Category Archives: Home & Living

How to Make Your Home Safe as You Age Without Having to Move

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For older adults, at least 60% of fall injuries happen in their homes. As you get older, things change, your mobility, your balance, and sometimes your ability to simply do things on your own. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to move out of your home and into assisted living.  Of course, this will greatly […]

The Florida Home Insurance Crisis

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The term “Crisis” used above is not an exaggeration or a scare tactic. If you are one of the thousands of Floridians who have been notified of a huge increase in your home insurance premium, you already understand this. Even worse, you may have been “non-renewed,” meaning that you will be without insurance when your […]

Five tips for home organization this spring

If you’re like most people, you appreciate an organized home. With everything else going on, we tend to let household organization get to the point where it becomes somebody else’s problem and the junk drawer becomes invisible to the naked eye.  Unfortunately, it’s not going to take care of itself. Not to mention the number of […]

Being a Long Distance Grandparent: How to Navigate It

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There was a survey that AARP conducted in 2019 about families and distance and do you know what that survey revealed? It revealed that at least half of families in America deal with distances of 200 miles or more between grandparents and a grandchild. That means long distance is quite the norm with kids starting […]

A great option for short term care

Being a caregiver can be hard.  In fact, we all burn out at some point and will need a break.  When a primary caregiver needs a break, respite care can provide short-term relief.  Respite care is basically time off so that the primary caregivers can get away from their responsibilities for physical and emotional relief.  […]

Cooking every day can be complicated, meal delivery services are not

One of the biggest challenges faced by many seniors is the task of daily meal preparation. It is not uncommon to find a senior who has resorted to eating breakfast cereal or some other very basic food at every meal. Planning, shopping for, storing and preparing a balanced meal can be a complicated task, even […]

How to Phase-In Healthy Visits with Relatives and Friends

In the early weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a lot of conflicting information that created a lot of confusion about safety. Many people know about the benefits of spending time outdoors, but there was a sudden urgency from warnings suggesting that people should stay indoors for safety. As the months passed, we learned […]

How often should you clean out your refrigerator?

When we clean our home, the last thing we think about is our refrigerator. It’s hidden, and there’s typically food in it at all times, making it hard to take the time to empty it for cleaning. What many of us may not know is that bacteria can linger in there from things leaking or […]

Preparing for hurricane season before it’s too late

Hurricane season lasts from June to November of each year. NOAA predicted an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year with 13-20 named storms. Now is the time to prepare and here are some preparations you can start now: Your medicines – It is possible that prescription medication may not be attainable for a long period after […]