Gift Ideas for Seniors

Gift Ideas for Seniors

With the holidays approaching, you might be starting your Christmas gift list. But what do you give an elderly parent or grandparent? Many seniors might unwrap a holiday gift of bath salts or a new tie, and graciously say thank you. But what are gift ideas for seniors...

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Pain Management in the Elderly

Pain Management in the Elderly

As we age, our bodies just don’t work the way they did when we were younger. And for some, pain becomes more and more of an issue in our daily lives. Just as a medical professional does, ask your elderly family member to learn to assess their pain level on a one to 10...

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The Power of Puzzles!

The Power of Puzzles!

You may think puzzles are child’s play, but really, they can play an important role in maintaining cognitive skills in the elderly. Jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles both help the elderly (and those of every age!) keep working out the brain cells that deal with...

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Helpful Ideas for Seniors During COVID-19

Helpful Ideas for Seniors During COVID-19

As the Covid-19 virus continues around the world, we’ve all heard about the higher risk to the elderly or those with serious medical conditions. During this time, an elderly person living at home should be very cautious about trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, or...

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Home hacks for your elderly parent

Home hacks for your elderly parent

Keeping a senior’s home environment safe is paramount as he or she ages in place. We naturally think about building a ramp to the front door, renovating the bathroom so the shower is a walk-in, adding a shower chair, or removing rugs. But here are some other ideas to...

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What causes loss of strength in the elderly

What causes loss of strength in the elderly

As a middle-aged adult, you may notice signs that your parent is losing strength. One of the primary reasons that muscle weakness develops in the elderly is decreased physical activity. Physically inactive people can lose 3 to 5 percent of their muscle mass each year...

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