Elder Care Information

Why Everyone Over 50 Should be Training for the Senior Games

by Phil Campbell, M.S., M.A., FACHE Senior Games participant and author of Ready, Set, GO! Synergy Fitness - 2nd Edition

How To Find Affordable Senior Housing

A few years ago Miranda M. became a widow. After a short time her grandson (her only available relative) persuaded her to move across several states to be closer to him.

Review of the Changing Protein Requirements for Seniors

Youth, it is said, is wasted on the young. Too busy figuring life they hardly take the time to enjoy it. Fortunately, with medical research and scientific progress, lifespans have doubled over the last century. We can now start life at fifty and have another go at youth. Health consciousness, appropriate diet and exercise, can make the later years of life a pleasant experience. Dietary principles play as especially important role in this regard. Compensating for the physiological changes of aging, they can give us better odds at achieving our genetically determined lifespans.

Exercise Walking For Seniors: Preventing Foot Problems

Exercise has a very important role in the general health and the quality of life of everyone, but especially in seniors. Seniors who walk tend to look younger, sleep more soundly and have fewer visits to the doctor. Walking for 30 to 60 minutes four to six days a week will help improve osteoarthritis and decrease the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. Walking is the top recreational sport for seniors.

Arizona Assisted Living Homes -- The Alternative to High Priced Senior Care

The cost of skilled nursing care is slowly rising. Currently, the average cost of care in Arizona ranges from $3,500 to $4,500 per month. Skilled nursing facilities are great for seniors who require skilled nursing care by medical professionals such as registered nurses or physicians. However, is skilled nursing care appropriate for those who only require assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing and going to the bathroom? Is it realistic for someone to pay $3,000 to $6,000 a month for skilled nursing care when their only requirement is assistance with their ADLs? Believe it or not, there are many seniors who do not require skilled nursing care and remain in nursing homes due to their lack of knowledge of the options available to them. There are affordable alternatives to nursing home care. When a senior requires long term care without 24 hour medical supervision, the preferred alternative is Assisted Living Homes.

10 Tips to Keep a Family Caregiver from Losing Their Mind

Caring full time for a loved one can be a challenging task, and it takes a special person to get the job done right. Patience and compassion are the two top qualities a caregiver must possess in order to be successful. Caring for someone who suffers from Alzheimer?s disease or other forms of dementia can be an uphill battle at times. This requires planning on behalf of the caregiver in order to keep from burning out. The following are useful tips on how to remain a hardworking caregiver while maintaining your sanity:

When Assistance with Long Term Care Becomes Necessary

According to the Administration on Aging, it is estimated by 2030, the older population will more than double to approximately 71.5 million. It is also estimated that between 39 to 49 percent of people will use nursing home services during their lifetime. Unfortunately, there may come a time when your loved one may require assistance with long term care. The following is a list of warning signs one should be aware of when evaluating your loved one?s situation. If the senior exhibits two or more of these signs, assistance is likely required:

Caregiving Across The Miles?Tips for Successful Long Distance Caregiving

Caring for a parent or a loved one is a difficult job. Your duties as a caregiver become increasingly difficult as the miles increase between you and your loved one. The following are a few helpful tips in order to plan ahead in the event your loved one needs your help, as well as ideas on how to become a successful caregiver once your caregiving duties begin.

Scaling Down (Almost) Painlessly

Moving to a smaller house or apartment in a retirement community almost always involves a certain degree of trauma, both for the elder who's moving and for family members. However, by planning ahead you can reduce the discomfort involved and turn what might well become a nightmare into a pleasant event.

If Using The Stairs Has Become A Daily Struggle, A Stair lift Could Change Your Life

Using stairs is an everyday nightmare for many people. As we grow older the stairs in our home can become more of a struggle due to mobility problems associated with old age, an accident or illness. Often when out shopping or in a public place an alternative can be found such as a lift or escalator, but the stairs at home can become a daily challenge. Many people who experience difficulty climbing the stairs come to dread having to use them. For people whose bathroom or toilet is upstairs it can be even more of an issue.

