Hearing Loss and Social Isolation

Hearing Loss and Social Isolation

While 38 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, of those who are older than 70, only 30 percent have hearing aids.  While age is the greatest predictor of hearing loss, the average senior waits seven years to address it. The effects of living with...
When Seniors Refuse Post-Hospitalization Help

When Seniors Refuse Post-Hospitalization Help

All too often, older patients get released from the hospital and are fully eligible for help at home but refuse it.  The reasons for this vary, but often it gets down to privacy or pride.  Seniors see their homes as sanctums.  They don’t want strangers invading their...
Are Pets Your Best “Medicine”?

Are Pets Your Best “Medicine”?

Many seniors feel isolated as they get older. They may have lost close friends or family members and there are fewer opportunities to make new friends as they age. Owning a pet can change that – particularly dogs. Since dogs are pack animals, most welcome social...