Reframing Aging to Fight Ageism

While broader public conversations about the negative effects of discrimination continue to grow in momentum and influence, one area that often goes unmentioned is the phenomenon of ageism. Ageism refers to how we think, feel and act towards ourselves and others due to age. Ageism can often feel harmless because… read more

Preparing for Surgery: A Guide for the Home

As life expectancies lengthen and medical technology advances, the number of older adults undergoing surgical procedures increases. While these procedures can greatly improve quality of life and health outlooks for patients, they can also cause short-term impediments that can impact an older adult’s ability to live comfortably and independently in… read more

Understanding Activities of Daily Living

You perform dozens of tasks every day to maintain long-term health and hygiene, from brushing your teeth and dressing to cooking and eating meals. But what happens when injury or illness makes these routine tasks difficult or impossible to accomplish alone? The following article discusses Activities of Daily Living (ADLs),… read more

Safely Managing Medication

As we age and our medical needs change, doctors will often prescribe medication to manage existing conditions and promote long-term health. Prescription medicine is a lifeline for seniors managing chronic conditions, but success depends on closely following the directions given by your doctor. Below are some simple tips and tricks… read more