RSSAll Entries in the "Elder Care" Category

Senior Moments: Advice from the Over 90 Crowd

Senior Moments: Advice from the Over 90 Crowd

A video clip of two 100-year-old best friends, Alice Jensen and Irene Cook, recently bombarded the Internet (youtube.com/watch?v=73ZzBcjVcrk). They’ve known each other for 94 years, can finish each other’s sentences like pros, and are pretty savvy for being centenarians (meaning they are over 100 years old). They know what “selfies” are, and one of them [...]

Protect Your Peepers: Eye Problems in Aging Adults

Protect Your Peepers: Eye Problems in Aging Adults

We know what we’re supposed to do. Have a yearly physical. Visit the dentist every six months. After a certain age, get an annual or bi-annual mammogram or a prostate exam. For a variety of reasons, though, some of us have a hard time sticking to that schedule. We’re even worse when it comes to [...]

Seniors: Smart Options for Part-Time Employment

I spotted a headline the other day that claimed, “70 is the new 30!” That particular claim may or may not be true, but it does seem true that individuals entering their senior years have many life options available to them besides retirement. Many seniors continue to work, and part-time employment offers several advantages. Jane Strommen, [...]

Managing Multiple Medications

Managing Multiple Medications

More than 70 people die in the U.S. each day as a result of prescription drug overdose. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that an estimated 40 to 75 percent of elderly patients either forget to take their medications, overuse them, or take them improperly. Increased health problems as people get older, as well [...]

Death With Dignity

Death With Dignity

By Janelle Brandon.  In the book “The Long Goodbye,” author Meghan O’Rourke writes about waking one night feeling icy cold and with her heart pounding from a nightmare several months after her mother passed away from colon cancer. Her panicky realization was this: Her mother had died, all those she loved would die and someday, she [...]

SENIOR HOUSING BASICS

Most elders would like to stay in their homes for as long as possible, but when the time comes, looking into senior housing options for yourself or an elder in your family can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What level of care is needed? Will you or your loved one feel comfortable [...]

Ask the Expert: Senior Living

Ask the Expert: Senior Living

By Alicia Gorder, Marketing & Admissions Coordinator, Eventide Senior Living Communities Q: My mother has dementia and can’t live alone any longer, but she doesn’t need nursing care. Are there other options? A: Eventide has two memory care neighborhoods, located within our assisted living communities at Fairmont (Moorhead) and Sheyenne Crossings (West Fargo). Designed to [...]