How do you know when to go to the emergency room and when to go to urgent care? Learning how to tell which type of care is best, can literally be a life saver.
Are you a senior who sometimes feels a deep sense of loneliness? Are you someone who worries about a senior who seems lonely?
Appetite loss can be a problem, especially for the elderly who live alone and lack interest in cooking. Appetite loss is common for people facing illness, cancer, depression – and medication side effects they come with – are also at risk of poor nutrition.
The Death with Dignity Act allows terminally ill Oregonians to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications prescribed by a doctor expressly for that purpose.
Residential hospice care helps ease the burden of 24-hour in-home caregiving while providing a respectful, comfortable care setting for your loved-one's last days. It is an option that is often under-considered for many Oregonians.
Approximately seven million individuals over the age of 65 experience symptoms of depression, recent studies revealed that social activity for seniors has a number of important mental and physical health benefits.
Caregivers are most effective when they are well-informed, practicing consistent self-care and aware of their own limitations. If you are a family caregiver, here are some tips for family caregivers to help you remain happy, healthy, and wise about your role.
Ensuring seniors do not dismiss small vision changes and continue to get regular eye exams is important for their continued health and wellness. Small vision changes like floaters or specs that move across your field of vision are a common complaint in middle-aged and elderly people that can be indicative of other problems like Posterior […]
Senior Move Managers have the resources and knowledge to save money, find creative results for problems, and greatly reduce stress during an extremely stressful time in your life – Not to mention getting a lot done in a short amount of time, as they do this for a living! Here are the main six tasks […]
Improving a seniors balance is key to avoiding broken hips, hip fractures, and falling which are common among seniors. Over 90% of hip fractures are due to falls and hip fractures can often lead to serious complications. Improving seniors balance can save lives Good balance can be a lifesaver — literally! A few minutes a […]
When trying to decide the best home care solution for your aging loved one, it helps to explore all your options. The information provided can help you explore the benefits of agency-based home care, answer some of your commonly asked questions, and help you understand what to ask when deciding on an agency for your […]
A caregiver is anyone who provides care for another person in need. According to Womenshealth.gov, in 2012, 36% of Americans, most of whom are women, provided unpaid care to another adult in the past year. As Baby Boomers age, this number is expected to rise. Self-care is often thrown aside by caregivers due to their caring and compassionate nature. That said, self-care is vital for the caregivers in order to live a full and happy life.
When you compare the cost of living at home versus a senior living community, making the switch may be more affordable than you think. As you consider your choices and compare costs, remember you have options with a selection of communities that fit different budgets and personal preferences.
Travel is a significant part of our lives and retirement means the opportunity to go on more adventures is inevitable. Senior travel can be stressful, and with more than 20 million people in the U.S. making these trips with hearing loss, travel can be especially challenging. Vacation should feel like a vacation, which is why we have put together this helpful list of senior travel tips for traveling with hearing aids.
SAGE Metro Portland, a program of LGBT-friendly senior housing, seeks to enrich the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people aged 60+ throughout the Metro region.
It is not “IF” a situation may come up or not, but “when”. Be prepared ahead of time. Even if care is not immediate, go look. Visit your loved one as often as you can to evaluate their abilities and needs. You want to plan way ahead.
PACE is a Medicare and Medicaid program that provides elderly care and helps people meet their health care needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home. PACE stands for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
Are you a boomer who can’t afford to retire? Are you a senior knocking around in a big ‘ole house all by yourself? Why not get together, try shared housing and thrive?
Senior vaccinations are essential. As we age, our bodies’ immune systems become weaker, making us more at risk for health complications due to influenza (flu) and pneumonia. In the United States, an estimated 70 to 85 percent of influenza-related deaths occur among people 65 years and older, and each year more than 18,000 older adults succumb to pneumococcal pneumonia.
Senior education is one of the ways that PSU reflects its motto “Let Knowledge Serve the City,” PSU is a national leader in making its many varied academic resources available to older citizens. In 1973, PSU began offering eligible older adults a chance to attend its classes at no charge alongside registered students.