• Why Sleep Is Precious for Staying Sharp

    Did you know that a sleep deficit has serious implications for your brain? Sleeping less than seven hours has been linked to memory loss and even Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly. Learn why it’s important to get sleep to keep your brain and body healthy.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: Is it Worth It?

    Is long-term care insurance right choice for you and your family? Should you or a loved become unable to perform daily living activities like eating, dressing yourself, and using the bathroom on your own, long-term care insurance offers protection against potentially devastating health care expenses.

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Senior Citizens

     

    It’s the time of year when many people make New Year’s resolutions, which often include starting good habits or stopping bad habits. Senior citizens can greatly benefit from making resolutions that relate to health and wellness or learning a new skill. Learn how these New Year’s resolutions for senior citizens can help you or someone you love enjoy another healthy and happy year.

  • Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

    During the winter months, seniors are prone to slipping and falling on icy or slippery surfaces. To help protect those you love, read these winter safety tips for seniors.

    Snow and ice can lead to dangerous conditions during the winter months. Cold weather and slippery sidewalks can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses for seniors and others unsteady on their feet. When snow and ice make for dangerous conditions, follow these winter safety tips to help yourself or someone you love stay safe.

  • Preparing a Senior Citizen for Severe Winter Weather

    Severe winter weather affects many senior citizens every year. In addition to a three-day supply of food and water for every person, there are other things to have on hand when preparing a senior citizen for severe winter weather.

  • Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s

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  • Failing to Plan for Dementia Care Can Spell Disaster for Many Families

    While many families take on many components of estate planning, they overlook making plans for long-term Alzheimer’s or dementia care. There can be many reasons for this oversight. Some are unaware of the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s and the costs associated with the long-term care it requires. Others are aware of the facts concerning Alzheimer’s disease, but are reluctant to discuss the potential risks with their elderly family members.

  • Granny Pods: An Alternative to Assisted Living or Retirement Communities

    Across the country, backyard cottages, sometimes called “granny pods,” are springing up as an alternative to assisted living facilities or a retirement communities. Senior citizens can preserve their privacy and maintain their independence while safely living in their own space. Typically placed in the backyard of the family home, these small yet comfortable cottages provide a high-tech, safe alternative to traditional nursing homes.

  • Respite Care Provides a Much-Needed Break During the Holidays

    Respite care provides caregivers with temporary relief when caring for family members. The needs of the individual in need of care are also addressed. Respite care may be available through a hospital, nursing home, or other senior care facility or agency in your area.