Senior Living Blog

Caregiving

Being an unpaid caregiver for a loved one can be more than just stressful. It can be bad for your health.

Even though you may love it, the work is often hard, exhausting and perhaps even thankless. And then, when it's "over" for the day, you have to go to your job.

As if women don't already have enough challenges in the workplace, saving for retirement is also more difficult than it is for men.

It's true that most seniors would prefer to stay in their own homes and age in place. But is that always the best decision?

the invisible workforce

Are you part of the invisible workforce — one of the 15 million unpaid caregivers who are responsible for the well being of a family member? 

You may not know that Medicaid will pay for home care, if you qualify medically and financially. In some states, even a family member can be paid by Medicaid to provide care. 

If you’re a caregiver for a senior, a loved one with a mental or physical disorder that requires constant attention and response, you’re probably exhausted.

It’s wonderful to believe that “brain training” will help us preserve and even improve our cognitive functions.

Alzheimer's and memory care

There are 44 million people in the world who have Alzheimer's disease, including 5.3 million Americans.

hiking in the mountains

A recent study in California showed a correlation between the altitude at which people live and the rate at which they die of Alzheimer's disease.