on its way and often we will visit with family and friends and more than likely we may spend time with our elderly parents. We may not see our parents on a daily basis so small and slight changes that we may have missed maybe more noticeable. These changes could be in their personality or appearance, the tidiness or cleanliness of the house isn't as it used to be, there may be out of date food in the fridge or cupboards if this happens to you what you should do to approach this.
06/20/2017 09:00 AM
7 Ways Caregivers Can Take Care Of Themselves
Because of the rise in cases of Alzheimer's Disease and other types of dementia, the number of caregivers continues to increase in the United States. Unfortunately, caregivers tend to forget about taking care of themselves. Here are 7 tips that will help caregivers cope with the physical and emotional stress from caregiving.
06/06/2017 03:02 PM
Caregivers Confusion: Explaining "In Home Care" to Caregivers
Your skill and understanding as a caregiver is vital to the health and maintenance of countless people struggling to maintain meaningful lives in our communities. Our population is aging. The number of individuals in need increases year to year. Persons in need rarely fit neatly within the client profile of any one state or local agency. Instead, most individuals find themselves receiving services from many agencies and, quite often, the services or eligibility requirement of one may preclude services from another. Now, more than ever, human service systems need non-traditional approaches in order to effectively coordinate services among disparate providers and to deliver services to individuals who live in our communities.
06/01/2017 09:54 AM
Important Types Of Senior Citizen Homes You Need To Know
Homes in cities are fit for convenient living of a 4-member family. In such situations, sometimes it becomes difficult to keep the old parents together. Moreover, job constraints do not allow the young ones to pay dedicated attention to the healthcare needs of elder members of the family. There are senior citizen homes available that help address such situations better.
05/06/2017 01:56 PM
Too Many Birthdays?
My dad used to describe the experience of aging as "too many birthdays." But I have welcomed the bonus of living longer. I have had the privilege of watching my kids grow into adults, experiencing the joy of having grandkids and also learning more about life and love.Bring on the birthdays.
04/27/2017 03:18 PM
Electric Mobility Scooters Present A Viable Solution To Physical Challenges
Electric mobility scooters can provide the elderly, disabled, and seriously ill freedom of movement. Mobility is a critical to just about every aspect of everyday living. Having some freedom of movement enhances a person's capability to learn, earn a living and interact with friends, family and community.
04/27/2017 11:39 AM
What Makes Care Giving Rewarding
This article addresses the benefits of caring for loved ones or nurturing patients in various settings. It defines the calling or desire to serve others, and the fulfillment of working with others. Because caregivers believe one touch transforms and impacts the world for years to come. The reward of care giving is to touch lives wherever they go; the patients, their families, or strangers.
04/21/2017 11:35 AM
Caregivers Myths: 5 "Do Not Make" Assumptions by Caregivers
Care giving, Care management, Care coordination is full of "Myths" and Old Wives Tales". There is typically no road map or "caution" sign to give you a detour around some of the most common misconceptions of care. This is due partially, to the unique quality of each individual case. It is also due to the lack of communication and collaboration in the industry as a whole. This article will establish some foundational tenets to which each caregiver should subscribe.
04/18/2017 10:37 AM
Winter Fall Prevention
Not every winter is the same, but you can bet if you live in a norther state, there will almost certainly be snow and ice. Freezing temperatures make walkways outside slick and increase your chance of a fall. When you're young, you can get up and brush it off, but as we age, we have to prepare ourselves against falls more, as a fall when we're older can lead to bone fractures, displacement, and other lasting health problems.
03/29/2017 03:09 PM
How to Choose The Right Caregiver for Seniors
There comes a point in life for most of the families when they have to deal with the dilemma of how to provide the best care to their senior. It is difficult to look after for an aging loved one, especially when you have a hectic schedule.
03/27/2017 03:57 PM
Choosing the Right Walking Equipment for You
Every Body is different. Some are short, some are tall, and some need assistance walking. What kind of assistance you need depends on a lot of factors, such as how your balance is, what kind of joint problems or illness you have (such as arthritis) that affect your ability to walk, and how many legs you can stand on.
03/16/2017 08:59 AM
Getting the Temporary Stairlift You Need
A curved stairlift rental may be the ideal solution for your current situation, If you or someone in your household could benefit from such assistance, it can make a difference in terms of safety and mobility. Yet you may foresee the need to be only short term. Why buy such equipment if you know the long-term need isn't going to be there?
03/16/2017 08:59 AM
Hire a Professional to Take Out a Stairlift
Stairlift removal is a job best left to the professionals. Don't be tempted to take on the task on your own. There is more to it than you may realise, and the experts make it look very simple.
03/16/2017 08:58 AM
You Can Get a Stairlift With Limited Space
You may not realise there are stairlifts for narrow stairs, but the right information can help you get a design that works well for you. The layout of your home may have you thinking you can't get such a product in place correctly. Leave that to the experts as they have the ability to determine the right design for a given space.
