Blood Pressure: How Good is “Good Enough?”

New Study Offers Different Perspective on Blood Pressure for Older Adults Prevailing medical thought has generally agreed that systolic blood pressure–usually the first number in a blood pressure reading, and the higher of the two–should be kept under 140. High blood pressure raises significant concern as blood vessels weaken, and it is often a precursor […]

How to Navigate Medicare 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 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

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 […]