Archives for over age 65

How to Choose a Residential Care Home

Time and time again, we are asked this question by concerned families “How do I choose a Residential Care Home? How will I know if it is a good home?” Prior to becoming an Eldercare Consultant, I was contracted as a mystery shopper of Residential Care Homes. On my undercover missions, I posed as a family member in search of care options. After touring hundreds of different homes, I have seen the good, the bad, and everything in between. I have met some amazing providers who pour themselves into the lives of their residents. There have also been beautiful homes
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Categories: Senior Housing and Care.

NOW is The Time to Talk With Your Parents about Senior Housing and Care

NOW is the Time to Talk with Your Parents about Senior Housing and Care! If you dread approaching the subject with your parents about senior housing and care you are not alone.  For most of us this conversation is right up there with having “The Talk” with our teens about the birds and the bees – awkward and uncomfortable.  But the message I have for you today is that open, honest conversation NOW is so much better than trying to figure things out on your own later.  Equipping yourself with a strategy and clarifying your parents’ goals and preferences will
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Categories: Over Age 65, Senior Health, and Senior Housing and Care.

Hearing Loss and Aging

Hearing loss is a serious problem as people age and can lead to isolation, depression and social withdrawal. Many people experience mild to moderate hearing loss between the ages of 65 to 74 years old, and it’s been estimated that as many as 48% of those over age 84 may experience significant hearing loss. According to the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, there are currently more than 10,000,000 older Americans with age related hearing loss. Fortunately, because of medical advances and modern technology, there are solutions for most who are experiencing hearing impairment. The most common form of hearing impairment in the aging
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Categories: Over Age 65 and Senior Health.

Eldercare Communicating with the Hearing Impaired

Hearing loss is a common problem for adults over age 65. When hearing loss is left untreated, those suffering from loss may avoid conversations or be embarrassed to participate in social functions. Learning non–verbal and verbal communication techniques can help hearing impaired seniors participate in daily activities. Some suggestions for communicating effectively with hard of hearing seniors include the following tips: enunciate clearly, face the person, maintain eye contact, do not cover your mouth, and sit at eye level. Before starting any conversation, turn down the television or radio. Background noise can make understanding the conversation difficult. Speak slowly and
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Categories: Over Age 65 and Senior Health.