Senior Living Archives

Aging in place: Growing old at home (part 2 of 2)

June 13, 2019

As we age, we and our loved ones are faced with challenges that can make the most simple of everyday tasks more difficult. But many long to stay in the homes that they have known all their lives. In this half of our two-part series we look at those concerned about staying in our homes… [Read More]

Aging in place: Growing old at home (part 1 of 2)

June 6, 2019

“The stairs are getting so hard to climb.” “Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner.” “I’ve lived here 40 years. No other place will seem like home.” These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—”I want to stay in my own home!” The good… [Read More]

Tips and tricks for successful senior independent living

May 2, 2019

Today, successful senior independent living is a more viable option than ever. Contrasting with the antiquated periods in recent history where residents in a retirement community or senior housing community were all treated the same, seniors today have an abundance of choices to pick and choose from as they map their personal blueprint detailing their… [Read More]

At 100: Independent and going strong

March 14, 2019

By Barbara Haig Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings may croon about 100 days and 100 nights, but a growing number of people are singing a sweeter song – 100 years. According to United Nations estimates, the world was home to nearly half a million centenarians (people age 100 and older) in 2015, more than four… [Read More]

Seven safety tips for senior travelers

February 28, 2019

You don’t have to stop traveling just because you’re getting older. If anything, it’s when you are older that travel means more; a lifetime of knowledge allows you to fully appreciate the new experiences you’re having. And, if not for travel, what did you work so hard for all those years? But being older does… [Read More]

When facing stress or illnesses, seniors should stick to a protein-rich diet

February 21, 2019

Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. During these stressful periods, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain muscle mass and strength, bone health,… [Read More]

Seven winter safety tips for seniors

January 3, 2019

Help older people prepare for power outages and more unique challenges of wintertime weather. During the winter months, ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses — especially for seniors. Finding elderly care to assist your senior on… [Read More]

Earwax, of all things, poses unrecognized risk in long-term care of seniors

October 25, 2018

Of all the indignities that come with aging, excessive earwax may be the most insidious. Don’t laugh. That greasy, often gross, buildup occurs more often in older ears than those of the young, experts say. And when it goes unrecognized, it can pose serious problems, especially for the 2.2 million people who live in U.S…. [Read More]

Choosing the best assisted living facility for your loved one

October 11, 2018

With the array of assisted living facilities available throughout the United States, the sheer amount of choices can seem overwhelming; however, making the right choice is made easier when you start the search prepared. Think of the process in three steps: • Decide what you need • Find locations that match your needs • Evaluate… [Read More]

Autumn safety tips for seniors

September 27, 2018

As the air turns cooler and leaves drop from the trees, keeping in mind fall season safety tips help keep you and your family protected from seasonal dangers. Home heating • Make sure your home heating system is in good working order. • Have a professional evaluate the system and address any potential problems. •… [Read More]