Health & Wellness

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 >>

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 >>

April 1st, 2022

How to Lower Cholesterol with Diet and Exercise

You’ve probably seen the ads about controlling cholesterol with medication and wondered, “Is it possible to reduce cholesterol with diet and exercise?” We asked experts in nutrition, exercise science and fitness to find out, and the answer is yes! Being active and eating smart can help manage cholesterol. “Elevated cholesterol used to be blamed specifically Read more >>

April 1st, 2022

Doctor’s Visit Checklist Helps Relieve the Stress of Doctor’s Appointments

The idea of visiting the doctor is often accompanied by some sort of sinking feeling, regardless of age. From when we were children to our senior years, there is always some reason to have a looming dread about it. From the fear of needles as a child, to getting an unexpected complication reported to you Read more >>

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