“I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I don’t think I have seen my father’s feet in years! Lately, he has been complaining of foot pain. Do you have any tips for senior foot care that can help him?” – – Daniel from Alpharetta

While feet may be a touchy subject for people of any age, we all should appreciate the miles our feet haven taken us over a lifetime. With daily weight bearing for decades (not to mention unsupportive footwear), feet can take a real beating, but how many of us show our feet the love they deserve? […]

“My mother has been complaining about blurry vision, and I am concerned she might be developing cataracts. I don’t know how she is going to adjust if she loses her sight! Is there anything that we can do, or is it too late to save her vision?” – Sylvia from Woodstock

If your loved one has cataracts, she is in good company, but it doesn’t mean her sight is gone forever. By the time people reach 80, at least half of the elderly population will either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove them. Usually, you can tell if your loved one has a cataract, […]

“My sister and I both live in different cities far from our elderly father, and neither of us can visit as often as we like. We both worry we aren’t doing enough to help him. Should we try to move him to be near us, or can long-distance caregiving work for our family?” Stephen from Franklin, Tennessee

When you live out of town, you may not be able to act as your senior’s primary caregiver. That does not mean you do not have a vital role in your loved one’s care. What you lack in physical proximity you can make up for in organization and coordination. The key to successful long-distance caregiving […]

“My father has been limited to his room at the assisted living facility since the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders began, and I am worried about the toll this seclusion is taking on him. Is there anything I can do for him if I cannot visit? How are other families navigating social isolation and seniors?” – Jeff from Noonday

As painful as it is to not be able to visit your loved one at a nursing home or assisted living facility, the situation on the inside may be even more troubling. While most of us are physically distancing from others, wearing masks in public, washing hands frequently, and relying on video chatting for work […]

“My mother resides in an assisted living facility, and I am so anxious about her health. What should I know about caregivers and COVID-19? How do I know that my mom is getting the care she needs if I am not allowed to visit her? Do you have any advice for adult children like me who are worried about our loved ones?” –Andrea from Wickford

These are strange days indeed, and the concern about containing the spread of this invisible enemy, COVID-19, is the most important thing we can do today and in the coming weeks to keep everyone, especially our beloved elderly population, safe. Because seniors are at the highest risk for complications, it’s imperative that we all follow […]