Wise Medical Research on the Web

Wise Medical Research on the Web

If you are researching a condition, symptom or diagnosis, it’s important to make sure that you are utilizing well-respected websites. Anyone can publish anything on the internet so it is important to establish the credibility of the website and authors. The tips below...
Investing in a Retirement Community

Investing in a Retirement Community

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC’s) are often seen as a smart investment and insurance policy for changing care needs throughout a person’s life. These communities offer a continuum of of living options. They typically include independent living, assisted...

Carefully assessing your parents care needs at the holidays

Returning home for the holidays is a good time to assess your parents for caregiving needs. Typically you will find that parents aren’t as forthcoming about their needs over the phone or when asked.  Here are some non-confrontational ways to assess how they’re doing;...

Short Days and Our Aging Community

    Fall is A beautiful time of year. The sky is a clear blue, the change in the direction of the sun light casts a lovely yellow hue as leaves are turning color and the air is finally turning cooler. It brings thoughts of young trick or treaters, pumpkins and raking...

Medical Issue Needing Immediate Attention

What if you are diagnosed with something that needs immediate attention? Unless it is imminently life threatening, you need to investigate the urgency, options and risks associated with any treatment or procedure being recommended. It will be necessary to do some...

Preparing Community Seniors for Hurricane Florence in NC

With Hurricane Florence approaching the Carolina coast, it is important to check in with family and friends. This is particularly true of older adults and seniors who may have less opportunity or ability to make preparations. Imagine being in a situation in which you...