Older adults have been greatly impacted by COVID-19. A Census Bureau study reported that 46% of adults ages 65 and older said that worry and stress related to coronavirus has had a negative impact on their mental health, and more specifically 1 in 4 seniors reported experiencing anxiety or depression.
Thinking about end of life care, and the decisions you would like to have made if faced with a medical emergency are not necessarily on top of anyone’s to-do list. This is, of course, a difficult subject to consider and may be even harder to discuss with family, but it’s important for everyone.
Approaching the subject of moving a loved one out of their home is never an easy conversation. While it may be obvious to adult children that there is a need for additional care, convincing a parent can be a harder, more delicate conversation.
Family members often become primary caregivers for their aging loved ones. Sometimes a spouse is taking care of their partner, or an adult is taking care of their aging parent. It’s important to be aware of signs of burnout and how to get help.
Summer is here! Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is important at any age, but the risk of skin cancer increases for seniors, as they have experienced more sun exposure over time.
As distancing restrictions continue, we’ve become more aware and appreciative of our social connections to family and friends. This may be the perfect time to write your family history.
During this time of pandemic, many of us are staying home, which means less trips to the grocery store, and more time to get creative in the kitchen. Just because you can’t get out to a nice restaurant, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice an interesting and delicious meals in the comfort of your own home.
Over the past few months, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit the United States and spread quickly. There is a huge emphasis on protecting our elderly population and those with underlying health conditions, as they are a higher risk of experiencing complications from COVID-19.
At the holidays, what do you give that special someone who has given so much to you? Finding that special gift for an aging parent, grandparent or even a cherished friend or neighbor can be challenging enough, but it can become even more complicated when they live in a senior care community such as an assisted living facility or even a skilled nursing facility.
Navigating the world of senior living options, whether for yourself or a family member, can be daunting and confusing. With a range of terms used to describe senior living options including independent living, assisted living, and nursing homes, it can be difficult to understand the differences between each level of care or housing option.