What Is Medicare? 

Medicare

If you are the caregiver of an elderly loved one, you will navigate numerous obstacles throughout the experience. One of the most challenging is obtaining a solid understanding of Medicare. While not all individuals that utilize Medicare are elderly, many over the age of 65 depend on this health care program for various health-related needs…. Read More…

How Much Does Long-Term Care for the Elderly Cost?

If you have a loved one that is in need of long-term care, one of the most pressing matters of concern is likely the cost of that care. In fact, for most families, this is a key consideration. Senior care is an intense financial burden. According to a survey regarding cost of care, the median… Read More…

Utilizing Color Therapy Aids Those Who Have Dementia

Color Therapy

According to numerous studies, color therapy is highly beneficial for those who suffer from dementia. The effect of various colors on the brain and on standard human behavior has been studied at length over the past few years. This is especially true regarding the overall impact of various colors on those who are living with… Read More…

Get Senior Adult Placement Service Assistance for FREE 

Senior With Family

We here at Beacon Senior Advisors know and understand the challenges associated with finding the appropriate placement for senior adults. This is why we have created a 100% FREE service that assists families. We have a highly extensive background within the industry that allows us to share a massive amount of information to families such… Read More…

What Is an Advance Directive?

The advance directive is a type of legal document that outlines your preferences regarding medical treatments that you want followed in the event that you are unable to make your own healthcare decisions known at the time in which they are required. You may complete this on your own. In most instances, you may visit… Read More…

How Can You Tell When an Elderly Person Is Dehydrated?

Senior-At-Risk-For-Dehydration

Dehydration is a dangerous medical issue – regardless of age – however, it has been established that the elderly is at the highest risk for dehydration in evaluating risks among various age groups. According to statistics, up to 30% of all people who are hospitalized over the age of 65 are determined to be dehydrated…. Read More…

How to Identify and Treat Heat-Related Problems in the Elderly

Prolonged exposure to excessively high temperatures during the summer months can be extremely dangerous to the elderly. It has been estimated that – at least – 600 people die each year due to health complications caused by exposure to high temperatures and humidity levels. The elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions are at… Read More…

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home with Lighting, Color, and Contrast

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home

If you are a caregiver for an individual who suffers from any form of dementia, you know and understand there are many challenges. The main one being adapting the individual’s living space in order to accommodate their new and constantly changing needs. A vast amount of research has been conducted and it has been established… Read More…

Ensuring Proper Hydration of the Elderly This Summer

Senior Staying Hydrated

Multiple risk factors pertaining to dehydration exist among the elderly. If seniors do not receive the proper hydration, they may experience poor health, the loss of their functional statis, and their quality of life is drastically reduced. Loved ones and caregivers play a highly important role in ensuring opportunities are available for an elderly loved… Read More…

Is My Loved One Suffering from Dementia-Related Psychosis?

Senior With Dementia

If you are reading this, it is quite likely that you currently serve as a caregiver of a loved one that has been diagnosed with dementia. We know and completely understand the difficulties that you face – watching and experiencing the cognitive decline of an individual that you love. While dementia includes a wide range… Read More…

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