A man experiencing mobility changes in older adults holds tightly to the railing with both hands while attempting to climb the stairs.

Watch for These Early Indicators of Mobility Changes in Older Adults

In echoing Benjamin Franklin’s timeless wisdom, the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings particularly true when it comes to the important issue of identifying and addressing mobility changes in older adults. Read More
Knowing the facts about vitamins for older adults, a woman holds a glass of water and the supplement she is about to take.

The Latest Recommendations on Vitamins for Older Adults

Minerals, vitamins, and supplements—oh my! 70 percent of seniors take them; but are they really necessary as we get older? After all, a balanced and healthy diet offers older adults necessary nutrients. Read More
An older man engages in mentoring for seniors by teaching a younger man new skills.

The Benefits of Mentoring for Seniors

Reflecting on the journey of life prompts us to consider the valuable lessons learned along the way. There’s no guidebook for life, unfortunately, but we have something even more enriching – the wisdom shared by those who’ve walked similar paths. Read More
A grandmother sits on the sofa with her daughter and granddaughter, sharing family stories as part of her plan to leave a legacy.

8 Ways for Seniors to Leave a Legacy

Leaving a lasting impact on the world involves more than just passing on physical assets. A true legacy is a tapestry of wisdom, values, and contributions that transcends generations. Older adults play a crucial role in creating a timeless legacy that will impact generations to come, but knowing where to begin isn’t always easy. Read More
A woman talks with her mother during dinner, knowing how important it is to watch for changes in your parents’ health over the holidays.

Noticing Changes in Your Parents’ Health Over the Holidays? Take These Steps.

Returning home for the holidays can be a heartwarming experience, filled with cherished moments and family traditions. However, it can also serve as a stark reality check, revealing changes in your parents’ health and well-being that may have gone unnoticed throughout the year. Read More
A man exhibiting the signs of SAD looks forlornly out the window and offers a halfhearted wave.

The Signs of SAD and How Home Health Care Can Help

The holiday season is often a joyful time filled with festivities, family gatherings, and celebrations. However, for some, the fall and winter months can bring about a sense of sadness and despair, leading to a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Read More
A woman writes in one of her journals for family caregivers.

Why You Need These Two Types of Journals for Family Caregivers

Many of us are writing down notes all of the time: grocery lists, to-do reminders, appointments, meetings, events…the list goes on and on. If you’re a family caregiver, you’ve got even more reasons for writing, as you manage another person’s life in addition to your own. Read More
A woman knows how to better advocate for a senior parent by accompanying her to her doctor’s appointment.

Four Important Ways to Better Advocate for a Senior Parent

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax Serving as an advocate for a senior parent is perhaps one of the greatest honors—and responsibilities—you’ll have as a family caregiver. Read More
: The adult child of a senior wraps her arm around him as they discuss the behavioral changes caused by a traumatic brain injury.

Behavioral Changes Caused by a Traumatic Brain Injury

While there are many different types of brain injuries, there are behavioral changes expected no matter what type of brain injury occurs. Certain problematic behaviors may be more or less likely depending on the location and extent of the trauma, but your loved one might demonstrate one or more of these behaviors throughout TBI recovery, regardless of the specifics of the injury. Read More
A cartoon man is investigating the traumatic brain injury symptoms in someone’s head.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms for Varying Parts of the Brain

The brain is undoubtedly the most complex and integral part of the body, controlling everything from major heart functions to breathing. It operates behind the scenes, making sure we stay alive, and, in the foreground as the home of our awareness. Read More