Hospice Cost : Who Pays?

A loved one’s terminal diagnosis is one of the most difficult things a family will experience. In addition to the emotional toll it takes, the loved one in need often requires additional support and care. Families can sometimes delay in setting up much needed care because they are concerned about added costs. The question of who […]

Disproving Hospice Myths

Hospice provides a team of healthcare professionals to support terminally ill patients. The team both aids in the efforts of family caregivers and provide essential services. Yet, many families do not use hospice care or simply wait until it is too late. This is largely due to a number of common hospice myths and misconceptions. Here’s […]

Family Caregiver Tax Deductions

As the tax deadline looms, many family caregivers may be looking for last minute tax deductions to help ease their situations. For the layperson, tax law can be a very complex. That’s why it’s always best to consult a tax attorney or accountant who understands how the tax laws affect a person’s unique situation. The […]

There’s an App for That : End-of-Life Planning

End-of-life planning is one of the most gracious yet grueling things a family member can do for a loved one. On one hand, end-of life planning can be a time for connecting with your loved one: discussing things previously left unsaid, sharing stories about life experiences, and helping to ensure their final days are spent in both comfort […]

10 Best Plants for an Indoor Garden

With warmer temperatures come new blooms of every size and color. However, gardening can be a tolling task for the elderly. To help get the senior in your life into the “spring spirit”, create an indoor garden! An indoor garden will be much easier for them to keep up with, and indoor plants also help […]

6 Spring Activities for Seniors

After a long and brutal winter, it’s a relief to know that warmer weather is just around the corner. Welcome the spring season with these six fun activities that seniors, and those of all ages, will enjoy! 6 Ways to Celebrate Spring with Seniors 1. Enjoy a picnic meal Whether you eat indoors at home […]

4 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Young

Keeping the youthful energy elders once possessed can be a rough task for many aging adults. Physical and mental exhaustion contribute to seniors losing the vibrancy they used to have during their younger days. Just because they are aging doesn’t mean seniors have to resort to an immobile lifestyle. There is no rule that states they must be confined to their beds […]

How to Help Seniors Survive Allergy Season

As pollen fills the air, people affected by seasonal allergies are beginning to groan. Like millions of Americans, the elderly are not exempt from the stuffy noses and watery eyes that accompany allergies. But, unlike most of those millions, seniors often have complicating factors such as chronic diseases that can make it difficult to deal with their […]

3 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Resentment

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP report Caregiving in the U.S., approximately 43.5 million Americans will provide unpaid care to an adult or child this year. These family caregivers are performing a wide range of caregiving tasks; from running errands and food preparation to administering medication and clinical care. Caregiving can be incredibly rewarding and can also be […]

6 V-Day Activities for Seniors

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples – everybody can celebrate! It’s the perfect time to show love and affection to all the people you care about. It’s also an opportunity to spend quality time with your older adult. 6 Cheerful Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors 1. Create a festive environment Putting up decorations makes any […]