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The Positive Effects of Senior Living Communities

Andrea Fanz on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Many older adults are wary of leaving their home to move into assisted living but they shouldn’t be because living in a senior living community is beneficial for both health and happiness. It’s common for older adults to resist moving ...

3 Effective Tips for Seniors to Avoid Tech scams

Andrea Fanz on Monday, January 22, 2018
Since internet scammers often target older adults, it’s best to be aware of ways to avoid it. Software technology advances and so do hackers. According to the Federal Trade Commission data, computer scams rank fourth to the fraud complaints ...

What is Aging in Place?

Andrea Fanz on Monday, January 15, 2018
What is Aging in Place? Aging in place means a person making a conscious decision to stay in the inhabitation of their choice for as long as they can with the comforts that are important to them. As they age these may include adding supplementary ...

Assisted Living, Simplified

Andrea Fanz on Friday, December 15, 2017
While life has its changes, the transition from an independent lifestyle to Assisted Living does not always come naturally. It's a choice that can only be made with the proper support, advice, and information. Before you and your family make the ...

Caring for a Parent with Dementia

Andrea Fanz on Friday, December 8, 2017
During the month of February, we are reminded that “love is in the air”. This can be bittersweet, as one of the hardest things is watching someone you love forget that they love you. Often families share they are challenged by the ...

Home Modifications for Senior Safety

Andrea Fanz on Friday, December 1, 2017
Use this home modification checklist to keep your loved one safe while they age in place. Hidden hazards in the home can make seniors’ lives more challenging and put them at greater risk of injury. Inexpensive home modifications can make a ...

Keeping Proper Caregiver Records

Andrea Fanz on Friday, November 24, 2017
It’s not uncommon for adult children to find themselves in a caregiving role for an aging loved one. Whether the transition was gradual, at first just helping out with tasks like transportation or housekeeping until more medical care was ...

Steps to Finding the Best Senior Care Facility

Andrea Fanz on Friday, November 17, 2017
Many seniors reach a point in their lives where they simply can’t manage all their daily tasks alone. When that day comes, for most families the best move is to help them find a quality senior living facility where they can make a new home. ...

Tips for Seniors on Staying Mentally Sharp

Andrea Fanz on Friday, November 10, 2017
Promising research indicates that taking the following steps can help keep your mind sharp as you age: • Control cholesterol problems and high blood pressure. These conditions can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke, which are ...

Online Activities Giving Brains a Boost

Andrea Fanz on Friday, November 3, 2017
The best exercise for your brain? Use it! A new study finds that knowing your way around the Internet and using digital tools may help you hang onto your memory and other cognitive skills – even improve them – as you age. Using ...

Young Mind from a Healthy Body

Andrea Fanz on Monday, July 31, 2017
Most people believe that the only way to maintain a sharp mind is by completing intellectual activities such as reading, solving problems or studying new information. However, studies show that physical exercise is actually highly effective in ...

Strategies for Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease: Patience, Compassion and Flexibility

Andrea Fanz on Monday, July 24, 2017
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease flings every member of the family into a difficult and often chaotic situation. Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is a full-time undertaking. As Alzheimer’s progresses, everyone; spouse, children ...

Discussing Giving Up Driving With Seniors

Andrea Fanz on Monday, March 27, 2017
The rate involving drivers over 75 is about the same as teenage drivers. Seniors have a higher risk of being involved in an accident for every mile they drive. For most Seniors or Elderly individuals, giving up driving means a tremendous loss of ...