7 Home Modifications for the Elderly

According to AARP, 87 percent of adults aged 65 years and older want to remain in their home as they age. It’s a natural inclination—most prefer the comforts of home over new or different environments. “We have attachments to our homes, neighborhoods, friends, families,” says Karen Smith, OT, CAPS, Approved Provider Program Manager Practice Associate… Read more »

Tips for Understanding Elderly Parents Who Refuse Help

One of the most stressful experiences any adult child can go through is having an aging parent who refuses to move into an assisted living or memory care facility. This is compounded if s/he is also resistant to bring licensed care into the home. In the worst case scenario, it requires the eventual and inevitable… Read more »

Choosing the Right Senior Care Service Provider

Seniors, especially those requiring memory care services, are vulnerable. It’s important they receive trustworthy, experienced and knowledgeable caregiver support. Fortunately, when you are searching senior care services, you’ll quickly find plenty of quality options are available. The choice is yours to choose from trusted friends and relatives, free-lance caregivers or agency professionals. You’ll also be… Read more »

A Checklist To Caring For Aging Parents

As the baby boomer generation continues making the shift from older adults to bona fide seniors and retirees, studies abound around the topics of adults’ expectations about the aging process, as well as what it means to “age well.” Researchers have found that an adult’s expectation regarding aging (ERA) notably impacts overall health and mortality… Read more »

Tips for Long Distance Caregiving

“My parents live too far away for me to care for them personally, so how can I make sure they have the help they need to age in place when I’m not close by to help?” First, put your mind at ease; you are in good company. Many Baby Boomers and Gen Xers live so… Read more »