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…

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,…

When it’s time to consider an assisted 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. We set out to determine what…

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…

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,…

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…

Exercise and physical activity is good for pretty much everyone, including older adults. Exercise can help you live a long and happy lifestyle, allowing you to be there for your family and loved ones. Staying active is important later in life, not only will it help you stay healthy and live longer, it will make…

“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” — Ausonius Ausonius was a Roman poet and teacher, and in this quote, he reveals a truth that many of us often forget: You’re never too old for joy, happiness … and love. If it has come…

When parents and grandparents age, little things can become more of a challenge. Difficulties walking, seeing, and hearing can cause trouble on their own, but they can also create indirect issues. Personal care and cleanliness in the home can suffer, and this can in turn cause seniors to stay in more, socialize less, and possibly…

You are what you eat. Surely, you’ve heard that old adage as a witty quip before. But as it turns out, it’s truer than you think. Following an Alzheimer’s diet that can help prevent the disease and improve memory is well worth anyone’s time. What you eat has a tremendous amount to do with your well-being, your…