Posts Tagged ‘senior life’

Choosing Between an Independent Caregiver and Home Care Agency

Weighing the Pros and Cons When a loved one needs assistance at home due to age, illness, or disability, you have to decide if hiring an individual caregiver or going through a home care agency is the better option. Both routes have advantages and drawbacks to consider. The Benefits of Hiring an Individual Caregiver The biggest potential benefit of hiring an individual caregiver is flexibility. You can handpick someone whose personality and skillset seems perfectly suited for your loved one’s needs and preferences. An individual may also have more flexibility in their schedule and availability compared to the rotating staff…

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5 Tips to Stay Independent as You Age

Maintaining your independence as you get older can be challenging. You may discover that you require more assistance with day-to-day activities or have less energy for household tasks. But, there are steps you may do to maintain your independence for as long as possible. Here are some tips for living independently and safely. Exercise Your Body One of the best ways to keep your independence as you age is to exercise. It doesn’t take much to get started, and it can be just as effective whether you work out on your own, with a personal trainer, or in a group…

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7 Ways to Boost and Improve Mental Health in Seniors

Now, more than ever, mental health issues are being addressed. However, few people discuss how it impacts the elderly in significant numbers. A lot of life changes occur as people age. Some of these changes are exciting and meaningful, while others are more challenging. Seniors may experience emotional or social challenges they have never faced before, such as loneliness, physical issues, or the death of a spouse. It is important to safeguard your mental health as you age, as seniors are more vulnerable to developing mental health disorders. According to the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20% of adults aged…

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6 Tips for Helping Older Adults Overcome Challenges to Eating Healthy

As people grow older, their tastes change, which typically leads to a decrease in appetite. Other variables linked with the aging process may also make it difficult for seniors to satisfy their nutritional needs, thus increasing their risk of developing nutritional deficiencies and weakness. Fortunately, the following suggestions may help your senior loved one in overcoming the challenges of eating well. Eat Smaller Meals Instead of serving three large meals a day, provide smaller, more frequent meals to ensure your loved one does not become too full and disinterested in eating the subsequent meal. Make sure the smaller meals are…

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Keeping Loved Ones Connected- Technology Edition

Have you heard of the “digital divide?” It’s a gap that many older adults are suffering through these days. For over seven months we have been social distancing, and now…

3 Reasons to Have Long-Term Care Insurance

Few people think to plan ahead for long-term care. However, careful planning can help to combat many of the complications that arise upon choosing professional care for yourself or a loved one – including high costs. One of the most important things to consider investing in for that planning is long-term care insurance. This type of insurance can help you afford the care your family needs. A few other benefits of getting long-term care insurance include: Opening the Door to More Quality Care Options Far too many seniors and their families have their options for care limited by their budgets….

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November is National Home Care and Family Caregivers Month

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During November, Americans remember all that we have to be thankful for. For many seniors, the family caregiver is high on this list. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why November has been set aside as National Home Care and Family Caregivers Month.  There are so many reasons to be thankful for what caregivers do. Many have jobs outside the home, or other familial commitments, yet give of themselves and their time and love every day to ensure that their senior loved one is well cared for.  Thanking Those Who are Often Left Thankless Caring for an aging loved…

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ThriveUSA Advice: Money Management Programs and Services for Seniors

It’s not easy to manage your money at any age, but it can get even harder as you get older.  Money management ranges from paying your bills, monitoring your spending, and writing checks, in addition, to making sure that your money is safe from fraud.   Finances are an area of senior life that needs careful consideration before a problem arises. There are plenty of programs and services that can provide additional assistance.   Daily Money Management Programs A daily money management program aims to help manage the finances of aging adults so that they can live independently. Services will vary…

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