Caregiving for Your Parent: When the Roles Are Reversed

Caregiving for Your Parent

When you were a child, if you fell or were crying, your Mom and Dad comforted you. Now the roles are reversed. You’re the one doing the caregiving of your parent. When you become a caregiver for your ...

Grandparents Day: To Grandmother’s House We Go! Hooray!

Grandparents Day 2017

Nothing awakens every one of our five senses like thoughts and conversations about our grandparents. Perhaps we remember helping Grandma make cookies or bouncing on Grandpa’s knee. A family’s most pre...

Things You Should Know About Staying Put And Aging In Place

Happy senior woman holding hands with caretaker

A relatively new concept for seniors has developed that allows them to live in their home as long as possible with some advanced planning and modifications. Known as aging in place, this term refers t...

Understanding Reverse Mortgages For Seniors

reverse mortgage for seniors

Reverse mortgages are an option for seniors to draw on the equity they have in their home. While this FHA loan program is designed to give seniors additional money towards retirement, it does come wit...

Setting Up A Living Trust For Elderly Parents

Close-up of older sick man holding his last will and testament

Your parents may have reached an age where they need help with their finances. You may be concerned that they will mismanage their assets or succumb to elder financial abuse that could deplete their s...

How to Get Power of Attorney for Elderly Parents

Power of Attorney

As your parents age, it often becomes the responsibility of their children to watch over their interests and make sure they receive adequate care. Some legal measures, like power of attorney and guard...

Health Care Proxies, Power of Attorney, or Living Will – What Should You Choose?

health care proxies

You can never know when you might get sick and become incapacitated. It is important to decide who will have the right to make healthcare decisions for you, and grant them that right through legal doc...

Symptoms of a Heart Attack in the Elderly Respond to a Healthier Lifestyle

Symptoms of a heart attack

Do you think that you’d be able to tell if someone you love was having a heart attack? Heart attacks are common in the elderly. All caregivers the elderly should be aware of the symptoms of a heart at...

Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly Are Common in Both Genders

Paper with urinary tract infection and pills.

Our immune systems take center stage for fighting urinary tract infections (UTI), which are treatable in most any stage—if you catch them. People who are young and healthy have the edge over the elder...

Seniors And Joy: Living To Laugh

Senior couple with surprised and happy expressions

Laughter is the key to living a long and healthy life. For the elderly living, a life full of laughter and joy can help them deal with stress as well as a myriad of other health benefits. As a person ...