What Is A Nursing Home?

What Are Nursing Homes

Nursing homes can be called a variety of names. The most popular names are convalescent homes and skilled nursing facilities. Nursing homes provide many helpful, essential services to senior citizens who can no longer take care of themselves. The services can include: 24-hour skilled nursing care Medical care Medicine monitoring Memory care Hospice is usually … Read more

What Is Independent Living?

What is Independent Living

Independent living is a great first step into a retirement community for many seniors. Many aging adults are under the misconception that they should live in their home, many times alone, until they can no longer take care of themselves, then move into a nursing home. This is definitely not the case! Independent living is … Read more

What Is Memory Care?

What is Memory Care

When a Loved One Needs Memory Care Over 50 million people are diagnosed with dementia each year worldwide.10 million people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. With these statistics, there is a high demand for memory care services. Memory care is an effective way to properly care for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other memory … Read more

What Is Assisted Living?

What is Assisted Living

Aging is a natural part of life. A common, but unwanted part of the aging process is losing independence as health begins to deteriorate. Assisted living was designed with seniors in mind and to provide relief and peace of mind for their family and loved ones. Many people have heard about assisted living. But what … Read more

2021 Top Georgia Senior Living Communities

2021 Top Georgia Assisted Living Communities

When it’s time to consider a senior living community for yourself or a loved one good enough is rarely, well, good enough. You want the best in comfort, amenities, and services but there are so many options now. Choosing the best fit can be an overwhelming, time consuming task. What level of care is needed, … Read more

2021 Top Tennessee Senior Living Communities

2021 Top Tennessee Assisted Living

Are you looking for senior living and care in Tennessee? You want to make sure that you’re getting the best service and amenities in a warm, home-like environment. Unfortunately not all communities are created or managed equally. With so many options today it can be overwhelming finding the best fit your loved one or yourself. … Read more

Why Seniors Need a Power of Attorney

why seniors need power of attorney

As a senior, you may at some point be faced with situations when you need assistance with handling your affairs. If you are hospitalized or incapacitated, who will pay your bills and manage your finances? Who will make your healthcare decisions if you can’t? Having a Power of Attorney allows you to make these choices, … Read more

What Assisted Living Facilities Are Doing For Coronavirus

coronavirus assisted living facilities

The coronavirus outbreak has left everyone with more questions than answers recently. No one knows this more than people with family in assisted living facilities, who may feel powerless to help their loved ones they’re not even allowed to see. Assisted living facilities are doing their best to be transparent and be a resource you … Read more

5 Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients at Home to Spark Memories

Alzheimer's activities at home

For those living with dementia there may be times when it becomes increasingly more difficult to recall memories, especially as the dementia journey progresses. There are, however, many different activities which can help to spark memories, which in turn can help to boost mood and improve well-being. Here we will cover just five fantastic activities … Read more

How to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security isn’t just for people over 65. If you have a serious medical condition that keeps you from working, you might be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees two different disability programs that provides monthly benefits to claimants who are approved. These two programs use the same … Read more

Designing A Senior Accessible Bedroom

Senior Accessible Bedroom

Everyone deserves to have a peaceful night in a clean and safe bedroom. Unfortunately, many bedrooms may not be safe for seniors and especially those with disabilities. Because we start and end our days there, the bedroom should be one of the first areas to start when improving homes. Bedrooms are commonly placed upstairs in … Read more

Keep Your Senior Loved One Feeling Independent

Senior Independence

Imagine what it would be like if you didn’t have control over basic decisions in your life. Unfortunately, this is something many seniors struggle with as they get older. My grandmother was one of these individuals and it was hard for her to accept any dependency. When we first made the arrangement of me being … Read more

7 Senior Foot Care Tips for the Summer

Summer Senior Foot Care

Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means? More outside time, swimming, vacations, you name it! If you are planning on breaking your little piggies out of their cold weather shoe bunker this summer, don’t miss these 7 essential foot care tips: Remember the Sunblock Shoulders? Check. Face? Check. Legs and … Read more

Product Reviews: 5 Orthotic Inserts for Heel Pain

Orthotic Inserts for Heel Pain

Do you suffer from chronic foot pain? You’re not alone. In fact, an estimated 24 percent of older adults experience foot pain that negatively impacts their life, contributing to disability and increasing the risk of falling. Common foot ailments that can contribute to pain and discomfort in the feet include corns, calluses, bunions, hammertoes, and … Read more

6 Fun Ways to Brighten Your Loved One’s Day

How to Brighten Seniors Day

Is your aging parent struggling with settling in at their new assisted living center? Major transitions like this can bring about feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, and depression, especially if a chronic illness or acute injury has contributed to the move. If you’re looking for fun, easy ways to bring a smile to their face, … Read more

5 Best Balance Training Equipment for Seniors

Senior Balance Exercise

Looking to improve your balance and coordination? Experts agree a strong balance can play an important role in preventing life-threatening falls in older adults. While balance exercises like standing on one foot, lunges, and squats can all help strengthen your balance, so can specialty training tools made just for balance practice. Don’t miss this quick … Read more

Caregiver’s Checklist for Diabetes Management

Managing Seniors Diabetes

Are you helping an aging parent manage their Type II diabetes? You’re not alone. In fact, upwards of 1 in 4 seniors has diagnosed diabetes making it one of the most prevalent chronic conditions. Left unmanaged, diabetes can result in dangerous blood sugar spikes that can contribute to kidney failure, vision loss, stroke, dental disease, … Read more

How To Choose An Elder Law Attorney

Choosing Elder Law Attorney

Elder attorneys focus on areas like estate planning, power of attorney, and long-term care for seniors. They help with wills, trusts, guardianship, legal incapacity, living wills, public benefits planning (Medicare, Medicaid, SSI and SSDI), and insurance. Knowing how these matters impact taxes is also critical to their services. It can be difficult to find an elder … Read more