Respite Care Services in Farmington Hills, MI

The Good (and Bad) News about Living Longer American life expectancy has just reached an all-time high—78.8 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of course, there’s more to the story than just one statistic. Other conclusions from the CDC report include: Common killers are becoming…

Companion Care Services in Farmington Hills, MI

What Puts Some People At Risk for Heart Attack Death? Doctors may soon have a list of risk factors that could help them determine whether or not a person is likely to survive a first heart attack. Wake Forest University researchers analyzed data from more than 18,000 people participating in cardiovascular studies…

Caregiving Services in Farmington Hills, MI

Patient-Doctor-Caregiver: Demystifying the Dynamic Caregivers agonizing over the question of whether or not they should accompany an elderly loved one to the doctor often weigh the desire to become more educated about a senior’s care with not wanting to unnecessarily step on the toes of the elder or their doctor. A recently…

Retirees Don’t Get What They Gave to Social Security

When it comes to Social Security, the majority of new retirees are no longer getting what they paid for. In a trend that’s only projected to get worse, retirees from the middle-class on up are cashing checks that are smaller than the ones they wrote to the government. For the…

The Popular Cholesterol Med Seniors Can Get For Free

Depending on where they get their prescriptions filled, your loved one may be able to get a popular heart medication for free. This summer, a few grocery store-based pharmacies announced that they would begin filling prescriptions for Atorvastatin, the generic form of the cholesterol-lowering drug, Lipitor, for free. Northeastern grocery chain,…

The Number One Thing That Causes Seniors to Stumble

Water-soaked bathtubs and hidden patches of black ice may be the go-to suspects when it comes to senior falls, but recent research published in “The Lancet,” tells a different story about tumbles in long-term care communities. Scientists examined video clips of hundreds of aging adults staying in long-term care and…

Patty Andrews’ Passing: A Lesson in Why You Should Always Forgive

The recent passing of Patty Andrews, 94, marks the death of the final member of the epic singing trio, the Andrews Sisters. Along with her two siblings, LaVerne and Maxene, Patty sang and danced to tunes that helped define the essence of the GI Generation during World War II. Known…