1. Activities for Seniors

    Children aren’t the only ones who pipe up with “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” Our older family members often feel the same way. As we age, the things that interested us in our younger years either have long since been conquered or we are simply unable to do those things with the same aptitude. Sometimes our loved ones are simply too tired to come up with new activities that suit the…Read More

  2. Preventative Health Strategies for Seniors

    As Seniors Age, Their Risk of Disease and Health Problems Increases. Preventative strategies can help seniors live healthier lives with fewer risks. 60% of older adults manage two or more chronic conditions, according to one study. Some conditions that affect seniors are preventable; others aren’t but may be improved if they are recognized early enough. (Healthypeople.gov) There are several prev…Read More

  3. Diets for Seniors Who Are Discharged from the Hospital

    Diet and nutrition changes as an individual ages.  Find out how to eat healthy after age 50, while still enjoying food. Seniors who have been discharged from the hospital do not always have guidance and follow-up on how to get proper nutrition. Caregivers should work nutrition into their care plan and be knowledgeable about nutrition guidelines for seniors, and the different factors that affect d…Read More

  4. Fall Risks for Seniors: What Caregivers Can Do to Prevent Them

    Too many seniors are injured as a result of falls. Learn what caregivers and seniors can do to reduce the risk of falling. Believe it or not the CDC  has found that the leading cause of death and injury among older Americans is falling down. For their own safety, caregivers and their seniors must take steps to reduce fall risks. The dangers of falls for seniors are numerous. Everything from minor…Read More

  5. Television and Seniors

    It might surprise you to learn that older adults watch more television than younger people do. Watching TV comprises most of the leisure time for adults aged 70 to 105 years old. Television can be an avenue to learning new things, connecting with the world, creating a diversion, and providing some light entertainment. However, it can also supplant physical or recreational activities and real-world…Read More

  6. Food Safety

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths in this country can be traced to foodborne pathogens. We’ve probably all heard our older loved ones comment that they have always (insert poor food storage adage here) and it was fine. However, bacteria have evolved since their youth. There are both more ty…Read More

  7. 5 Tasty Recipes that Seniors and their Caregivers can Enjoy

    Many factors can affect the taste of food for older individuals. Make these tasty recipes for them and they’ll get the nutrition they need and a meal they’ll want to eat again. As people age many factors including medicine, joint problems, digestion and loss of vision, taste and smell can make food less appealing and lower older adults’ ability to shop, cook and eat. It’s important that se…Read More

  8. Summer Outdoor Activities

    Outdoor Activities for Seniors to Enjoy During the Summer Getting outside during the summer offers actual health benefits to seniors. A Harvard Health study explains that time in the sun raises Vitamin D levels and improves moods. (health.harvard.edu) For many seniors, a regular mood boost provided by outdoor activity can significantly enhance quality of life. With health and safety in mind, senio…Read More

  9. Starting a Fitness Routine

    When thinking of starting a fitness regime, many people may envision smelly gyms, sweaty feet, and plenty of grunting and pain. Often lofty goals, such as races or competitions, sway people from starting a sensible routine. Fitness goals should be about improving our health and how we interact with the world, not about increasing our status. It's never too late to start a fitness commitment. Exerc…Read More

  10. Mental Health

    While we conscientiously treat our loved one’s physical health, it’s easy to overlook mental health as a component of aging. Challenges with our loved one’s state of mind should be approached with the same sensitivity as physical ailments.  An estimated 20 percent of people aged 55 and older experience some level of mental health challenge.  These concerns include anxiety, depression, deme…Read More