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Heart Healthy: Tips for Maintaining a Strong Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the largest cause of death across the world, and on World Heart Day on September 29, many people around the world work to promote heart disease awareness, risks, prevention measures, and more. In honor of World Heart Day, here are tips for maintaining a healthy heart as you age: Start with your [...]

Work-Life Balance: How to Care for Your Parents and Yourself

When people talk about balancing working and parents, they typically mean being working parents and balancing their home life with their family life. However, as American continues to age, the phrase “working parents” can also be twisted to apply to balancing a full-time job and caring for your aging parents at home. Although juggling the [...]

How to Help Your Aging Parent Recover from Surgery

In the event that your aging parent has to undergo surgery, planning for recovery will help you feel in control and help your parent transition smoothly from the hospital to being back at home. After following a pre-surgery checklist, help your parent recover from surgery by following these tips: Ask your parent’s doctor questions about [...]

It Takes a Village: Building a Community to Help Aging Parents

As an adult caring for your aging parents, it’s inevitable that you’ll get worn out and will need help caring for your parents. Caregiving can be emotionally and physically exhausting, and as the saying goes, you need to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. To avoid burnout, build a community [...]

How to Choose the Right Stair Lift

At first, choosing a stair lift for your home may seem like a difficult task. With so many makes and models out there, how do you know which stair lift is right for you? Consider these factors to make sure you’re choosing the right option for you: First, make sure you have the correct measurements [...]

Five Ways to Plan for Aging at Home

According to a 2010 survey by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), nearly 75% of respondents (all of whom were aged 45 and older) strongly agreed with the statement “what I’d really like to do is stay in my current residence for as long as possible.” But in order for your loved ones to [...]

How to Choose the Right Bath Lift

When your loved one is aging at home, one of the most important areas to modify is the bathroom. Aging adults will want to maintain their privacy and independence in this area of the home, and buying and installing a bath lift can make this possible. If this is your first time buying a bathtub [...]

Blueprint for a Wheelchair Accessible Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

When planning for aging at home, one of the most important factors to consider is whether or not your home is wheelchair accessible; everyday activities that were previously simple, such as entering and exiting your home, opening cabinets, or using the bathroom can become difficult and even frustrating. Luckily, you can plan ahead for home [...]

Increased Disease Risks of Aging in a Nursing Home

When your parents begin to age, you and your family are faced with the difficult decision of whether to help your parents age in a nursing home or in the comfort of their own home. While you will consider factors such as cost, comfort, socializing, and more, you will also want to consider disease risk, [...]