Did You Resolve to Get More Exercise?

This is the time of year when many seniors find themselves feeling depressed. The holiday season can be sad if we’ve lost a loved one or if we’re far away from those we love. And spending time with a crowd of family doesn’t make us immune! Excessive expectations for gift-giving, decorating and preparations, dealing with… Read More

Tell your health care provider you want SVNA for Home Care Services

When you are in need of home care services, you have the legal right to choose the agency you prefer. Hospitals are required to provide you with a list of home health agencies within your geographic area. The hospital discharge planners are legally prohibited from expressing a preference or influencing your decision. Your choice must be… Read More

Hosting the Holidays When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease

Whether your family celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or other winter holidays, you are probably making plans right now for the festivities. If you are caring for a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of memory loss, some advance preparation can help things go smoothly. Before the visit If you are the family… Read More

“Should I Give Up Driving … Or Get a New Car?”

December 2–6, 2019 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week The inability to drive is one of the greatest challenges to senior independence. In some cases, this is simply the best choice. If advanced vision loss, severe mobility challenges or dementia make an elder unsafe behind the wheel, it’s time to learn about alternative transportation methods… Read More