Invisible

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 24, 2021

While the symptoms of arthritis can make daily life difficult, there are plenty of ways to manage the pain. When assisting arthritic seniors, caregivers can implement various treatment options on a trial-and-error basis, as each senior with arthritis will react differently to different treatments. Here are five ways to address…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 10, 2021

The elderly are vulnerable to scammers who can use their natural concerns about money and family to talk them into buying unnecessary or even nonexistent insurance policies. Seniors and their caregivers should take scam prevention seriously. As your loved one works on post-retirement planning, these strategies can help him or…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 27, 2021

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy echoed a common sentiment: “There’s no place like home.” Most people prefer living in known surroundings. For a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, a familiar setting is vital to wellbeing. Here’s why consistency is so important. Eases Cognitive Challenges  Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease have…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 13, 2021

When an older loved one requires assistance due to illness or injury, many family caregivers are willing to provide the necessary care. However, distance or personal responsibilities may prevent family members from taking on the added task. In these instances, an in-home caregiver is a more convenient option. In-home care…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 30, 2020

Musculoskeletal pain is any type of pain affecting the bones, tendons, ligaments, and/or muscles. While this pain can affect people of any age, it’s especially concerning for seniors, as many dismiss body aches and joint pain as a normal part of aging and avoid seeking treatment. Chronic musculoskeletal pain can…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 16, 2020

Peaches are part of the delicious stone fruit family, and they offer far more to seniors beyond just tasty flavor. Here are a few of the amazing benefits your senior loved one can enjoy by eating more peaches. Promote Eye Health Seniors are at high risk for developing macular degeneration,…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 25, 2020

Cancer is one of the leading health concerns for seniors today. Each year, 12.7 million people discover they have cancer. But evidence shows up to a third of these cases can be prevented. One of the most common cancers is lung cancer. Luckily, it’s also one of the most preventable….

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 11, 2020

Everyone wants to believe his or her elderly loved one is enjoying a stress-free retirement. However, stressful life events commonly occur throughout the senior years, and it’s important to recognize these warning signs that stress is affecting your loved one’s wellbeing. 1. A New Health Condition Too much stress can…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on October 28, 2020

Preparations for any type of surgery that isn’t immediately necessary, as is often the case with knee surgery that doesn’t involve a serious injury, should start as soon as the date for the procedure has been set. There are also steps you can take to provide your senior loved one…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on October 14, 2020

Despite the common stereotype that happiness decreases with age, seniors aren’t inherently cranky. In fact, Scientific American reports aging can actually increase happiness. At the same time, seniors are at greater risk for developing depression than any other age group due to a combination of loneliness and significant life changes…