Respite Care

Respite Care

When people provide care for a senior family member, it’s a gift of love with many challenges. According to data, about 32.4 million Americans provided unpaid care for aging family members in 2015, and the numbers continue to grow. These statistics are collected every five years to reevaluate and notate changes. The most recent statistics…

Companion Care

Companion Care

Loneliness and social isolation are major problems in the US, especially for older adults. Approximately one-fourth of seniors experience social isolation, which means that they do not have regular social interactions with others. The numbers for loneliness are harder to pinpoint, but even those who do have social exposure can experience loneliness. As people age,…

Live-in Care

Live-in Care

If there is one thing that is a shared experience for all of humanity, it is aging. That can present challenges for people who value their independence. With polling showing that 90-percent of older Americans desire to live at home as they get older, options like live-in care enter the conversation. So, what is live-in…

Falls Prevention for Older Adults
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Falls Prevention for Older Adults

People start falling from the first months of life when they learn to stand up. Falling is a normal part of life: mistakes are guides demonstrating what not to do. Falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admission, and death in older people. In the United States, one fourth to one third of adults…

Hospice Care

Hospice Care

When you or a loved one face a terminal illness, you needn’t walk the journey alone. Fortunately, hospice care offers comfort care with the compassion and dignity you deserve. The more you know about it, the easier it can be to make informed decisions. 1. What Are the Levels of Hospice Care? As a hospice…

Home Health Care

Home Health Care

Home health care allows for the recovery and the facilitation of treatment in the comfort of one’s own home. When someone suffers an injury or has a debilitating illness, they need extra medical care. Home health care lets people receive that care in their own home rather than at a facility while receiving the same…

Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain, which over time results in loss of memory and cognitive abilities necessary to live a normal life. Alzheimer’s is the number one cause of dementia and worsens over time. Because of the nature of the disease, getting the proper care for those with Alzheimer’s is crucial. Alzheimer’s…

Assisted Living

Assisted Living

1. What is an assisted living facility? An assisted living facility provides daily non-intensive care for seniors. The actual facility may include just a separate room and bathroom on a floor with other assisted living rooms. Seniors also could have their apartments in a complex and live more independently. Assisted living facilities do provide long-term…

Independent Living

Independent Living

Most US seniors, almost 94 percent, do not live in an assisted living facility or nursing home. Instead, they choose to age in place in their homes, live with family, or engage or independent living. Seniors live longer and healthier lives and need living options to match their active lives. Independent living is a part…

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care

With the aging of the American population, more people are in need of senior care services for themselves or for their family members. Many individuals must combine caring for senior family members with working a full-time job. Adult day care is one option that has become very popular for a variety of reasons. It offers…