Debbie’s Journey

Depression is a common mental health condition that affects people of all ages. However, older adults are at a higher risk of developing depression due to factors such as social isolation, physical illness, and life changes like retirement or loss of loved ones. Therefore, it is crucial to screen older adults for depression and suicidal ideation to provide early intervention and support. More

The Art of Downsizing

Depression is a common mental health condition that affects people of all ages. However, older adults are at a higher risk of developing depression due to factors such as social isolation, physical illness, and life changes like retirement or loss of loved ones. Therefore, it is crucial to screen older adults for depression and suicidal ideation to provide early intervention and support. More

Depression and Suicide Screening Tools

Depression is a common mental health condition that affects people of all ages. However, older adults are at a higher risk of developing depression due to factors such as social isolation, physical illness, and life changes like retirement or loss of loved ones. Therefore, it is crucial to screen older adults for depression and suicidal ideation to provide early intervention and support. More

Starting one of the Most Important Conversations of Your Life

All too often families and individuals put off one of the most important conversations of their lives and then find themselves in a world of hurt, or worse, not having the capacity to communicate their desires at the end of life. Reasons for this vary, but the consequences end up being the same, others are left making the decision for you, often with long-term consequences for you and those around you. More

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Caregiving can be a deeply rewarding experience, but it can also take a significant toll on the caregiver's physical and emotional well-being. Caregiver burnout is a condition that can occur when caregivers are exposed to chronic stress and strain without proper support or self-care. More

Tips for Engaging Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Whether you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or you are a caregiver looking after a patient, it can be challenging to care for someone with memory loss. While Alzheimer’s Disease has varying stages, many patients start to find themselves losing train of thought, have difficulty finding the right words, and even start to speak less often. We’re sharing some tips to help you engage with people with Alzheimer's disease and minimize communication challenges. More

When is it Time for Assisted Living?

It isn't always easy to pinpoint when staying at home is no longer the best option. Here are a few factors to consider that it's time for a more supportive environment for yourself or a loved one. More

The Easy Way to Find Care Near You

CareAvailability is quickly becoming the most comprehensive directory available for care and senior housing. Families can access resources from any smart phone, tablet or computer without sharing their contact details. More

Types of Senior Housing, Care Facilities & Licensing

Educating yourself on the types of options for yourself or a loved one starts with knowing what each setting provides. Also, using a local Senior Living Advisor will be most helpful in navigating which options are the best fit. Independent Senior Living Communities: 1-3 Meals/day, housekeeping, transportation, activities Assisted Living Communities (ALF): 3 Meals/day, housekeeping, […] More

Programs of All-Inclusive Care for The Elderly

The Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an innovative model that provides a range of integrated preventative, acute care, and long-term care services to manage the often complex medical, functional, and social needs of the frail elderly. PACE was created as a way to provide clients, family, caregivers and professional health care providers the flexibility to meet a person’s health care needs while continuing to live safely in the community. More

Who are the Kidney Heroes?

The Kidney Heroes™ focus on the right intervention at the right time. If a patient isn’t progressing in a positive direction, the team tries to change that. Each person is trained to provide highly specialized care and understands the intricacies of kidney disease. Roles and staffing ratios are customizable based on individual market needs. More

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder. It occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons) in a part of the brain, called the substantia nigra, die or become impaired. Normally, these cells produce a vital chemical known as dopamine. Dopamine allows smooth, coordinated function of the body’s muscles and movement. It is not […] More

Alzheimer’s Association— Leads the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

We are relentless. We are optimistic. We are inclusive. We are a group of people— staff and volunteers—determined to end Alzheimer’s and all dementia. Serving 38 counties in Oregon and Washington, the Alzheimer’s Association® Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter fights for the more than 69,000 Oregonians and 120,000 Washingtonians living with Alzheimer’s disease. Our services […] More

What is Remote Patient Monitoring?

