One of the most important things to think about as we move towards Retirement, is staying healthy!
We recommend you:
- See your doctor and dentist twice a year
- Stay active! Get exercise and keep moving!
- Get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of water, and take your supplements
Specializing in Care Management and In-Home Care
Sound Options has been both a pioneer in Professional Geriatric Care Management and a major influence throughout the nation as a leading provider of care management-led home care services. Their Professional Geriatric Care Management team (Registered Nurses, Licensed Social Workers and Licensed Counselors) is made up of “Expert Advocates” trained in elder care and complex family needs.
Substance Abuse and Addiction with the Elderly
Many adults 65 years of age and older misuse prescription and illicit drugs, but alcohol remains the most widely abused substance among the elderly. Other drugs, such as opioids, prescription medications, and marijuana, are also commonly abused by older adults.
Dental Care Information for Seniors
After the age of 65, new oral challenges are introduced as the body continues to age. Common conditions that affect seniors include dry mouth, oral cancer, root decay, and gum diseases.
The Mesothelioma Center
Gives you the latest mesothelioma information, support and free access to top specialists for better care and peace of mind. If you need legal assistance, Mesothelioma Law Center provides visitors with comprehensive information and can help asbestos victims recover money for medical treatment and other expenses.
Answers for Elders Radio
Helping families to navigate the complicated world of Eldercare
You can hear the show on 820AM KGNW The Word Seattle at 1PM Saturdays and on 1590 AM KLFE The Answer on 1PM Saturdays, and 9PM Sundays.
Elder Care Matters
ElderCareMatters is America’s National Elder Care / Senior Care Resource Directory that includes: Thousands of “Verified” Listings of Elder Care / Senior Care Professionals.
The Senior Scene
Senior Media Services serves the information needs of seniors in Pierce and King counties with their monthly newspaper, “Senior Scene” and a yearly directory called “Where To Turn.” Both publications are distributed free.
Right now, people are more isolated than normal, which adds another layer of complexity for those struggling with anxiety and depression. Social frameworks that usually exist to provide a supportive presence are greatly impacted, and COVID-19 related life changes and stresses are compounding, likely leading to or furthering mental health issues.
If you need help with mental health, whether it be for yourself or a loved one, you may find these resources helpful.
Department of Veteran’s Affairs
(800) 329-8387 x71234
Social Security Administration
Identity Theft Services and Information
In 2018, some 450 thousand identity theft complaints were reported, accounting for $488 million in losses. In the evolving digital landscape, it seems like our identity is up for grabs. Identity theft protection services can help reduce the risk of theft or fraud and provide immediate assistance in the event that your information is compromised. This guide will help you choose the service that best fits you. It is, quite literally, you who’s at stake.
Find more information HERE.
Do You Qualify for Financial Assistance for Nursing Care?
Download Your FREE Consumer Guide HERE!
A Guide to Hospice Care?
Download Your FREE Consumer Guide HERE!
We are excited to offer access to a Care Library, an educational resource for Aging-in-Place and Caregiving Solutions.
Care Library includes:
- Quick Care Tips (No-cost / Low-cost Practical Solutions) for active daily living
- Careguide Library (Self-assessments / Current & Relevant Professional Articles)
- Age-In-Place Guides (Smart Care Planning and Preventive Action Steps)
- Senior Health Newsletter (Aging Loved Ones enjoy these community-based articles)
- Caregiver Newsletter (Family caregivers learn to reduce stress & build support teams)
- Experts-on-Call has Complimentary Specialists that can help with questions and resources.
YOU ARE INVITED!
Review our CARE LIBRARY for FREE aging-in-place & caregiving solutions
Our library is a no-cost website full of valuable information, selfassessments and care advice to enhance health and independence, improve caregiving, assist with aging-in-place, and improve quality-of-life for the whole family.