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

2020 Top Tennessee Assisted Living Reviews

Top Tennessee Assisted Living Reviews

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 … 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

Exercises That Help Seniors Stay Active

Exercises for Seniors to Stay Active

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 … Read more

Tips for Senior People to Meet & Date

Tips for Senior Dating

“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 … Read more

8 Amazing Tech Solutions for Seniors & Caregivers

Technology for Seniors Caregivers

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 … Read more

The Alzheimer’s Diet – Improve Memory With Brain Healthy Foods

Alzheimers Diet Healthy Brain Food

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 … Read more