Scams: The Elderly and What We Can Do to Help

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Few things are as heartbreaking as learning that someone took advantage of your elderly loved one and scammed them out of their money and/or personal information. An unfortunate reality of the modern age is that our tech devices may be secure, but scammers can still use social engineering to trick users out of their sensitive […]

9 Helpful Tips To Buying A Stair Lift

9 Helpful Stairlift Tips

Stair lifts provide more than just a means of getting from the downstairs floor of a house to the upstairs – they also represent mobility and independence to an aging generation. As time goes by and we get older, it is natural that we find certain everyday activities, such as climbing the stairs, becoming increasingly […]

Activities for Seniors: Creating the Right Exercise Program

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There are several benefits that seniors can get from a regular exercise routine. Workouts can help the elderly keep their muscle tone and boost their endurance so they can maintain their independence for longer. You could create the perfect exercise program for yourself or for your loved ones that adequately suits their capacity and needs. […]

Managing Caregiver Stress

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It’s an understatement that being a caregiver for an elderly loved one is just a part of taking care of the elderly. It can be an emotionally and mentally stressful time-consuming part of life. And in general, by the time you accept that you are in the role of “primary caregiver”, the need to help […]

A Better Fit: Finding an Assisted Living Facility

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There are some momentous events in the life of elderly loved one or a family caregiver. Yet, few can compare to the moment when your elderly loved one moves out of their home and into an assisted living facility. It can be a very emotional time for all. If your elderly loved one has been […]

A Place to Go: Adult Day Care

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Think back for a moment to when you first realized that your elderly loved one had major needs and their lifestyle (and maybe yours) was going to change. You might have exposed yourself to all kinds of services that help take care of the elderly. That could have been an overwhelming moment. One in which […]

Driving and the Elderly: Having the Difficult Conversation

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Some of the issues involving helping elderly loved ones can be difficult and full of tough decisions. The elderly often face unique medical and lifestyle issues that call upon them and those that love them to find solutions that they can live with. It can be common for the elderly to struggle with limitations related […]

Important Documents Everyone Should Consider

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Michelle Porjes, Creator and Director of LA Elderly Now that I am nearly four years since the creation of LA Elderly, I not only have my own experiences; I have learned from the wisdom of others. As I shared in one of my articles: “Give your family the greatest gift possible by making sure you […]

5 Things I Would Never Do as a Family Caregiver for an Elderly Loved One

There’s a trend on the social media platform Tik Tok called “5 things I would never do” where different professionals post about things they would never do based on their expertise and experience. Here’s mine: 5 Things I would never do as a family caregiver for an elderly loved one: #1. Not make safety, dignity, […]