May 2022

Resources for Seniors

If you’re like most people, you want to remain in your home as you get older… but according to a new poll, you probably aren’t fully prepared to age in place.

New findings University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging suggest many people in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s need to do more to modify their homes or plan for services they many need if they want to avoid or delay a move.

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Are you one of the almost 4 million people who retired prematurely because of the pandemic?

New AARP research found that about two in five workers age 50+, who had recently retired, left a job or considered leaving a job, wouldn’t have done so had it not been for the pandemic. The data also shoes that one in five retired earlier than planned because of the pandemic.

Now that the COVID crisis has eased, many of those early retirees are looking to rejoin the workforce – perhaps with a meaningful encore career, like caregiving.

Continue reading Professional Caregiving Can be Your Encore Career

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Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke.

Every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of a stroke.

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain can’t get the blood and oxygen it needs, so the brain cells die. Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of serious disability nationwide and around the world – but it doesn’t have to be. According to the American Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes may be preventable.

Continue reading Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

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Resources for Families

Are your senior loved ones traveling with you on this summer’s family vacation?

“Lots of great memories are made on summer road trips, so it’s wonderful when grandma and grandpa are able to travel with the rest of the family,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at Tudor Oaks Home Care’s partner, the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “If your senior has health issues or limited mobility, travel may be challenging – but it’s not impossible. Taking a few extra steps before you hit the road can help you overcome many of those travel challenges.”

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The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone – especially older adults. According to an AARP Foundation report, two-thirds of adults reported experience social isolation and high levels of anxiety since the beginning of the  pandemic. And, unfortunately, there is no vaccine to prevent loneliness.

The good news is that there are things you can do to improve your senior loved one’s mental health and help them keep a positive outlook on life. Experts suggest you do the following:

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Resources for Seniors

A brisk 30-minute walk could do more than boost the step count on your smartwatch. It could significantly reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

“We know that regular physical activity is critical to healthy aging. It strengthens muscles, improves heart health and can prevent or delay many age-related conditions,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at Tudor Oaks Home Care’s partner HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “Scientists are now learning that keeping fit could also reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.”

Continue reading Taking Steps to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

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