I recently had the privilege of being a guest lecturer at MATC for a class on Gerontology. The class was comprised of future social workers and case managers looking to work in the aging industry. What a gift they turned out to be. I asked them, ” What does aging mean to you?”
Veterans Pension benefits are provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs and are available to veterans, surviving spouses of veterans, or couples. How should they apply for benefits, and what qualifications does the VA look for in applicants? Learn more.
What is creative aging? It is a term that has now grown into a meaningful movement for millions of baby boomers. Thanks to artist Angela Swan, the creative aging movement will be an integral part of Laurel Oaks Senior Community’s Lifestyle Programming throughout the year. Learn more.
Most people consider it a privilege to care for a loved one in their time of need. But if a family member decides to critique how the caregiver is performing the role, these new comments and increased concern for their loved one opens the door to conflict. What are some communication tips for caregivers when confronting family members?
Pharmacists are an integral member of your healthcare team. They look for interactions between the medications you’re taking, assess for correct dosages, and provide counsel to you on properly taking and storing medications. Pharmacists are also a resource for questions pertaining to insurances and payment options for medications. It pays to get to know your pharmacist and understand what to share with your pharmacist.
Fall prevention can be done. If you are over 65 and think it can’t happen to you, about one-third of the population over the age of 65 falls each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. Here are 7 simple tips to prevent falls: