The economic slowdown continues to take a toll on the lives of older adults. For the second year in a row, there is no Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to boost Social Security benefits, according to the Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Rising Medicare premiums will shrink the Social Security benefits of an estimated 25 million seniors, the organization said. Local senior-care experts warn families to be on alert to make sure seniors aren't impacted too severely. Warning signs include skipping medications, pulling the plug on air conditioning and canceling social outings.
In this video, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care explains Alzheimer's and other dementia and offers specific techniques for coping with a loved one who has dementia.
In this video, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care talks about symptoms of depression in family caregivers and offers six tips for coping -- such as setting reasonable goals and breaking large tasks into small ones.
In this video, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care® talks about avoiding caregiver burnout. She shows stressed family members that they are not alone when it comes to facing the challenges of being a family caregiver.
In this video series, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care® talks about how to balance work and in-home care. This video is designed for anyone who is caring for an elderly person be it a parent, other relative or friend. The information in this video will give you some tools to use in caregiving, at work, and for yourself in order to help you find balance in your life.
You've just returned to your childhood home for the holidays, but things don't look the same. Are the conditions of aging jeopardizing your senior's health and safety at home? Complete this checklist provided by Home Instead Senior Care®, the international caregiving company. If you see any of these situations, your senior may need extra help.
Tough time finding the right gift for mom or dad? The economic slowdown may make it easier to shop for seniors wanting practical, economical gifts according to Home Instead Senior Care. In case you still are having trouble thinking of that special gift, read the indispensable Ten Practical and Economical Gifts for Seniors…
It might be called the tale of two Boomers: One day you hear that older adults have
never been healthier; they're working out and buffing up at YMCAs and fitness clubs
throughout America, and living longer as a result. At the same time, half of middle-aged
adults between 55 and 64 have high blood pressure and two and five are obese, according
to the National Center for Health Statistics. A recent study by Purdue University reveals
a more complex picture of the cost of obesity for Boomers…