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Tips for Reducing Hospital Readmission Risk

Many elderly adults end up in the emergency room at some point in their later years. Some will even experience issues requiring visits to at the hospital once or more a year. While these visits are often necessary, they can result in a potentially serious risk known as hospital readmission.

Is Your Mom’s House Suitable for Her to Grow Old In?

Changing health and abilities can make it hard for a senior citizen to age in place. Have you talked about this with your mom? While she may want to age at home, is her house suitable for it? Make sure you look at these aspects of aging a home when your family is discussing your mom's health and safety.

Ways to Age in Place When Money is an Issue

Retirement income can make it difficult to pay for unexpected bills. It's also hard to plan for home care services when money is tight.

Make the Holidays Inclusive for Elderly Relatives

Winter holidays are the time of year where everyone enjoys getting together with friends and family to enjoy good food, entertainment and laughter. For elderly adults with health and mobility issues, it often means feeling left out of family parties and community events that celebrate the holidays.

Making Sure You Get Enough Sleep

While Caring for Your Senior As a family caregiver, you have a busy and challenging schedule. This is particularly true if you are in the sandwich generation and caring for your children as well as your aging adult.

Should Your Senior Consider Adopting a Pet?

Something to consider this month during Adopt a Senior Pet Month might be whether your elderly family member would enjoy having a pet. Whether she's had pets in the past or this would be her first pet, there are lots of reasons to seriously consider this idea.

Help! My Aging Relative Forgets to Take Their Medication

Elder Care in Berlin CT: Studies show that elderly adults often face more than one chronic condition that requires medication. It’s not uncommon for seniors to take four or more pills every day.

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Homecare in Cheshire CT: The shift in seasons can be a fun and enjoyable time, but they can also be the start of something more difficult for your parent -- seasonal affective disorder.

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