This summer, much of the country has been suffering under the blistering heat. High temperatures are especially dangerous for older adults, and dehydration is one of the big factors when they experience heat-related illness. Yet even during cooler times of the year, older adults are at risk of having a less than optimal level of…

Read More
How To Get Your Aging Parent To Accept Help

I have been practicing as an Aging Life Care Manager for almost 20 years and have been asked this question at least 100 times. I frequently here, “we really see the usefulness and benefit of your service, but how can we convince our parents to let you in”? My response is typically, “Every situation is…

Read More

The world is currently experiencing an unprecedented increase in the population of older persons and there is no region that is exempt. There are currently over 700 million persons around the world age 60 years and older. By 2025, this figure is expected to double. I will be transitioning into that demographic in 3 years and the current…

Read More

Driving is a significant factor for quality of life and independence for the older adult. On the other hand, driving is a complex task involving visual, motor, and cognitive skills that experience age-related changes even in healthy aging. As we age, there can be different age-related functional changes with relevance for driving concerning sensory, motor,…

Read More

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.  Holistic Aging and other programs across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about hospice and palliative care. Hospice and Palliative care month is an opportunity to acknowledge recipients of in-home care services, and celebrate that they are able to remain in the safety and comfort…

Read More