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Heroes helping heroes: Shining a light on military caregivers

BPTApr 18, 2019

“You’re sitting at home one night and get a phone call that your husband is being medevaced and he’s coming home. They said it was for spinal injuries,” recalled Mandy Spooneybarger, 36, caregiver to her husband, Charles, an Army veteran. “You have to live in your new normal. It’s stressful. It’s isolating. You have to let go of what you had. That is the hardest part. Sometimes it takes years. You can find strength from the person you are caring for. If you can, find other support.” Continue reading...

5 Things To Ask When Choosing a Senior Community

Eileen Ryan-MarukeApr 05, 2019

You may be completely independent and healthy when you move, but as you age your needs are likely to change. Yes, we’re staying healthier longer, but planning for the future (and the unexpected) is always prudent. That’s why the most important factor in choosing a senior living community is whether or not it offers a “continuum of care.” That means it fulfills both your current needs and any health needs you may have in the future.

Make sure you ask these questions so you can make an informed decision and find the senior community that’s right for you.  Continue reading...

Home Care Safety Tips for Aging Parents

Home Over 55 Staff WriterMay 27, 2016

When you’re dealing with a aging parents, the first thing on your mind may indeed be their safety. Most of the injuries that people over 55 suffer occur mainly at home and could be prevented if special precaution is taken....   Continue reading...

8 Tech Trends for Seniors

Home Over 55 Staff WriterMay 17, 2016

Grandpa doesn't have to stop his tech knowledge right after he learned how to text or 'surf the net'. Simply put, don't underestimate a senior citizen in the Rochester, NY area! Not only are they able to embrace new technology, but certain new technological advances specifically cater to them and their needs....  Continue reading...

8 Early Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration

Home Over 55 Staff WriterMay 09, 2016

There are a lot of warning signs that are associated with macular degeneration, but many people choose to ignore them. One cannot emphasise enough on the importance of acknowledging these signs in the very beginning. With early treatments, there is a high chance of preventing the advanced consequences. If care is taken from the very beginning, good vision cannot only be preserved but also improved.  Continue reading...

How to Talk to Your Elderly Parents about Home Health Care

Home Over 55 Staff WriterApr 22, 2016

As your parents age and senior care becomes more important, you may have to have a conversation with them about elderly care at home. Discussing serious decisions with parents and family members about elderly care at home can be challenging, but it is important to bring about the most beneficial choices. When it comes to family, small differences can become large arguments, so it is best to approach this topic with care...  Continue reading...

10 Fun Activities to Stay in Shape Mentally as we age

Home Over 55 Staff WriterMar 28, 2016

We all know the saying "you're only as old as you feel", but we've never understood what it meant until scientists took a closer look at the connection between body and mind. Research has now proven that there's a lot more truth behind the saying than we thought...  Continue reading...

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