Category Archives: Aging in Place

5 Easy and Enjoyable Activities to Share with Older Loved Ones

By HomeCare Assistance, ALCA Corporate Partner As our family members and friends reach their later years in life we glean the opportunity to slow down and appreciate our time with them. There are a variety of activities that they can do in that offer the opportunity to stimulate and exercise them physically, mentally and emotionally … Continue reading 5 Easy and Enjoyable Activities to Share with Older Loved Ones

5 Tips for Planning for the Future When a Parent Is Still Healthy

It’s easy to put off planning for a parent or loved one’s care when that person is still healthy and able to care for themselves. Rather than wait for a crisis to strike, take time to plan for how you can maintain your loved one’s  safety and quality of life. Here are five strategies to … Continue reading 5 Tips for Planning for the Future When a Parent Is Still Healthy

What’s Important to Consider Before Hiring In-Home Caregivers

In the Aging Life Care Association’s newest White Paper, “Agency or Independent: Considerations in Hiring”, ALCA member Bunni Dybnis examines the legal and financial questions one should examine before deciding to hire caregivers for the home. Below is an excerpt from the beginning of the White Paper; to read and download the entire document, please … Continue reading What’s Important to Consider Before Hiring In-Home Caregivers

Choosing the Best Incontinence Product

incontinence, incontinence products, aging parents

Incontinence isn’t the easiest topic to discuss; but when ignored, incontinence can cause bigger problems – depression, social isolation, infection.  With proper assessment and guidance, aging adults can greatly improve their quality of life by selecting the right incontinence product to meet individual incontinence challenges.   Consider These Factors When Selecting the Right Incontinence Product by … Continue reading Choosing the Best Incontinence Product

Reduce Falls for People with Parkinson’s

tips to reduce falls for people with Parkinson's disease

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, an estimated 7 to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder for which there is no cure. For people living with Parkinson’s, falls are a frequent and hazardous complication because of the symptoms related to Parkinson’s –  muscular stiffness, freezing, shuffling … Continue reading Reduce Falls for People with Parkinson’s

Aging In Place? How to Plan for the Care You Need at Home

Aging in Place

In this free eBook from the Aging Life Care Association™, you will learn how you can plan for and get the care you need at home. Planning for the Care You Need at Home also shows you how to work with your family to ensure your choices and wishes are supported. Planning for the Care … Continue reading Aging In Place? How to Plan for the Care You Need at Home

Top Tips to Help Aging Adults Get Ready for Winter Storms

help senior citizens get ready for severe winter weather

With winter bearing down on much of the country, severe weather — snow, freezing temperatures, ice,  or heavy rains — greatly impacts the safety and well-being of the elderly. Here are some tips from the experts in aging well, Aging Life Care Association™ to help aging adults get ready for winter weather. Before a Storm Stay … Continue reading Top Tips to Help Aging Adults Get Ready for Winter Storms

Who Can Help My Aging Neighbor?

Loneliness linked to declining health in aging adults

Worried about the well-being of your aging neighbor? It doesn’t matter whether you live in a city condominium or in a planned suburban neighborhood, if you have concerns about the safety or health of an aging neighbor an Aging Life Care Professional™ can help.  While this article takes a look at dealing with aging residents … Continue reading Who Can Help My Aging Neighbor?