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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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January 10th, 2022

Healthcare How-To: Stress Management for Cardiac Patients

Reducing stress is just as important for cardiac patients as exercise and diet. That’s because the stress response doesn’t just impact our emotions – it affects our physical health, too. Stress causes an elevation of cortisol, (the so-called “fight-or-flight” hormone produced in the adrenal glands), which is great when we’re in danger, but produces adverse Read more >>

January 10th, 2022

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 Read more >>

October 9th, 2021

Online Fraud: 7 Common Scams & Tips for Avoiding Them

Scammers still rely on the phone, but they’ve also expanded their frauds to the digital world. Staying vigilant and skeptical is critical to avoid being defrauded. Protect yourself by protecting your personal and financial data. Distrust any request for your Social Security Number or payment via credit or debit card, ACH, EFT or other option. Read more >>

October 2nd, 2021

Healthy Aging: Why Sleeping at Night Is Important

Poor sleeping doesn’t just make us cranky, it can impair our daytime function, increase risk of falling and exacerbate or lead to serious health issues. That’s why It’s important to help identify possible sleep problems and to see a primary care provider or specialty practitioner. Consequences of Lack of Sleep in Older Adults “Sleep is Read more >>

September 1st, 2021

Healthy Aging: Personal Hygiene Basics for Older Adults and Family Caregivers

With all we have going on in our lives, it can be easy to overlook the important connection between wellness and hygiene. But routine personal maintenance can help us keep ourselves and our loved ones healthier and safer. Personal Hygiene Checklists for Seniors Hands According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, washing hands Read more >>

August 30th, 2021

Understanding and Reducing Disease-Associated Malnutrition

“Depending on the source you use, as many as 30 to 50% of older adults admitted to the hospital have some degree of malnutrition,” notes Su-Nui Escobar, DCN, a registered dietitian and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. There are two primary causes: Lack of access to food, often because of transportation or affordability Read more >>

August 23rd, 2021

Popular Diet Trends May Not Be as Healthy as You Think

At this point in our lives, we’ve heard multiple messages about eating right and we’ve probably had every intention of following that sage advice. But the truth is – according to research from National Institute on Aging – most of us can and should try harder.1 A recent review of research for the agency shows Read more >>

August 22nd, 2021

Yoga for Seniors: A Therapeutic Practice for Healthy Aging

Yoga is one of today’s most popular mind and body exercises. It has been shown to help improve respiratory and cardiovascular function. It can also relieve anxiety and depression, and ease pain and chronic stress. The benefits of yoga for seniors in particular include improved mobility, a reduced fear of falling, and enhanced quality of Read more >>

August 21st, 2021

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia & Falls

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Increase the Risk of Falling and Serious Injury You want to keep your loved one safe. People with cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s or dementia fall more often with severe enough complications to require emergency transport to a hospital.1 Understanding how Alzheimer’s and other cognitive issues increase fall risk helps you do more Read more >>

August 20th, 2021

What Can Happen After a Fall?

Falling is a serious health and wellbeing issue for older Americans. The CDC estimates that more than one-quarter of older people fall each year and less than half tell their doctors. Additionally, falling once doubles the chances of falling again.1 Importantly, falls are the leading cause of injury and death from “unintentional injuries” for people 55 and older.2 Read more >>

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