A senior woman reads a prescription medication bottle as she learns about managing medications for seniors.

Managing Medications for Seniors: A Guide to Preventing Overmedication

The days of “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” have morphed into “take two of these…and two of these…and maybe one of those, too!” Nearly forty percent of older adults are taking at least five different prescription medications each day—not to mention vitamins, supplements, and OTC meds. Read More
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
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 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
Older adult woman providing support for her mother who is experiencing vision changes in Alzheimer’s.

Seeing the World Differently: Exploring Vision Changes in Alzheimer’s

The complex steps necessary to make it possible for us to use our sense of vision are mind-boggling. In the blink of an eye, our brains can take transmitted details from the world around us, translate that data based upon input from our other senses, thoughts, and experiences, and then develop an understanding of that information to help make us aware of what we are seeing. Read More
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Managing Osteoarthritis: Empowering Strategies for a Pain-Free Life

Have you felt tightness in your joints or uncomfortable aches following periods of excessive use or inactivity? There is the possibility you’re affected by osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis. Read More
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Beyond Medication: Effective Strategies for Managing Osteoarthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis impacts nearly 27 million Americans, which makes it the most widespread form of arthritis. It is a significant source of work disability and reduced quality of life. However, managing osteoarthritis pain does not mean only popping pills to find relief. Read More