Health and Wellness

Aging with Pride: How Seniors At Home Supports Isolated LGBTQ+ Older Adults

The United States is facing a significant demographic shift as its population gets older, including members of our LGBTQ+ communities. According to the LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, Movement Advancement Project (MAP), it is estimated that, by 2030, there will be nearly 7 million LGBTQ+ people in the United States over the age of 50. This growing demographic […]

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Community Counts: How Local Resources Support the Families of People Experiencing Memory Loss

If your loved one is experiencing memory loss, you’re likely familiar with the significant challenges this condition presents—things about them that have always been familiar to you may be changing, and their needs can be different from one day to the next. As the disease progresses, you might feel isolated and overwhelmed by the support

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The Power of Planning

When you’re caring for older loved ones, it’s easy to focus on the issues that are right in front of you, like making sure their nutritional needs are met, handling medical appointments, and tackling home maintenance issues. Depending on the type of support that’s required, a Care Manager or Personal Assistant can be helpful in managing these everyday needs.

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How to Avoid Heat Illness During a Heat Wave

The tinkling tune of the ice cream truck making its way down the block is a sure sign that summer has arrived. Later sunsets, warmer weather, seasonal treats like watermelon and farmers’ market tomatoes—what’s not to like about summer? Turns out, a number of heat-related health conditions can put a cramp in the fun—particularly for

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Opportunities for Seniors Seeking Community and Support

The green ribbons you may be seeing in your inbox or social media feed represent Mental Health Awareness Month, established in 1949 to educate the public and reduce the stigma for people who are struggling with mental health issues. It’s a time to raise awareness about these challenges and the importance of supporting people who

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Seniors Thrive Thanks to Her Magic for Making Connections

Meet Alana Goldscheid, Director of Older Adult Social Programming Alana Goldscheid, Director of Older Adult Social Programming for Seniors At Home, is on a mission to connect others. With experience working within many different social programs here at Jewish Family and Children’s Services she’s had plenty of opportunities to create and nurture connections within our

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The Emotional Side of Heart Health: How Social Connectedness Helps Keep Seniors Healthy

We all understand the importance of keeping our hearts physically healthy, but there’s another side of heart health that doesn’t always get enough attention: emotional wellness. Emotional wellness is closely linked to social connection, whether it’s through friendships, intimate relationships, or being part of a community—and is especially important for seniors. Seniors are more likely

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Understanding Sundown Syndrome

By Dr. Catherine Madison, Neurologist at Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care “Sundowning”, or sundown syndrome, is a common condition that affects up to 80% of people with dementia at some point in the course of their illness. Patients with dementia who sundown become confused and agitated in the late afternoon and evening hours,

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When and How to Ask an Older Adult to Stop Driving

Driving is one of our greatest expressions of independence. But for many older adults, there comes a time when age-related conditions make it impossible to drive safely. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the rate of fatal accidents per mile of driving increases steadily for drivers 65 and older. How do you know if

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