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Here you will find helpful tips, loving advice, and useful information to make caring for an aging loved one a bit easier.


Aging in Place: Planning Ahead for a Productive Transition

Many older adults want to stay in their homes, even after retirement. They want to age in place. Wanting to age in place is nothing new. Many older adults do not want to move out and “start all over.” In a poll done by the Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com in 2011, over 50 percent of boomers said they were unlikely to move to a new area upon retirement. In addition, in an article published by Forbes, Richard Eisenberg highlights that four in ten older adults plan to stay in their current homes during their retirement according to survey results from the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Survey.

Summer Activities for Seniors

Summer can be a fun time for everyone. The weather is generally better and people tend to spend more time outside. When you are older, the activities are a little more restricted, but there is no reason to think that you cannot enjoy the summer months. When the weather gets hot and humid the general perception is that older adults stay inside and cool. Seniors are way more prone to the effects of the heat including heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses. Staying active and cool at the same time might not seem like it is that easy, but these activities that seniors can enjoy in the summer are low impact and can be done indoors at the same time. Keeping a your loved one engaged and active throughout their senior years can be difficult, particularly because they tend to not have a job they go to daily, so you have a lot more time to try and fill for them.

Seth Rogan stands up for Alzheimer’s research

Well known comedian and actor, Seth Rogan recently appeared before Congress to stress the importance to Alzheimer’s research. With little bits of humor thrown in throughout his speech, he approached members of congress with the story of his mother in law and how he has watched her suffer from the disease.

Even a Small Walk Does Wonders

Getting up and going for a walk can be a struggle. We understand that it's not always what you want to do if given a choice. However, studies are showing that there can be a mental benefit to going for short walks every now and then.

Maintain Activity

As we near the spring season, the weather will take a turn for the better. That means the time to get back outside and stay active is nearly upon us. Seniors that have been active all of their lives may find this time to be enjoyable, but that may not be the case for everyone. Even with senior home care in place, getting exercise can be hard, but we want you to know that it doesn't have to be.