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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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November 21st, 2022

Seniors, Pneumonia Prevention and Care

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that causes the inflammation of the tiny air sacs in the lungs, known as the alveoli. The inflamed alveoli outpour fluid to the infected parts of the lung, causing decreased blood flow to the affected portion. While pneumonia affects all people, the elderly, children, and persons with choric conditions tend Read more >>

October 31st, 2022

Proper Diet for Seniors with Diabetes

It can be difficult to eat properly for almost anyone. For seniors with diabetes, it can be a real challenge. Often, they don’t feel like eating or don’t like what is being offered. It can be difficult to monitor what seniors are eating, so their diet starts with what they have access to. The main Read more >>

October 12th, 2022

Ways Seniors can Manage Diabetes

Unfortunately, getting older can sometimes mean dealing with ailments and diseases. Diabetes is one that affects millions of seniors. If left unchecked, it can lead to other problems. Heart disease, stroke, and blindness are just a few of the complications that can arise from diabetes. If you care for a senior with diabetes, there are Read more >>

October 5th, 2022

Benefits of Pets for Seniors

An endless supply of wet kisses, a wagging tail to greet you at the door, a soft fur friend to snuggle with on the couch—these are just a few of the many benefits of owning a pet. But being a fur parent is more than just companionship and love. It also comes with some health Read more >>

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 >>

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