10 Great Hobbies for Seniors & Elderly People

Retirement can be a big shift for many older adults. For most people, it is a positive shift. You will find the opportunity to do things you never had time for before. However, for others, the shift may be more difficult. These retirees may experience more problems with mobility and daily activities, as well asRead More →

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Explained

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal aid program that provides financial assistance and resources to seniors and those with disabilities. SSI is run by the Social Security Administration. Supplemental Security Income is income-based and delivered as needed depending on the individual and their circumstances.  How Does SSI Work? Supplement Security Income requires an applicationRead More →

How Is Dementia Fatal — And Why?

An increasing leading cause of death among the elderly today is dementia. Dementia is a group of brain degenerative diseases that cause memory and thought impairment. There are different types of dementia that can affect people at various stages throughout old age. Although there is no specific known cause of dementia, many times it resultsRead More →

10 Best Back Strengthening Exercises for Seniors

A healthy spine and back are essential for almost every movement in daily life. In childhood and young adulthood, people tend to not realize the importance of back strength. Over time it’s quite common to give in to what feels comfortable: slouching, sitting, and remaining sedentary. It’s easier to neglect the everyday habits that keepRead More →

10 Best Knee Strengthening Exercises for Seniors

One of the most common ailments during aging has to do with joint and knee pain. Since the knees support everyday physical functioning, it’s important to keep them healthy and mobile. Basic tasks such as walking, sitting, and supporting smaller physical movements depend on the mobility of the knees and legs. Depending on the lifestyle ofRead More →

How to Pay for Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, or Home Care

After the arduous decision-making process of picking out a long-term care option, next comes the question, “How will we pay for this?” Each care option has its own set of rules on what payments are accepted or not accepted, and it can be confusing navigating the options. We want to make the process easier forRead More →

What Does “Alert and Oriented” Mean?

The phrase “alert and oriented” is one you may have heard in a healthcare setting. It refers to a description of one’s level of awareness of reality at that moment. Orientation can be described as being aware of person, place, time, and sometimes situation. Assessing one’s orientation helps in the evaluation of mental status. ItRead More →

Can You Sell Your Home & Become Medicaid Eligible?

The time has come. Every elderly person dreads the day they have to step out of their home to make their way to the nursing home. This transition can be complicated, emotional, and downright scary. You or your loved one may be worried about Medicaid planning, nursing home costs, home upkeep, health issues, and evenRead More →

9 Different Types of Wound Care Dressings

Caring for your wound is just as important as allowing time for it to heal. And knowing the appropriate wound care dressings that you will need can ensure you stay free from infection, protects from more damage, and increases wound healing time. Perhaps you have sustained an injury and have nothing in your medicine cabinetsRead More →

Neuropathy Treatment: 5 Home & Natural Remedies

If something can be treated naturally, would you try it? Sometimes going to a healthcare facility for your medical condition can send you in a downward health spiral due to negative side effects associated with treatment. Some conditions might have good results without undergoing invasive medical procedures or buying tons of pricey medications. One ofRead More →