The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Older Adults Living with Dementia

Guest Post Author: Jackie Gutierrez | St. Paul’s Senior Services The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Seniors There are many ways that senior men and women can go about improving their health. Regular exercise, proper dieting, and routine medical checkups are among the most important and well-known ways to ensure optimal health well into the […]

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Coordinating Recovery After a Hospital Stay:
 Advice to Help Caregivers Navigate the Challenges of Post-Acute Care

Guest Post Author: Preeya D’Mello | Repisodic One of the most challenging experiences in caregiving can be managing the recovery process after a loved one has been discharged from a hospital. Many older adults require some sort of follow-up healthcare service after a hospitalization.  These services, known as post-acute care, are some of the most important […]

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5 Tips to Help Maintain a Positive Attitude​ in Retirement and Beyond

Guest Post Author: Erin Young | Evergreen Matcha While growing older opens the doors to many freedoms – travel, the pursuit of passions, and time spent with loved ones – it also comes with its fair share of challenges. One of the best ways to enjoy your retirement is to ensure you feel positive, motivated, and at […]

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5 Ways to Help Protect Aging Loved Ones and Their Money from Scams

Guest Post Author: Delores Brenedt | SP Solutions Care Research suggests that after the age of 70 our financial decision-making abilities can decline rapidly.  Year-round, especially during tax season with people posing as government and credit company representatives, we are hearing about more scams and new ways that deceive and defraud aging people out of […]

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How to Start an Activities Program for Older Adults

Guest Post Author: Danny W. Pettry, II, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CTRS | www.DannyPettry.com A Review of Sandra Parker, Carol Will, and Cherly Bruke’s (1989) Activities for the Elderly Book Title: Activities for the Elderly, Volume 1: A Guide to Quality Programming Authors: Sandra Parker, Carol Will, and Cheryl Burke Released: 1989 Publisher:  Idyll Arbor ISBN: 9781882883004 Starting a recreation […]

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4 Tips on How to Discuss Quality of Life with the Older Adults in your Life

Guest Post Author: Chris Golen| thecommonsinlincoln.com Discussing Quality of Life with Your Aging Parents Living a long, happy and healthy life is something we desire, not only for ourselves but for our loved ones, as well. Indeed, as we grow older, quality of life issues become even more important. As executive director for a Boston-area senior […]

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Take a Time-Out: Effective Coping Strategies to Combat Stress In-the-Moment as a Family Caregiver

Guest Post Author: Angela Stringfellow | Caregiver Homes There’s tons of advice offering relaxation strategies to help caregivers cope with stress, but what about those moments when you feel like everything is going to fall apart — the moments when you feel like screaming? No one needs to tell you that self-care is important, but finding […]

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Why Quality Time is the Best Gift You Can Give to Your Aging Parents

Guest Post Author: Kristen Heller As we grow older, we realize that our parents need our attention now more than ever before. Forget about your teenage years when everything they did seemed to annoy you, and you couldn’t wait to finish high school and move out on your own. As it turns out, you also […]

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing Senior Care Options for Your Aging Parent: The Benefits of Live-in Carers

Guest Post Author: John Stuart | angelcarers.com If your loved one requires round-the-clock care, but they’re reluctant to leave their lifelong home, then hiring a live-in carer could be the perfect alternative. Live-in carers provide specialist care to your loved one in the comfort of their own home, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge […]

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The Perks of Getting Older, ​There are so Many!

Guest Post Author: Toby Dean | UKsMobility   Growing older means different things to different individuals. While some associate aging with wisdom, grace, and satisfaction, others keep clinging on to the past and not seeing the upside of growing old. Growing old is not optional but mandatory, and once you know the perks associated with […]

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