Category Archives: Family

How Do You Know When an Older Adult Needs Help With Their Mental Health?

Among those age 55 and older, about 20% have a mental health concern, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These include anxiety, mood disorders such as depression, and cognitive impairment.  It’s also no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic forced many older adults into isolation to stay safe. This may have helped them…
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How to Sign Up for a COVID-19 Vaccine in Manatee or Sarasota Counties

If you’re looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine, you may sometimes feel like you’re in a maze that never ends. Although some older adults have received the vaccine with little effort, others have fallen down a spiral to track it down. Here’s more information on how and where to get a COVID-19 vaccine if you…
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Here’s Technology That Can Improve Everyday Life for Older Adults

Technology—some days, it makes your life easier. Other days, it seems to create more problems than it’s worth. That said, there are some types of technology that can help the lives of older adults in your life. Here are a few devices you could consider for older loved ones that should simplify some parts of…
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4 Tips for Caregiving for a Loved One With Cancer

Caring for an older loved one with cancer is not an easy task. However, it’s something that you likely feel is important for you to do, even with its emotional and logistical challenges. To help make caregiving for a loved one with cancer a little easier, here are a few tips: 1. Learn all that…
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Does Your Senior Loved One Need Grandkids On-Demand?

It seems like we can get just about anything on demand right now, be it a TV show or movie, or favorite food, or groceries. However, what about grandkids on-demand? Can the joy of caring for a grandchild be provided to a senior who is far away from grandkids or who may not have them?…
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How to Help Senior Loved Ones Avoid Isolation This Holiday Season

The holiday season in 2020 is like no other before. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urging Americans not to travel, more people will likely stay close to home to celebrate.  Of course, that also means that some of us will feel more lonely and isolated from loved ones. For seniors, that loneliness…
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