Monthly Archives: December 2014

Palliative Care Helps Patients Live with Serious Illnesses

Palliative Care Helps Patients Live with Serious Illnesses

Palliative Care Helps Patients Live with Serious IllnessesPalliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on giving patients relief from their symptoms, pain, and the stress of living with serious illnesses. Often thought to be only for older adults with terminal illness and administered in a hospice program, palliative care is now available to patients throughout the progression of their illness. …Read more ›

Tagged with: , ,

Senior Living Remodeling Encourages Conversation

Remodel of Senior Living Common Areas Encourages Conversation

Remodel of Senior Living Common Areas Encourages ConversationThe idea that institutional buildings like hospitals should have approachable design and feel more welcoming has become a primary goal of architects and interior designers. This user-friendly creative aspect has only recently been applied to senior living spaces. Most notably featured in dining facilities, cozy public areas are now getting attention. …Read more ›

Tagged with: , ,

Arthritis Takes Its Toll (at a High Price)

arthritisArthritis is one of most common ailments in the United States, affecting nearly 55 million people or about one in five. It is the No. 1 cause of disability in America, extracting a cost in excess of $135 billion annually in terms of medical care expenditures and lost earnings. (more…)

Tagged with: ,

Community Luminarias Lit to Help Less Fortunate

Community Lights 1,200 Luminarias to Help Less Fortunate

Community Lights 1,200 Luminarias to Help Less FortunateIn a holiday season marked by world-wide fear, anger, and uncertainty, it’s nice to hear about the charitable efforts made by people with goodwill in their hearts. A 55+ community in Bethlehem, PA came together on December 13th to light more than 1,000 luminarias at their homes to support New Bethany Ministries’ “Luminaria Night of 2014.” This is the …Read more ›

Tagged with:

Ibuprofen Could Help Extend Life, Health

ibuprofenThe key to a longer, healthier life could already be inside your medicine cabinet. Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter pain medication, was identified in a research study as having a possible connection to extended longevity and better health. (more…)

Tagged with:

Brandywine Ranks High in Managing Chronic Health Conditions

Brandywine Ranks High in Managing Chronic Health Conditions

Brandywine Ranks High in Managing Chronic Health ConditionsChronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis are prevalent in older adults. Persistent and difficult to manage, chronic illnesses account for an astonishing 86 percent of our health care treatment dollars according to the CDC. One senior care facility is making strides to address this serious issue for its residents. …Read more ›

Tagged with:

Millenials Aren’t the Only Ones with Student Loan Debt

Millenials Aren’t the Only Ones with Student Loan Debt

Millenials Aren’t the Only Ones with Student Loan DebtAlong with many positive aspects of older adults embracing new endeavors later in life are some of the same setbacks younger people have always faced. This is the case when seniors realize one of the costs of pursuing a college education later in life is struggling with student loan debt. …Read more ›

Tagged with:

Seniors and Hearing Loss

hearing_lossHearing loss can be a frustrating condition for both the individual experiencing the condition as well as the individual’s family and friends. Left untreated, the condition can be not only annoying and inconvenient but also potentially dangerous. (more…)

Tagged with: ,

#ElderCareChat 12/17/14 Recap: Finding the Joy in Growing Older

Review highlights from this week's discussion about finding the joy and adventure in growing older.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 54 new and returning participants discussed what they look forward to most about growing older, who their “positive aging” role models are, what they fear about aging, the benefits of longevity, and more. It was an inspiring, enlightening, and energizing …Read more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Seniors Are Formidable Movie-Going Force

older_moviegoersHollywood seems to be obsessed with the younger moviegoer, as witnessed by the dominance of superheroes, animated features and action flicks at the local cineplex. However, with consumers in the 50+ age bracket accounting for nearly one-quarter of all movie tickets sold in the United States, it makes sense for motion picture studios to put effort into producing fare that appeals to an older audience. …Read more ›

Speak To a Senior Living Advisor

Follow us on Twitter!

#ElderCareChat