The LK Blog

The Importance of Sleep for Seniors

Many people begin to experience sleep problems as they age. The elderly find themselves unable to easily fall asleep or incapable of sleeping through the night. What starts out as a nuisance can turn into a serious issue, with energy, stamina, and health compromised by the inability to get a “good night’s” sleep. Sleep is […]

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Organize Important Papers Now

You never know when something will happen, do you? In the blink of an eye an emergency can occur that is fraught with stress and emotion. Decisions must be made and important papers and documentation are required but are nowhere to be found. This is a difficult situation that befalls many seniors and their caregivers. […]

Why Use a Daily Money Manager

There can come a point when paying bills, reviewing insurance coverages, banking and even handling personal monetary matters such as creating a practical household budget, becomes overwhelming and stressful with no end in sight. When these are the circumstances in which you or your loved ones find themselves, hiring a daily money manager might be […]

How to Help Seniors On Election Day

Let me ask you: do you have a senior loved one who is going to vote in this year’s election? Do you know why it is important that s/he does vote? Are you prepared to assist them? Regardless of age, casting a ballot in local, state, and federal elections is both a civic duty and […]

HELP IN TIMES OF TRANSITION

The death of a significant other can be emotionally devastating. So, too, can a marriage torn apart by divorce. The emotional trauma of each, whether sudden or built up over time, can be exacerbated by confusion about “practical” matters that are integral to the transition process. Both situations require a period of adjustment so that […]

Hey Doc, What Did You Say?

As people grow older, visits to the doctor become more frequent. A team of general doctors and assorted specialists are often required to monitor an elderly person’s health and wellbeing. Unexpected complications, perhaps due to changing lifestyle and medications, can be even more serious if not attended to by the appropriate medical expert. During many […]

The Importance of Having a Will

No one really wants to think about his or her own death. It is an extremely foreboding thought and makes uncomfortable conversation. Failing to make plans for one’s own passing, however, doesn’t mean that it will never happen. Having a will is important for adults of all ages.   A will is the only way […]

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How to Beat the Winter Blues

Winter can be tough for most everyone but especially so for senior adults. The weather is cold and nasty, slippery sidewalks and roads make getting outside almost impossible, and the shortened days and longer hours of darkness add to the gloom that may lay heavy at this time of year. Staying inside without ample opportunities […]

Why Their History Matters (Your Senior’s Legacy for Future Generations)

“Grandma, tell me about where you grew up?” “What do you mean I look like Uncle Bob when he was a little boy?” “You didn’t have a television OR an iPhone?!”   Who among us hasn’t heard the children in our families ask these sorts of questions or ponder what life was like back when […]

Web Surfing for Seniors/ Exploring the Internet

The Internet has changed all of our lives, and in my opinion no single demographic has been impacted by this technology more than seniors. You might not automatically associate the Internet with the senior population but once they learn the basics of navigating the web they’re ready, able and more than willing to jump in […]

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