Senior Living Blog

8 Ways to Help Elderly Drivers Ease into Retiring from Driving

When is the correct time for seniors to retire from driving? While there’s no set age, adults who present a danger to themselves or others on the road should irrefutably give up their car keys. It’s not always easy to persuade elderly drivers to stop driving, and many will resist giving up this area of … Continue reading “8 Ways to Help Elderly Drivers Ease into Retiring from Driving”

8 Travel Tips for Seniors Who Want to Have Fun While Staying Safe

Travel at any age carries risks, but for seniors, this risk is significantly heightened. Whether you’re traveling to the shopping mall in the next town over or to an oceanfront condo across the country, travel requires preparation and organization. Follow these travel tips for seniors to ensure your health and safety while you’re away.

Pastry, Prayers, and a Persistent Policeman: Tools from my Caregiving Survival Kit

At 5am on the day of my mother’s hospital discharge, I slung myself out of bed, chugged a mug of coffee, and with the fortitude of Indiana Jones, excavated enough energy to organize Mom’s room, buy a bouquet of yellow roses, and stock her preferred brand of marmalade, along with a few Chunky candy bars for … Continue reading “Pastry, Prayers, and a Persistent Policeman: Tools from my Caregiving Survival Kit”

Tips on How to Combat Social Isolation in Seniors

For many seniors, the effects of social isolation are far too familiar. While retirement is supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation, it can often lead to loneliness and depression. As retirees move from their family homes to senior living facilities, they are forced to start anew in an unfamiliar environment. The effects … Continue reading “Tips on How to Combat Social Isolation in Seniors”

Dealing with Caregiver Guilt

As a child, your parents probably took good care of you. If yours were like most parents, they were smart, capable, strong, and always there. It can be difficult to watch as the heroes of your childhood transition to forgetful, confused, or physically debilitated seniors who are no longer able to take care of themselves. … Continue reading “Dealing with Caregiver Guilt”

Sharpen Your Mind with Adult Learning Classes

You’re never too old to learn new things. Today, colleges and universities across the country offer adult learning classes to seniors looking to sharpen their minds, build social connections, or learn a new skillset. Available both online and onsite, these informative classes promote lifelong learning in an intellectually stimulating environment. Learn more about these personal … Continue reading “Sharpen Your Mind with Adult Learning Classes”

How to Prevent Falls at Home

As a senior over the age of 65, a fall can mean serious injury, which sometimes lasts for the rest of the individual’s life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falling can cause head injury and hip fractures that prevent normal mobility, and can even lead to early death. In 2013, 734,000 … Continue reading “How to Prevent Falls at Home”

7 Helpful Tips For Seniors Moving

Moving your senior parent to a senior care facility is a big undertaking. It often takes time for parents to adjust to the idea of moving, but putting a positive spin on the situation can make it less stressful for everyone. Start with these tips for moving to help and support your senior parent through … Continue reading “7 Helpful Tips For Seniors Moving”

7 Helpful Tips For Seniors Moving

Moving your senior parent to a senior care facility is a big undertaking. It often takes time for parents to adjust to the idea of moving, but putting a positive spin on the situation can make it less stressful for everyone. Start with these tips for moving to help and support your senior parent through … Continue reading “7 Helpful Tips For Seniors Moving”

7 Invigorating Activities for Memory Care Patients

Dementia is a debilitating condition that can cause seniors to withdraw from friends and family, suffer cognitive impairment, and experience changes in behavior. Keeping your loved one engaged in stimulating activities can help stir memories, foster emotional connections, and provide pleasure well after a diagnosis. Of course, your loved one will have good days and … Continue reading “7 Invigorating Activities for Memory Care Patients”