Maintaining an Active Social Life for Seniors

How Seniors Can Maintain an Active Social Life Senior citizens can benefit from social interaction as much or more than any other age group. Not only does it help improve the quality of life by helping seniors avoid loneliness, creating excitement by looking forward to upcoming social events, and building a sense of community among […]

What is Hospice Care?

Introduction As the old saying goes, the two things that you can’t avoid are death and taxes. Taxes may be minimized or postponed by creative tax planning, but as Hebrews 9:27 tells us, death is something that we will all face someday, so understanding the role of hospice may help you or someone you love […]

Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management

Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management. From the excellent Geriatric Care Management blog by Maria Basso Lipani: Maria, Mom is in a nursing home/rehab to recuperate from a broken leg – the latest in a long list of injuries and illnesses over the last several years. She insists she wants to go home […]

Patients Receiving Early Palliative Care Live Longer

The highly-regarded New England Journal of Medicine recently published a very interesting study that concluded that terminally ill patients with metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer who received palliative care soon after diagnosis lived longer than those who did not, even when receiving less aggressive treatment at the end of their lives. According to Wikipedia: Palliative care (from Latin palliare, […]

Benefits of Music Therapy for the Elderly

Seniors May Benefit from Music Therapy Music has always been thought to hold certain powers to calm, energize, or otherwise improve moods. Whether it’s listening to upbeat music while exercising, playing calming sounds while at a spa, or listing to a happy song when you’re down, music is often able to get you in to […]