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14 Strength, Flexibility & Balance Exercises for Seniors

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for Americans 65 and older, according to data from the CDC.1 One of the main risk factors for falling is poor strength and balance.2 So, how do you improve your balance as you age? Luckily, there are home workouts you can do to help reduce the risk of taking a tumble and to increase your ability to recover. Keep reading to discover some exercises for...

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September 28th, 2022

Hospital Discharge Checklist for Seniors and Family Caregivers

It’s important to support successful home care after a hospital discharge. Go over this handy after-discharge checklist with a doctor or case manager before it’s time to go home from a procedure or hospital admission.   1. Ask questions. There are a few key pieces of information you need to know before going home: What’s Read more >>

September 19th, 2022

Healthy Aging: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Portrayals of aging in popular culture depict people who are cranky, tired, and disinterested. This isn’t just a gross generalization, it might be keeping some people from getting the emotional support they deserve. Why? Because these descriptions also apply to people living with depression. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), depression isn’t a Read more >>

September 14th, 2022

Aging Well: The Health Benefits of Creativity

Creativity isn’t just fun – it’s good for our physical and mental health! Participating in creative pursuits — exploring new possibilities and making new things – helps us maintain mental flexibility, improve our physical health, handle life’s challenges, and strengthen social relationships. Pro Tip: Don’t think you’re creative? Wrong! Everyone is creative in our own Read more >>

August 10th, 2022

Assisted Living vs. Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Depending on your level of health and vitality, the aging process can be much easier for some than it is for others. While the notion of growing old creeps up on some people in more gradual ways, many seniors are faced with a sudden or newly discovered debilitating health issue. Caretakers are often blindsided as Read more >>

August 3rd, 2022

Aging Parents & Eldercare: 5 Considerations for Family Caregivers

As our parents age, they may need us more. In some cases, their needs are simple – some meal delivery or rides to appointments. In others, our parents may not be able to live alone or may require daily interaction. To prepare yourself for the future, it’s important to carefully consider a few key factors Read more >>

August 3rd, 2022

5 Ways to Age Well When Living Alone

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 22 million adults 55 years and older live alone. We asked experts to share their tips for aging well on your own. 1. Stay socially engaged. “Social isolation and loneliness decrease our satisfaction with life and increase symptoms of mental illness…and symptoms of illnesses and pain,” notes JanaLee Read more >>

August 1st, 2022

Activities for Seniors

If you’re looking for some fun, engaging activities that will keep your loved one’s mind active and their body moving, check out these five ideas: 1. Leisurely Walks As people age, they often have to give up many of the activities they once enjoyed. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t still find ways to get Read more >>

July 18th, 2022

How To Make New Friends as You Grow Older

As we age, many aspects of our lives change, too. Physically and mentally, we can expect to notice differences over time. One of the things we may not anticipate changing is our friends. People move away, they pass away, or we each move on as our needs change. What once worked no longer suits us. Read more >>

June 7th, 2022

Safe Driving Information for Seniors and Caregivers

When is the right time for an older adult to stop driving? The answer to that question is different for everyone. As a person ages, declining health conditions can deteriorate in ways that make safely operating a vehicle a challenge. Hearing and vision can worsen, reaction times slow down, and certain medications can cause side Read more >>

June 7th, 2022

Keeping Seniors with Osteoporosis Safe

Osteoporosis is a severe health condition that affects millions of seniors each year. If you are caring for a loved one with osteoporosis, it is crucial to take steps to keep them safe. This blog post will discuss some tips for keeping seniors with osteoporosis safe. Before we get to that, let’s first shed more Read more >>

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