What is an Adult Day Care?

Generally, an adult day care is a safe place for elderly loved ones to spend the day socializing, doing activities and receiving the care they need. Most older adults using this service are unable to safely care for themselves and … Read More

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with a serious illness in need of relief from pain and suffering. Palliative services focus on improving the patients quality of life by providing as much comfort as … Read More

Senior Spotlight: Seniors Got Talent!

Seniors citizens in Scranton, Pennsylvania are inspiring others as they hit the stage proving that “Senior’s Got Talent”! This year was the UNC of Northeastern’s 4th annual Seniors Got Talent showcase. Seniors from all around the community flocked to audition … Read More

Ready, Set, Laugh! Silly Humor for Seniors

There is a reason for the old saying “laughter is the best medicine”. Did you know that just the sound of laughter can actually trigger physical and emotional changes in the body? Humor therapy (also known as therapeutic humor)  began … Read More

4 Unique Retirement Communities in the U.S.

People are asking for better options when it comes to retirement and other types of elderly care communities. Healthcare professionals, government officials and business women and men alike are taking note and putting these requests into action. One size doesn’t … Read More

Senior Friendly Fitness Centers

Gyms and other types of fitness centers can be intimidating places for senior citizens looking to keep in good health.  Many seniors avoid machines and classes all together in fear that they will not use them properly or be judged … Read More

November: National Family Caregiver Challenge!

November National Family Caregivers Month “Take Care to Give Care” National Family Caregivers Month is recognized each November in celebration of family members who care for one or more of their loved ones.  “Take Care to Give Care” is the … Read More

Driving Miss. Norma: A Year Long Adventure at 90

This is a story of love, a story of adventure and most of all a story of gaining a second lease on life. Michigan native Norma Jean Bauerschmidt had no idea that at age 90 her life would be completely transformed. In … Read More

What is Lewy Body Dementia?

What is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)? To understand Lewy Body Dementia it is important to first understand the term dementia on a whole. Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with … Read More

Caregiving Burnout: Helping Yourself Before Helping Others

When caring for a loved one for long periods of time, it can be easy to neglect yourself and your own needs. When this happens, it is common for a caregiver to feel burnt out. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, burnout … Read More