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Topics to Discuss with Your Aging Parents – Warren, MI

As we age and live longer, financial, legal, health care and long term care issues affect families, not just individuals. The overview below addresses some key areas of concern, suggested questions to ask, and ways in which families might initiate conversations about these often difficult to discuss topics with their…

Medication & Risk Factors That Lead to Falls – Macomb County, MI

Aging sometimes means reduced balance, coordination, vision, strength and agility. These factors, along with certain medications and even our home environment, can increase our risk of falling. Ground-level falls are a major health problem for people 65 and older. An estimated 30% of people in this age group fall each…

The Value of Reminiscing – Grosse Pointe, MI

All people reminisce. Remembering times past is a pleasant diversion, stimulates the mind, and helps give us perspective and a sense of who we are. As a recent study from the Association for Psychological Science states, “Nostalgia is now emerging as a fundamental human strength.” Reminiscing, the process of “life review,”…

Eight Reasons to Be Socially Engaged – Shelby Township, MI

Over the last few decades, researchers have been fine-tuning a definitive “prescription” for healthy aging, defining the building blocks that combine to help us maintain the highest possible level of function and quality of life in our later years. Immune System A 2007 UCLA study demonstrated that loneliness decreases the…

Does your parent need help? – Sterling Heights, MI

As parents grow older, they face challenges that their adult children may not know how to address. The children may support their parents’ desire to continue living independently, but have concerns about their safety and well-being. One way to help resolve these conflicting emotions, and determine if the parents need…

Legal Protections Your Loved One Should Know About – Grosse Pointe, MI

Here are some legal steps and products you and your loved one may want to consider to ensure assets are protected and wishes are met. Will A will instructs how people want their property to be allocated after they die. Whether or not someone has a will, their estate may…

Home Care Professionals Can Stimulate Brain Health – Shelby Township, MI

Our understanding of brain health has grown by giant leaps over the past few decades. Sophisticated new imaging technologies allow researchers to observe the working of the brain in ways that would have seemed like science fiction only a few years ago. This research has yielded new insight into how…

Home Care Agency Checklist – Sterling Heights

On November 9, 2011, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By ,,, , With No Comments

When you are contemplating hiring a home care agency, you should check their background thoroughly.  Consider the following: Business license and necessary state licensure (if required by the state where the agency is located) Caregivers are “Employees” (this means the Agency is responsible for paying all employee payroll taxes, as…

Utica MI Home Care Service

On October 19, 2011, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By ,, , With No Comments

Two-Thirds Of California Voters Unprepared For Costs Of Growing Older According To Poll California’s weak economy has voters cutting back on current expenses and largely unable to meet essential future ones, such as the cost of long-term care, according to a new poll from The SCAN Foundation and the UCLA…

Home Care Services Utica MI

On October 19, 2011, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By ,, , With No Comments

Become A First Aider And Make A Difference Becoming a first aider is not a big deal, you give a small amount of time to learn knowledge and skill, but it could one day make a difference and save a life. This article gives one or two examples of where…