As we age we strive to keep our independence. Remote Patient Monitoring is a great way to help monitor chronic health conditions and prevent medical emergencies – helping you stay safe and healthy in the comfort of your home. Remote Patient Monitoring is simple and easy to use. Depending on your own personal needs you […] More

You Never Have To Be Alone

NEST is a non-profit organization dedicated to its core mission – connecting its members with each other and with resources to age successfully in the place they call home. More

How to Qualify for Medicaid Benefits

Black & White Rules? The first thing a law student learns is there is no such thing as a “black and white”rule. To every rule there is an exception(and probably many!). These exceptions make the rules of our society vastly more colorful than the average person would expect, and Oregon Medicaid is no different. Many […] More

Identifying Isolation and Loneliness

In this time of social and physical distancing, staying emotionally  connected with other people is more important than ever. Senior isolation was a troubling issue long before the pandemic, but now it’s a public health crisis. In fact, some experts are now referring to senior loneliness as a “silent pandemic” affecting millions worldwide. Isolation happens […] More

It starts with one. You can make a difference in preventing prescription opioid misuse

Prescription drug misuse is among the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and the vast majority of this misuse is due to prescription opioids. Opioids can negatively affect the reward center in the brain, leading users to need more and more over time and as a result these drugs can be highly addictive. […] More

MWV Newsletter December 2020

about important new developments and view the latest upcoming events for your area! Mid-Willamette Valley Monthly Marketing Update – December 2020   I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Each year I focus on being Thankful for the “things that happen for us, not to us”. Although 2020 is the year that keeps […] More

Have You Ever Heard of Reversible Dementia?

The answer to this question may surprise you. There are some conditions that mimic dementia and cause cognitive impairment. This is what we refer to as reversible dementia. In order to define the term, we first must understand what dementia is. Dementia is a collection of disorders involving cognitive impairment, and there are many different […] More

Case Management Week Goodie Bag Drop Locations

(We are working to confirm more locations in Southern Oregon – as fires get under control we hope this will be easier for these communities & we’ll update you as we add more) Market Drop Location Business Drop Location Address Southern Oregon All Care In-Home Care Solutions 255 W. Stewart Ave. Suite 101, Medford, OR […] More

Conversations to Have with Your Parents

We strongly encourage that families adopt the 40/60 rule guideline as the perfect time to start discussions concerning potentially sensitive topics around aging. That simply means that when the children are around 40 and/or the parents are around 60, these discussions should begin. Ideally, the whole family should be involved. It’s often least stressful to […] More

What is a Geriatric Care Manager and Why Do You Need One?

A geriatric care manager is a specially trained professional elder care advocate who will make your daily life care easier for yourself or a loved one. They will work with you to help you form short and/or long-term plans and connect you with services that match your finances. Whether you live in the same town […] More

Comcast Internet Essentials offering two months free service

As our country continues to navigate the COVID-19 emergency, we recognize that our company plays an important role in helping connect low-income seniors to the internet. That way, they can remain safely at home and be in constant contact with their families and doctors, as well as to the latest health news and information about […] More

Starting the Tough Conversation is Easier Than You Think

Family visits are a time of togetherness to share stories and reminisce with loved ones, celebrate traditions and strengthen relationships. Often, these gatherings come with the recognition that too much time has passed –and a lot has changed. The time together may spark awareness that your aging loved ones need additional help. Timing Is Everything […] More

Aging Alone Doesn’t Have to be Lonely

As we age, our social circles can often dwindle down for various reasons, but luckily there are more ways than ever to stay connected with friends and make new ones, primarily thanks to the internet. Whether you’d like to meet a new love interest or connect with old friends you’ve lost touch with, stepping outside […] More

3 Considerations when Contemplating Downsizing and Selling Your home

In 2003, when I started my career in the Senior Living Industry, the housing market made it easy for the seniors I was helping to sell their homes for a great price and move into a Senior Living Community fairly quickly. Following the Housing Market decline in 2008, I started seeing a shift in more […] More

End-of-Life Doula 101

The word DOULA has been used for decades in the US to mean “one who serves”. Just as a birth doula supports the labor that culminates in a baby’s first breath, End-of-Life Doulas support the labor involved when dying people, and their loved ones, prepare for the final breath. The role of End-of-Life Doula is […] More

The Emotional & Physical Toll of Worry

Worrying takes an emotional and physical toll and can lead to serious medical issues. Unfortunately, just telling ourselves to chill out doesn’t stop the worry. And, when a loved one is aging and needs more help than they’re willing to accept, there is a real cause for concern. Fortunately, you can increase your peace of […] More

Recession and Dementia: Reasons to Plan

Financial Insecurity As of December 2019, market volatility is rocking the world and it appears that this may be the norm going into 2020 and many experts fear a recession is imminent. Whether a family member is already in long term care (LTC) or merely concerned LTC is on the horizon, a recession can severely […] More

