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A Caregiver's Guide to Downsizing and Packing Up a Home for a Senior

Downsizing and packing up a home for a senior is always tough work. Going through mountains of clothing, pictures, knickknacks, and furniture to determine what to keep and what to throw away can be very ... Read More

Senior Summer Safety: Recognizing the Signs of Heat-Related Illness

Each year, about 658 people die in the United States from extreme heat, according to the Centers for ... Read More

4 Summertime Activities for Seniors and Their Families

Summer is the perfect time for seniors and their families to get out and enjoy warm weather and sunshine. Plus, it’s easy to get the family together and do something fun even when it’s rainy outside. ... Read More

5 Dog Breeds That Make Great Companions for Seniors

Dog ownership can be a wonderful choice for seniors who are in need of regular companionship. While caring for a dog does come with responsibilities, it is also proven to have many health ... Read More

Volunteer Groups Offer Great Opportunities for Lonely Seniors

It is a sad fact of modern life that many older adults today are often extremely lonely. Seniors mayRead More

Real Talk: Planning Out Mom's Financial Future

Providing care for an elderly parent is a tough job. It can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. Senior care can be expensive, but, by planning ahead, caregivers can ensure that their ... Read More

How to Talk to Mom about Downsizing without Starting a Fight

People collect an incredible amount of stuff over the course of a lifetime. Never is this fact so evident than when an elderly parent is preparing to move—into a retirement or assisted living community ... Read More

5 Clever Ways to Keep Mom Safe Outdoors

As a caregiver, it’s important that you encourage your senior parents to spend some time outdoors every once in a while. The ... Read More

If Mom Lives Alone, Her Life Could Be at Risk

If your Mother lives by herself, then we understand that you may be worried for her safety—especially if you’ve begun to notice that her abilities are declining. And the line where Mom’s desire to stay in her own home ... Read More