How to Stay Independent While Aging
Giving up the house where you’ve celebrated holidays and made memories can be heartbreaking. Most want to stay in the comfort of their own home as they grow older. In this article, we’ll discuss what you should do to ensure
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 get
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