Crafting Your Long-term Care Plan

As we get older, it becomes more and more important to have a solid, actionable plan for your long-term care. Although many of us would prefer to be independent indefinitely, the simple fact is that medical needs and physical ability…

Understanding Vision Loss

Many times, we may not initially notice someone we love or are providing services to is struggling with vision loss. Especially as many causes of vision loss are gradual such as with eye conditions like cataracts or glaucoma. Frequently we…

What Is A Life Settlement And Do I Need One?

88% of all universal life policies that are issued are lapsed or surrendered — without payment of a death benefit — because policyholders no longer want or need their policies, or they can no longer afford them. It is important…

How to Help Seniors Combat Loneliness and Isolation

Our attempts to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe during the global pandemic are causing a malady of a different kind—namely, an epidemic of loneliness. Our aging population was already vulnerable to loneliness before this health crisis, with at…

Coronavirus FAQ for Seniors and Caregivers

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak sweeps across the U.S., many seniors and their caregivers are dealing with serious concerns, especially considering how many older people have succumbed to the disease. Is there a way to protect oneself from the virus?…

Should Seniors Wear Masks to Protect Them from COVID-19?

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, there have been mixed messages about the use of cloth masks as an effective protection against COVID-19. Sadly, the topic has even become a politicized “hot button” in recent months, with emotions running high on…

Helping Seniors Deal with Psychological Stress During the Pandemic

Even for the healthiest and strongest among us, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge psychological toll. As the Washington Post reports, nearly half of Americans believe the coronavirus crisis is negatively affecting their mental health, also evidenced by a…

How to Become a Foster Grandparent

We recently had the privilege of speaking about the Foster Grandparent program with Elisa Stutheit with Aging Partners in Lincoln, Nebraska. She offered some in-depth insight about this program designed to provide individuals age 55+ with an opportunity to give back…

The Challenges of Being a Family Caregiver (That No One Talks About)

Being a family caregiver is often something we want to do. Our parent(s) begin to decline in health, and we take it on as our responsibility to care for them. After all, they raised us, took care of us….it’s the…

10 Signs You May Need A Professional In-Home Caregiver

Evidence shows that most unpaid family caregivers are ill-prepared for their role and provide care with little or no support, yet more than one-third of them continue to provide intense care to others while suffering from poor health themselves. A substantial body of…

Owning a Senior Care Business, Why The Time is Right Now!

Did you know that in the next 5 years there will be more than 14 million people in the United States over the age of 85? Those are some pretty astounding figures! More than 83% of those people will continue…

30 Warning Signs that Your Aging Parent May Need Help

Life gets busy, and we often find ourselves wanting to get over to check on mom and dad as they age, but time goes by and it doesn’t happen. Then, one day you stop in to say “hi” and you notice…

Recognizing our Aging Residents During Older Americans Month!

As communities across the nation celebrate Older Americans Month in May, they will recognize aging friends, family, neighbors and friends who are taking charge of their health and working to live active and independent lives. In recognition of the 50th…

Cooking for Aging Parents or Loved Ones

We’re excited to offer Mom’s Meals as a solution for At-Home Senior Nutrition! You don’t have to worry about cooking for aging parents or loved ones as this will help. Mom’s Meals is a leading national provider of fresh-made, home-delivered meals…

4 Tips for Moving an Elderly Parent

The home environment is a critical piece of our happiness. We want our loved ones to stay in their homes as they age, but sometimes the home is too big for their needs. Or perhaps the yard is too large…

Real Social Networking for Seniors

Social interaction is an important part of healthy living. But is social networking an adequate substitute for the real thing? You have over 1,000 social network friends, fans, or followers. Certainly you feel like you’re connected to all of these people,…

Senior Nutrition Services Now Available From Sunlight Senior Care

Over six million seniors are malnourished, affecting their health, happiness and quality of life. They may not be able to shop for groceries or prepare them in their home or apartment. Lincoln Senior Care Company, Sunlight Senior Care, recognizes the…

Avoiding Burnout When Caring for An Aging Parent

Making the decision to move an aging loved one from their home, or bringing in someone to help with daily caregiving and companionship can be one of the most difficult decisions that you have to make. A majority of adult…

What questions should I ask potential caregivers?

Caring for a loved one is hard. It is a difficult decision to select a caregiver or caregiving agency to come into your home or your loved one’s home to provide some relief. It is very important to educate yourself…

What is Aging in Place?

Many people often ask, “What exactly does it mean to Age in Place?” The answer is very simple. We want your parent or loved one to remain in their own home or dwelling of their choice for as long as it…

Get Started on Preparing Your Will

If you or a loved one should pass away without a Will, the state makes the decision as to how to distribute any remaining assets to the appropriate family members or beneficiaries. Creating a Will ensures your wishes are carried…

Identity Protection for You and Your Family

Identity theft affects millions of Americans each year. Sunlight Legal Support offers two high quality identity theft plans to help protect and restore your identity. Sunlight Legal Support Identity Theft Plan provides standard identity monitoring and the Identity Theft Premium…