1). Help Seniors To Be Independent By : Jan Hayner
There are ways to help Senior Citizens remain independent without taking away the dignity that they so deserve to have. It is the little things that help them the most. the most important is to help to take away some of the fears without them having to tell you what they are.
2). Know the Right Retirement Location for You By : Rene Graeber
You might be overwhelmed by the number of retirement locations offered across the country. Each of which may provide everything you need or the best comfort and amenities you are looking for.
3). Retirement Investment Ideas - How To Get The Biggest Payoff By : John Morris
You have done your share. Now, it is almost your turn to shine and feel relaxed after so many years of toiling and sowing greener fields just to earn a living...
4). Becoming a senior can be a big change By : Hege Crowton
For years many people look forward to the day they can retire but the same can not be said about becoming a senior. Although many actually become seniors before they retire, there is something about this word that just don’t sit right with most people approaching that age.
5). Elder Care Planning Guide By : John Morris
Q. When do you need a care facility?
A. A residential care facility should be taken into account when at least one of the following circumstances happens:
- Your elderly relative requires and demands twenty four hour of continuous care and attention.
- Your elderly relative can not anymore cope up with the activities of day-to-day living such as eating, bathing, using the toilet, changing etc.
- Your elderly relative is more likely to have either physical or verbal violent out burst and is a threat to himself and to others.
- Your elderly relative has wandered off from the safety of home.
- The caregiver’s physical condition and welfare is harmfully affected.
6). How To Chose A Retirement Home By : John Morris
Finding an appropriate retirement home could waste you precious time and money. So make sure you’re ready to plan for this major change. Retirement homes are usually developed as a condominium or a compound of properties, but are these the only options for you? There are five elements that you should consider before buying retirement properties...
7). Be Prepared For Assisted Living By : John Morris
Assisted living is simply finding help in the form of a care giver or a family member assigned to assist an elder who with illness or diminished mental ability is no longer capable of living an independent life...
8). What To Look For In A Nursing Home By : John Morris
Enrolling a loved one or a family member in a nursing home is a tough decision to make. You need to be assured that your loved one is safe and well taken cared off in that nursing home...
9). Why Retirement Homes In Florida Are The Best By : John Morris
Each retiree has different needs, preferred leisure, abilities, and financial support. Most of them have only one thing in mind: comfortable living. Although many of the retirement homes in Florida offer the same benefits, the difference is the kind of retirement plan you would want to have...
10). What To Look For In A Care Giver By : John Morris
Choosing the right caregiver for you depends on many factors including but not limited to your financial status, age, your personal needs, and your personal choice of the caregiver’s gender...
11). How To Choose The Best Senior Housing For You By : John Morris
Going through life’s sunset presents many daunting challenges and consequences. You will have to face financial constraints and inflexibility due to limited source of income, fixed social security benefits, facing the high cost of health care and preparing all those legal documents through power of attorney in cases when you can no longer carry out duties normally attributed to a healthy person...
12). Advice For Seniors - Working Your Way Through Retirement By : John Morris
Caring for the elderly can be daunting and challenging at times. It is something to that everybody has something to worry about sometime. Everyone gets old in each and every family, and at the very least, most people have a relative of an advanced age...
13). The Dangers of Retirement Home By : James Hunt
It is imperative for your relative that you spend a substantial amount of time investigate nursing homes prior to you sending them to one. Do not judge the
14). Massage Therapy for Senior Citizens By : Stephanie Macintosh
Massage therapy can offer senior citizens a number of benefits that will greatly improve their sense of health and wellbeing. As the population continues to age, it is important to consider ways that we can work to improve the lives of those affected by the passing of time. A number of studies have shown that massage therapy can have a direct impac...
15). “Being a Primary Carer for a relative with Alzheimer’s disease – The Long Goodbye” By : Stephen Morgan
“I am a Carer”. There you go, “straight off the bat” as they say, I write this article (the first in a series) in my role as a Primary Carer first and author second. At present I am the primary carer for my elderly mother who is suffering from the advance stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It is desperately cruel disease (most are, I know) in that it r...
16). Should You Join AARP? By : J Shipper
The AARP used to be the American Association of Retired Persons.
The AARP is known for representing and speaking on behalf of aging populations based in the United States.
It is involved in all kinds of activities such as:
negotiating reduced rates for prescriptions, housing, tourist attractions, automobile re...
17). Buying Furniture for the Elderly with Special Needs By : Bob Benson
If you are challenged with buying furniture for an elderly person, there are a few things you should keep in mind as you start your search.
