Garden State: The Various Health Benefits Of Gardening Right Now
August 5, 2020
Audrey Hepburn once said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” And while some of us are having a hard time believing in anything right now, there’s also no doubt that many have turned to gardening, both as an enjoyable pastime and even a reliable source of fresh…
Mixed Signals: How Are Seniors Faring In Isolation?
July 22, 2020
Most of us are social creatures, so there’s been concern that social distancing restrictions may be having a serious impact on our society. Especially for older adults, we know that social isolation and loneliness are linked to serious physical and mental health concerns. Yet a new study published online in…
Heads Up! Trelawear Is A New Medical Alert Pendant Designed With Style In Mind
July 22, 2020
An Interview with Mara Perlmutter, Founder of Trelawear By Connie Zuckerman Chances are if you (or a loved one) are an older adult (especially one living alone), you’ve given some thought to purchasing a “personal emergency alert system (PERS),” i.e., an emergency “call button” worn around your neck to…
A Way Of Life: What Will Be The New Normal For Senior Housing In The Future?
June 3, 2020
If there’s perhaps a silver lining to the coronavirus outbreak, it’s the light that’s been shone on older adults and the often suboptimal choices they face when it comes to housing. In particular, we’ve seen stark imagery of the understaffed and frankly dismal options older adults may confront when it…
Home Alone: The Challenge Of Home Care During The Coronavirus
May 6, 2020
There’s no dispute that the coronavirus pandemic has caused untold distress and death in nursing homes and assisted living facilities around the country. But the reality is that only a minority of older adults live in such facilities. The vast majority of those 65 and older live in the community….
Dire Circumstances: Dealing With The Pandemic In Nursing Homes
April 29, 2020
As difficult as this pandemic has been for patients, caregivers, health care workers, and the population as a whole, nowhere has the devastation and distress been worse than in long term care facilities, especially nursing homes. Starting with a frail and vulnerable older population, compounded by already existing staff shortages…