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  • You Want to Opt Out of Some Holiday Events This Year—Is That Okay?

    November 29, 2022

    As you get older, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can start to feel more overwhelming. Don't be afraid to opt out of the holiday festivities—you can still capture the magic of the holiday season without putting any pressure on yourself.

  • Giving Thanks to Caregivers

    November 24, 2022

    I wrote this piece on Thanksgiving, but it has meaning 365 days a year. The truth is that seniors like me would be utterly LOST without our caregivers.

     

  • 5 Ways to Keep Track of Diabetic Treatments and Blood Sugar: For New Elderly Diabetics

    November 22, 2022

    Have you or your senior loved one been recently diagnosed with diabetes? Are you wondering how to manage it with the many upcoming holiday plans? Check out this guide to help you keep your blood sugar under control and prevent complications during the festivities.

  • ASU to Celebrate Class of 1952

    November 15, 2022

    Arizona Sate University will honor the 1952 class during halftime of this week Homecoming game.
    The class was the first to graduate as ASU instead of its previous school name Arizona Teachers School, or The Normal School prior to that.

     

  • VA Benefits for Veterans and Their Caregivers

    November 9, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is an agency that provides benefits for military veterans and their families.

  • 3 Ways to Stop Shorter Days from Impacting Quality of Life in Fall and Winter

    November 7, 2022

    Fall and winter can be depressing seasons for many people, but the elderly are often the most vulnerable. From seemingly minor mood swings to life-threatening health conditions like heart problems, the dark months can significantly reduce the quality of life for senior adults.

     

  • 5 Mental and Emotional Benefits of Demonstrating Gratitude

    November 4, 2022

    One of the most important aspects of being human is appreciating and caring for each other. Younger ones showing appreciation for senior citizens, and vice versa, can help improve generational relationships.

    Gratitude gives a sense of appreciation, contentment, and even joy. When someone demonstrates gratitude, they focus on their blessings rather than their worries. They feel happier and more optimistic about their future.

  • How Much Does In-Home Dementia Care Cost?

    November 1, 2022

    Costs can very but Senior Helpers strives to keep costs down and families safe.

  • Can you hire outsiders to come in and care for parents at assisted living?

    October 28, 2022

    When I founded Senior Helpers of Tempe, our stated goal was to help seniors age in place WHEREVER they call home. That was because while some seniors prefer and are capable of remaining in their longtime home, many who have been there for 50+ years, others are not able to stay in those homes because of health or underlying issues.

  • Hindsight Can Be a Blessing or a Curse for Caregivers

    October 24, 2022

    They say hindsight is 20/20. But things from the past that may seem “clear” to you now can still be distorted by difficult emotions—especially when it comes to something as impactful as caregiving.

  • 6 Daily Habits That Can Worsen or Cause Osteoporosis

    October 18, 2022

    Over 10 million Americans live with osteoporosis, a condition of low bone density that occurs when a person loses too much bone mass. Learn what daily habits worsen or cause osteoporosis so you can help your senior loved ones live a healthy lifestyle and avoid osteoporosis-related injuries.

  • Caregiver Testimonial from Stacy

    October 14, 2022

    Hear from our caregiver Stacy why she loves working with Senior Helpers in Tempe- we're so lucky to have you Stacy!

  • 7 Daily Habits for Treating And Managing Osteoporosis

    October 7, 2022

    Seniors with osteoporosis are at a much higher risk of bone fractures, loss of balance, and immobility; but it doesn’t take much to provide relief and improve bone health. Learn how to incorporate daily habits for treating and managing osteoporosis so that your elderly loved one can continue living a healthy life.

  • Bipartisan Bill will Streamline Prior Authorization, Strengthen Medicare Advantage

    October 3, 2022

    As more and more seniors continue to move to the Grand Canyon state, it has never been more pressing to increase access to affordable, high-quality health care for Arizona seniors and those living with disabilities.

     

  • Inflation Reduction Act helps Tempe seniors with health care costs

    September 27, 2022

    Retirees in Tempe, Arizona struggle to divide monthly social security payments of $1,667 between rent, food and healthcare bills. Provisions in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act seek to ease some of that budget strain by introducing caps on rapidly rising Medicare costs.

  • What the Inflation Reduction Act means for Arizona families

    September 15, 2022

    Despite falling fuel prices, a disappointing inflation report Tuesday showed the consumer price index inching up 0.1% in August. On the same day, there was a celebration touting the Inflation Reduction Act at the White House.

     

  • Senior Eye Health - Why Seniors Need to Get Their Eyes Checked

    September 9, 2022

    When it comes to eye care, what's good for the young is good for the elderly. While not every senior citizen has eye problems, aging poses various threats to eye health. Reports indicate that 12.2% of seniors aged 65-74 and 15.2% above 75 years have vision loss. So, how often should their eyes get checked to achieve optimum senior eye health?

     

  • Time Management Strategies for Caregivers

    September 7, 2022

    In a way, time management is a way of taking care of ourselves. Efficiency in doing for others can actually leave us more time for self-care. If we don’t prioritize our physical and mental health, we’ll become less efficient at all the other tasks on our plates.

  • Arizona hospitals not in full compliance with pricing transparency laws

    September 2, 2022

    The federal government is beginning to take action against hospitals not complying with pricing transparency laws. This month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued two civil penalties to hospitals in Georgia, totaling more than a million dollars, for non-compliance, and the agency says it will continue to investigate hospitals around the country to make sure consumers have all the information they are entitled to.

  • 7 Things That Change as Senior Dogs Get Older

    September 1, 2022

    While the average lifespan of a healthy dog is 10-13 years, some can live much longer. As senior dogs age, they begin to show signs of age-related decline, similar to humans. While several changes occur in a senior dog, the most common include:

  • In-Home Assistance and a Hosting Dinner Party: How to Have Fun

    August 23, 2022

    Just because loved ones are 65 years or older doesn't mean they stopped having fun. A dinner party is an excellent way for older persons to have fun, stay active, and reminisce with family and friends. To make the dinner party successful:

     

  • Senior Helpers of Tempe Presents the Gems Dementia Caregiver Guide

    August 22, 2022

    The Dementia Caregiver Guide includes:
    · An explanation of each of the GEMS States
    · A description of the types of support needed as the condition progresses
    · A demonstration of Positive Approach to Care techniques such as PPA and Hand-under-Hand
    · A combination of visually appealing pictures and helpful text explanations

  • 4 Technologies for Fun and Safe Online Interactions for Seniors

    August 19, 2022

    With fun-filled technologies and apps, older loved ones can bid farewell to loneliness and stay in touch with those who matter most in their lives. Let's walk through a list of online technologies that boost online interactions with friends from Tempe and anywhere on the planet.