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By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on July 7, 2020

The purpose of assisted living is to provide immediate access to care while maintaining comfort and quality of life. While there are many ways older adults can benefit from this approach to care, some seniors prefer to make the switch back to a home setting if they’re able to do…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on June 16, 2020

Recovering from a stroke can be a challenging and daunting process for seniors. A big part of this journey involves supervised physical therapy. But it’s equally important for senior stroke survivors to explore rehabilitative and therapeutic exercises that can be done at home with the help of family caregivers to…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

If your senior loved one is diagnosed with dementia, your support can make a huge difference in his or her overall wellbeing. Knowing which questions to ask in the days after the diagnosis can help you get the information you need to navigate this challenging time. Here are some questions…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on May 19, 2020

Many seniors prefer to age in place, but their health often decreases with age, making it difficult to perform normal duties without assistance. You should encourage your elderly loved one to remain independent and create ways to help him or her without overstepping boundaries. Here are some of the things…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on May 5, 2020

For many seniors, maintaining their independence keeps them stimulated, confident, and in good mental and physical shape. Whether your senior loved one lives independently or stays with family, he or she will need to take on daily tasks pertaining to his or her health and safety. To complete these activities,…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on April 21, 2020

The first thing to do if your senior loved one won’t eat is schedule an appointment with his or her doctor to rule out serious health-related conditions, dental problems, or medication issues that could contribute to a reduced appetite. Once this step has been taken, the next thing to do…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on April 7, 2020

While medical professionals continue to work on a coronavirus vaccine, you’ll need to take steps to reduce your aging loved one’s risk of contracting this new virus. Coronavirus is particularly dangerous for those who have compromised immune systems, and that includes adults over the age of 65. Luckily, there are…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on March 17, 2020

Even with a condition like Alzheimer’s disease, it’s often possible for seniors to continue living at home. At the same time, it’s important to take appropriate precautions to create a safe home environment. If your older loved one is at the point where he or she tends to become agitated…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on March 3, 2020

Elder abuse is more likely to happen to seniors whose relatives live far away and can’t see them regularly. However, you might not know someone is abusing your elderly relative until the problem has reached serious levels. Following these six tips for checking for abuse helps you know your loved…

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on February 18, 2020

Simply having dementia doesn’t mean your older loved one will have unexpected mood swings or outbursts of anger. That being said, it’s possible for such behavior to become an issue in seniors with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, that normally progress and trigger increasingly severe symptoms as more…