What Could Be the Biggest Threat to Aging Parents Right Now?

By |2020-06-02T01:36:05+00:00June 1st, 2020|Health Care|

What Could Be the Biggest Threat to Aging Parents Right Now? Everyone is still talking about COVID-19. While states are beginning to relax restrictions, more businesses are opening up, restaurants are allowing diners back inside, and folks are able to get their hair cut and their nails done. At the same time, it's raising questions [...]

Silver Companions Keeping Staff & Clients Safe during COVID-19

By |2020-04-28T02:24:01+00:00April 27th, 2020|Health Care|

We are rapidly approaching 2 months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and about a month since we have been shelter-in-place. We have all been learning to function in our new “normal”, taking extra precautions, in every area of our lives. Shoppers are wearing masks, businesses are limiting access to the curb, and life as [...]

3 Tips for Caring for Your Aging Parents When You’re Sick

By |2020-04-07T02:57:50+00:00April 6th, 2020|Health Care|

We live in a crazy time right now, beyond what most of us have ever experienced in our entire lives. Our last pandemic was in 2009, the Swine Flu, which primarily affected children and those under 65 years of age. COVID-19, on the other hand, does not discriminate based on age, and by all accounts, [...]

5 Tips to to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

By |2020-03-21T23:23:39+00:00March 21st, 2020|Health Care|

5 Tips to to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus A positive approach to protecting yourself and your loved ones from the Coronavirus, as well as other contagious viruses. By now, we’re sure you’ve been inundated by information about the Coronavirus. Your email inbox, newsfeed, and all news headlines seem to all be filled with [...]

How to Manage Chronic Health Conditions as We Age

By |2020-02-17T17:04:42+00:00February 17th, 2020|Health Care|

Aging gracefully is challenging enough under perfect circumstances, much less when struggling with a chronic condition. According to the National Council on Aging: Approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. Four chronic diseases—heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes—cause almost two-thirds of all deaths each year. [...]

Is High Cholesterol Treatment One Size fits All?

By |2020-01-07T03:36:04+00:00January 6th, 2020|Health Care|

New guidelines focus on your personal risk, LDL target levels and new drugs for those likely to get cardiovascular disease. New cholesterol recommendations from the American Heart Association, backed by the American College of Cardiology, support the treatment of older patients with high cholesterol who have previously been left untreated. "High cholesterol treatment is not [...]

Fearless Caregiver Profile: MICHELE RUPPERT

By |2019-05-16T16:34:39+00:00May 16th, 2019|Senior Care, Health Care, Caregiver|

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? Parents are sick...Dad has transition, Mom needs help. Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so how? Mom is dependent on me now. What is the hardest thing about being a caregiver and the most rewarding thing? Experiencing [...]

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Heart, Body and Mind – a Guide for Seniors

By |2019-08-25T00:15:30+00:00March 19th, 2019|Senior Care, Health Care|

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Heart, Body and Mind – a Guide for Seniors Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet Moderate exercise Proper rest Exercise your mind Treat health problems as they arise Tip 1: Eat a Healthy, well-balanced diet It’s no secret that eating better makes us feel better, and helps our body [...]

Inside My Being – Alzheimer’s by Roberto Carlo Chiesa

By |2018-11-04T21:46:26+00:00September 28th, 2018|Health Care|

The Caregiver’s Voice features a video by Roberto Carlo Chiesa of Modesto-based Alexandria Perrin Company for VOICES with Dementia. Inspired by his sister, Roberto’s short-narrative film features Arlene, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease. (She was his late sister’s roommate who also lived with Alzheimer’s.) Actress Jenni Abbott plays Arlene’s daughter and each share words from [...]

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