10 Tips To Combat Loneliness from this 90-Year-Old

Allison Fox Lifestyle Trends Writer, HuffPost Manchester City Council Derek Taylor felt lonely. So he did something about it. Break out the tissues, folks. Derek Taylor, a 90-year-old man from London, England, felt lonely and isolated following the deaths of two loved ones. So he decided to do something about it, and now he’s sharing… Continue reading 10 Tips To Combat Loneliness from this 90-Year-Old

The Importance Of Good Food For Older People

Rob Quehan at work preparing a dish for Bishopstoke Park’s restaurant Jane Ashcroft Chief Executive, Anchor One in ten people over the age of 65 are estimated to be malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, according to The Malnutrition Trust.   As part of Nutrition and Hydration Week, they revealed that many of the warning… Continue reading The Importance Of Good Food For Older People

Who Can Benefit From Care Calls?

People who live on their own and: are Older and live on their own are Older and have pets have chronic health conditions may have had a fall or a number of falls have a disability or special need who need post or pre-hospital transition care after surgery or the like University students living away… Continue reading Who Can Benefit From Care Calls?

Premature deaths report focuses on falls

By Darragh O’Keeffe on May 30, 2017 in Industry There are fresh calls for a coordinated national falls prevention strategy in light of new figures showing falls accounted for the vast majority of premature deaths in aged care. One of Australia’s leading falls experts Professor Keith Hill, Head of the School of Physiotherapy at Curtin… Continue reading Premature deaths report focuses on falls

New Survey Finds Adult Children Want Their Parents To Age At Home

“For women of my generation, it was the ‘juggling act.’ Jobs, marriage, children, homes and aging parents were the balls we added, tossing them in the air as our lives filled up and praying they wouldn’t come crashing down on our heads.”~Willow Bay “CareCallingNow Service – an daily wellness checking-in by phone so you can… Continue reading New Survey Finds Adult Children Want Their Parents To Age At Home

Fear of Falling

By Richard W. Besdine, M.D. – via Huffington Post A month ago, I almost became the subject of one of my own medical school lectures, after an episode that illustrated one of the most serious health problems facing older adults and their doctors: falling.   To prepare medical students for their older patients’ real-life challenges, I… Continue reading Fear of Falling

Neighbors to be Lifesavers for Older Adults Who Live Alone

Awesome  Article on the Value of Neighbours to Our Loved Ones Who Live Alone CareCallingNow recommends that the secondary responder or alternate contact should be a neighbour that lives close by in the event that your Loved One doesn’t respond to our daily Checkin call. The neighbour is the person who can quickly respond in… Continue reading Neighbors to be Lifesavers for Older Adults Who Live Alone

It’s Time for a Senior Care Reality Check

The following article by seniors.com shows that Americans, like other Western Societies, have not planned properly for their futures as they age. It’s Time for a Senior Care Reality Check LAURA MITCHELL “Don’t wait until the crisis happens before putting on the seatbelt. Be proactive and enjoy the ride!” DR. BILL THOMAS “People who are not prepared… Continue reading It’s Time for a Senior Care Reality Check

Major Misconceptions On Aging

America Has a Major Misconception On Aging “A post from seniors.com is well worth reading so you can understand the how, the why, of how you most of us are going to fund our retirement. This review of our major misconceptions on aging contains information which may make you rethink your retirement thinking”   What… Continue reading Major Misconceptions On Aging

Caring for someone else is not all about you

 Brian Slayton, RN | Education | January 13, 2017 “Urgent Care for a Carer” Incoming students, you need to hear this: its not all about you. Let me explain.   My first hospital rotation was on an oncology floor. I answered a patients call light by myself. She asked if we had any extra tissues, I said… Continue reading Caring for someone else is not all about you