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October 19, 2022

Self-Care Contributes to Mental Health

Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others. Mental health is more than the absence of a mental illness—it’s essential to your overall health and quality of life. Self-care can play a role in maintaining your mental health and help support your... Read More
August 29, 2022

How to Spot Signs of Depression in Older Adults

How do you know if you or your older loved one may have depression? Does depression look different as we age? The National Institute on Aging offers the following insights about depression in older adults. Depression in older adults may be difficult to recognize because older people may have different symptoms than younger people. For... Read More
August 18, 2022

‘Hospital At Home’ Helps Seniors Age In Place

“Hospital at home” is an emerging approach to healthcare in the U.S. that is helping address several challenges. The American Hospital Association (AHA) describes it this way: “Hospital-at-home enable some patients who need acute-level care to receive care in their homes, rather than in a hospital. This care delivery model has been shown to reduce costs,... Read More
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