How to Gauge a Senior’s Driving Ability

Senior Driving Safety

How Can You Tell Whether Your Elderly Parent Should Stop Driving? The danger of putting off the dreaded “car keys” conversation with an elderly parent is clear. However, it is also harmful to deprive a senior of a big part of his freedom before it is necessary. Just because a senior has reached a certain […]

How to Navigate Medicare Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

Senior Medicare Plans Deserve Close Attention As if the months leading into the busy holiday season weren’t hectic enough, there’s another item to add to the family’s agenda: open enrollment for Medicare. If you care for a senior family member who receives Medicare benefits, you probably can’t afford to let this important time period go […]

How to Choose the Right Pet for Your Elderly Loved One

Pets for Elderly

Pets Can be Great for Seniors if Chosen Carefully A few years ago, not many people had heard the phrase “therapy dog,” but today animals are used in many different contexts for emotional support. Of course, we have always known that pets bring a lot of happiness, comfort, and fun into the home, but recently […]

Seniors with Student Debt–and Other Financial Quirks

Senior Finances Student Debt

Debt from Decades Ago Can Resurface Unexpectedly How often do you hear your senior parent tell you a story about his past that you’ve never heard before? In his long life, he’s undoubtedly had hundreds of experiences that he’s never recounted to you, and in fact he may have forgotten about them himself. That doesn’t […]

Is the Internet Isolating the Elderly?

Seniors and Technology

Online Business is Convenient but not Senior-Friendly In the United Kingdom, e-commerce, online bill pay, and social networking are something of a revolution. In fact, some government officials predict that nearly all business will be conducted online in a little over a decade. This is good news for lots of people and companies, which will […]

Some Lessons About Neighborliness

Home Care Escondido Dementia Neighbors

Neighbors Are Important To Your Senior With Dementia, Even With Home Care in Escondido How long has your senior loved one lived in his or her neighborhood? A decade? Fifty years? If he has deep roots at his current home, he probably knows most of his neighbors quite well. This can be a great blessing if dementia or […]