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By Domenic Maccarone, 8:00 am on January 27, 2023

A stroke can cause significant physical disabilities. While your senior loved one may not regain his or her pre-stroke physical or psychological status, advancements in medicine and rehabilitation treatments can help. Here are six steps to take after your loved one has a stroke.  1. Promote Physical & Occupational Therapy…

By Domenic Maccarone, 8:00 am on January 13, 2023

Options are a great thing when you’re planning for long-term senior care. After all, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all way to address a senior’s needs. While one senior might thrive with a lot of help, another may do better by having more independence. As you explore your aging loved one’s options,…

By Domenic Maccarone, 8:00 am on December 30, 2022

It’s fairly common for seniors to experience changes in their hearing abilities as they get older. These changes can result from exposure to loud noises, the use of specific medications, and poor self-care. However, there are a few ways older adults can maintain their health and prevent severe hearing loss….

By Domenic Maccarone, 8:00 am on December 16, 2022

Soybeans are used in making a variety of foods, ranging from fermented tofu blocks to soups. This edible product is often touted as a superfood that can replace several animal-based sources of protein. While soy may not necessarily work miracles, it can make an excellent addition to a senior’s diet….

By Domenic Maccarone, 8:00 am on November 25, 2022

Contrary to popular belief, stress and anxiety don’t just impact the younger generation. Seniors also often experience these feelings, which can play a pivotal role in their overall health and wellbeing. Stress can begin to add up for seniors and have a negative impact on their quality of life. This…

By Domenic Maccarone, 8:00 am on November 11, 2022

Incontinence is a rather common problem for seniors, particularly during the evening hours. While incontinence can stem from various causes, including medication side effects, dementia, and a natural weakening of the pelvic muscles, it can be frustrating for seniors and those who provide care for them. Here are a few…

By Domenic Maccarone, 8:00 am on October 28, 2022

Many seniors are vulnerable to financial problems because of factors such as changes in their brains or personalities, which can make it more difficult for them to manage money. If you’re putting together your senior loved one’s care plan, consider these factors when addressing age-related financial vulnerability.  Know the Risk…

By Domenic Maccarone, 8:00 am on October 14, 2022

Even healthy seniors will experience changes as they age, many of which are completely normal. Your aging loved one may develop unusual habits or ailments, and you should be able to tell the difference between everyday annoyances and serious health complications that must be addressed immediately. Here are some of…

By Domenic Maccarone, 8:00 am on September 30, 2022

Caring for an aging loved one can be a rewarding experience, but without the proper support and assistance, caregiving can also burn an individual out. Caregivers must assume a wide range of responsibilities, which can leave them overwhelmed and subject to fatigue, sadness, and even depression. It’s much easier to…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on September 16, 2022

After a senior loved one has had a stroke, there may be countless thoughts that cross your mind while waiting to see how he or she has been affected and what recovery steps will be necessary. The most important thing to remember is that every stroke survivor is different, so…