October 25, 2016
Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke. Every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke. Even more startling? Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
October 18, 2016
Medicare, the national health insurance program available for Americans over the age of 65, offers an open enrollment period every year for those who wish to make a change to their health plan. Health and drug plans can change from year to year, so it’s important to take time to review your plan or your senior loved one’s each year.
October 11, 2016
Many people look forward to a reprieve from the extreme heat of summer once autumn rolls around. But a change of the seasons also means putting in extra time around the house to prepare for winter. Similar to the concept of “Spring Cleaning,” following a winter check list can help you winterize your senior loved one’s home before the colder months arrive.
September 27, 2016
When your parent makes the transition to an assisted living community, it’s important to remain involved. Even though they now have access to around-the-clock help, you are still a vital part of the equation.
September 13, 2016
Having family and friends is important at any stage in life. For seniors, it is especially so. In addition to preventing health risks associated with isolation, a strong social network can help older adults cope with age-related changes. One of which is a move to a senior living community.
August 25, 2016
More and more adult children are finding themselves in the position of helping an older loved one downsize and move to a senior living community. Many also find themselves actually beginning the search for a community on their family member’s behalf.