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…

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…

Are you looking for assisted living 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. We decided…

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…

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…

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,…