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Loneliness and Isolation – Enemies of Good Health

Loneliness and Isolation – Enemies of Good Health

As seniors age, they inevitably begin seeing friends and loved ones they have known for decades decline in health and, in some cases, pass away.  It can be difficult to adjust to this new reality, and can have a negative impact on a person’s health. The negative effects of isolation In fact, Brigham Young University… Read more

When Siblings Disagree About Senior Care

Caring for an aging loved one can be one of the most stressful things to happen to a family.  The experience is often physically, emotionally, and financially draining.  When there are multiple siblings involved, disagreements can rear their ugly heads.  The good news is that it doesn’t not have to be this way!  When cooler… Read more

When is it Unsafe for Loved Ones to Live at Home?

We all want our loved ones to remain safe and healthy in their retirement years.  It should be a time for them to enjoy the freedom and independence that comes as a reward for a lifetime of hard work and dedication.  According to AARP, nearly 90% of people over age 65 want to enjoy their… Read more

Eliminating Stress and Strengthening Family Bonds

Over 10,000 people turn 65 every day.  At some point, most of us will need to address the question of how to handle the changing health needs of our aging loved ones.  Every year, there are approximately 44 million Americans providing 37 billion hours of care.  While this experience can be very rewarding, it can… Read more

Why Owning a Pet is Good for Your Health

Did you know that Americans spent over $60 billion on pets in 2015?  We certainly love animals in this country – and for good reason.  That furry puppy or kitten in your lap can help you to reduce stress, lower high pressure, and decrease your cholesterol among other things. More than just a companion For… Read more

So, You’re on the Wait List – Now What?

Older couple in kitchen having a cup of coffee.

What a journey it has been!  You’ve researched retirement communities online, visited with staff, gone on countless tours, asked a million questions, and finally settled on one that is a great fit for you.  They don’t have the apartment you are looking for available just yet, so you put down a deposit and find yourself… Read more

Senior Living Helps Prevent Negative Effects of Depression

According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults lacking face-to-face contact with family and friends are at almost twice the risk of developing depression as those who see friends and family regularly.  Data collected from more than 11,000 adults age 50 and older was used in the… Read more

The Differences between Medicare and Medicaid

Senior woman talking to a friend

Many seniors, and their loved ones, share confusion over the differences between Medicare and Medicaid.  As retirement approaches, it becomes more and more important to understand your healthcare options, so that any costs associated can be included in your overall retirement planning.  Here is an explanation of each: Medicare: Medicare is a federal health insurance… Read more

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