Planning Ahead: Advance Directives Provide Peace of Mind

It always seems too early, until it’s too late End-of-life care is not a discussion that most people want to have with their loved ones, but the best time to have that talk is in a time of ca...


Senior Fall Prevention Tips

According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year one out of every three people over the age of 65 falls. In this age group, falls are the leading cause of injury and death, and are the most com...


Treating Urinary Tract Infections in Older Adults

As we age, our bodies become more susceptible to illnesses and infections. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common illnesses faced by older adults, and they are often difficult to d...


9 Tips to Make Caregiving Easier

Gurwin Healthcare System Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents

Caring for an older parent, relative or friend is often a labor of love, but can be daunting as well. As a caregiver, you may face a host of new roles and responsibilities, many of which can be unfami...


5 Signs Your Aging Parent May Need More Care

mother and daughter at our long island skilled nursing community

As adult children, it’s human nature to view our aging parents through rose-colored glasses.  After all, they are the wise, strong-bodied individuals who nurtured us, then became our friends and confi...


Know the Lingo

As we age, or we care for aging family members, it can sometimes become confusing when dealing with all the different types of care available, and the terminology used by professionals when discussing...


Assisted Living: Can You Afford It?

a senior couple researches senior living costs

Many seniors struggle with the idea of moving from their homes of (typically) decades and all that it entails emotionally, as well as the financials associated with a move. “Sticker shock” is probabl...


Having the Conversation: Talking to Your Parent about Assisted Living

an adult daughter and senior mother

As we get older, many of us are cast in the role of a caretaker to a parent or other aging loved one.  Whether they need a little or a lot of help, there may come a time that moving to an Assiste...


Four Tips to Keep Allergies in Check This Summer

Allergies for Senior citizens

Ah, the weather is finally warming up and summer is just around the corner!  Although we are all ready for the sunshine, for many, this beautiful weather – and new blooming foliage – comes with ...


Celebrating the Passover Seder

Pesach, in English called Passover, lasts for eight days in America and has both agricultural and historical significance. It represents the beginning of  the harvest season in Israel. Passover’s name...


Modifying Holiday Celebrations for Loved Ones with Dementia

holding hands

Picture-perfect parties, over-the-top decorations, loud and crowded family gatherings and the biggest and best gifts –Hollywood’s depiction of the holidays sets the bar high for celebrations, and can ...


Using Nutrition to Fend Off Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.  It’s estimated that more than 6 million Americans suffer from this permanent and progressive di...