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  • How to Enjoy the Holidays With Your Senior Loved Ones

    How to Enjoy the Holidays With Your Senior Loved Ones

    From Our Sponsors How to Enjoy the Holidays With Your Senior Loved Ones And just like that, it’s the holiday season! Old Man Winter is having a jolly good time, sleigh bells are ringing, and if you’re like many, you’re likely knocking on the doors of family members and spending time with relatives. Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or another joyous celebration, here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to seniors and the holidays. 1. Make ...
    From Our Sponsors How to Enjoy the Holidays With Your Senior Loved Ones And just like that, it’s the holiday season! Old Man Winter is having a jolly good time, sleigh bells are ringing, and if you’re like many, you’re likely knocking on the doors of family members and spending time with relatives. Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or another joyous celebration, here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to seniors and the holidays. 1. Make ...
  • How to Protect Your Senior From Prescription Drug Abuse

    How to Protect Your Senior From Prescription Drug Abuse

    From Our Sponsors While grandma and grandpa may not be the first people that come to mind when thinking of prescription drug abuse, the combination of several factors have led to what organizations like US News & World Report have called a “silent epidemic.” According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), certain population groups are more vulnerable to drug abuse and misuse. With slower rates of metabolism, elevated levels of...
    From Our Sponsors While grandma and grandpa may not be the first people that come to mind when thinking of prescription drug abuse, the combination of several factors have led to what organizations like US News & World Report have called a “silent epidemic.” According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), certain population groups are more vulnerable to drug abuse and misuse. With slower rates of metabolism, elevated levels of...
  • How to Find the Best Senior Housing for Your Loved One

    How to Find the Best Senior Housing for Your Loved One

    From our Sponsors: Senior housing got your head spinning? With so many choices and pros and cons to each, it can be difficult to figure out how to get the best care for your aging loved one. Here are 3 important aspects of the senior housing search to keep in mind. 1. Understand how much care your loved one needs From round-the-clock care to more independent housing, it’s important to consider all options and choose what matches the needs of your loved one. For older fol...
    From our Sponsors: Senior housing got your head spinning? With so many choices and pros and cons to each, it can be difficult to figure out how to get the best care for your aging loved one. Here are 3 important aspects of the senior housing search to keep in mind. 1. Understand how much care your loved one needs From round-the-clock care to more independent housing, it’s important to consider all options and choose what matches the needs of your loved one. For older fol...
  • 5 Risks of Hiring Your Own Caregiver

    5 Risks of Hiring Your Own Caregiver

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 3:59 PM EDT2016-09-14 19:59:37 GMT
    From Our Sponsors When it comes to finding care for a loved one, it makes sense that you might want to take matters into your own hands. But unless you leave it to an agency with years of experience in connecting clients with qualified professionals, you can face hidden dangers and risks. You could… 1. End up hiring someone you don’t really know One of the most common requests clients have when it comes to hiring a caregiver, according to Colorado Springs’ A...
    From Our Sponsors When it comes to finding care for a loved one, it makes sense that you might want to take matters into your own hands. But unless you leave it to an agency with years of experience in connecting clients with qualified professionals, you can face hidden dangers and risks. You could… 1. End up hiring someone you don’t really know One of the most common requests clients have when it comes to hiring a caregiver, according to Colorado Springs’ A...
  • How To Ensure Seniors Are Safe To Drive

    How To Ensure Seniors Are Safe To Drive

    From Our Sponsors   There are currently no laws regulating the maximum age of which a person can still legally operate a car. So if someone lives to 150 years old, they could technically be a legal driver. But just because someone is allowed to drive, does that mean they should? With older age comes a host of issues that can hinder safe driving, like fading eyesight and slower reaction times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that fatal crash rates had a n...

    From Our Sponsors   There are currently no laws regulating the maximum age of which a person can still legally operate a car. So if someone lives to 150 years old, they could technically be a legal driver. But just because someone is allowed to drive, does that mean they should? With older age comes a host of issues that can hinder safe driving, like fading eyesight and slower reaction times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that fatal crash rates had a n...

  • 5 Things You Need to Know about Senior Home Care

    5 Things You Need to Know about Senior Home Care

    Friday, July 8 2016 5:42 PM EDT2016-07-08 21:42:34 GMT
    From Our Sponsors   No one wants to leave the comfort of their own home, especially as they grow older. In fact, a study by AARP found that 87 percent of people age 65 and over want to stay at home for as long as possible. Before you get too cozy, though, familiarize yourself with these 5 key home care basics: 1. Determine if home care is the best option for your family When it’s time to consider options for the care of your loved ones, there’s a lot to take i...
    From Our Sponsors   No one wants to leave the comfort of their own home, especially as they grow older. In fact, a study by AARP found that 87 percent of people age 65 and over want to stay at home for as long as possible. Before you get too cozy, though, familiarize yourself with these 5 key home care basics: 1. Determine if home care is the best option for your family When it’s time to consider options for the care of your loved ones, there’s a lot to take i...
  • 4 Things You Must Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

    4 Things You Must Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

    Monday, May 23 2016 12:52 PM EDT2016-05-23 16:52:45 GMT

    From Our Sponsors   For seniors who bought long-term care insurance (often decades ago), details of premiums and what’s actually covered under a policy may be a distant memory. If you or your loved one purchased LTC insurance, it’s important to dust off the policy and revisit the fine print long before you might need it. At Amada Senior Care in Colorado Springs, owner Ken Jenson finds it’s only when tragedy strikes that many people start to think abou...

    From Our Sponsors   For seniors who bought long-term care insurance (often decades ago), details of premiums and what’s actually covered under a policy may be a distant memory. If you or your loved one purchased LTC insurance, it’s important to dust off the policy and revisit the fine print long before you might need it. At Amada Senior Care in Colorado Springs, owner Ken Jenson finds it’s only when tragedy strikes that many people start to think abou...

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