Providence Health and Services Offers SPEAK OUT!® & The LOUD Crowd® for Parkinson’s Disease

Is Parkinson’s Disease affecting you or your loved one’s ability to speak clearly? Providence Health and Services is pleased to offer a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain effective communication: SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®. This program is offered at various Providence locations throughout the Portland metro […] More

Imagine the Right Caregiver

For most Seniors, remaining independent in their own home on their terms is at the top of the list. However, the crippling effects of aging rob seniors of their desire to complete their life’s story with dignity and quality of life. The good news is that seniors can live their best life possible to the […] More

Protect Yourself Against Long-term Care Costs

If you’re fortunate, you’ll live independently and in good health throughout your retirement years. However, if you ever needed some type of long-term care, such as a stay in a nursing home, would you be financially prepared? To answer this question, you may want to evaluate two variables: your likelihood of needing long-term care and […] More

The Causes of Autoimmune Disease

My Fountain of Youth: Interrupted I spent the week of Christmas of 2018 doubled over in pain, with horrible stomach cramps and diarrhea. The mold I had inadvertently ingested along with my tomatoes was wreaking havoc on my digestive system.  This was not how I wanted to spend the holiday!    Then when I did recover,  the […] More

Providence Health and Services offers SPEAK OUT!® & The LOUD Crowd® for Parkinson’s Disease

Is Parkinson’s Disease affecting your or your loved one’s ability to speak clearly?  Providence Health and Services is pleased to offer a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain effective communication: SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®. This program is offered at various Providence locations throughout the Portland metro […] More

Speciality Care Coordination

Specialty Care Coordination is a critical program at Project Access Northwest. Helping committed patients connect with compassionate volunteer health care providers is the foundation of this program. Our care coordinators work with patients to assist them in navigating a complex health care system. What is our Specialty Care Coordination Program? Project Access Northwest connects un- […] More

Knowing When to Make the BIG Move

So, you just got the news from the doctor, and you walk away feeling like Wiley Coyote post-falling-grand-piano-accident.  You’re shocked and crushed, but also somewhat validated.  You knew something was wrong, but you’d hoped…not this.  Your loved one has dementia. You instantly picture the first conversations about this after diagnosis. The arguments. The heartache. You […] More

SAGE Metro Portland LGBT Resources

The Current Problem: A 2014 study by the Equal Rights Center found that 48% of LGBT-identified seniors “experienced unfavorable differential treatment in terms of availability of housing, pricing, financial incentives, amenities or application requirements.” Many LGBT older adults are forced to hide their sexual orientation and/or gender identity to avoid mistreatment, harassment and discrimination in […] More

Senior Referral Agencies

It is nearly impossible to be objective when helping a family member make the transition from their own home to a senior care situation.  What makes this so difficult?  We have hope for improvement. When we love someone, we never want to “give up” on them.  We hold a deep-seated belief that if we keep […] More

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

For many Americans, their house is their greatest asset. They’ve spent years working to build the equity in their home and, at a certain point, it may become time to put that equity to work. Often, savings, Social Security and pensions can’t keep up with the increasing cost of living and living longer. NRMLA President […] More

Respite Care: Self-Health isn’t Selfish

Providing care for a loved one can become quite grueling for both the family caregiver and the patient. Caregivers may find themselves feeling burned out from the stress of consistent assistance, often falling into troubling sleeping patterns and neglecting their own self-care. Respite Care provides a mutually beneficial third party resource for caregiver and patient, […] More

Do you have a bucket list? Not that bucket list, the one for downsizing!

Starting the downsizing process well in advance of a move or de-cluttering your home early can save time, headaches, stress, and dollars later. Do you really need that much stuff in your home?  More stuff equals more stress. More clutter equals more dust.  Getting rid of the excess stuff and clutter can make your house […] More

Navigating Hospice: What You Need to Know

Considering and beginning hospice care are sensitive times not only for the individual but for their loved ones too. Here are answers to a few questions to help as you begin this journey.  What is hospice? Those who receive hospice care are seeking comfort and compassion as they near the end of life. The goal […] More

Regenerative Medicine – Stem Cell Therapy 101

What is regenerative medicine? Regenerative Medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to damage, or congenital defects. This field holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the body by stimulating previously irreparable organs to heal themselves. Stem Cell Basics Stem […] More

