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Need Extra Funds in Retirement?

To learn more about Mutual of Omaha Mortgage, CLICK HERE. The HECM Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit is still relatively new and consumers should be interested!  When you have a Line of Credit, you have money available to you to use — but you only accrue interest on the money you withdraw.  This means...

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How COVID-19 could forever change healthcare

To learn more about Encompass Health, CLICK HERE. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. While we continue to hope that some of those changes will eventually go away, there are some—namely in the area of healthcare—that are likely to stick around well after the pandemic. However,...

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Living Well With Dementia

To learn more about Dementia Together, CLICK HERE. DEMENTIA TOGETHER, formerly Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado, is a nonprofit organization with the mission:  No one has to walk the dementia journey alone. Through education and enrichment, we work with others to make living well...

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Keeping Your Brain Healthy

To learn more about Kaiser Permanente, CLICK HERE. Many people expect to live to age 90 and beyond. The chances of developing Alzheimer’s (the most common type of dementia) or other types of dementia increase as we get older. Many of my patients ask me, “How do you keep your brain healthy?”    It would...

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Healthy Aging Includes Mental Health

To learn more about Sunways Senior Living Concierge, CLICK HERE. With Healthy Aging Month right around the corner, we are obligated more than ever to look at all aspects of healthy aging, including mental health. We have come to learn that each generation has its own set of rules and standards about...

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Guidance in Finding the Right Senior Living Community

To learn more about Senior Living Advisors of Colorado, CLICK HERE. Ninety percent of all Americans have the desire to age in place in their current home.  However, many older adults find that health challenges and increasing needs makes it difficult to do so.  In-home care can get expensive, and there...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dementia Caregiving

To learn more about Harbor Chase, CLICK HERE. It can feel daunting to take on the role of dementia caregiver, especially if you are new to caregiving in general. However, with the right research, knowledge, and mindset, you can ensure that you create a positive and engaging environment for your family...

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Guardianship and Conservatorship: What You Need to Know

To learn more about Stone Law, LLC, CLICK HERE. As we age, issues of guardianship and conservatorship may come up. If at some point an individual is no longer able to make financial or medical decisions a court may designate a guardian, conservator, or both. The court’s decision to appoint a guardian...

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Four Common Myths About Hospice

To learn more about Banner Fort Collins Medical Center - Banner Health, CLICK HERE.  Myth #1: Hospice is a place.Fact: “Hospice is not a place but rather, a philosophy of care,” Dr. Payne said. “Hospice comes to you wherever you call home, surrounding you and your caregivers with the support you need...

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5 Foods That Seniors With Diabetes Should Avoid

For more information on Chefs For Seniors, Click Here. Cooking for yourself can already feel like a chore, especially for seniors. But for those living with diabetes, preparing meals for yourself comes with added responsibilities. Diabetics most effectively control their glucose levels by watching what...

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Caring for the Whole Person Through Holistic Care and Integrative Wellness

To learn more about Vivage, CLICK HERE. Providing care at any level should go beyond simply treating a person’s ailment or condition. While the phrase “health and wellness” may lead some to focus on physical aspects, it really refers to the well-being of the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Wellness...

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A Checklist for When a Spouse or Parent Passes

To learn more about RTI Wealth Management– Anthony Cisneros, CLICK HERE. When you lose a spouse, partner, or parent, the grief can be overwhelming. In the midst of that grief, life goes on. There are arrangements to be made, things to be taken care of – and in recognition of this reality, here is a...

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The Impact of the Wrong Senior Living Community

For more information on Care Patrol, CLICK HERE. Chuck worked as a hospital-based home health medical social worker. One of his roles was to ensure seniors who were discharged from the hospital had supportive services in place for home care or assisted living. The other was to help the Senior in their...

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How Eye Exams May Help Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

To learn more about Secure Aging, CLICK HERE. One common problem with Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosing it. By the time many who have it are diagnosed, it’s too late to help. However, in the future, a certain type of eye exam may be able to detect Alzheimer’s disease even in its earliest stages, according...

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Comparing Costs of Home vs. a Senior Living Community

To learn more about Sunways Senior Living Concierge, CLICK HERE. Budgeting and comparing costs are a huge part of the process when deciding about long term care options. It isn’t “apples to apples” so to speak, and it’s important to look at TOTAL monthly expenses for both before making a decision on...

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DECLUTTERING: GOOD FOR THE HOME, GOOD FOR THE SOUL 

For more information on the author Patricia Rockwood, Instructor and Staff Writer at Suncoast Technical College, CLICK HERE.  “This course was inspirational for a lifestyle/behavior change vs. just short-term actions to declutter.” —ACE student in Decluttering class    There are good reasons why courses...

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When Should You Get a Pneumonia Shot?

To learn more about Montage Creek, CLICK HERE. Pneumonia is a nasty infection of the lungs. It often inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs, causing them to fill with fluid faster than the body can expel it. This can lead to flu-like symptoms that eventually make it so hard to breathe you need...

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Staying Safe During Summer Travels

To learn more about Namaste Alzheimer Center - CHI Living, CLICK HERE. Before hopping onto the next plane or train to check another destination off your Bucket List, plan ahead to ensure your safety to avoid catastrophes while away from home. Visit your health care provider at least one month before...

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Share your Time and your Talents - Volunteer!

To learn more about Namaste Alzheimer Center - CHI Living, CLICK HERE. There are many community agencies and non-profit organizations that rely on volunteers to help them carry out their mission. Why not find one you believe is important to support and share your talents by volunteering? Most organizations...

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Keeping Your Kitchen Safe

To learn more about Namaste Alzheimer Center - CHI Living, CLICK HERE. Because people often spend a lot of time in the kitchen – preparing meals, eating and socializing with friends – that’s a great room to start making modifications for aging-in-place comfort and safety.  Safe kitchens for seniors...

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