“Seniorities” is a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Our guest this...
Re-posting a blog which sights a few easy tips to improve elder home safety... A few simple changes around the home can make it much easier for older adults to live independently for longer. -- Handrails: Installing a ramp to...
The Social Security Administration announced that benefits will increase by 2.8% in 2019. That is the largest cost-of-living adjustment since 2012. The estimated average monthly Social Security benefit payable in January 2019 will increase from $1,422 in 2018 to $1,461....
Whether you live nearby and visit often, or faraway and occasionally visit, there are signals to alert you to aging issues with elderly parents. Stay observant for any of the following: -- Out-of-character behavior. Have your elderly parents started skipping...
High blood pressure is a very common health condition, affecting more than half of American adults. High blood pressure is often referred to as the “silent killer,” and is a leading cause of heart attack and stroke in North America....
I recently read this post, and felt it worthy of repeating. Services and support provided by caregivers is important for our elderly... What, exactly, does a caregiver cover on a daily basis? Well, here are some areas of...
The vast majority of people, including the elderly, aging seniors and disabled adults, would prefer to remain in the safety and comfort of their own homes. However, to do so depends on a number of factors. One major factor...
Changes in behavior and personality can happen quickly for the elderly. Certainly, change may happen slowly and subtly. And, many times behavioral change is not noteworthy, or rather it is brushed off and excused. We all...
Cost increases for long-term elder care have moderated in recent years... but they have started to speed up again this year. According to industry research, the average increase for six types of care has risen 4.5% this year. The average...
Re-posting an article summary...Medicaid spending is something we should be thinking about! Millions of men, women, and children across the country rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. While the program was initially designed to support the elderly, it expanded through...