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Aging Outlook

There has never been a better time to grow old. Seniors today are staying healthier and living longer than those just a generation ago. With advances in medical research and a broadening spectrum of health care options, the outlook on aging is a positive one, with many opportunities for you to help your loved one age as gracefully, independently and happily as possible.

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New Drug Holds Promise for Treating Eye Condition

While research continues in the battle to overcome macular degeneration, it’s clear that many senior loved ones can live on their own with the disease if they receive assistance from a family member or professional caregiving service.

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We're Living Longer Than Our Parents

Better longevity has resulted in the rapid growth of services aimed at helping older adults, and the Home Instead Senior Care® network leads the field in at-home care for senior loved ones.

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Epilepsy Not Uncommon in Seniors

The number of new epilepsy cases among the elderly is on the rise, and researchers project that half of all people in the U.S. who are diagnosed with epilepsy by 2020 will be 65 or older. Many with this condition can benefit from assistance at home, the experts say.

Senior woman doing yoga in her home.

Strong Genes, Sound Choices Lead to Longer Lives

A study reveals that only about a fourth of the variations that determine how long we live can be attributed to genetics. The other three-fourths appear to be associated with risk factors that can be controlled with personal choices. That’s a good incentive to start thinking of the support a senior could need to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Proper diet and exercise are plainly two key players in keeping ill health at bay, as are not smoking and staying current with health screenings and vaccinations.

Improving The State Of Aging In America

Do today's seniors take better care of themselves than a decade ago? What are the indicators, and what can older adults today do to stay healthy and active?


Seniors Looking Good, Feeling Young

Growing older has never been better, according to recent research. People tend to feel about 13 years younger than they are. Why not put that youthful energy to good use by volunteering or signing up to as a Home Instead CAREGiverSM?

A doctor can help determine the best ways to keep a disabled senior active.

Increasing Disability Doesn't Have to Sideline Seniors

There's nothing like a disability to take the sizzle from a senior's life. If you're a family caregiver and have a spouse with a disability, consider professional respite care to help provide you and your loved one support.

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