Assisted Living: Tips on How to Choose a Facility

It is easy to be fooled by fancy drapery or expensive furniture that may decorate a care facility. Even though a facility looks high class doesn?t always mean the care provided is first class. The following are just a few simple guidelines to follow when selecting either a nursing home or an assisted living facility:

Stair Lift Buying Guide

There is no doubt that having a stair lift in your home can dramatically improve your quality of life. If you are starting to find that climbing the stairs is becoming a hazardous experience, or just hard work, then a stair lift could be the answer. Another solution could be to move to a single storey residence. However, this can be expensive and stressful, and many people are reluctant to leave a house that they have spent many years turning into a home.

Stair Lifts - Straight and Curved Rails

There are two types of stairlift. Straight and curved. The first is designed for straight stairs. The footrest of the lift will normally stop level with the top stair. It may be possible to use a straight stairlift on some configurations of curved stairs.

5 Myths You Should Know Before Choosing Elder Care

Myths associated with selecting quality nursing home care suggest quick and easy ways to identify quality care. In fact, relying on these myths can lead to disastrous results. I have identified a few of the most common myths in hopes of helping you avoid some of the problems commonly found in many nursing homes.

Solitary Confinement -- for Life

Sixty-five year old Arthur Jones served a self-imposed life sentence - in his own home.

More Articles from Elder Care Information:
2 | 3 | 4 | 5

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Garnet & Gold partners with Elder Care Services to keep seniors cool
As the weather heats up, so does Elder Care's fight to care for local seniors. In partnership with Garnet & Gold, Elder Care Services will host an ongoing fan drive during the months of June, July, August, and September. The 2018 Keep Seniors Cool Fan ...

From Hospital to Home: Elder Care Investments by 2020
HealthLeaders Media
Technology also has the potential to mitigate the top two social determinants of health that providers say are most crucial to improving elder care: familial support (63 percent) and access to transportation (44 percent). Innovations like connected ...


Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Hour: Different Types of Dementia
We we explore the many issues that can arise due to aging, chronic conditions, disability, and unexpected illness. I'm your host Tim Takacs. Today, we are discussing the different types of dementias, the differences among them and the options available ...

Elder Care: Who's the boss?
Carlisle Sentinel
Mom and Dad are generally slowing down. Perhaps the changes associated with aging are magnified by the presence of one or more chronic health conditions. A health crisis may have occurred, or the risk of a crisis is increasing. These situations may ...


Karen.care: Building And Monetizing Marketplace For Elder Care Needs
As the Silent Generation is aging deeper into their 80s, and the oldest members of the Baby Boomer Generation are celebrating birthdays deeper into their 50s, elder care in the United States is becoming a more pressing and complicated issue by the day.

More options needed for elder care
Martha's Vineyard Times
During the Edgartown election, I was heartened to read in The Martha's Vineyard Times that both candidates for Edgartown selectmen's seat, Art Smadbeck and Gail Gardner, mentioned elder care as something that, if elected, they planned to work on during ...


Family Eldercare court-appointed guardians transform people's lives
Family Eldercare court-appointed guardians transform people's lives. Posted: Jun 14, 2018 08:12 AM CDT. Updated: Jun 14, 2018 08:22 AM CDT. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter. Invisible placeholder. They are guardians who ...

Koelsch family celebrates 60 years in elder care business
Longview Daily News
Koelsch Communities is a senior and elder care business that serves about 435 residents in the Longview area and 2,200 residents nationwide. It has 29 facilities in eight states and is expanding in Chicago, Colorado and Southern California. It has no ...


How Family Eldercare helps people have the 'best quality of life'
KXAN is partnering with Family Eldercare as part of our yearly community service project and spent some time learning about how these guardians help people with managing paperwork and making big life decisions.


Elder care at center of Sun Prairie celebration during heat wave
SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Despite the warm weather, an annual tradition in Sun Prairie continued Saturday; the Colonial Club's 31st Annual Strawberry Fest, which helped raise money for their Senior Activity Center. Plenty of lemonade and shaved ice were ...

Google News

home | site map
© 2017