1. Diabetes- Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

    Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for a Thanksgiving Feast Seniors living with diabetes can enjoy their Thanksgiving dinner traditions using these 4 recipes for healthier versions of classic dishes. There’s no reason for diabetes to wreck Thanksgiving dinner. Seniors with diabetes can enjoy classic holiday foods with these healthy recipes. Thanksgiving dinner features classic holiday foods like stuffing…Read More

  2. Health Advocacy

    How to help seniors get the care and resources they need. We all know how difficult it can be to keep track of doctor recommendations, medications, advice, insurance, and costs when we’re dealing with our own medical care. Compound that with the confusion of dementia or reduced short term memory, and a decreased ability to communicate their needs and challenges, and the process for your senior b…Read More

  3. Immunization Awareness

    What Shots and Vaccines Should Seniors Have? Older adults may have weakened immune systems and should get vaccines to stay healthy and help protect them from diseases and illnesses. As we age our immune systems begin to weaken, making us more susceptible to contracting diseases and various illnesses. Vaccines can help guard against some of the more common diseases. Seniors may need to get various …Read More

  4. Gratitude for Your Health

    Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether other people, nature, or a higher power. Gratitude has the power to …Read More

  5. Caring For Aging Skin

    Our skin is the main thing other people see and is the first thing that most people are concerned about displaying signs of aging. As our skin ages, it becomes thinner, which can add to the appearance of wrinkles. We lose fat, elasticity, and moisture. Scratches and bumps often take longer to heal and are more visible. Depending on the sun exposure we’ve subjected our skin to throughout our live…Read More

  6. How Home Care Helps with Pneumonia

    How Home Care Helps after Pneumonia Home care specialists provide support and assistance as your loved one returns home after being hospitalized for pneumonia. 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 remai…Read More

  7. Brighten the Holidays for your Senior

    How to Help Seniors Fight Loneliness During the Holidays Loneliness is often experienced by seniors during the holiday season. There are ways to brighten the season for lonely and depressed seniors. The holiday season can exacerbate seniors’ feelings of loneliness. This can cause health problems and affect their quality of life. Persistent loneliness can have the same health impact as smoking 15…Read More

  8. Age Discrimination

    Ageism, its effects on seniors, and how you can help While we often think of age discrimination in the context of employment, it is so much more insidious as our loved ones age. No matter how alert or competent they are, they may be increasingly seen as unable to make decisions for themselves, handle routine physical tasks, or even carry on intelligent conversations. This can eat away at their sel…Read More

  9. Pain Awareness

    How to identify and assess pain Pain is a signal from the central nervous system indicating that something is wrong. Pain is helpful in that it alerts the brain to take action. If we never felt pain, we could be injured or have a serious medical condition without any awareness that our body is in danger. Unfortunately, chronic pain is an entirely different experience. It is often a symptom of a me…Read More

  10. How to Help Seniors through Sundowners Syndrome

    Mood changes are common for aging adults and often accompany health problems. Seniors with memory related illnesses like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease are especially prone to challenges resulting from mood changes. (NCBI) About Sundowners Syndrome One common mood issue among seniors with memory-related illnesses is sundowners syndrome. Sundowners Syndrome is: • Not a disease, but a common be…Read More