Online Guides and Resources for Elder Care and Senior Services

5 Tips for Managing Incontinence

Incontinence pertains to the accidental or involuntary expulsion of urine, wind, or feces from your body. It’s a common problem for people in their older years, where they no longer have full control over their bladders or sphincter muscles. Nonetheless, some younger adults also have this issue. Fortunately, there are several best incontinence products in the market today to help you... ❯❯❯

What Happens if Someone Falls in a Nursing Home?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that one out of four adults age 65 or older falls each year. Twenty percent of those falls result in serious injury. Falling is a danger for seniors, whether they are living at home or in a long term care facility. When a senior is under the care of a nursing home, however, their safety becomes the responsibility of that facility. Senior Health... ❯❯❯

How Safe Are Nursing Homes?

If you’ve ever searched for nursing homes online, chances are you came across countless horror stories of nursing home abuse in the news. When family members admit their aging loved ones into these facilities, they do so with the best intentions. They may assume their aging relative will receive the best possible care. Sadly, this is often not the case. Eldercare facilities are notorious... ❯❯❯

5 Warning signs to look out for when choosing a nursing home

When you are searching for a nursing home for your family member, it is incumbent upon you to conduct due diligence on the home to ascertain its suitability for the care of your loved one. While desk research is part of your diligence, you should also visit the home and look for warning signs that may give you an indication as to its suitability.    Here are 5 warning signs that you... ❯❯❯

Navigating Estate Planning

Congratulations! You are nearing retirement after a long and productive life. This is an exciting time you have been looking forward to for a while now. You enjoy your retirement party and get ready for the next stage of your life. Now you can simply sit back and enjoy yourself. Right? Not so fast. If you want to be able to enjoy your retirement, not be financially stressed, and know you will be... ❯❯❯

Signs That You Need To Hire A Caregiver For Everyday Support

There’s a misconception that older people should only hire caregivers when they are already bedridden and can’t complete their everyday routines at all. However, professional caregivers are valuable additions to your household for providing assistance whether physical, mental, or emotional support. Hiring a caregiver is ideal if your children live far away from you. A caregiver can... ❯❯❯

A Retirement Relocation Checklist

Are you considering relocating somewhere for retirement? The key to a successful relocation for retirement comes with researching best states to retire. After all, you want to be certain you are choosing the right place to settle down. By using a retirement checklist, you can be certain you go through the necessary stages to make the right selection and have a successful relocation. 1. Health... ❯❯❯

What Are The Requirements For Qualifying For Veterans Benefits?

Every law pertaining to veterans compensation benefits that has been passed by congress comes with specific eligibility criteria for a given benefit or set of benefits. In most cases, to receive benefits, simply being a veteran does not suffice. To receive your veterans benefits, you’ll need to prove that you qualify. According to the Veterans Benefits Administration, qualifying for... ❯❯❯

How Older Adults Can Manage Mental Health

Depression, anxiety, and substance abuse are not picky about which age groups they target. Older adults past the age of 60 can experience these struggles just as much as those who are younger than them. Older adults struggling may need additional guidance, however, on how they can better manage their mental health. Find a Treatment Center You may not be able to manage your mental health alone,... ❯❯❯

Invest in the Healthcare Sector: No Risk with Policies

Professionals such as doctors, lawyers, and chartered accountants, among others are subjected to various professional risks in terms of professional negligence and errors or omissions in the course of discharging their professional duties. In such instances, errors and omissions (E&O) insurance or professional indemnity cover is necessary. With medical negligence cases on the rise, doctors... ❯❯❯

Massage Therapy Can Help You Get Around

Let’s be honest here, the worst part about aging is all of the aches and pains. Suddenly that expression “young at heart” starts to make sense because you know someone left off the “not in the joints” part of the saying.  Aging is especially annoying when you begin to lose your mobility. Even a minor case of arthritis can cause tremendous difficulty getting... ❯❯❯

Money Management Tips for the Golden Years

Source-Pixabay In many ways, managing your money during your Golden Years will be somewhat easier than in the years before. After all, you only have the money that you have, which means your options are more limited. However, the rules related to money management have also shifted when you reach retirement age, which means things get more complicated and you have to deal with new taxes, costs... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Boost Cognitive Function

Improving cognitive function can help your brain grow stronger, smarter and brighter. There are a variety of ways to keep your brain sharp. Emerging research around using klotho therapy to reduce the effects of aging offers the potential to slow the effects of cognitive decline that comes with aging. In this article, we’ll uncover five great ways to boost cognitive function, including a... ❯❯❯

Seniors! Make Sure You Know Your Medicare

The world of healthcare, health insurance and the medical industry has changed in more ways than most can articulate or document, within the last several years. Insurance plans are a challenge for most people to read and understand, and coverages can change each year without much warning. It’s also not surprising to receive large medical bills after appointments or procedures, that are... ❯❯❯

Life Insurance Over 50: Why Get it and Why Not

Death is inevitable, and what a better way to minimize its effects than by living behind a long-lasting legacy. The legacy can be in the form of a life insurance coverage that beneficiaries can cling on as they come to terms with the unfortunate event. At 50 years, it would be wise to take a life insurance policy so that beneficiaries can access some cash benefits once you are not there. The... ❯❯❯

5 Questions to ask before choosing a home care provider

When choosing a home care company, here is what to consider: This post is sponsored by Bunny’s Home Care in Baltimore  Getting a home care provider is a life-changing experience. Any senior who is considering such a change will probably feel a bit hesitant and more than likely have more than a few questions. The first course of action is to become fully informed about the home care... ❯❯❯