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PREPARING FOR WINTER WEATHER WITH OLDER LOVED ONES

Severe winter weather is descending across the United States, which greatly impacts the safety and well-being of the elderly, especially when the weather event is unexpected or comes fast. Here are some tips from the experts in aging well® to help your older loved one prep for winter weather. Before a Storm • Stay informed: Sign up […]

CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS WITH ALZHEIMER’S OR OTHER DEMENTIA

The holidays can often be a time filled with high expectations, requiring lots of energy and engagement in non-stop activities. For the individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, it can be challenging and a time of high anxiety. Festivities can agitate, confuse, and overstimulate persons living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Meanwhile, […]

How Do I Know What Care is Best for Mom or Dad as They Age? 

The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) reports that 90 percent of adults over the age of 65 prefer to stay in their current residence as they age. But 70% of those 65 and older will require some type of long term care. While having a plan in place is always beneficial, you never predict […]

Why A Home Evaluation Is So Important

Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some become disabled. The latest research shows an estimate of 35.6 million falls each year in those 65 and older, 8.4 million of those fall result in fall-related injuries, and 32,000 deaths. And these numbers are projected to increase […]

How Smart Homes Devices can Help Seniors Age in Place – Part I

Smart homes devices have become increasingly more convenient as an option to make life a little easier for elderly adults as they age in place. This is becoming more popular as time progresses and offers features that are not regularly seen in traditional homes that can improve the state of an individual in both physical […]

How Smart Homes Devices can Help Seniors Age in Place – Part II

According to AARP, nearly 90 percent of adults over 65 want to remain in their current homes as they grow older. But, with living independently there are some concerns one’s caretakers may worry about. With Smart Home devices on the rise, there are several that can be beneficial to ease a loved one’s mind. Safety […]