Written by: Carlee Linden | Best Company Editorial Team
Last Updated: February 24th, 2020
“Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”
As society continues to make significant advancements in technology and medicine people are living longer than ever. With a longer life expectancy, it should come as no surprise that many aging seniors are focusing on living an active, healthy, and full lifestyle. As a result, more and more seniors are turning to elder care blogs to learn about how they can slow memory loss, deal with financial changes, or improve their overall general health and well-being.
Aging seniors interested in learning more about making the most of their golden years will benefit from the following blogs and articles:
Baby Boomer Magazine was developed in 2003 and focuses on educating and helping Baby Boomers be perceptive and make wise decisions in all aspects of their lives. The online magazine covers topics such as health, finances, retirement, dating, travel and more. Daryl Burns, editor and publisher of Baby Boomer Magazine, states that the purpose of the magazine is to engage Baby Boomers on the topics relevant to their lives.
Check out these articles from Baby Boomer Magazine
- A Baby Boomer Guide to Fitness
- Can Baby Boomers Expect Inheritance for Retirement?
- Baby Boomers Exercise to Improve Memory and Decrease Memory Loss
Graceful Aging offers a unique take on elder care blogs. Instead of written articles, the site features videos that older adults or elderly parents can watch to learn more about senior living, caregiving, safety precautions, mental and physical health, as well as elder care services.
Check out these videos from Graceful Aging
The BoomerCafé blog gives its readers articles that speak directly to the baby boomer generation. The blog offers plenty of advice and tips on how baby boomers can travel the world, plan for and handle finances in retirement; there is even a Boomer Opinion section where boomers give their opinions on current events.
Check out these BoomerCafé articles
- Boomer Opinion: Is America Great Again?
- How Boomers Can Rise to Meet the World’s Deep Needs
- Are Our Children Better Prepared Than We Boomers Are?
Dr. Bill Thomas, author and physician, is dedicated to helping people realize that “how we perceive aging, to a very large degree, determines how we age.” Dr. Thomas aims to help all look at aging in a positive light and challenges the negative stereotypes that are associated with getting older.
Here are a few of our favorite Changing Aging blogs
- Ageing and living gracefully: How to adjust your home to suit your needs
- Living Well with Dementia: What It Means, and What It Doesn’t Mean
- Making Peace with Family Secrets
The With Seniors In Mind blog is full of helpful infographics and robust articles ranging in topics. Whether you’re looking to find out how many of your aging friends are using smartphones, what foods to start implementing into your diet, or the best sleep position for senior citizens, you can find it here. The articles are incredibly in-depth and easy to read.
Check out these articles from With Seniors In Mind
- Understand Dementia Care
- Healthy Nutrition for Older People
- Seniors in Flight: Protecting Yourself During Air Travel
“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”
Subsequently, the longer our elderly parents are living, the number of those living with Alzheimer's, dementia, and other conditions related to aging increases, thus requiring family members to become caregivers or find a long-term solution for their aging parents. Eldercare blogs can offer advice for dealing with difficult living situations, coping with the stresses of providing in-home care, and (if needed) finding a safe and reliable assisted living facility.
If you are taking care of your elderly parent(s), we’ve compiled five excellent elder care blogs to help you provide optimal care to your aging loved ones.
This government-sponsored blog helps not only elderly but all people who may be living with a disability. The Administration for Community Living blog features advice and opportunities for veterans, caregiver support programs, employment opportunities, and support for disabled youth. If you are involved in the care of aging adults, you’ll definitely want to stay up-to-date on ACL’s blog posts.
We suggest reading these articles from ACL
- We’re With You! ACL Programs Support Family Caregivers
- ACL Staff Prove Cardio is for All Ages and Abilities
The Senior Advisor website is dedicated to helping seniors find assisted living centers, and the site’s blog is a helpful compilation of healthy living advice for seniors. For those interested in tips about senior safety, gift ideas for the elderly, options for walk-in tubs, and other elder care related topics, you should give the Senior Advisor blog a try.
We suggest reading these articles from Senior Advisor
- How to Plan for Senior Care Costs
- Tips for Clearing Out Your Belongings Before a Move to Assisted Living
- Which Type of Senior Care Is Right for Your Loved One?
Since so much of senior care involves keeping seniors safe, it’s vital to stay up-to-date on the latest innovations in senior safety. The Best Company medical alert systems blog can help guide those interested in senior safety toward companies that are more likely to have the most reliable products. Topics discussed on the blog include which medications to avoid, retirement lifestyle, and important facts about medical alert systems.
Check out these articles on the Medical Alerts Systems blog
- The Future of Medical Alert Systems
- Experts Share How to Be Frugal with Retirement Savings
- Do You Need a Medical Alert System? [Quiz]
Interim Healthcare specializes in senior care offering home care, hospice, and health care staffing services. The agencies blog provides practical insight as many of the articles are written by hospice, home care, and health care staff. The blog is a great resource for children with aging parents dealing with emotional and physical challenges of taking care of their parents.
Check out these articles from Interim Healthcare
- 3 Simple Steps to Protect Mom or Dad During the Cold and Flu Season
- How Do You Help Ease Your Mom's Agitation When She Has Alzheimer's?
- When Does Medicare Pay for Home Health Care?
- 6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hospice
Michelle Seitzer has worked in the elder care industry for years, and her experience and love for the elderly has led her to create a blog dedicated to helping them. The Caregiving Advice aims to help caregivers find the right resources, advice, and support they need. In her 20 years of eldercare experience, Seitzer has found that all caregivers need the same things: conversation, connection, and compassion.
We recommend these articles from Caregiving Advice
- Guidance for Navigating Post-Hospital Care
- Is It Time for Help at Home?
- 6 Considerations for Designing an Accessible Bathroom
Blogs are a great way to stay up-to-date with all the latest elder care tips and practices. Whether you’re an aging senior looking to stay healthy or a child searching for answers on how to help their aging parent cope, you are not alone. Knowing how to age gracefully or caring for an elderly parent can be a difficult task, but there are others who have been there before and can help you find the answers you need.
If you suspect elder abuse and are looking for more information or where you can get help, please call or visit:
National Center on Elder Abuse
National Adult Protective Services Association
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (toll-free, 24/7)