Senior Care

Baby Boomers and Depression

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Did you know that one of the most chronic conditions that baby boomers are diagnosed with is depression?

New Medicare Cards Will Omit Social Security Number

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Medicare enrollment for 2018 has officially opened, and it’s time to decide to enroll, change your current plan, or make the switch to a Medicare Advantage plan, a healthcare plan offered by private companies contracted with Medicare to provide Part A and B benefits.

Planning for the Holidays With Your Aging Loved One

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It’s holiday season, and it’s time to start thinking about how to include mom, dad and grandma and grandpa into your plans.

Showing Puppy Love at Brightwood

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Downsizing from a family home can be an emotional process. The prospect of downsizing without a cherished family pet makes it more so.

5 Key Conversations with Your Parents

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Are there conversations you’d like to have with your parents as they age, but you just don’t know how to start?

Easy Cooking Tips for Senior-Friendly Fare

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If you’re an adult child or a primary caregiver for an older adult, or if you’re a senior yourself, it can be stressful trying to create nutritious tasty meals. Sad to say, but when “healthy cooking” comes to mind, most people think “boring” or “tasteless.” But it doesn’t need to be that way.

Is Your Parents’ Home Safe?

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Is your parents’ home safe to live in? It may seem like a simple question, but it’s actually quite complicated. There are many factors that indicate if a home is a good fit for an older adult and many red flags if it won’t be a good option long-term.

Is Mom Eating Right?

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Mother’s Day is this weekend, and it’s time to ask a very important question. Is your mom (or dad for that matter) eating right? Are they getting the nutrition their bodies need? Just like you, older adults need essential nutrients like proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and, of course, a lot of water. Many studies show that a healthy diet reduces your risk of developing certain kinds of cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.