23
Aug

Asking Your Elderly Parent to Stop Driving: Five Tips to Start the Heart-to-Heart

Getting our driver’s license gave many of us our first taste of freedom. Over the years, that little card let us go anywhere we wanted, whenever we wanted. So, it’s no surprise that if someone threatens to take it away, we would fight tooth and nail to hold on to it. If your parent has become a…
23
Aug

Supporting Seniors Through the Grieving Process

The retirement years can be some of the best of our lives. No longer tied to a desk, we can spend our days traveling, enjoying our favorite activities, and spending time with family and friends. But they can also be among the hardest. Being diagnosed with a chronic illness or disability, moving from home to an assisted…
23
Aug

Protecting Your Aging Loved One Against the Biggest Household Hazards

Our home is our safe space. But for seniors with mobility or cognitive issues, it can be a dangerous place. One slip on a bath mat or a trip over a lamp cord can lead to a devastating fall, a long-term hospital stay and even life-threatening health complications. But not all household hazards are so obvious—loneliness or…
23
Aug

Managing the Pains of Aging: Natural Options for Today’s Seniors

As we grow older, aches and pains often become part of everyday life. Stiff knees, sore muscles and achy joints can make the simplest of activities a pain while chronic conditions, such as arthritis and diabetes, can leave seniors homebound. With multiple health conditions and easy access to medication, many seniors have fallen victim to the opioid…
23
Aug

Emergency Checklists: Protecting Seniors if the Unexpected Happens

In St. Louis, where a beautiful afternoon can turn stormy in just minutes, we’re often at risk for tornados, flash flooding and massive snowfalls. In most cases, the bad weather passes through leaving nothing more than a soggy mess in its path, but in the event of a true emergency, you want every member of your family…
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