Imagine that you don’t have the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself. For example, you have a serious illness that doesn’t permit you to manage your affairs, such as medical decision making or making a legal decision. While no one likes to consider this possibility, it’s a wise idea to think ahead and plan…Read more
What Is Adult Day Care? Does Your Senior Loved One Need Adult Day Care?
If you’re not already familiar with adult day care, you may wonder what it is, how it works, and whether or not the senior loved one in your life needs it. Here are some details. What Is Adult Day Care? Adult day care is an option to provide care for older or disabled adults during…Read more
Here’s How a Social Worker Helps Older Adults
It can take a team of people to care for an older adult. One professional who may be part of the mix is a social worker. It may not be as obvious what a social worker does compared to other professionals involved in your older adult’s care. Here’s some more information. What Does a Social…Read more
5 Things to Do With Your Senior Loved One in Bradenton This Spring and Summer
The heat, humidity, and rain in Florida during the spring and summer can put a damper on outdoors activities, particularly for older adults who may be more heat-sensitive or have mobility issues. Still, that doesn’t mean you and your senior loved one need to stay cooped up in the house until Thanksgiving. Here are a…Read more
Here Are Some of the Things to Consider With Your Funeral Arrangements
We get it—no one likes to think about their funeral arrangements. Yet it’s one of those things you can do that will give you some peace of mind and help those making the arrangements once you are gone. You can work with staff from a funeral home who can help guide you on different decisions…Read more
Romance Scams and Older Adults: Stay Alert to Avoid Danger!
Looking for love online is more popular than ever for singles of any age. However, that comes some emotional and financial costs for some vulnerable older adults. In fact, these scams bilked adults age 60 and over out of $139 million in 2020, according to the Federal Trade Commission. That compared to $84 million the…Read more
April Is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know
April is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. This refers to cancers found in the: Oral cavity, which includes the lips and tongue Throat Voice box Nasal cavity Salivary glands Oral, head and neck cancers only make up 4% of all cancer cases. However, they have an 80% survival rate if they are caught…Read more