What to consider when choosing long-term care for your loved one

Choosing to put a loved one into a long-term care facility can be a difficult decision, but this change can also be a positive change for everyone involved. As you explore your options, here are some considerations that you should keep in mind. Read more.

Home Modifications for Seniors and People with Disabilities

According to 2019 U.S. Census population estimates, there are nearly 54 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older, and by 2060, that number will surpass 98 million. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that older Americans experience 29 million falls a year, resulting in 7 million injuries – and states that falls are the leading cause …

Estate Planning Statistics and How to Get Started

By most estimates, anywhere from 50–60% of Americans don’t have a will. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of people who have created a will or estate plan, but most Americans still remain without. Estate planning can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about, but it’s an important one. If you own any assets at all—a house, a car, …

Mobility at Home: A Guide to Upgrading or Buying an Accessible Home

Are you living with limited mobility? You are not alone, especially if you are an older adult. The recent Census figures suggest that mobility is the most common form of disability for seniors and older adults. For these millions of Americans, feeling safe and comfortable at home isn’t always easy. But with accessibility modifications to their home, or mobility features …

Supporting Aging in Place with the Right Home Lighting

There are many home updates that improve safety and comfort for seniors who are aging in place. Among them is updated lighting. Improving the brightness and quality of light in a home makes it easier for seniors to see and navigate through the house. This can help to prevent falls and other accidents and supports independent living. Read more.

Aging in Place: Making your Home Entrance Accessible

One of the first areas to address when modifying your home in preparation to age in place is the main entrance and the exterior walkways leading to and from this door. If you are looking to update your current home or relocate due to age-related concerns, take the entry specifications and features below into consideration. Read more.

Here’s How Technology can help seniors with their health care needs

It’s well known that people often have to deal with certain ​chronic illnesses​ as they get older. Keeping track of what’s happening with your health can often help you avoid having those issues, and with the recent COVID-19 outbreak, maintaining your health has never been more important. Instead of trying to do it on your own, why not let technology …

Caregiver Burnout: Causes, Signs and Ways to Cope

Caregiver burnout is one of the most challenging aspects of becoming a caregiver. People who are caregivers want to help others. When they assume this role they may neglect their own needs at great personal cost. Feelings of helplessness, anger, sadness, and fatigue can emerge. Caregivers can help alleviate these emotions and prevent caregiver burnout by creating realistic expectations for …

Home modifications when moving in an elderly parent

The coronavirus outbreak has been a trying time for all families with a loved one in a senior living facility. Older adults have the highest risk of developing severe and potentially fatal complications from the virus, and nursing homes have been linked to 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States, according to The New York Times. In order to curb outbreaks, most …