Doctor’s order is best gift of all

With a yearlong waiting list to enter a skilled-nursing facility for long-term care, my father was placed on palliative care at home recently. While it may not seem so, it was an early Christmas gift for our family.

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2016 Influencers In Aging

Meet Next Avenue’s 2016 Influencers in Aging. These 50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older. Read More…

We Need A Home Health Aide, How do I Get That?

In a prior column, I wrote about the advantages of aging in place and how that sometimes requires the help of a home health aide to care for the elderly loved one. So how do you hire one?

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How you can stop yourself from having a fall at home

As you get older and frailer, or if you have a frail relative, one of the biggest fears you have is having a fall at home.

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How to tell it’s time to stop driving with the Driver’s Assessment Program

Mobility is a key component for any person’as quality of life, but aging can affect mobility skills like driving. There comes a time where mobility, or lack of, can affect a person’a critical driving skills in many ways that are dangerous for senior drivers and bystanders.

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