April 30, 2019

Elderly Fecal Incontinence

Symptoms & Care In 1985, while giving birth to her son, Nancy Norton received a fourth-degree laceration of her external sphincter muscle. Since that injury, Norton […]
April 29, 2019

Senior Fall Prevention

A simple fall can change your life. Just ask any of the thousands of older men and women who fall each year and break a bone […]
April 29, 2019

Essential Document Locator Checklist

Adult children of aging parents are often caught without the essential documents their parents need in an emergency situation. Knowing where the official records are located […]
April 29, 2019

Sudden Senior Weight Loss: A Sign Caregivers Can’t Ignore

Three years ago, when Nicole Wilhelm, a public relations executive in Jacksonville, Florida, was in the throes of wedding planning, she visited her 68-year-old father in […]
April 29, 2019

Guide to Elder Care Planning & Family Meetings

By Jeannette Franks, PhD, a passionate gerontologist who teaches at University of Washington and Bastyr University. She is the author of a book on assisted living […]
April 29, 2019

Coping with Guilt over an Eldercare Decision

Making Peace With Your Decisions “When I first asked my mother to move her answer was a definite ‘No!’” Lynn D. remembers. “To her, leaving her […]
April 29, 2019

Elder Care Costs Comparison

The population of American seniors is expected to double in size within the next 25 years, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the […]
April 29, 2019

Top Signs of Elder Abuse

As seniors age and become more dependent on others for care, they also become more vulnerable to abuse, neglect and exploitation. Most people find the thought […]
April 29, 2019

A Table for One: Hidden Dangers of Eating Alone

Weight Loss After her grandmother lost a considerable amount of weight in just a few months, Gretchen Kenney insisted that she move in with her and […]