How to Handle Social Security Benefits When a Senior Dies

Ashley Huntsberry-Lett   |  When a person dies, there are countless arrangements to make and people and organizations to notify. Ensuring everything is handled properly and in a timely manner is challenging to begin with, but things are complicated even further by all the difficult emotions surrounding a loved one’s passing. One aspect of managing a […]

The Working Caregiver: Issues Faced With Care Giving While Employed

Valerie VanBooven Many adult children find it financially impossible to leave their current employer and give up a much-needed salary to take care of an aging adult. Caregivers are the most effective and efficient when they arm themselves with as much information as possible about their aging loved one’s current situation. This is not limited […]

Protecting Senior Skin from Summer Sun

June Fletcher Everyone needs a little sunshine—if nothing else, for the relaxing warmth and some extra Vitamin D. But caregivers need to be sure that before they head outdoors, they have protected both themselves and their elderly loved ones against the damaging effects of the sun, which can lead to melanoma. New York dermatologist Arielle Kauvar told […]

Growing Connections: Gardening with Seniors

June Fletcher At any age, gardening is one of the best activities we can do outdoors. It stimulates all the senses, awakens our connection with nature and with our companions, and rewards us with fresh flowers and nutritious fruits and vegetables. “It’s restorative, even if you have dementia,” says Dee McGuire, a horticultural therapist at Levindale […]

10 Farmers Market Foods That Are Senior Approved

Taji Mortazavi   |   Spring is finally in the air! If you’re like most people, you and your loved ones may have fallen off the health and nutrition bandwagon this winter. With the harsh weather and indulgent holiday gatherings, it’s common to slip up and make poor diet choices that you normally wouldn’t. If you’re looking […]

Medical Marijuana for Seniors: Weighing the Risks, Benefits and Out-of-Pocket Costs

Ashley Huntsberry-Lett   |   November 12, 2018 As Americans get older, many develop age-related medical conditions, such as arthritis, sleep disorders, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, anxiety and depression. These diagnoses typically come with prescriptions for drugs that can bear hefty price tags and cause bothersome side effects. Many seniors wonder if there are better treatment options available and […]

“Parenting” Your Elderly Parents

Mary, a 54-year old mother of two college-age children, has begun helping her mother Betsy with daily tasks and doctor’s appointments. She visits each morning to ensure that her mother has showered, gotten a good breakfast, and taken her morning medications. Since her mother’s recent diagnosis with beginning stages of dementia, Mary has noticed that […]

Elderly Care in Hermitage, PA: Bringing Your Elderly Parents into the Digital Age

We live in a digital world, in a digital age. This means that we are constantly surrounded by technology that has been developed to improve our lives and make daily activities easier and more enjoyable. Making technology a part of your aging loved ones’ elderly care can help him to enjoy a higher quality of […]

Managing a Loved One’s Health Care: Advice for the New Year

If you are a caregiver to a Medicare beneficiary, you’ve already got a lot on your plate, so planning ahead for some of the changes in store for your care recipient’s healthcare (before they happen) can be invaluable. Whether it’s managing their expenses or researching best care practices, it always helps to know what to […]