When Is It Time for Assisted Living?

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Making the Decision to Move a Parent to Assisted Living How Assisted Living Will Enhance and Enrich Their Life The decision to move a parent or loved one to assisted living is never easy. Fortunately, there are some easily recognized signs that it is time. When you notice these signs, the best gift you can […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Understanding the Risks of Breast Cancer for Older Women The Importance of Ongoing Screenings and Prevention October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While we sometimes think that breast cancer only affects younger women, it is estimated that 21 percent of newly diagnosed patients are older than 70. According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Tips for Traveling With an Older Adult

How Your Travel Needs Change as You Age Planning a Safe and Enjoyable Vacation Are you planning a trip for yourself and an aging parent or loved one? More older adults are enjoying travel in their retirement, but as you age, your travel needs change. Keep these tips in mind to plan a safe and […]

World Smile Day

How Smiling Benefits Us and Those Around Us Reasons to Smile More Every Day Do you want to make someone feel better? Smile at them. This simple act has the power to make another person’s day—and improve our own. Harper’s Bazaar reported that children smile 400 times a day. Adults average just 20 daily smiles. […]

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

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Understanding the Benefits and Impact of Rehabilitation Helping Americans With Disabilities Lead a Full Life This year, we are celebrating National Rehabilitation Awareness Week from September 19–25, 2022. This week recognizes the benefits of rehabilitation for those who have received treatment. The American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association has three goals: To educate people about the […]

How to Improve Mobility for Older Adults

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The Importance of Maintaining Mobility as You Age Mobility Exercises and Ideas to Try As we age, we face more mobility challenges. This usually means having difficulty getting around inside and outside. Mobility loss in older adults is usually the result of impairments in our central nervous system that lead to injuries, joint problems, arthritis, […]

Respite Vacation Stays at McGregor

The Value of Short-Term Respite Care Respite Vacation Stays Give Peace of Mind to Family Caregivers Most family caregivers devote hours a week caring for their loved one. But what happens when you need a break? You may not have other family or friends to rely on to keep up your loved one’s care in […]

How Estate Planning Reduces Stress

Top Reasons to Begin Planning Your Estate Now Why Estate Planning Can Improve Your Quality of Life All of us are aging every day: Though we may feel too young to begin estate planning, the reality is that there is no “right age” to detail our final wishes. You can take control and begin planning […]

Supplements and Herbal Remedies

Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies for the Elderly Herbal Medicine Risks First things first, what are dietary supplements and herbal remedies? These substances are used to add nutrients to a person’s diet or improve their overall health. Many herbal remedies and supplements contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, amino acids, herbs, enzymes, or fish oils. While dietary […]

Drug-Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions in Elderly Patients Common Drug Interactions It’s no surprise that seniors can sometimes struggle when it comes to managing medication regimens. It’s not uncommon for care providers to discover there is confusion surrounding when and how to take medications, as well as any potential interactions.  It’s important to note that as someone ages, […]