1. Understanding Cholesterol and its Effects

    Helping Seniors Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels Cholesterol levels can be a source of stress for seniors.  Here’s what seniors and their loved ones need to know. About 37 percent of U.S. adults have a higher than recommended LDL cholesterol level. Since this can increase risk of heart disease or stroke and seniors are already at higher risk of such health problems, it’s important for agin…Read More

  2. Infection Control Tips for Seniors

    As we age our immune system weakens and our body is less equipped to fight off infections. Additionally, many seniors have chronic conditions like COPD, heart disease, diabetes or dementia.  These underlying conditions can further weaken the immune system. What is Infection Control According to the CDC, infection control “prevents or stops the spread of infections in healthcare settings.” The…Read More

  3. How Home Care Helps after a Heart Attack

    Home care specialists provide support and assistance as your loved one returns home after being hospitalized for a heart attack. What is Home Care? Home care is a more personalized alternative to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It provides services such as personal care, homemaking, companionship and more to individuals living at home, so they can remain comfortable and independent f…Read More

  4. Tips for Caring for Aging Veterans

    How to Care for our Veteran Population Caregivers can help enhance the quality of life for veterans by advocating on their behalf and helping them find services for their unique needs. Veterans have sacrificed everything to protect and serve our country. They have served in conflicts around the world for the freedoms that we have today. It is essential that veterans are cared for both physically a…Read More

  5. Aqua Therapy

    Falls are the main reason for injuries in older adults and rank as the second largest reason for unintentional fatal injuries. Aquatic exercise and therapy can be key to combatting these risks.  It allows our loved ones to work on balance and improve bone density through weight resistance in an environment that reduces the risk of falling. Source: National Institutes of Health Whether you enroll …Read More

  6. Games for Health

    Does your loved one like to play games? Were they competitive in their younger years? Just because they might be at diminished mental or physical capacity does not mean that they can’t participate in competitive activities now. Being happily engaged in games or activities has many health benefits for your older adult. It can reduce agitation, anxiety, depression and anger. It can give them a sen…Read More

  7. Eating Challenges

    Whether it’s to stay healthy, in social gatherings with friends, or as an expression of our creativity, food is central to our days and happiness. Most people have food-related stories around their social events or holidays. However, as we age, sometimes that joy is diminished by our body’s decreased capacity to intake nutrients, mechanical issues with chewing and digestion, and a declining se…Read More

  8. Parkinson’s Disease

    Has your loved one been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD)? While any diagnosis can be scary, know that PD itself is not fatal. With early detection and proper care, your senior can still experience many years of fulfillment. Source: ParkinsonsDisease.net Parkinson's Disease is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. Symptom…Read More

  9. Breast Cancer Awareness for Seniors

    What Senior Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers women face. The two biggest risk factors for this type of cancer are being female and getting older. Senior women need to be aware of this disease. (Currents by Great Call) Seniors and Breast Cancer Basics What Is Breast Cancer? Cancer is a general term for many diseases where abnormal cells form and…Read More

  10. Helping Seniors Create an Emergency Contact Plan

    In case of emergency, especially an evacuation, it’s essential for seniors and their loved ones to have a communication plan. According to FEMA, the most common reasons for evacuation are fires and floods. It’s important for seniors to know who to contact in case of disaster. A senior’s loved ones need to know who to contact to check on senior safety too. (OSHA) When a senior is facing a cri…Read More