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Home Safety Tips for Seniors

  If you or one of your family members is a senior living independently, safety is a primary concern. While it may be too soon to consider moving to a senior assisted living facility, it’s important for seniors to take extra precautions for their health and safety. The first step is a safety assessment of the home, and here are some areas to consider as you make improvements.  General mobility. Take a fresh look at the ease of movement around the home to be sure Continue reading →

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Whether you’re transitioning into a senior assisted living facility, moving into a smaller house, or just want to get control of the clutter in your life, your senior years are the perfect time to downsize. Downsizing is challenging but it can also be empowering, clearing your house of possessions you don’t use and freeing up your time. After all, most possessions require some type of maintenance, so getting rid of things you don’t use means you’ll have more time to enjoy life. The task at Continue reading →

Planning for Your Retirement: Healthcare Expenses

There are many different stages of retirement planning. While most people think about the financial aspects of planning, your health is also an important consideration, because healthcare costs in your senior years may significantly affect your finances, especially when Medicare alone doesn’t cover those expenses, such as: Hearing aids/hearing devices. Medicare does not cover hearing aids, so you’ll need to do some planning in case hearing issues arise during retirement. Without insurance coverage, hearing devices can cost thousands of dollars. Dental/denture care. Dental care is Continue reading →

Safe Online Shopping Tips for Seniors

Our generation didn’t grow up using computers, but as seniors, many of us have embraced the convenience of the digital world through online shopping. There are no crowded malls, no fighting for a parking place, no heavy packages to carry, and a huge selection of just about anything you can imagine. There’s no doubt that online shopping has made the world more convenient, especially for those of us with limited mobility. However, staying safe online has become increasingly important for your privacy and financial security, Continue reading →

Feeling Young After 55 – Avoiding that Mid-Life Crisis

As we move into our senior years, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut, and that’s when mid-life crises happen. But with a positive mindset and a few simple tips, it’s easy to move past the crisis and feel young and energetic again. Stay physically active. A good exercise program doesn’t just mean going to the gym. Any exercise you can do to keep moving benefits your health, such as walking, yoga, gardening, swimming, or dancing. As long as you are moving, Continue reading →

Tips for Seniors: Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting time, filled with visits from friends and family and fun holiday meals, and this can mean we’re disrupted from our regular schedules. For seniors, disruption, even in a positive way, can be stressful, so it’s important to make your health a priority throughout the holiday season. We’ve put together a few tips that make it easy to stay healthy.  Stay hydrated. When your schedule is off, it’s easy to forget to drink water regularly, and you can become dehydrated. Adults Continue reading →

Coping with Rising Drug Costs: Tips for Seniors

Prescription drug prices continue to soar, and for seniors and their caregivers, this can sometimes lead to detrimental effects on their health. Government leaders are trying to come up with solutions, but in the meantime, seniors are left with some tough choices. In one study, 85% of seniors are prescribed medication by their doctors, but one out of every 20 seniors 65 and older can’t afford it. The strategies these seniors used can be costly to their health. Some skip their medication altogether and some Continue reading →

How to Overcome Sibling Disagreements about Elder Care

Often, especially when dementia is involved, it falls upon the adult children to make decisions about senior living choices for aging parents. Making the right choice is important, and all options should be considered before making a move. However, these choices become particularly difficult when adult siblings disagree on the right decisions for their parents. Today, we’ll discuss some strategies for reducing those disagreements to make the best decisions for aging parents. Focus on goals. Once you’ve identified that your parents need help making decisions, Continue reading →

The Importance of Exercise for Seniors

Exercise is for everyone! It goes hand-in-hand with a healthy diet for helping you feel better, fight symptoms of disease, and improve your mobility and overall lifestyle. With all those wonderful benefits, it’s important for seniors to participate in exercise that fits their ability levels. Today, we’ll talk about ways that every senior can find an exercise program that works for them. Exercise is especially important as we age, since it helps improve functions that make disease symptoms more manageable and prevent injury from accidents Continue reading →

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Downsizing is a common practice for seniors. Whether you’re moving into a senior living residence or you just need a smaller house to care for, sorting through those items accumulated over a lifetime can be a difficult experience. Today, we’ll give you some tips on the best way to determine which items to keep and how to choose which things you can live without. Get help. Packing and moving is a huge job for anyone. Enlist family members to help, or use a moving service, Continue reading →