The Social Security COLA Is Not Keeping Up

By |2020-12-20T19:41:41+00:00December 20th, 2020|Senior Care|

Is the COLA (Cost Of Living Adjustment) losing its fizz? Many seniors now feel that the annual Social Security cost of living increase is failing to keep up with the soaring prices of everything from gas and heating bills to groceries and prescription drugs. As a result, seniors are suffering, and they're suffering badly. Back [...]

Aging Parents and Role Reversal

By |2020-12-07T11:02:21+00:00December 6th, 2020|Senior Care|

This is the day you thought would never happen. Your roles in life are reversing. You're trying to make decisions for yourself and your Aging Parent. What will be best for them without altering your life, or theirs, too drastically? How do you keep up the pace and ultimately please everyone around you? You are [...]

How Exercising For Just 30 Minutes Per Day Can Stop You From Getting Sick

By |2020-10-19T04:29:21+00:00October 18th, 2020|Senior Care|

How Exercising For Just 30 Minutes Per Day Can Stop You From Getting Sick If you’re like a lot of people these days, you have had just about enough of 2020, and you’re ready for a new year. It has been a year that, to say the least, has left us feeling out of control. [...]

7 Ways to Afford In-Home Care for Elderly

By |2020-07-06T02:57:07+00:00July 6th, 2020|In-Home Senior Care|

It’s no secret that in-home care can be expensive. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging Care, the average cost of 24 hour in-home care is about $4,000 per month. Yet, considering everything going on, with the pandemic, and other health factors, Nursing Home and Assisted Care options seem to be much more [...]

5 Secrets to Choosing Home Care for Seniors

By |2019-12-25T01:43:28+00:00December 24th, 2019|In-Home Senior Care|

5 Secrets to Choosing Home Care for Seniors “I don’t want to leave my house.” If you have an aging parent, friend, or family member, you’ve no doubt heard this, or a similar refrain...Who can blame them, really? They’ve worked hard to build a home, they’ve entertained family and friends, felt safe there, and it’s [...]

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 [...]

Secrets That Elderly Parents Keep From Their Family

By |2019-02-03T03:06:39+00:00December 16th, 2018|Senior Care|

Your aging parent may be keeping secrets from you. Not necessarily lies, but withholding of information that may be important to their health, safety or general well-being. Sometimes, when elderly parents keep secrets, its because they feel their Independence slipping away. They might be embarrassed to ask for help. They might fear their family's reaction. [...]

Why Listening Is a Caregiver’s Secret Weapon

By |2019-01-21T13:46:15+00:00December 16th, 2018|Senior Care, Caregiver|

  To listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words. You listen not only to the 'music,' but to the essence of the person speaking. - Peter Senge "Real connections can't happen without effective listening," says Beverly Edgehill, president and chief executive of Partnership Inc. "Listening is more [...]

Dealing with Hearing Loss

By |2018-10-14T18:03:53+00:00October 25th, 2018|Senior Care|

Imagine trying to have a conversation and constantly having to ask your companions to repeat themselves; or not being able to participate in a group discussion in the common room because the TV is on and six people are chatting around you. Sadly, this is the harsh reality of many seniors. According to the Hearing [...]

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