Over And Out: Are You Taking Meds You No Longer Need?
January 12, 2022
In this moment of new beginnings and a new year, taking stock of your own or your loved one’s health and well-being can be a useful exercise. And if you’re an older adult, or you care for someone who is, chances are one of the areas that would be important…
Can You Plan In Advance? Decision-Making For The Seriously Ill
January 12, 2022
Over the last many decades, the human lifespan has increased. Furthermore, technology has allowed seriously ill individuals to continue living in circumstances previously unimaginable (for example, on ventilators or using computers to create artificial communication for those who can no longer speak). In some ways, these advances have been remarkable….
Gone And Forgotten? The Challenge Of Self Neglect Among Seniors
December 9, 2021
Over the years, we’ve addressed some of the dangers facing older adults from both physical and financial abuse. Whether from strangers scamming seniors on the internet or from familiar faces coming into the home and exploiting isolated older adults, there’s tremendous concern that even savvy older adults may fall victim…
Taking Advantage Of Our Seniors: How To Stop Financial Elder Abuse
November 10, 2021
It’s often a tightrope walk. When you have older loved ones who may be frail, isolated, or alone, there is always the concern that you protect them from harm even while respecting their autonomy and dignity. Perhaps in no area is this of more concern than when it comes to…
Dream House: Have You Figured Out The Ideal Spot For Your Later Years?
November 3, 2021
For most of us approaching, or in, our later years, the discussion of where to live can be fraught with emotion and indecision. Whether we can stay in the place we’ve been or be better off relocating, there are so many considerations that it can be mind-boggling. What feels right…
Listen In: An NPR Journalist Shares Her Experiences As A Family Caregiver
October 27, 2021
It’s a familiar story to so many of us: Taking on the role of caregiver for an ailing older parent(s) and in the process, losing touch with the life we previously had. As we know, caregiving for a loved one can be an all-consuming task, but somehow, journalist Kitty Eisele…