7 years ago

8 Ways to Protect an Unsafe Elderly Driver Who is Close to You

Unsafe senior driving is a serious issue. So, when you see warning signs that your parent or spouse is no longer safe behind the wheel, you have to get them to stop. But some older adults stubbornly refuse to give up the keys. Read More

7 years ago

Family Member Living with Dementia? Here’s How to Handle Family Conflicts

In working with 1,100 people living with dementia, I’ve found working with them is the easy part! It’s their families who are much more challenging. Read More

7 years ago

4 Tips to Convince an Elderly Parent to Stop Driving

What do you do when your elderly parent is no longer a safe driver?

How to get an elderly person to stop driving is a top concern among caregivers. If you’ve discovered that your parent or someone close to you is no longer a safe driver, talking to them about giving up the car keys is one of the most difficult conversations to have. But it is one that’s extremely important. Read More

7 years ago

7 Ways to Be a Great Dementia Care Partner According to Trailblazers

I did my first “research” paper in 2nd grade. I chose Harriet Tubman. When I learned what one woman could accomplish against unbelievable odds, I was hooked. I devoured stories of female trailblazers, marvelling at Marie Curie, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Dr Elizabeth Blackwell. Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and Malala Yousafzai have inspired me. Being a trailblazer is hard work. Read More

7 years ago

Top 5 Reasons to Consider an Assisted Living Home Vacation

A short-term stay in an assisted living home can feel like a relaxing vacation for an aging loved one. With housekeeping, meal preparation, and entertainment all taken care of, your loved one can focus on things they enjoy. Things like making new friends or participating in scheduled activities.

There are many reasons to consider an assisted living vacation for an older loved one. Here are the top five: Read More

7 years ago

Questions You Should Ask When Visiting an Assisted Living Facility

The search for the right assisted living facility can be daunting for families who are new to the process. There are a variety of options available in every size and location imaginable. It can, therefore, be difficult to know what traits to look for in a senior housing community. Read More

7 years ago

6 Important Considerations When Hiring Nurses for Home Care

It has been reported that each year in the United States, millions of people aged 65 and older fall. This results in hip fractures and other injuries. The consequences are sudden and serious. Read More

7 years ago

Home or Hospice? Making the Choice for Home Nursing Care

In the United States, about 40 million people provide unpaid care to an ill or disabled adult according to AARP. Many of the readers of Sixty and Me are in this situation now or might be in the future. Usually, the patient and caregiver would prefer this care be given at home, if possible. Read More

7 years ago

5 Things You Need to Know About Post-Acute Care as a Caregiver

The hospital can be a frightening place for seniors and their caregivers.

Whether you’re there for a scheduled surgery or an emergency situation, as a caregiver you want to ensure that your loved one gets started on the road to a quick recovery. Read More

8 years ago

3 Tips to Kick-Start Your Senior Housing Search

Research states that approximately 12-million Americans will need long-term care by the year 2020. In addition, 68% percent of individuals over the age of 65 will eventually develop some form of cognitive impairment or need assistance completing at least two activities of daily living such as dressing, showering and eating. Read More