03/16/2017 08:58 AM
Pay for a Stairlift Only As Long As You Need It
You don't have to struggle getting up and down the stairs when you have a concern that affects you for a period of time. There are stairlifts to rent which enable you to get around easier. They reduce the risk of a fall and they help you to follow the doctor's orders for recovery.
03/05/2017 01:27 PM
Warning: Your Home Can Be Your Place of Doom
When you think of home, what comes to mind is a place of rest, comfort, peace, serenity, and joy. Is it? But do you know that your home may have more than a dozen hidden hazards that can turn it into a place of doom at the blink of an eye?
02/24/2017 02:40 PM
Senior Security In The Home
As seniors age and continue to live alone, their well being and safety is a big concern. Here are some ways to secure senior homes against intruders and thieves.
02/14/2017 09:04 AM
Renting a Stairlift Is a Possible Solution
You don't have to buy one, you can look for stair lifts for hire. There are many benefits of doing so. You may need one for a short-term issue or due to someone staying with you for a period of time.


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It's not a surprise that thousands of families across the nation are facing the challlenges of an aging population. The "sandwich" generation, those who are caring for their children as well as their parents, have been feeling the financial pinch of caring for loved ones.
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Ask Rusty - WEP - Substantial Earnings Test
Dear Rusty: I turn 62 this June. I collect a State Teachers Retirement and have been told I face a windfall reduction in my SS benefits if I have less than 30 service years in SS.
The Golden Years
1) What does Adrian Mitchell say we do to people when their working lives are over?Adrian says that "when a man's too ill to work we punish him", rob him of half his income or replace it with "pocket money" and or place him in a retirement home to sit out the remainder of his live in isolation.2) What does he think about this?Adrian thinks that "the old people are being robbed" and says "to hell with retiring" he believes that the way that deal with old people (to have your ability to sport yourself removed and then being given "pocket money").
The Right Wheelchair Accessories Will Ease Your Life and Your Journeys on Wheels
Wheelchairs come in every shape and size with sufficient options that you can find the wheels you like to take you where you want to go with the assistance you need. To enhance the comfort and convenience of your journey, choose accessories tailored to provide the best support for your activities and your health concerns.
Ask Rusty - SSDI and the Ticket to Work Program
Dear Rusty:I am 60 and currently getting Social Security Disability, but I would like to return to work as much as possible. I am concerned with how my earned income would affect my Social Security at age 65 (or even at age 70).
Baby Boomers: Will They Be Able to Afford Their Parents?
Do you worry about whether your aging parents have their "affairs in order?" You should. After all, you're the one who will have to pay unnecessary taxes and endure time-consuming court procedures if your parents don't have an effective estate plan.
Caring for Aging Relatives
It happens somewhat slowly in the beginning, maybe with a small cough that gets worse as time goes on. It might simply begin with absent mindedness which is totally out of character, followed by total memory lapses.
Nursing Home Staffing Levels: How Much Is Enough?
During the week of February 17, 2002, headlines screamed the news - more than 92% of US nursing homes fail to have an adequate number of staff to provide quality care for elderly residents. Newspapers and radio programs based their stories on the new study the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) recently provided to the Senate's Special Committee on Aging.
Elder Abuse is a Growing Concern
As the population ages, incidents of elder abuse increase, according to the World Health Organization. WHO estimates that almost 17% of seniors 60 years of age and older have experienced some form of abuse over the past 12 months.
Stairlifts - Take the Struggle Out of Climbing the Stairs
Buying a stairlift can have huge benefits for your quality of life, giving you back some freedom and independence. Stairlifts can be adapted to your individual needs, so no matter what your requirements are, there'll be one to suit you.
When the Box is Empty
The King had a modest kingdom. He was Danish.
Stair Lifts - Straight and Curved Rails
There are two types of stairlift. Straight and curved.
Mom Wont Participate!
Q: Six months ago we placed my mother in an assisted living facility. She gets along fairly well, but we thought she would get involved with all of the activities.
Review of the Changing Protein Requirements for Seniors
Youth, it is said, is wasted on the young. Too busy figuring life they hardly take the time to enjoy it.
Arizona Assisted Living: Resident Rights
According to the Arizona Administrative Code (R9-10-710), those who reside in assisted living facilities in Arizona have certain rights. In addition to having the right to live in an environment that promotes dignity, independence, self-determination, individuality, privacy and the right of choice, the following are a few of the rights given to residents who reside in assisted living facilities:1.
Feeling Lonely?
Q: I hate Alzheimer's disease, not only has it robbed me of my husband, but it has taken my life too! I feel like all of my friends have disappeared. I am lonely, and that makes me feel guilty.
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