Jun 30

What men should know about new prostate cancer screening guidelines

Story by Mayo Clinic News Network Men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their health care provider about prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. That’s according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Clinicians inform men ages 55 to 69 years about the potential benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen […]

Apr 14

Leave the Legacy You Want with This End-of-Life Checklist

by Toni Tantlinger, newsandexperts.com A lifetime of hard work may have rewarded you with a nice home and hefty bank accounts, but what happens to all those assets once you’re gone? Maybe you want everything to go to the kids. Perhaps a charity or a cause you champion should get a portion. And what happens […]

Apr 14

Should You Get Another Dog?

by Wina Sturgeon, Adventure Sports Weekly It happens to all dog lovers as they get older. Your frisky pup that used to romp over hiking trails with you and run through tall grass starts slowing down. Eventually, your beloved dog either dies of old age and illness or must be euthanized to end their pain. […]

Apr 14

Alone and Aging: Creating a Safety Net for Isolated Seniors

by Sharon Jayson, Kaiser Health News Phyllis Krantzman knows what she should do, but like many of her peers, the 71-year-old doesn’t know how to approach a casual acquaintance to ask who will take care of her when she needs it most. Krantzman is among a growing number of seniors who find themselves alone just […]

Apr 14

RiverStone Hospice Celebrates Past, Looks to Its Future

by Zach Benoit Photos by Bronte Wittpenn Since it first opened in October 2011, RiverStone Health Hospice Home has cared for more than 760 patients and hundreds, if not thousands, more family members. Last fall, RiverStone officials, hospice employees and others marked those five years and hundreds of patients at an anniversary gathering that provided […]

Apr 14

Functional Fitness at Home with Alpine Physical Therapy

by Kara Mantooth and Leah Versteegen, MS, DPT The term “functional fitness” refers to exercises to train and prepare your body for daily tasks. Functional exercises can be done at home, work or the gym because they often require little to no equipment. These exercises simulate common movements an individual does while performing daily tasks, […]

Apr 14

Is It Time to Downsize?

by Jesse Ramos So you’re retired, the kids are out of the house, you and your spouse finally have the place to yourself and you are ready to enjoy your retirement. The question is: do you still need a four- or five-bedroom house, with front and back yards, equipped with a swing set, sandbox, tire […]

Apr 14

Building for Boomers

by Gene Mostad A Missoula construction company has launched a new development aimed at the city’s changing demographics: homes suited to baby boomers looking to downsize and simplify as they head into retirement. Where buyers once sought two-level homes with sweeping yards and room to grow, retirees are now looking to scale back, and Mostad […]

Apr 14

Wheelchair and Walker Friendly

by Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News (TNS) When Dan Bawden teaches contractors and builders about aging-in-place, he has them get into a wheelchair. See what it’s like to try to do things from this perspective, he tells them. That’s when previously unappreciated obstacles snap into focus. Bathroom doorways are too narrow to get through. Hallways […]

Apr 14

The Legacy Assisted Living in Helena

by Erin Loranger By creating a homelike environment with a small facility and flexibility, The Legacy Assisted Living Facility is full with a waiting list. Monica Martinez, manager at The Legacy, said all 28 beds are occupied with multiple people waiting for a room. While caring staff is on site 24 hours a day, residents […]