The Key to Healthy Aging Lies in the Gut

Did you know that your body is an ecosystem? Over the past several decades, scientists have discovered a whole new world. We now know our body is covered in trillions of tiny microbes, most of which live in the gut. Many people recoil at this news because we ’ve been taught for so long that […] More

Spotting Elder Abuse

Perhaps you have already identified friends or neighbors who can stop in unannounced to be your eyes and ears. Sometimes, a geriatric care manager can help. You can stay in touch with your family member by phone and take note of any comments or mood changes that might indicate neglect or mistreatment. These can happen […] More

Creating Memories for Those Struggling to Find Them

Many aging seniors lose the ability to recall memories.  Some of this is a result of the aging process but for far too many it’s because of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  What are the options for seniors facing this challenge?  Verbalizing stories early in the diagnosis is an exercise worth exploring.  It can allow a family […] More

More Older Americans are “Unretiring”

Many Older Americans who have retired from their previous jobs are returning to the workforce, a process some are calling “unretiring.” The main reason for seniors choosing to return to work is unsurprisingly money, according to a survey commissioned by a senior care provider, Home Instead, that drew responses from more than 1,000 “unretired” people, […] More

Multiple Dimensions of Wellness

Here’s a glimpse at the many dimensions of wellness that are nurtured and promoted in today’s Life Plan Communities, also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs. More

Security and online Senior Living Referral Services

While researching Senior Living options online for yourself or a loved one you may be unaware of what happens with your information, and the level of your own security. More

Veteran Suicide Warning Signs

Veterans in crisis and their loved ones can call, text, or chat to connect with caring VA responders at the free and confidential Veterans Crisis Line. Responders are qualified to deal with any immediate crisis. More

Aquatic Therapy Programs

Aquatic therapy programs can assist in treating both chronic pain disorders like arthritis and fibromyalgia as well as neurological disorders. More

3 steps to feeling less lonely

Loneliness is nothing to be ashamed of. And if you educate yourself about loneliness, you can recognize and combat its effects before it becomes a major problem. More

6 tips to prevent pneumonia

Good overall health habits are critical to preventing pneumonia in seniors and in everybody, because they keep the immune system strong and able to fight off infection. A healthy diet, as well as getting plenty of rest and physical exercise will decrease the risk of getting pneumonia. More

Why choose an Elder Law Attorney?

The Elder law attorneys solid understanding of these issues allows them to better serve the unique needs of older individuals and their loved ones and to access needed benefits and resources. More

Alzheimer’s Network Program and Services

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive degenerative disease that not only affects the individual with loss of memory and cognitive abilities, but it also creates stress and significant hardships on the family who are often caregivers for their loved ones. More

Alzheimer’s Association— We’re here for you day or night

The Alzheimer’s Association serves the estimated 65,000 Oregonians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. We offer free early-stage engagement programs, support groups, community educational classes and other dementia resources. If you, or a loved one, need resources or support, call our 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900. Alzheimer’s […] More

Creating a Lasting Legacy

If you are like most of us there is a box of photos, slides and memorabilia under the bed or in a closet corner fading away. The memories inside are pure gold! Take care. This is your legacy! A professional photo organizer asks you to inhale and remember, “A box of photos tells no tales.” […] More

Advice for a Healthier You

“We need to become activists in promoting healthful behaviors and try our best to remain active and healthy the rest of our lives.” (Arthur Hayward, MD, Geriatrician and clinical lead physician for Kaiser Permanente.) Loneliness and social isolation can lead to poor health, an increased number of falls and dementia. Tips for Health: Regular health […] More

Falls: Only You Can Prevent Them

Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional deaths worldwide and over 27,000 falls result in death every year. Fear of falling should not rule your life. Here are some common risk factors: Climbing ladders or standing on unsteady chairs Rushing or not using mobility devices, such as a cane or walker Wearing poor fitting […] More


“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson I am very grateful to be surround by awesome team members- personally and professionally. But it doesn’t happen without effort. Make sure you learn from your all stars, compensate for injured players, and work to strengthen […] More

“Be the change: Strategies for health care transformation”

Participate in our one-day interactive event to learn from sought-after thought leaders and obtain the tools and momentum for making the change More

Home improvement for better senior living

Home improvement can be a challenge for seniors who decide to live at home instead of in an assisted living facility, included, are some DIY home improvement tips for better and safer senior living. More

