in-home care Tag

For a large number of baby boomers who are approaching 65 the amount of money they have for retirement is looking bleak. This is according to a 2016 retirement security report from the Government Accountability Office (GOA). In fact, among households age 55 and older, about...

Older adults are a vulnerable population when it comes to being the victims of fraud. Seniors need to be aware of the latest twists on these scams which specifically target people 65 and older. Social Security Fraud Through the years, there have been various versions of different...

Many older adults use mobility devices, like walkers and canes, to assist them in walking and to help prevent a fall. However, you may be surprised to learn that from 2001 to 2006 over 47,000 Americans ages 65 and over (129 people each day) were...

It should not be surprising to hear Americans consume too much sodium. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the U.S. government recommends people consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day as part of a healthy diet. However, the majority of...

When her children were toddlers, our staff member, Kim, had an 80-year old baby sitter come to her home to watch them a couple of days a week. Kim admits Anne was older than a typical care giver but she was in excellent health, thin and...

Dehydration occurs when your body does not have as much water and fluid as it needs to properly function. Dehydration can be mild, moderate, or severe. An extreme case of dehydration may lead to kidney issues, seizures, a drop in blood pressure, and possibly death. Although anyone...

Did  you know your skin is the largest and heaviest organ in your body? Yes, skin is an organ and actually quite an amazing one serving many important functions in the body. Foremost, the epidermis (outer layer) acts as a barrier, protecting the body's internal parts...

My friend Jim bought his dad an Apple iPad for his 95th birthday. Since he worked and lived in Los Angeles, and his dad resided in St. Louis, Jim  hoped the device would  make it easier for them to communicate with each other through the...

Last year the impact from  flu-related illnesses reached epidemic proportions. Approximately 48 million people became sick with the flu. Over 900,000 were hospitalized and 80,000 Americans died from the illness during the 2017-2018 flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fortunately,...