Expectations for Senior Home Care

Expectations for Senior Home Care

The concept of senior home care has gained more national attention in recent years as America’s population grows older. By 2050 the senior population is expected to double to a total of nearly 80 million. Because of that there are many services that aim to help people age independently. Home care does exactly that, increase…

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8 Excellent Travel Tips With Elderly Loved Ones

Travel Tips With Elderly

Starting a family is rewarding, but one of the biggest challenges, when you have children is how to care for your senior loved ones. As your children grow up and move out, it can be challenging to balance your needs and aging parents with your own family. As our elderly loved ones grow older, they…

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5 Ways to Enhance a New Marriage in Your Golden Years

New Marriage in Your Golden Years

Despite the media’s saturation with images of twenty-something newlyweds, a good portion of Americans actually get married in their golden years. According to U.S. Census data, at least 90% of adults over 60 have been married. If you are just beginning the next chapter of your life with a brand-new partner, read through this guide…

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Benefits of Walking for Seniors

Benefits of Walking for Seniors

It is the perfect time of year to take advantage of the beautiful weather and take a walk. There are several benefits of walking for seniors. Walks help you to maintain a healthy weight, strengthen bones and muscles, improve moods, improve balance, strengthen the heart, and boost the immune system. In fact, even a 30…

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Tips for Seniors With Parkinson’s Disease

Tips for Seniors With Parkinson's

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is caused by a degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. Battling Parkinson’s Disease affects body movement and coordination. Although symptoms vary from patient to patient, most experience muscle tremors and limb stiffening, sleep disturbances and mood disorders. There is currently no cure, though treatment plans are used to alleviate symptoms. Interestingly,…

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Technology That Helps Seniors

Technology That Helps Seniors

Grandma being the only member in the family to not have a smartphone is a thing of the past. Eighty percent of U.S. adults over the age of 65 currently own a cell phone and in that same group four out of ten own a smartphone, according to Pew Research Center. While seniors may not…

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UTI Information for Seniors

UTI Information for Seniors

A common illness that is often misdiagnosed in seniors is UTIs. UTI can often similar symptoms to dementia. This causes the true problem of the UTI to be overlooked. Continue reading to learn more UTI information for seniors in Pittsburgh. Meet Alice: Alice is an 88-year-old woman living on her own in her home. She…

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A Two-Part Guide to Long-Term Care

Guide to Long-Term Care

According to statistics cited in Morningstar, 52 percent of people turning 65 will need long-term care services in their lifetime. Many of those people will need at least 1.5 years of long-term care, and about 14 percent of all people will need it for longer than five years. This means that, statistically speaking, you will…

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The Right Pets Can Help the Elderly

Elderly lady with cat

The adult children are away with their own families, and grandma’s once hectic house is now an empty nest.  While the huge decrease in responsibility may be a well-deserved break, such changes often result in seniors becoming lonely or even depressed, especially upon the passing of their spouse.  One of the cures for such changes…

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Affordable Care Plan for Seniors

Affordable Care Plan for Seniors

There is no way around it. Senior care is costly. No matter what service your loved one requires, the truth is that it will likely cost more than you are expecting. The odds are 1 in 5 that your loved one will have over $25,000 in out of pocket long term care costs. And that…

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