Elders and Social Support

Social support for elders is important for their emotional and physical well-being. Studies have shown that social support services should be characterized by activity -- or planned activities. Staying active, and involved, is hugely beneficial for seniors as...

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How to Assist Elders at Home?

Families Need Support Services for Elderly Parents When considering who provides support for our elderly parents, our first thoughts are to turn to family members. However, while it is true that most support does come from extended relatives or family...

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Call On Local Home Care Resources

As a member of the “sandwich generation”, I can attest to the difficulty in caring for elderly parents while simultaneously living life with my atomic family. Not enough time, too much to do. I know there...

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Elder Exercise Can Encompass All Muscle Groups

Multiple studies and elder research has shown that elderly exercise can greatly enhance the quality of aging and lifestyle. There may be any number of different methods for exercise, and active seniors should choose one or more areas...

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Find Exercise That Is Enjoyable

It is a fact...seniors who exercise maintain better health. Exercise for seniors has multiple benefits, including fun, better fitness and health, and socialization. Getting started, or urging your elderly parents to commit, may be the most difficult hurdle to...

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Prevention and Awareness of Covid Scams

As we begin vaccinations, you can be sure that scammers will be coming up with creative ways to separate elderly from their money. Please keep the following in mind: -- You likely will not need to pay anything out of...

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Monthly Pension for Veterans – Tax Free

The Veterans Administration offers a little-known source of money to assist paying long term care costs entitled Aid & Attendance. This is a tax-free, monthly pension for qualifying veterans/spouses who can verify certain recurring medical and health related expenses,...

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Covid-19, Elderly, and Treatment of Side Effects

Important and timely re-post authored by A Place For Mom… Most COVID-19 side effects can be treated safely at home without any sort of special care. Over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can be used to reduce pain or...

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