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Senior Care Studies Illustrate the Power of a Positive Attitude

As it turns out, what your mom told you about the power of a positive attitude is true. Recent research indicates that seniors with a positive attitude enjoy better mental and physical health than their less positive peers. A positive

Dealing with the Emotional Fallout of Senior Living Decisions

There is just no completely effortless way to do it. When your parent’s physical or mental health is beginning to decline to the point that you know it is time to make the decision to move him or her into

Caregiver Dilemma: How to Cope with an Abusive Senior

Caregiving is difficult at the best of times. However, when the one receiving care exhibits abusive behavior toward the caregiver, the situation worsens considerably. If your loved one is treating you badly either verbally or physically, you may feel betrayed,

Moving to Assisted Living? Sidestep These Common Pitfalls

The decision to move a loved one into assisted living is difficult, even under the best of circumstances. But there are things you can do to minimize the negative aspects of such a move and maximize your loved one’s chance

Assisted Living Tip: Don’t Leave Out the Books on Moving Day!

When you are coordinating a move to assisted living for a loved one, there are a million and one things to decide. What items are the most essential to take along? Which things can your loved one manage without? How

Tips for Healthy Senior Living: Building Muscle Mass in the Golden Years

Why is it that, as people age, they often lose their balance and coordination? As it turns out, it may have more to do with lost muscle mass than with the actual aging process. This is significant, considering that, in

Expert Interview Series: Lee Ann O’Brien of McGregor About Senior Care Options

Lee Ann O’Brien is the director of communications, special projects, and planned giving for McGregor, an assisted living and retirement facility in Cleveland. We recently sat down with Lee Ann to discuss the various facets of elder care and hear

Gamer Grandmas: Exploring the Benefits of Video Games for Seniors

While the picture of a typical gamer may be a teen slumped on a couch who has not ventured out into the light for a couple of days because he is engrossed in the latest game, the reality is that

Harvard Home Care Pilot Program May Improve Care in Assisted Living

An ongoing Harvard Home Care Pilot Program is illuminating a real-time monitoring system that might prove beneficial in assisted living settings. Though the study was originally designed to focus on outcomes in a private home care setting, researchers are already

Factoring Longevity into Assisted Living Plans

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society finds that Americans are living longer than ever. In 2014, the average life expectancy at birth reached nearly 79 years, according to the U.S. National Center for Health

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