Monday, September 8, 2014
Remaining Independent In Your Own Home
Most older Americans want to stay in their homes for as long as possible. This episode shows how seniors who chose to remain independent have made their home senior-friendly and safe.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Multiple Generations Living Together
Historically, a lot of families lived together for economic reasons, but in this episode we look at families who have chosen to live together for mutual support. Are more people returning to this way of life or is it something that works well for only a small percentage of our population? This episode highlights families who have made this decision, how well they are coping and how the effect on grandchildren appears to be very positive.
Monday, September 22, 2014
The overriding goal for senior housing is to provide appropriate services in the least restrictive setting, but just what does appropriate mean? There is confusion on the part of all Americans about the definitions of senior housing, independent living, assistive living, and nursing home level care. Many retirement communities offer several and/or all of these options. Seniors who have chosen retirement communities talk about making a choice that is right for them.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Education for Life
In addition to taking care of their physical selves, older Americans must remember to "feed the brain." This episode focuses on how seniors can re-enter the world of adult learning through a variety of methods. The goal is to help them remain mentally active by exposing themselves to new and interesting subjects. Not surprisingly, the more they remain mentally active, the more likely seniors are to take charge of their own lives and how they age. Mentally engaged older Americans are capable of better navigating through the complexities of our society, including its health delivery systems.