Making your home a safer place to live is goal of AARP online class

Most houses and apartments are designed for young, able-bodied adults and don’t meet the needs of older residents or people with disabilities. Smartly designed and/or modified homes help to meet the varied and changing needs of their occupants and allow people to remain in their own homes as they age. An online program sponsored by [...]

It is possible to stay home as you age, and help is available

The Kentucky state Homecare Program is designed to provide home and community-based supports necessary to help the frail elderly avoid or at least delay institutional care. Based on an in-home assessment and a detailed plan of care, a case manager can work one-on-one with a frail elderly person. Through services such as home delivered meals, [...]

UK elder care specialist share these tips for the holidays, caregiving and COVID

Terri Weber, an elder care specialist at the University of Kentucky, recently wrote a piece about the holidays, caregiving and COVID. We're sharing this information because we find it helpful. Age brings wisdom and experience, but it also brings inevitable feelings of loss. Holidays in general can be difficult for many older folks and their [...]

Caregiving support is available during the holidays

The world pauses during the holiday season, but the Alzheimer’s Association knows that dementia does not pause. Therefore, it continues to provide services for caregivers caring for persons with dementia throughout the holiday season. To comply with the Kentucky governor’s regulations, rather than meeting in person, caregiver support groups have transitioned to meeting by phone [...]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to have fun and be safe

Many holiday traditions are too risky this year with the pandemic. The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living has some ideas on how to celebrate the holidays in new ways and still enjoy time with loved ones. 1. Drive around to see Christmas lights 2. Prepare traditional holiday recipes and deliver to neighbors [...]