Daily Life

Sandals for the Elderly that are Cool, Comfortable, and Safe!

Everyone wants a nice, cool pair of sandals in the warm summer months, right? Don’t let orthotic insoles or worries about balance keep you from getting a nice pair of stylish shoes this summer.Seniors tend to stay away from open-toed shoes ...

Choosing the Best Non-Slip Slippers for Elderly Seniors That Are Safe AND Comfortable!

There are very few things more important than keeping an elderly person from falling. A fall will alter the overall mobility and daily life of the senior.Consider the elder's footwear. Many seniors like to wear klunky, floppy house shoes or ...

Best Shoes for Elderly to Prevent Falls and Promote Safer Walking

As people get older, their bones and muscles weaken. This often makes it difficult for them to keep their balance while walking. Other factors affect walking in seniors. A few examples are arthritis, the reduced ability to focus on multiple ...

The Importance of Regular Checkups for Seniors

It is important for any individual to have regular visits to the doctor. Even at work, we are expected to submit for annual physical exams, and for a reason. Regular health examinations help prevent a certain condition and increase the ...

How to Help Elderly Neighbors: Making Life a Little Easier for Seniors Near You

If you have an elderly neighbor, investing a little of your time in helping them if they need something could really make their lives easier. If you are not very familiar with your neighbor, introduce yourself and make yourself friendly and ...

Medigap vs Medicare Advantage: Important Differences to Know

When people turn 65, they often look forward to gaining Medicare coverage and having access to a huge, nationwide network of participating providers. However, choosing your supplemental coverage can be tricky. Since there are so many choices, we ...

Plantar Fasciitis? Fallen Arches? Tired, Achy Feet? How to Find the Right Orthotic Insert

Anyone that has flat feet, plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, or just tired and achy feet may benefit from orthotic inserts. If you've never heard of them, or if you'd like to know more about the benefits they can offer you, my buying guide can help. ...

Joint Pain: Could It Be Osteoporosis or Arthritis? [Infographic]

While Arthritis and Osteoporosis share many common features, they are, in fact, different conditions and a lot of people can't tell the difference. This article will try to make it clear what is similar and what is different about both ailments. ...

Surviving a Long Car Trip with a Parent with Dementia

A long car ride can be challenging for any traveler, particularly for both you and a parent traveling with dementia. Despite the many possible problematic developments, it is possible to have a hugely successful road trip if you plan ahead. You may ...

Should You Be Concerned When an Elderly Person Talks to Themselves?

If you are a caregiver to an elderly loved one – a parent, in-law, or grandparent, perhaps- you might have heard them talking to themselves at some point. While it is normal to be alarmed at first, there are certain signs that will let you know if ...

Post-Acute Care for Seniors: Advice to Regain Mobility after a Hospital Stay

A serious injury or illness that results in a hospitalization can cause a serious reduction of mobility for seniors and elderly.  In the best instances, the loss of mobility is short-term and a patient can make a full recovery and return to ...

Best Car Seat Cushion for Long Drives For A Comfy Bottom and Less Pain!

Heading out for a long trip with loved ones? Road trips have been fun since you were young, but as we get older, they can be a bit more daunting. Staying seated in one (often uncomfortable) position for hours on end can cause a lot of pain, ...

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