According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), one in every ten Americans age 60 and over experience elder abuse each year, many of them in multiple ways. Unfortunately, this is a crime that is severely under-reported, as it is estimated that only one in fourteen cases is ever brought to the attention of […]
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease once every 67 seconds. It is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and out of the top 10 causes of death, it is the only one that cannot be cured, slowed, or prevented. As of 2015, 5.3 million Americans of […]
In previous articles, we have discussed the rise of telephone scammers targeting senior citizens in an attempt to obtain their credit card and/or bank information. One such scam has recently returned to the news, and it involves medical alert devices.
Every day, people flock to YouTube to watch videos of pets as a form of entertainment and stress relief. Those benefits could be even more present in the life of your senior loved one if they had a pet of their own. According to the pet therapy organization Paws for People, interacting with a gentle […]
Chronic pain is defined as pain that continues and/or grows worse over a long period of time. According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 percent of older adults who live on their own, and 75 to 85 percent of those in care facilities, suffer from chronic pain. This constant pain results in a variety […]
Currently, approximately 75 percent of senior citizens own a cell phone of some kind. In 2013, the Pew Research Center reported that 18 percent of all seniors owned smartphones specifically, and it is estimated that by 2017, one out of every two adults aged 65 and older in the United States will own a smartphone.
A robocall is an automated telephone call which uses a computerized automatic phone dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message. Robocalls are used frequently by individuals running in political campaigns or by schools who need to make sure a message is delivered to a large number of families. However, at the present time, robocalls are being […]
According to the National Fire Protection Association, adults age 65 and over are twice as likely to be injured or killed by fire when compared to the general population. Regardless of if you have an aging parent living in your home or on their own, precautions need to be taken to ensure maximum safety in […]
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released some startling statistics regarding falls in Americans age 65 and over. One third of Americans age 65 and over fall each year. An older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall every 14 seconds. An older adult dies from a […]
While talking to your parents about legal, financial, and long-term care issues can be awkward, it is absolutely necessary. The following is a list of legal documents you and your aging parent should have in place for the future.
The United States federal government has a wide variety of programs in place to aid in the health and welfare of senior citizens. Below are details on a few of these programs, some of which may be unfamiliar to you.
We all dream of someday enjoying a financially comfortable retirement, where our many long years of working are rewarded with relaxation, fun, and the ability to fully dictate how we spend our own time. However, this American dream has drastically changed shape over the last several decades. It is now extremely rare to be lucky […]