How A Geriatric Social Worker Can Help You

By |2019-04-09T17:05:59+00:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

How A Geriatric Social Worker Can Help You It can be a challenge to navigate aging or caring for your older loved one alone. You most likely have questions about care options, community support programs, coping with the stress of caregiving, and more. The good news is that there are resources out there and [...]

How Does a Pharmacist Help Older Adults?

By |2019-04-04T19:04:54+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

How Does a Pharmacist Help Older Adults? Age-related conditions often require multiple medications. In fact, 39% of US adults over the age of 65 take more than five prescription medications daily. Keeping track of when these medications should be taken, what they do, and what they interact with can be a challenge. Your local [...]

Why Being Vaccinated Keeps Older Adults Healthy

By |2019-04-04T18:40:07+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Why Being Vaccinated Keeps Older Adults Healthy Keeping up with immunizations is an important part of health care, especially for older adults. Immune systems tend to weaken as we age and it becomes harder for our bodies to fight off infection. In fact, adults over the age of 65 comprise over half of the [...]

Essential Tax Steps for Elder Caregivers

By |2019-03-11T17:10:34+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Essential Tax Steps for Elder Caregivers Tax day is fast approaching! Often, an important part of caring for an aging loved one is helping to handle their finances. And, a big part of finances is tax preparation. You may have a handle on your own finances, but the world of elder care has its [...]

How to Spot Age-Related Hearing Loss

By |2019-02-11T19:38:38+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

How to Spot Age-Related Hearing Loss Maybe Dad insists that Mom is always mumbling, or Mom frets she can’t understand her grandchildren. Does Dad avoid going places with a lot of noise because he can’t hear conversations? Perhaps when you visit, the TV volume is turned so high you can’t hear yourself think, but [...]

UWM Students Take Up Residence at Luther Manor

By |2019-04-02T14:39:51+00:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Students Take Up Residence at Luther Manor Through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Student Artist in Residence (SAIR) program, art students live at senior living communities, including Luther Manor, rent-free in exchange for providing workshops and life enrichment opportunities for the residents. This innovative experience provides an immersive, intergenerational learning experience for [...]

Do Not Resuscitate: What You Need To Know

By |2019-02-06T16:12:46+00:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Do Not Resuscitate: What You Need To Know If your loved one is near the end of her life or has an illness that will not improve, she can choose whether or not she wants cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in an emergency. This is a decision that needs to be made and documented ahead of [...]

Seeing Clearly: Older Adults & Vision Loss

By |2019-02-11T19:26:19+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Seeing Clearly: Older Adults & Vision Loss Approximately one in three people have some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the time they reach the age of 65. This vision change can manifest in more than one form. Common concerns include blurred vision, floaters or flashes in the field of vision, dry eyes or [...]

The 9 Best Online Resources for Older Adults

By |2018-10-12T20:02:32+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

The 9 Best Online Resources for Older Adults There’s such a large amount of information available on the web and so much of it isn’t reliable - it’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re looking for useful information! To help save you time, we’ve rounded up nine of the best online resources for older [...]