Kay H. Bransford

Loneliness and It’s Impact on our “Healthspan”

Loneliness and It’s Impact on our “Healthspan”

On a personal level, the topic of loneliness has become a growing issue in my community, and not just an issue for older adults. As we move through our own life circumstances, friends come in and out of our lives. The good friendships formed when you volunteered at your kid’s elementary school grow weak when […]

The Subtle Elder Abuse You Might Not Notice

The Subtle Elder Abuse You Might Not Notice

Some forms of elder abuse are so subtle you might not notice them if you don’t know what to watch for.

Letting us in.

Letting us in.

Sometimes you have to wait years before a loved one will let you in to help.

The Long Gray Line Visited My Dad in Hospice

The Long Gray Line Visited My Dad in Hospice

My dad was comforted by the ghosts who were welcoming him into heaven.

The Cost of Aging in Place: Peace of Mind

The Cost of Aging in Place: Peace of Mind

Most older adults want to age in place but that often challenges the peace of mind of the adult children.

I want to stay in my home.

I want to stay in my home.

Knowing the risks and benefits can help every adult find the right solution for themselves.

A Robotic Assistant? Sounds Good to Me!

A recent story about a robot that can help remind you to take a medication, shut the refrigerator door, and even detect diseases as they develop, made me hopeful that there are different ways to preserve independence as well as provide safety and wellness. One of the things the robot will do is monitor your […]