In-Home Care vs Nursing Homes

As your loved ones age, it becomes harder and harder for them to fully care for themselves independently. When deciding how to best provide care for your loved one as they age, many families try to figure out whether or not to take their loved one out of their home....
Discussing Long-Term Care Plans

Discussing Long-Term Care Plans

When you feel that it is time to begin discussing long-term care plans with your elderly loved one, it can be important to understand the gravity of that decision. Most elderly individuals will not want to have that conversation. For many, accepting that they need...
Discussing Long-Term Care Plans with Parents

Discussing Long-Term Care Plans with Parents

As your parents continue to age, it is critical to have a conversation with them to discuss their wishes for long term care, and to discuss what plans they may already have in place. Many Americans have to scramble to figure out proper care for their loved ones when...
Identifying Signs of a Stroke

Identifying Signs of a Stroke

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the US, killing about 130,000 Americans a year. Risk of one occuring increases as you age. For the safety of your elderly loved one, it is important to know the signs of a stroke, so that you can better help protect your...

Elder Care During Blackouts

After the recent Hurricane Isaias left thousands without power, it is important to ask “What could happen to Grandma during the next blackout?” Rolling blackouts during extreme heat or cold can occur in New York, and major storms can sometimes leave people without...

Polypharmacy in the Elderly

As you age, you may notice that the amount of prescriptions you have are increasing. This plethora of pharmaceuticals is part of a large and ongoing issue in American medicine known as polypharmacy. Polypharmacy is when you are prescribed a large number of different...