First, how is that person’s health and physical condition? Can he or she easily rise from and sit down into a chair? If not, furniture with special options are available. The seats of chairs and re...
18). It's Your Funeral: Why Not Plan It Properly? By : Sharon Hurley Hall
Making plans for the future brings mixed feelings. It is right to concentrate on the good things, but sometimes there are things you would rather not think about. A funeral is one of those things. You may not have considered planning a funeral in
advance, but there are several reasons why it can bring great peace of mind.
19). The Benefits Of Continuing Care Retirement Community By : Henry Clark
People nowadays have already realized the importance of saving for the future, especially for their retirement. This is because when they reach their retirement age, all they have to do is to relax and enjoy life together with the financial benefits that they themselves have tried to save little by little.
That is why, when it comes to...
20). Aging Parents and Role Reversal By : Marge Pickering-Picone
This is the day you thought would never happen. Your roles in life are reversing. You’re trying to make decisions for yourself and your Aging Parent. What will be best for them without altering your life too drastically. How do you keep up the pace and ultimately please everyone around you? You are not alone in life, you have a family, significant ...
21). Inventors Create Wheelchair Innovations for Safety, Affordability and Mobility By : Jerry Ford
The prolonged use of a wheelchair is a reality for over 100 million people across the globe due to disabilities brought about by illness, accident or advanced age. Among the challenges faced by this large and diverse group are; lack of access to adequate wheelchairs due to poverty, the risk of serious and even life threatening injury due to wheelch...
22). Making the Nursing Home Choice By : M. Sanders
While placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision, there may come a time when it is the right one. It will help if you do your homework and trust your instincts.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the nation’s nursing homes provide care to over 1.5 million people. Over 90% of these residents ar...
23). Mobility Electric Scooters - Freedom for the Elderly By : Dr. Larry A. Johnson, D.C.
There would not be much excitement in life if you had to spend it sitting in a chair or lying in a bed every day. Relying on somebody else to perform simple tasks for you, such as getting a drink of water, can make you feel like you are nothing but a burden to others. If you or someone you love needs a boost maybe electric scooters are what you sho...
24). Medication and Older Adults By : M. Sanders
You are a partner in your health care. This is a partnership between you, your doctor, and your pharmacist. You need to be assertive and knowledgeable about the medications you take.
The Food and Drug Administration is also working to make drugs safer for older adults, who consume a large share of the nation's medications. Adults over ...
25). Potassium Concerns in the Elderly By : John
Having sufficient nutrients in the body is a general goal for everyone. It doesn't necessarily take great effort to achieve this goal. If you simply follow a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, you should be healthy. However, taking medication, genetics, and age can cause you to become vitamin or mineral deficient. Potassium is one such mineral tha...
26). Why Swimming is the Perfect Exercise for Seniors By : Isabelle Boulay
There are a many reasons why swimming and water-based exercise may be the best choice for seniors. Water based exercises are second only to walking in lowest rates for injuries. They are commonly used for physical therapy modes for those recovering from major surgery.
Water also provides more options for those who are lacking in gener...
27). Maintain Your Brain - Strategies to Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease By : Deb Powers
It's almost become a joke. Forget the word you wanted to use and joke 'Must be early Alzheimer's.' Lose track of where you left your keys? "Doh! Guess I'm getting Alzheimer's." Alzheimer's Disease is no joking matter, though, and we know it even under the casual, joking jabs at our own memory problems. I suspect that more than one of us, when those...
28). What's The Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia? By : Molly Shomer
"What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?" It's a common question, and doctors are some of the best at confusing us. Physicians seem to prefer the word "dementia," possibly because Alzheimer's has become such a loaded word. "Dementia" somehow sounds less frightening to many people, and now even the experts have started using the word...
29). Hearing Impaired? Hearing Aids? Advice for “Deafies” and those who put up with us By : Russ Miles
I have always had a hearing impairment. I was born with a 70% hearing loss in both ears. While I had a mother who was sensitive to my disability, I never believed there was anything wrong wth me. As a child, I refused to wear hearing aids.
When, at 19 years-of-age, I bought one hearing aid, it was as if someone turned the sound up. I f...
30). Elder Care Services - Determining Your Level of Care By : M. Sanders
The condition of the person seeking nursing care is the key factor in your choice of a long-term care facility. All skilled/intermediate care nursing facilities provide personal care and residential services including rooms, meals, planned activities and programming to meet social and spiritual needs. The levels of nursing and therapy services offe...
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