Caregiving

Aging is Natural: Abuse is Not

A startling number of elders face abusive conditions. Every year an estimated five million older Americans are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Unfortunately, for every individual case reported, about 24 cases are left unreported. These rates are rising, and Montana is no exception.

Helping A Relative Who Is Newly Alone

When the loved one they have been living with passes away, many older adults face the challenge of learning to live alone—often for the first time.

12 Ways To Help A Housebound Senior Stay Involved In Life

by LISA M. PETSCHE

When someone is confined to their home due to convalescence from an illness, recovery from surgery, or chronic illness or disability, their world shrinks considerably. It’s easy to become disconnected from others and the world in general.