Senior safety: Knowing when to go to the emergency room versus urgent care

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. More

3 Steps to escaping senior loneliness

Are you a senior who sometimes feels a deep sense of loneliness? Are you someone who worries about a senior who seems lonely? More

Appetite loss: 10 tips to a bigger appetite

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. More

FAQ: Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act

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. More

Residential Hospice Care: An under-considered option for seniors end-of-life care

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. More

Active aging: The importance of social activity for seniors

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. More

Wise and Well: Tips for family caregivers

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. More

Why seniors shouldn’t ignore small vision changes

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 […] More

Senior Resources: Why you could use a Senior Move Manager

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 […] More

8 exercises to improve seniors balance and reduce falls

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 […] More

10 benefits of agency-based home care

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 […] More

“Caregiver Syndrome” and healthy self-care tips for caregivers

A caregiver is anyone who provides care for another person in need. According to, 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. More

Weighing costs: home versus a senior living community

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. More

Senior travel tips: traveling with hearing aids

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. More

SAGE Metro Portland: LGBT-friendly senior housing

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. More

Be prepared: When your loved one can no longer stay at home safely

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. More

Elderly care: What is PACE?

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. More

Retire different: Shared housing

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?  More

Senior vaccinations are important!

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. More

Senior education opportunities

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. More

6 Tips to preventing pneumonia in older adults

Preventing pneumonia in older adults is very important in times like these! Here are 6 tips to prevent your loved one falling ill. More

Alzheimer’s Association­­ —We’re here for you day or night

The Alzheimer’s Association serves the estimated 63,000 Oregonians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. We offer free early-stage engagement programs, support groups, community education classes and other dementia resources. More

Smoothie POWER

Smoothie power-Easy to make smoothies are a terrific way to incorporate needed vegetables, fruits, proteins, vitamins, and minerals into your diet. By using a blender to puree these ingredients, the first part of the digestion process has already been completed, so its easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients. More

The need for care

In this country, 10,000 people turn 65 every day. The need for care increases every single day. We are faced with a significant amount of need for care in our families’ futures. More

The importance of fitness as we age

There are many great ways that we can accomplish being active in our later years. Exercise is perhaps the best-demonstrated way to maintain good health, fitness, and independence. More

Retirement lifestyle: What community is right for you?

Today’s Retirement Communities are more like cruise ships than nursing homes! Retirement lifestyle is full of fun, food, adventure, and entertainment day after day. The funny thing is that it also reflects what doctors’ advise- socializing, good food, rest, exercise, and reducing your stress. Hmmm! Who would have guessed! Many residents’ health indexes improve. More

Living a purposeful and meaningful life

For the first time, younger seniors are considering a move earlier in order to afford a retirement with meaning and purpose. A Life Plan Community offers a meaningful life designed to meet this new trend. More

What is a Senior Care Advisor?

A quality senior care advisor is going to help avoid common pitfalls and mistakes, as well as maximize your time and money. More

Get the best medicare coverage at the best price for YOU

In order to achieve the selection of an optimal plan for you, it is often helpful to seek the services of a licensed broker who specializes in Medicare. More

The benefits of in-home care

in-home caregivers can assist with all types of daily living activities, including meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, personal care (showering, toileting, dressing, etc.) and transportation, like to doctor appointments or grocery shopping. More

Myth Busters: The Realities of CCRC

Yet many seniors still believe retiring at home is best. Why? A study by Age Wave uncovered five myths that may be misconstruing the perception of CCRCs among the age 50-plus population. Knowing the facts can help you look at CCRCs in a new light. More

5 things to look for in a senior living community

Researching the best Senior Living Community for you or a loved can be time consuming. Here are 5 things to keep an eye out for. More

Become your best advocate

When it comes to your health, what is your peace of mind worth? It's time to become your best advocate. More

Balance and falls

It is estimated that one out of three adults over the age of 65 lose balance and falls each year and less than half of those talk to their healthcare provider about it! Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults in America. More

Memory lapses: When to worry about dementia

If you’re concerned about Alzheimer’s or dementia, you might mistake these “senior moments” for signs of mental decline. But there’s good news. Most memory lapses are nothing to worry about. More

Grief: 10 Things NOT to say to someone grieving

Grief is when someone close to us dies or begins hospice, it pulls on our heart, distracts our mind, and affects us physically. As a result, we feel fragile, or helpless. Well-intentioned friends try to console us, but struggle with what to say. More

How to build a disaster supplies kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. More