12 Mind Sharpening Games for Seniors

Seniors nationwide are getting their game on in an exciting new way: on handheld senior living tablets. But it’s not just fun and games. Research shows that video games can lower a senior’s risk of dementia and depression, while promoting cognitive function. Discover 12 brain-boosting games that can be downloaded onto senior living tablets today. 3 Ways to Bring Senior Living Tablets Into You...

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2019's Best Apps for Seniors and the Elderly Wednesday, August 28, 2019

These days just about everyone has a smartphone. We use them daily to communicate, socialize, and organize our lives. But despite how engrained technology is into our society, not everyone is as open to adopting it as the younger generations are. We often forget how new technology is and how recently our society shifted into the digital age. Younger generations grew up with computers in thei...

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A mesothelioma diagnosis can be overwhelming. The rare, asbestos-related cancer usually develops in the protective lining of the lungs or abdomen. Mesothelioma can take decades to develop, but once it does, it is aggressive and debilitating. It is important to stay as healthy as possible when living with mesothelioma. Aside from treatments, there are several things seniors can do to increase su...

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7 Useful Apps Baby Boomers Should Have on Their Smartphones Wednesday, August 31, 2016

As baby boomers across America enter their golden years they are increasingly turning towards technology to enable them to be more productive, connect with family members and help them to manage their daily affairs. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best apps for seniors.

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9 Things You Need to Know About Aging Alone Wednesday, July 31, 2019

When we're young, we all tend to have big hopes and dreams for how our lives will end up when we reach our golden years. But whether it's thoughts of being surrounded by all of your children and grandchildren or just aging alongside a few close friends, unfortunately, life doesn't always turn out the way we'd hope. Sometimes the dreams of marriage and kids don't work out, and sadly, not ever...

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Adult Day Care Centers? 4 Good Reasons You Should Consider One Friday, August 12, 2016

As your parents get older, you’re considering practical options for their long-term well-being. Due to sicknesses and deteriorating health, many senior citizens are no longer able to take care of themselves. You’re considering a nursing home, but you have some reservations about the quality of service and the cost of placing your family member in a facility full time. What are your option...

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Baby Boomers: Should You Invest in a Medical Alarm? Wednesday, September 21, 2016

According to Seniors’ Falls in Canada, it’s estimated that 20-30% of seniors have a fall each year. Add to this the many instances of seniors requiring emergency assistance, and it’s clear that having access to help at all times is important for the wellbeing of the elderly. Are you doing everything you can to care for and protect yourself? Many seniors are investing in medical alarms to ensure...

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Financial Planning Tips for Seniors Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Getting older often presents a new set of changes and challenges in the lives of those affected. You’ve most likely spent most of your adult life living near your financial means, saving for the day you might retire. But now that you’ve reached this pinnacle age, you might be asking yourself if you should make any changes to the way you handle money. The answer boils down to how much you have ...

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How Can A Care Manager Help Wednesday, April 18, 2018

It’s not something we like to think about, but as our parents and other loved ones age they will become less independent and begin to need long-term care. Care varies by situation. It could mean fulltime monitoring in an assisted living facility or be as simple as hiring a caregiver to help out with housekeeping, meals, and medicine. Regardless of the severity of care, there are a lot of option...

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How to Choose the Right Elder Care Option Based on Cost Thursday, June 27, 2019

Though we don’t like to think about it, for many seniors there will come a time when they’re no longer able to take care of themselves. When that time comes, there are a lot of big decisions that will need to be made, and one of the most important factors to consider is cost. As we age, we often incur more health deficits, some of which may require further care that we can provide for oursel...

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How to Decrease Senior Falling Risks During Autumn & Winter Saturday, October 29, 2016

Senior falls are increasingly common. With 20%-30% of seniors experiencing a fall each year, they are a leading cause of injury-related hospital visits among seniors. With autumn here and with winter in the not too distant future, the change of season increases the risk for seniors. While many assume that falls happen due to unfamiliarity with surroundings, the truth is that most falls during a...

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How to Make Your Home Fall Proof With 8 Simple Tips Friday, September 23, 2016

Falls are a serious issue for seniors. While the average person can have a fall and recover almost instantly, a simple fall can have grave consequences for seniors. Falls can lead to broken bones, can cause head injuries, and a fall incident can make you fearful of falling and impact your quality of life going forward. It’s important to take proactive steps to help prevent falls before they ...

