Elder Care Information

Elder Care Information

Why Everyone Over 50 Should be Training for the Senior Games

by Phil Campbell, M.S.

How To Find Affordable Senior Housing

A few years ago Miranda M. became a widow.

Review of the Changing Protein Requirements for Seniors

Youth, it is said, is wasted on the young. Too busy figuring life they hardly take the time to enjoy it.

Exercise Walking For Seniors: Preventing Foot Problems

Exercise has a very important role in the general health and the quality of life of everyone, but especially in seniors. Seniors who walk tend to look younger, sleep more soundly and have fewer visits to the doctor.

Arizona Assisted Living Homes -- The Alternative to High Priced Senior Care

The cost of skilled nursing care is slowly rising. Currently, the average cost of care in Arizona ranges from $3,500 to $4,500 per month.

10 Tips to Keep a Family Caregiver from Losing Their Mind

Caring full time for a loved one can be a challenging task, and it takes a special person to get the job done right. Patience and compassion are the two top qualities a caregiver must possess in order to be successful.

When Assistance with Long Term Care Becomes Necessary

According to the Administration on Aging, it is estimated by 2030, the older population will more than double to approximately 71.5 million.

Caregiving Across The Miles-Tips for Successful Long Distance Caregiving

Caring for a parent or a loved one is a difficult job. Your duties as a caregiver become increasingly difficult as the miles increase between you and your loved one.

Scaling Down (Almost) Painlessly

Moving to a smaller house or apartment in a retirement community almost always involves a certain degree of trauma, both for the elder who's moving and for family members. However, by planning ahead you can reduce the discomfort involved and turn what might well become a nightmare into a pleasant event.

If Using The Stairs Has Become A Daily Struggle, A Stair lift Could Change Your Life

Using stairs is an everyday nightmare for many people. As we grow older the stairs in our home can become more of a struggle due to mobility problems associated with old age, an accident or illness.

Assisted Living: Tips on How to Choose a Facility

It is easy to be fooled by fancy drapery or expensive furniture that may decorate a care facility. Even though a facility looks high class doesn't always mean the care provided is first class.

Stair Lift Buying Guide

There is no doubt that having a stair lift in your home can dramatically improve your quality of life. If you are starting to find that climbing the stairs is becoming a hazardous experience, or just hard work, then a stair lift could be the answer.

Stair Lifts - Straight and Curved Rails

There are two types of stairlift. Straight and curved.

5 Myths You Should Know Before Choosing Elder Care

Myths associated with selecting quality nursing home care suggest quick and easy ways to identify quality care. In fact, relying on these myths can lead to disastrous results.

Solitary Confinement -- for Life

Sixty-five year old Arthur Jones served a self-imposed life sentence - in his own home.Arthur lived in a high crime neighborhood, so he built iron cages around his outside doors and installed bars on all the windows.

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Michigan Radio

Submit here: What question do you have about elder care in ...
Michigan Radio
How do you know if nursing homes and assisted living communities are treating you or your loved ones properly, and what do you do if they're not? We'll.

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Carlisle Sentinel

Elder Care: Consider the conversation
Carlisle Sentinel
Let's talk about the process of dying, and especially your wishes for end-of-life care. Some people have already stopped reading. They believe that they are too busy living to talk about their end-of-life wishes. It would be great if we could delay ...

'Elder Care 101' set for April 10 in Lower Makefield
Bucks County Courier Times
Experts will be on hand from the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging and an area elder law firm. LOWER MAKEFIELD — Trends in aging and caregiving will be examined during a free “Elder Care 101” presentation in April. The Bucks County Free Library will ...

Greater Wilmington Business Journal

In-home Service Firms Merge
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
AssistedCare at Home and ElderCare at Home recently announced that the companies have merged. Shown above is an office building that holds AssistedCare at 1003 Olde Waterford Way in Leland. (photo c/o AssistedCare). Two Leland-based businesses that ...

The Globe and Mail

Implementing elder care policies is smart management - The Globe ...
The Globe and Mail
Business leaders can either be proactive and address these issues or be reactive and watch the impact on productivity and costs.

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Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)

Elder care bill addresses in-room cameras, corrective action ...
Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Newest plan to combat abuse of elderly or vulnerable adults at long-term care facilities would offer clarity on electronic cameras and streamlining of complaint process.
Republicans take action to protect elderly Minnesotans with the ...Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)

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Mountain Xpress

Letter: Experience yields insights into elder care system
Mountain Xpress
In response to the article about elder care [“Care-full Considerations: Navigating WNC's Long-term Care Options,” Feb. 7, Xpress], I would like to express an opinion based on my six-year experience caring for my elderly mother within the system. Quite ...

'Elder Care 101' set for April 10 in Lower Makefield - News - The ...
The Intelligencer
Experts will be on hand from the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging and an area elder law firm.

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Elder Care Expo raises awareness for key issues
Sponsors at the CNG Elder Care Expo offered families the best options for protecting the well-being of loved ones. Enlarge this image. Photo by Mark Hallum. David Panetta from Dime Community Bank offered tips on avoiding scams targeting senior citizens ...

St. Olaf College News

For the Sake of Elder Care
St. Olaf College News
In anticipation for the Institute for Freedom and Community's spring lecture series, “Freedom, Community, and Health Care,” faculty from across St. Olaf College's campus gathered for a third and final session to discuss the glaring issues facing elder ...

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