Home Helper Could Assist Patients Discharged from Hospital Q. My mother is soon to be discharged from the hospital after a long post-surgery recovery. What problems could she encounter? Since she lives alone, how could we be prepared? A recent study has identified an unusual phenomenon. For senior citizens, hospitalizations actually may cause temporary memory [...]
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Local Senior Care Agencies Team Up to Accept Donations Benefitting Maricopa County Senior Refugees The Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Mosaic® Elder Refugee Program is funded in part by the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Refugee Resettlement Program. The program, through collaboration with other community organizations, provides services and support to elder refugees in [...]
Caregiving a Great Career for Older Adults Faced with Economic Challenges Q. I’m watching my 72-year-old mother struggle with financial issues – she doesn’t have enough income to live on. I fear this will be my fate as I approach my senior years. Are there any solid careers out there for older adults? Your fears [...]
Progressive Weight Training Builds Muscle in Older Adults, Research Reveals Q. My daughter has been after me to start a weight training exercise program she saw advertised at our local senior center. But, at age 76, I don’t see the point. Since my wife died I’m not interested in getting out. Before you come down [...]
Research: Care of Seniors with Dementia Underestimated I think my 86-year-old dad has dementia or something worse. He is becoming forgetful and I fear he is no longer safe at home. As a result, I am at his house more frequently. This is putting a strain on my own job and family life. My siblings [...]
Prevent Blindness . . . Eat More Fish, Study Says Q. My mother suffers from macular degeneration – which has left her nearly blind – and her quality of life has slipped considerably. She can rarely do anything around the house anymore. What can I do to prevent getting this terrible disease and help her? [...]
More Seniors Surviving Cancer, Study Reveals Q. I have just survived my second bout with breast cancer and I am thrilled to have beaten this again. Although, at age 82, the treatments took a toll on me and I am very weak and unable to do what I once did. Yet I am encouraged that [...]
Life Expectancy in the U.S. Increasing, According to Research Q: I am a healthy 70-year-old woman who is wondering what the latest research says about how much longer I may live? I’m retired, but I look forward to doing some other things with my life. The latest news on life expectancy is good. In fact, [...]
May Education Forum Focuses on Avoiding Senior Scams Avoiding Senior Scams is the topic for May 17, 2011 event at Home Instead Senior Care Greater Phoenix. Predators can take many forms, and everyone is potentially a target. Seniors can be very vulnerable to scams. That is why it is vital that you become as familiar [...]
There is No Age Limit to the Benefits of Total Hip Replacement Q. I’m an 84-year-old widow who has bad hips and my doctor wants to replace them. I feel as though I’m too old for this, though, and I live alone, with no help. What do you suggest? Listening to the doctor is always [...]