Blog

March 30, 2022

How to Get Moving Again – Carefully

We love spring – the fresh scents, the daffodils and cherry blossoms, and more hours of sunlight. Like us, many of our clients are excited to shake off winter and move their bodies a bit more, whether inside or outside. It’s wonderful to see older adults want to get more movement and exercise into their... Read More
December 13, 2021

Checking on Your Senior Loved One During Holiday Visits

If you’re visiting a long-distance parent or other older relative during the holidays, this may be the first time in a long while that you’ve seen them in person. The pandemic interrupted our quality face-to-face time with a lot of people. With older loved ones, it also took away opportunities to see first-hand how they’re... Read More
September 29, 2021

Helping Elders Overcome Isolation and Loneliness

Humans are social beings, relying on each other for everything from food and shelter to companionship and community. But it’s an unfortunate fact of life that as most people get older, they experience more and more life events that can cause them to feel lonely or isolated. Children leave the home; loved ones, friends, and... Read More
June 29, 2021

A Welcoming Community of Care

June is Pride month, a time for both celebration and consciousness raising. At LifeCare Advocates, one of our ongoing concerns is the challenges that face our LGBTQ+ loved ones, friends, colleagues, and clients as they age. Aging presents challenges for everyone, but LGBTQ+ elders must also deal with the potential for prejudice and even mistreatment.... Read More
June 21, 2021

Recognizing and Stopping Elder Abuse

Did you know that 1 in 10 adults over age 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited? Abuse can happen in many places, including the older person’s home, a family member’s house, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. The mistreatment of older adults can be by family members, strangers, healthcare providers, caregivers, or... Read More
January 27, 2021

Staying Well in 2021

On January 1, many people welcomed 2021 with open arms and a smidge of optimism. People of all ages are mentally drained from the stresses of the pandemic. Physically, we’re also dragging a bit, having been cut off from many of the activities that kept us moving. This may be especially so for the older... Read More
January 12, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Thank goodness, vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus are making their way to our older loved ones. People who live in long-term care settings may already have received their first vaccination shot or been given a date when they’ll get it. Their facility will keep them informed, explain the risks and benefits of the vaccination, and... Read More
November 23, 2020

In Challenging Times, Try a Dose of Gratitude

A helping hand. An illness cured. A sunny day. A rainy day! We experience gratitude for many reasons, big and small. And when we do, says Glenn Fox, a neuroscientist at the University of Southern California, we are immersed in a uniquely human sensation. “Gratitude is such a key function of our social lives and... Read More
October 28, 2020

Managing Stress and Depression in Trying Times

We at LifeCare Advocates have been hearing about general underlying stress from so many people these days. The presidential election is very divisive, a second wave of COVID-19 infections is looming, and social problems are driving unrest. Millions of people are newly unemployed or under-insured, or both. Older people, especially, are stressed. They may be... Read More