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Elderly Dehydration 101

For many Americans, the summer months bring picnics with the family, sitting at an outdoor concert, and lazy afternoons at the beach. As temperatures rise, summer activities can increase the risk for another season staple: dehydration. Dehydration can cause serious...

Helping a Senior Loved One Downsize

Many seniors eventually need to downsize to a smaller space, whether to a family member's home, a retirement community, or a nursing facility. This task often falls to their adult children to pack and declutter. This is sensitive territory because the realization is...

Father’s Day Celebration Ideas for Seniors

Father's Day is this Sunday, June 17. It is a day we honor our fathers and thank them for all that they have given us. With their independence and stamina fading away, many elderly fathers feel lost and often even out of place. Father's Day is a wonderful opportunity...

The Long Distance Grandparent : Staying Connected

Feeling a connection with your grandchildren normally comes naturally, but this bond can be challenged when miles separate you. Despite the long-distance, you do not have to be out of your grandchildren's lives because they do not live close to you. Travel and age may...

Get Smart About Strokes

The month of May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. It is the leading cause of adult disability. A stroke is when the blood supply to the brain has stopped due to a blockage or hemorrhage. Cells...

Encouraging a Senior Loved One to Go to the Doctor

It's not too uncommon for one to dread going to the doctor. The struggle can be overbearing when you have to figure out what to do when your loved one is in need of medical treatment, but is refusing care. Convince your relative to see a doctor by initiating a...

Mother’s Day Ideas for Seniors

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13. In honor of the holiday, daughters and sons around the country will be showering their mothers with whatever they can to make the day as special as possible. The reality is that many mothers live in assisted living communities and...

Having “The Talk” About a Move to Assisted Living

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seventy percent of seniors aged 65 and over will need some form of long-term care in their lifetimes. Not only that, but with every year that passes, a senior’s chance of requiring care increases. Starting...

Avoiding Senior Accidents

Each year more than 2.3 million seniors are in involved in accidents in their homes. While many seniors prefer to live independently, most homes are poorly designed to meet their needs. Approximately 7,000 adults 65 and older die in such accidents annually. The number...