Recovering from Heart Surgery

Approximately 25% of people over 75 years of age suffer from symptoms of cardiovascular disease. This coupled with advances in pre and post-operative care and an increase in average life expectancy, … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Tell Your Senior Isn’t a Collector

Your senior insists that she’s just collecting some items, but you have a suspicion she’s doing something else. The differences between collecting and hoarding are pretty dramatic, but your elderly … [Read more...]

Making the Most of Being Homebound

No one wants to see their homebound loved ones spend the majority of their days sitting bored in front of the television set, watching old soap opera reruns or whatever happens to be playing on TV all … [Read more...]

When to Have the Conversation About Stopping Driving

Upon reaching elder years, most seniors deny (or at least do not want to accept) the fact that it is time to stop driving. It is likely for their own safety, and for others as well, but it is hard for … [Read more...]

Causes for Low Vision in the Elderly

Low vision is defined by visual acuity. Another explanation includes the clarity or sharpness of your vision tends to become lower as you age, leading to low vision. Low vision also refers to a … [Read more...]

Should You Worry About a Senior’s Shuffling Walk?

Scuff. Scuff. Scuff. That’s the sound many caregivers hear when their aging relative walks through the room. The senior does not pick up their feet. Instead, they shuffle across the floor, never … [Read more...]

Four Steps for Managing Potential Falls

Falls are incredibly dangerous for aging adults and can be devastating both physically and emotionally. Talking about your senior’s fall risk with her might feel complicated at first, but it’s … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Reducing the Amount of Salt Your Parent Eats

Most people in the United States eat 50 percent more sodium every day than is considered healthy. The recommended daily allowance of sodium is 2,300 mg, but experts say that aiming for 1,500 mg or … [Read more...]

Planning Senior Care? Ask Your Parents These Questions

Are you and your parents discussing the pros and cons of senior care? Before you make any definitive decisions, ask your parents these questions. It's a discussion you must have together while they … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of Taking Over Your Dad’s Care

You're not happy with the care your dad is receiving from another family member, his spouse, or someone else. You're starting to weigh whether it would be better for you to take over his … [Read more...]