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How to Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia Thursday, July 11, 2019

Regardless of who you are or where you come from, one of the only sure things we can count on in life is that we all age. However, while some people may only age physically, others also age in unseen ways that can affect their mental health and memory. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, nearly 40 percent of people over the age of 65 will experience some form of memory loss in thei...

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How to Spot the Warning Signs of Elder Abuse Thursday, June 13, 2019

Though it’s hard to think about, our older generations are often the most vulnerable. Many are put into the care of others whose job it is to take care of them when family and friends may no longer be able to. A sad fact is that many older adults suffer abuse at the hands of those that care for them. This is backed up by the thousands of search results you can find by simply typing a simple ...

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Introducing Home Care Provider Payroll & Tax Management by HeartPayroll [For Canadian Employers] Monday, October 24, 2016

Would you like a service that manages the payroll of your caregiver for you? Of course! Fortunately, this is where HeartPayroll, CareGuide’s payroll and tax service for Canadian households, comes in. HeartPayroll stemmed from a growing need within the caregiving industry and emerged as the most affordable solution to helping households become legal employers. Let’s take a look at how H...

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Should Seniors Allow Life Insurance to Lapse to Save Money? Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Studies have shown that over a quarter of seniors let their life insurance lapse. Sometimes this is because of financial reasons. Some people intentionally let their insurance lapse because they don’t think they need it anymore. Insurance needs can decrease as we age and as our loved ones become financially dependent, but it’s important that you review life insurance options with the person in ...

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Starting A Mentorship Program In Your Facility Friday, June 8, 2018

The healthcare worker shortage is at the forefront of the issues plaguing the healthcare industry, so it’s no surprise that many physicians, nurses and other health professionals are looking for ways to recruit, retain, and educate the new generation of healthcare workers. While it’s important to focus on your hiring process, job advertising, and company culture, there’s another often forgot ab...

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Stay Healthy With These Proactive Aging Tips Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Aging is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it should be something to dread. Though getting older can be a scary thought for some, taking the right steps while you age can make your experience a positive one. If your back starts aching or your vision gets a little blurred, chalking it up to aging is not always the best medicine. The best way to prevent common issues as you edge into your seni...

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The 7 Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors Sunday, October 30, 2016

All people get to a point in their lives where they need a little extra help. However, the reality is that you can’t always depend on family to provide this help. Rather than moving into an assisted care facility, many seniors are opting for in-home care because of the many benefits and flexibility it offers. It is the perfect option for seniors who require some assistance, but not enough ...

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Three Common Misconceptions About Travel Nursing Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Lots of uncertainty can follow when decided on a new experience, such as a profession that involves travel. Most people grow weary of the unknown, especially when it involves their career or livelihood. Still, for every travel nursing horror story you’ve probably heard there’s a handful of amazing professional experiences to be had in this field! In fact, there are more than 25,000 travel nurse...

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Tips for Crisis Management In Health Care Friday, June 8, 2018

Top Life Enhancing Tech Gadgets for Seniors Sunday, August 28, 2016

As baby boomers get older, many of them are utilizing technology that will enable them to be more productive at home and in their daily lives. This article will take a look at some specific gadgets and technology that can enhance the lives of seniors.

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What Is a Nanny Share? Everything You Need to Know

We understand there are many types of care. Not only is the care for a parent, but parents also need a little extra help caring for their little ones. A solution to having great childcare that's affordable is Nanny Share. Many parents are asking nowadays “What is Nanny Share?” Through this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through what it means to share a nanny, how to find and pay for a nan...

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What to consider before selecting an elder care provider? Wednesday, June 13, 2018

According to the National Council on Ageing, more than 92% of seniors usually suffer from one chronic disease and 77% of them even suffer from two. The deteriorating health problems such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes in elders are totally taking the toll! Isn’t it scary? It indicates that our old parents who loved us with all their heart for the entire life need our attention. Al...

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Why Is Senior Housing So Expensive? And What Can We Do About It? Wednesday, June 20, 2018

One of the most common complaints I hear about senior housing today is this: it’s too expensive. As part of a company that invests in private-pay senior housing facilities, I hear this complaint often. With monthly rents ranging between $1,500 and $6,000 per month, it’s clear today’s senior housing rents may present a significant burden to aging Americans and their families. Still, what I’d l...

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