Think you don't have a balance problem? If you're older than 40, you might be less steady than you think!
Seniors are at higher risk of sight-robbing eye conditions. Vision rehabilitation helps them make the most of their vision and learn new ways of doing things.
Did you know that seniors today consume more alcohol than their counterparts of previous generations? This can put their health at serious risk.
Tiny particles in the air we breathe can damage our heart, lungs and brain. Older adults are at highest risk.
Icy sidewalks, power outages, and darker days that can lead to depression … what can we do to help our elderly relatives stay safe and healthy during the winter months?
Most Americans want to grow older in their own homes. What can our government agencies do to help make this possible?
Giving up the car keys is a big deal for many seniors! Learn about options ahead of time to smooth the transition.
September 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Have you talked about this topic with senior loved ones? How did the conversation go?
Evidence shows that talking on the phone, texting and other activities behind the wheel are as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.
Phishing, phony sweepstakes and too-good-to-be-true offers ... cyber-scammers often target seniors.
When families are unsure whether an elder is safe behind the wheel, these experts can step in, providing an extra measure of safety for senior drivers, and peace of mind for family.
As you brighten the winter months with candles, lights and greenery, be sure to take a few safety precautions.
A surprising number of baby boomers are moving. Will their new homes be suitable if their care needs change?
Grandparents and grandchildren influence each other's physical and emotional well-being in many powerful ways.
New studies reveal the health benefits of living in a neighborhood where we feel connected to others.
A major new study confirms the need to protect vulnerable older adults during high summer temperatures.
Protect yourself and senior loved ones from this growing crime problem.
Is retirement time also the time to downsize? A new survey reveals a surprising trend.
Every year, older adults lose billions of dollars to con artists. But there's an art to having a cautionary conversation on this topic with elderly relatives.
It's a tough issue for older adults and the families who worry about them: Are Mom and Dad safe behind the wheel?
We hope that our later years will be marked by good health. But our goal should be the best quality of life, even if things turn out differently.
The risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) increases as we grow older. How can we prevent these potentially catastrophic events?
Here's an innovative new supportive housing option for older adults.
The National Council on Aging sponsors this event, which is held on the first day of fall each year. This year's theme is "Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow," reflecting the role of fitness and overall health in the growing public health issue of falls and fall-related injuries in older adults.
Perhaps you've seen or participated in the slow, fluid body motions of tai chi (tie-chee). If so, you are one of 2.3 million Americans who practice this graceful martial art that originated in China and is shown to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance self-confidence, and elevate overall well-being.
Before the next emergency strikes, work with your healthcare team to create a plan.
Extreme heat, floods, tornadoes … Mother Nature is a mad scientist! When you need home healthcare, you have enough challenges, but what about when a blizzard, hurricane or other natural disaster comes your way?
For seniors who live alone, staying safe is imperative. Recognizing the importance of keeping aging loved ones safe at home, Right at Home has compiled an extensive Home Safety Checklist for family caregivers to use to ensure their older loved ones avoid home safety hazards.
Do you know someone who can’t throw anything away? "I may need it again someday!" they protest, and resist any encouragement from friends and family to discard useless objects.
Falls are a serious matter for older adults. Falls send more than 2 million seniors to the hospital every year, and sadly, many of them are subsequently unable to return to independent living. A serious fall resulting in a fractured hip, a dangerous laceration or a brain injury is often the trigger for a move to a nursing home.