Category Archives: Family and Relationships

A Smart Way to Curb Senior Loneliness

Loneliness is hard at any age, but seniors are particularly vulnerable to the sense of isolation and depression that can occur in the retirement years.  Here is an example of a community based program that addresses the problem in a creative way:   Source: A Smart Way to Curb Senior Loneliness – Next Avenue

How to Advocate for a Loved One in Long-Term Care

Do you have a friend or relative in assisted living or a nursing home? Most of us do, or will, are even will be ourselves.  Some care facilities are great, but many require some extra help from the outside.  This article tells us what to do and how to do it effectively. Source: How to Advocate for a Loved One in Long-Term Care

How Can We Keep People Out of Nursing Homes?

I live in a senior building, and this is a common topic and top concern among my neighbors.   Nobody wants to go to a nursing home or even the slightly less alarming alternative, assisted living.  Around here they call it “the next phase”.  I see a very fine line between when a person can live independently and when they are no longer able to stay safe alone.  Often, the stopgap is some form of in-home care, and that can make a huge difference.  Let’s hope that some of the innovative programs detailed in this article help, so we can all age with grace and dignity.  Source: How Can We Keep People Out of Nursing Homes?

How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

This is an important article and the contents might surprise you.  Could you, or someone you love, fall prey to those who would strip you of your rights?  Source: How the Elderly Lose Their Rights | The New Yorker

How You Can Become a More Digital Grandparent

Want to be better at connecting with your grandkids?  You can really step up your game with these tips and techniques – take a look! Source: How You Can Become a More Digital Grandparent