Hospice Care and Palliative Care: What are the differences?

Hospice and palliative care both provide comfort and support for individuals facing serious, life-limiting illnesses. However, there are significant differences between the two, particularly in terms of the timing, goals, and eligibility criteria. Here’s a detailed comparison: 1. Purpose and Goals Palliative Care: Aims to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life for patients… Read More

Swim Safely

Swimming is often hailed as one of the best exercises for people of all ages, particularly for older adults. It’s low-impact, gentle on the joints, and provides a full-body workout. Not only does it improve cardiovascular health and flexibility, but it also enhances mental well-being. However, as with any physical activity, safety should be a… Read More

Volunteers are a Vital Part of the Hospice Care Team

A day in the life of a hospice volunteer can vary depending on the specific tasks they are assigned and the needs of the patients they serve. However, here’s a general overview of what a day might look like for a hospice volunteer: 1.    Patient Visits: The volunteer visits patients in their homes or nursing… Read More

Tips for Spotting Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse, also known as elder financial exploitation, is a serious and growing concern as the population ages. According to a 2023 AARP report, Americans over 60 lose an estimated $28.3 billion annually, with more than 70% of these losses caused by someone known to the victim, like caregivers, neighbors, family, and friends. What Is… Read More

Aging Skin – What to Expect, What’s Normal and What’s Not

Aging is a natural process that affects all parts of the body, including the skin. As we grow older, it’s normal for our skin’s appearance and texture to change due to factors like reduced collagen production and loss of elasticity. However, it’s important to stay aware of these changes and know which are typical and… Read More

Debunking 5 Common Myths About Hospice Care

Recent revelations of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter choosing hospice care have spotlighted the crucial role hospice can play in providing support for individuals facing terminal illness. Still, there remain many misconceptions about hospice and what it can and cannot do. Simply defined, hospice care is medical care for those with six months or less… Read More

The Concerns of Solo Aging

Aging alone is a reality for a significant portion of the older population, with unique benefits and challenges that can impact one’s emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. While living alone offers independence and the freedom to pursue one’s own lifestyle, it can also lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation, and increased vulnerability to health issues…. Read More

Embracing Your Third Act

Welcome to your third act, a time of life that promises adventure, growth, and the joy of discovery. For many, retirement marks not an end but the beginning of an exciting new chapter, ripe with opportunities to explore passions old and new. This period can be one of the most vibrant and fulfilling times of… Read More

Patient Power

We all know how important healthcare appointments are to our ongoing wellbeing. We also know how hectic the day is for our medical providers; the average amount of time doctors spend with patients is under 19 minutes. In this rapid healthcare environment, how can you get the care you need? Two words: patient advocacy. At… Read More

The People in Your Aging Neighborhood

As we journey through the various stages of life, our needs, concerns, and health considerations evolve. Aging can bring about unique challenges and require specialized care and support. However, most don’t know about these professionals until we need to interact with them. In the spirit of Sesame Street’s “The People in Your Neighborhood” segment, we… Read More