image description

Find Retirement Communities

RetirementHomes.com is the most comprehensive senior living directory online. We offer a free service to help you make informed decisions about senior care.
since 1997
image description

The Best - and Worst - Ways Caregivers Can Take Care of Themselves

Caring for an elder takes time, patience, and a lot of energy. While people want to do best by their loved ones, it’s essential that there is also a support system in place for those doing the caring. The majority of caregivers have their own lives, families, worries, and jobs. Trying to do it all yourself will only lead to burn out, and compromise your ability to provide good care. The benefits of creating a support network are numerous, and not

Continue Reading
image description

Avoid This Dangerous Killer: Winter Dehydration

Signs and Symptoms of Winter Dehydration Dehydration is often seen as an issue that comes up during the hotter months of the year. It's when you're exerting yourself physically on a hot day that you become dehydrated most often, isn't it? The thing is, dehydration can occur at any time of the year no matter what the temperature might be. This means that you could suffer from dehydration during the winter as well. In fact, dehy

Continue Reading
image description

How to use pet therapy correctly with seniors

Have you considered purchasing a pet for an elderly loved one, but thought it might be too much for him/her to handle? The truth is that this added responsibility may be just what he/she needs. Recent studies have shown that pet ownership offers a wide range of benefits for the elderly. Below is a look at some of the top ways your loved one could benefit from introducing a pet into his/her life. Provide Companionship One of th

Continue Reading
image description

The biggest warning signs for elder abuse

Unfortunately, elder abuse isn't a minor problem. Studies have shown that over two million elder Americans are victims of elder abuse, while for every case of abuse reported, as many as five go unreported. As a caregiver for elder adults, nothing can be as disheartening than the suspicion that someone is the victim of abuse. But understanding - and recognizing - the signs of abuse can keep it from becoming an ongoing problem. While such abuse can

Continue Reading
image description

What Did You Say? How to Listen For the Signs...That It's Time For A Hearing Aid

Roughly a third of all elderly people between the ages of 65 and 74 have some degree of hearing loss.  In addition, almost half of those over the age of 75 have trouble hearing. Difficulty hearing can cause a variety of problems for an older person, including making it harder for them to understand and comply with a doctor's orders. They may also have trouble responding to doorbells and hearing alarms in their home. Interacting with friends and f

Continue Reading
image description

10 Tips for Preventing Falls In The Elderly

Falling is dangerous for anyone, especially seniors. Bones become more brittle as people age and a fall can be seriously debilitating for a senior citizen. Broken hips, arms and legs mend at a slower rate as the body ages. Head injuries can be fatal. The Center for Disease Control is "taking a stand" on helping seniors prevent falls with programs for seniors and care givers. The program is called STEADI, Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and

Continue Reading

Select Your Retirement Needs

Questions and Answers

  • assisted living

    Hi, My father has advanced Parkinson's Disease and my mother is his primary care giver. They are still living in our childhood home but it's time for them to move on because my father is no longer able to be alone and the house is just becoming too much. My mother is in very good health and is not ready for a retirement home, at all. That said, she needs help with my Dad. I'm wondering if there is a condo near the yonge and sheppard area that might meet their needs. Your help is much appreciated. Marie

  • coopertive housing

    is there any coopertive housing in Mesa AZ that we can tour and see the apartments they have

  • what is the average cost in Peel for a 2 bedroom seniors apartment market value

    My parents are paying market value in Peel Housing. They need to make transition to a seniors apartment. What are the steps?  What is the average cost for a 2 bedroom (their monthly income is aprox 3,500)  They have health cost  not covered also. How long does it take to get into a unit.  

  • nursing

    How do I obtain a job as a helper in an old people's home care in hamburg germany?

  • re over stepping power of attorny rights

    Hi i believe my brother has over steped his rights as power of attorny he has gained acess to my mother's finicial information without her concent or without her being demend un fit to handle these affairs on her own at this time i am wondering what may happen to him if this is found out

    Assisted Living for my Ailing Mom

    Good Morning, My Mom is 72 and is suffering from COPD to the point where she can't look after her home or herself anymore. She lives in a 4 bedroom house that has 2 flights of stairs and too large for her to maintain. My Brother and I are looking to help her sell the house and have her move into an assisted care facility or maybe even continuing care depending upon some tests she is currently going through. My brother lives in Burlington while I reside with my family in Pittsburgh, PA. What are her options...? Thank you Mike 724-249-7186

Popular Articles