Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members

During the holiday season, many of us visit or are visited by our aging parents or relatives—often for the first time in months. Having awareness about specific changes in older adults that might be cause for concern is knowledge that can benefit all involved. This year, when gathering with your family for Chanukah or other Read more about Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members[…]

Information and Referral Day: Honoring Those Who Daily Provide Peace of Mind

Every day, across the country, thousands of professionals and volunteers successfully link people in need of assistance to the programs, services, and nonprofit organizations that can best deliver it. These critical links, which are typically free to access and use, are accomplished through a powerful network of interconnected people and agencies, collectively known as the Read more about Information and Referral Day: Honoring Those Who Daily Provide Peace of Mind[…]

Depression In Older Adults: Identify It. Treat It. Thrive!

Depression in older adults is a very real phenomenon, but it is also a highly treatable one. The important thing to understand is that depression should never be disregarded or ignored, no matter the age of the individual who is suffering. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) urges us to realize that “depression and Read more about Depression In Older Adults: Identify It. Treat It. Thrive![…]

Get Covered: Understanding and Enrolling in Medicare

For people who are soon turning 65—and for those 65 and older—Fall is a critical time to make decisions about healthcare and to enroll for Medicare Health Benefits. The decision is not as simple as it may seem. There are quite a few options, and understanding the differences can be confusing. However, it is important Read more about Get Covered: Understanding and Enrolling in Medicare[…]

Plan Ahead: How to Prepare in Case of a Medical Emergency

Because no one ever plans to get sick or injured, people often fail to prepare for what to do in the event of a medical emergency. Yet, planning ahead can make all the difference in a person’s outcome. Unexpected health crises can sometimes be life threatening, and they can be particularly alarming for older adults Read more about Plan Ahead: How to Prepare in Case of a Medical Emergency[…]

Aging in Place? How to Find Quality Home Care

By 2035 there will be 78 million people in the United States over the age of 65, according to the US Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. That has many implications, including that finding affordable, quality care for older adults will become a necessity for those who have aging loved ones. More and more people Read more about Aging in Place? How to Find Quality Home Care[…]

Stay Energized! How to Eat Healthy at 60 and Better

As adults age, their interests, priorities, and eating habits change—and so do their nutritional needs. The core principles of a healthy diet remain the same at 25 or 85: people need a balance of nourishing foods to enable them to look and feel their best. Eating a well-balanced diet can help people maintain a healthy Read more about Stay Energized! How to Eat Healthy at 60 and Better[…]

AgeWell Cincinnati Helped Caregiver Find ‘Confidence’ to Make the Right Decision

“My dad had an accident in the shower and was rushed to the hospital,” remembers Darrell Radin. Once that happened, his dad, Ben, spent nearly 100 days in rehab. During that time, Darrell’s brother Larry came in from out of town to help him care for their father. “I don’t think Larry really understood the Read more about AgeWell Cincinnati Helped Caregiver Find ‘Confidence’ to Make the Right Decision[…]

Lifting Up Voices: Protecting Older Adults from Elder Abuse

As adults get older, they can become more vulnerable to scams and different types of abuse—sometimes from those whom they trust. The statistics show this is a pervasive problem, which is becoming increasingly common. Elder abuse has been recognized as a largely hidden public health problem that affects five million, or one in ten older Read more about Lifting Up Voices: Protecting Older Adults from Elder Abuse[…]

Take Control and Maximize Your Social Security Benefits at Redefine Retirement

Social Security is supposed to be simple. You retire and, all-of-a-sudden, you start receiving those checks in the mail, right? Not exactly. Decisions you make about how or when you begin to draw your Social Security benefits can impact how much can you earn while receiving your benefits. While it’s true that those eligible for Read more about Take Control and Maximize Your Social Security Benefits at Redefine Retirement[…]