Rethinking Aging Issues in America

In the year 2031, the oldest baby boomers will turn 85. Consequently, this means their risk for aging issues like dementia, serious disability, and long-term dependency will increase exponentially. At the same time, the American Medical Association has reported an increased death rate in the 25 to 64 year age range. All these statistic put together have an important impact on the future of aging America. It means there will [...]

Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia Patients

We often look to the basics when it comes to dementia. For example, pharmaceuticals, memory facilities, and caregivers. These are all critical pieces to the challenges of managing dementia symptoms. But sometimes it's necessary to think outside the box. What if we fully immersed dementia patients in an interactive experience aimed at sparking memories from their distant past? In a suburb of San Diego, California, this very idea has become [...]

By |2019-10-09T10:47:28-07:00October 31st, 2019|Aging, Dementia, Long Term Care|0 Comments

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

People begin caregiving for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's due to financial reasons, love for a family member, or in hopes to help them age in place. Regardless of the reasoning behind it, caregivers usually possess a unique sense of compassion and empathy. But each new day can bring new challenges. And they often result in caregiver burnout. The nature of caregiving is innately stressful, demanding, and emotionally taxing. [...]

By |2019-10-09T10:33:51-07:00October 24th, 2019|Caregiving, Giving back, Long Term Care|0 Comments

Assisted Living Can Improve Quality of Life

Many of us hope to age at home as independently as possible. However, this may not always be the best option for our situation as we get older. Illnesses, mobility impairments, and the normal aging process may affect our abilities. This may lead to the need for an assisted living. While this may seem like a loss of independence, it can actually improve your quality of life in a variety [...]

By |2019-09-08T16:17:24-07:00September 26th, 2019|Assisted Living, independence, Long Term Care|0 Comments

Senior Care: Expect the Unexpected

When it comes to senior care, expect the unexpected. Many adult children walk on eggshells, tiptoe around the topic, or avoid it all together. In fact, a recent survey showed just how much of an issue this can be. A shocking 55 percent of family caregivers don't plan on discussing the topic until there is a dire need. In addition, 64 percent of seniors are not budgeting or saving for [...]

By |2019-06-14T10:00:27-07:00July 11th, 2019|Aging, Health, Long Term Care, Planning|0 Comments

Ensuring Care for Aging Baby Boomers

Beatrice Egger is a 91 year old retired school teacher. Ever since her husband broke his hip, she lives in constant worry about his safety. Will he be alright in the shower? When trying to dress, will he injure himself? Will his next fall prove to be fatal? Concerns like these are affecting the 43 million unpaid caregivers in America, such as Beatrice. In addition, the baby boomer generation is [...]

By |2019-05-17T13:10:12-07:00June 6th, 2019|Aging Issues, Caregiving, Long Term Care|0 Comments

Where to Recover after a Hospitalization

Every year, about two million seniors go to a skilled nursing facility following a hospitalization. But deciding which one to go to can be a daunting task. At the most, a few days are given to decide on a rehab facility or nursing home. Furthermore, the lists that patients are given usually lack critical details. Between the stress and confusion hospital stays place on families, patients often end up choosing [...]

By |2019-05-17T12:32:15-07:00May 27th, 2019|Aging, Health, Long Term Care, Planning|0 Comments

The Basics of Senior Care Communities

Are you thinking of long-term care or a senior living community? Whether it's for you or your loved one, it can be a little confusing. There are so many types. Each offer different kinds of amenities and services.  Knowing you or your loved one's specific needs is the first step. Learning the basics of senior care communities will inform your life choices as you age. This Next Avenue article helps [...]

By |2019-03-18T12:00:17-07:00March 18th, 2019|Aging, Assisted Living, Long Term Care|0 Comments

Transitioning into an Assisted Living

Moving is hard for anyone of any age. The process can be exhausting, both physically and emotionally. However, when it comes time for transitioning into an Assisted Living facility, seniors can often feel scared, sad, alone, and a slew of other emotions. Many adult children help their aging parents with this transition. For both the children and parents, this is a difficult choice and process. This move is not always [...]

Is Long Term Care Insurance Worth It?

Is long term care insurance worth it? This is the question that many people begin to ask themselves as they age. The answer is complex. There is no clear cut yes or no answer. However, there are several things to keep in mind when considering long term care insurance. Nobody likes to spend money on something they may not ever benefit from. Yet it is important to weigh the pros [...]

By |2018-04-12T15:15:57-07:00April 16th, 2018|Aging, Caregiving, Long Term Care|0 Comments
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