I See You

By |2018-07-08T18:43:49+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care|

She raised her hands, exasperated. “They don’t have my yogurt!”“Is there some other brand you could eat?” I prompted.“I can’t get back here to the store. I’ve got a sitter taking care of my husband who is crazy! Crazy! You don’t know,” She shook her head as if clearing visions that she wanted to forget. [...]

Summer Fun for Seniors

By |2018-07-02T01:20:57+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Making Life Better|

It's that time of year when the outdoors beckon! Spending time outdoors is good for all ages, but especially beneficial if you are "getting up there" in years. It increases our vitamin D levels, which helps fight certain conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer, heart attacks and depression. Make getting outside one of your goals for [...]

Preparing Seniors for Surgery

By |2018-06-18T17:48:47+00:00June 19th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

As a growing number of the estimated 78 million Baby Boomers transition into their senior years, an increased focus is placed on the health of this important group of Americans. According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 12 percent of the total U.S. population is over age 65 and, of that segment, more [...]

Keeping the Home in Medical Equipment

By |2018-06-18T17:47:04+00:00June 18th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better, In-Home Senior Care|

The varieties of situations caregivers deal with on a yearly basis often include one or more experiences with medical equipment brought into the home. Medical supply companies deal in everything from oxygen to diabetic supplies, depending on the company. While caregivers breathe a sigh of relief when the medical supplies are first delivered, prolonged exposure [...]

Seven Things You Should Know About Your Loved Ones

By |2018-06-18T17:43:03+00:00June 15th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Safety, In-Home Senior Care|

These conversations can go in all sorts of directions. Sometimes it’s best to let that happen. But there are a few key issues you should cover: How Things Are Now – Is the person you care about already facing challenges that you may not be aware of? Do you have a clear and realistic view [...]

Ten Commandments for Caregiving

By |2018-06-18T17:38:13+00:00June 7th, 2018|Senior Care|

Taking care of two elderly parents with different needs was not an easy task. For me it was on the job training that I learned from interacting with the professionals I met along the way, from living day to day with the challenges that I experienced, from others who had gone through this trying time, [...]

Older People Play Dodgeball, Too: ‘We Are Animals’

By |2018-05-30T12:18:18+00:00May 30th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Skills in Motion is a new fitness class that guides older people through playground games. There was a lot of whooping and hollering as a group of exuberant students gathered for recess time at Asphalt Green on the Upper East Side. They were playing a game called “popcorn.” “Listen up everyone,” yelled one of the [...]

Today’s Caregiver Family Checklist

By |2018-04-24T22:57:42+00:00April 24th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

All bank accounts, account numbers and types of accounts and the location of banks. Insurance Company, policy number, beneficiary as stated on the policies and type of insurance (health, life, long term care, automobile, etc). Deed and titles to ALL property. Loan/lien information, who holds them and if there are any death provisions. Social Security [...]

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