Celebrating Healthy Aging Month This September

As we age, health becomes more important. Thanks to improvements in medicine and health, we live longer lives now which means it’s even more important than ever before to develop healthy habits as we get older. September is Healthy Aging Month, which was designated in order to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Healthy Aging Month is not just about establishing healthy habits. It also encourages you to act how you feel — instead of acting...

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Emergency Preparation Tips For Seniors And Their Families

Personal Care at Home - Emergency Preparation Tips For Seniors And Their Families

When an emergency occurs it’s too late to put a plan in place. The time to get ready for an emergency is before it happens. Whether it’s a fire, a natural disaster, or some other type of emergency talking to your senior loved ones now and creating an emergency readiness plan is essential. If your senior loved one has a personal care at home provider talk to that provider about emergency preparedness too. That way in an emergency they can...

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The Benefits of Companionship

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Healthy living is always important, but it becomes even more so as we get older. Aging is commonly associated with a number of different health complications, from the flu to arthritis. While there are many healthy precautions that senior populations can take, there remains one risk that they should look out for: loneliness. According to a report from the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging, one in three seniors feel lonely and that chronic loneliness can impact seniors’...

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You Are Never Too Old to Get Moving: 3 Exercise Ideas for Seniors

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to slow down. While being active during your younger years can stave off some of the signs of aging, you might find as you get older that certain exercises start to hurt more than they help.  Whether you’re nursing an injury or looking to add some gentler exercises into your workout regimen, these low-impact activities will keep you get fit regardless of your current age: Tai chi. This low impact form of martial arts...

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5 Ways to Jump Start Your Brain Health

Did you know that different activities can help you keep your mind sharp as you age? While some of us have been less active than we might like over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are plenty of fun things we can do to keep your brains healthy, engaged and looking toward the future: Train your brain. Use online programs and other tools focused on helping you strengthen your brain health. There are several different apps and...

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Easy Ways to Keep Your Senior Safe at Home

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There is no place like home, but as our loved ones get older, it is not always safe to keep things the way they are. Deciding whether the home environment is safe for your aging loved one is essential, but there are some simple steps you can take during this process: Fall hazards. Falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors, so one simple way to prevent this is to remove fall risks such as throw rugs, unneeded furniture...

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Five Signs of Dementia You Need to Know

Dementia is perhaps one of the most difficult and worrisome conditions that affect older adults. Sometimes family caregivers aren’t sure if what they are seeing in their older family member is normal or if it signals the onset of dementia. Although there are many different kinds of dementia that have their own specific symptoms, there are some common signs that can help you to determine whether your loved one should be evaluated for dementia. Below are five common signs. Disruptive...

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Four Tips for Helping Your Senior Part with Things

Your senior’s belongings can get complicated, especially if there are so many of them that they’ve become clutter in their home. Clutter can be a safety concern, so that may require you and your senior to have some difficult talks and to make some tough decisions. Take a Memento of Some Sort. One reason so many belongings can find a home with your senior is that they’ve been collected over time. Each item may have sentimental connections to someone your...

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5 Safe And Healthy Summer Activities For Seniors

Staying active is an important part of aging healthily. Partaking in healthy activities is great not just for physical health, but mental well-being as well. The social benefits can even prolong life. With summer just around the corner, it is a good idea to have some activities ready to go.  Below are five easy, safe and healthy summer activities for seniors: Have a picnic. Getting outside is especially important. Sunlight is an excellent source of Vitamin D, which helps fight...

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Tips For Traveling With Seniors

As restrictions are loosening up due to increased COVID-19 vaccination rates, travel plans are being made.There is no age limit to travel, so if you are planning a family trip and are going to include your elderly loved one, below are some travel tips to keep in mind:  Choosing the right travel times. Travelling can be arduous for anyone, especially if it happens to be a long journey. