Staying Active with Arthritis

Playing video games that require movement is a great way to stay active

How the Elderly can Stay Active, even with Arthritis Arthritis can be a painful, debilitating condition, but it is possible to stay active even with the decreased mobility that is associated with Arthritis. While Arthritis can certainly affect the quality of life and limit the activities that you’re able to perform, there are still options […]

Fun Summertime Activities for the Elderly

Attend a professional sporting event with your loved one

Safe Summertime Activities for Seniors It’s that time of year. School is out, the weather is warming up, and families are planning their summer vacations. While your elderly friends and may have lost some of their youthful energy, there are still plenty of great activities that can help make them feel young again. With the help of […]

How to Recognize and Treat Aphasia in the Elderly

Know Symptoms and Treatment for Aphasia

What is Aphasia? Have you noticed changes in the way your elderly loved one speaks or communicates? Perhaps he or she has trouble putting words together, remembering the names of things, or comprehending what you say. If so, the problem could be aphasia. Aphasia involves the inability to communicate normally due to a brain dysfunction […]

When Home Care is Better Than Hospital Care for Seniors

Home Based Primary Care Options for Seniors

Should Your Elderly Loved One Be in the Hospital? Hospitals provide wonderful care for acute medical problems such as a heart attack, stroke, or necessary surgery. But for the chronic issues faced by many elderly people, the hospital may not be the best care option. As people age, they often develop multiple chronic issues such […]

How to Manage Senior Care Costs Without Going Broke

Tips for Managing Senior Care Costs

Senior Care Costs Are Rising Caring for an elderly loved one can be an emotionally taxing prospect. As your loved one’s health begins to decline, he or she may need round the clock care, special kinds of assistance, or a special diet. Watching a family member navigate difficult changes is never easy, but it’s even worse […]

How Seniors Can Benefit from the Help of Social Workers

Geriatric Social Workers Offer Help for Aging

Geriatric Social Workers Help Protect the Elderly Most people know that social workers assist with family interventions and oversee issues like foster care and child protection. You may not realize, however, that they also assist with care for the elderly. Geriatric social workers specialize in helping people over the age of 65 by addressing challenges associated […]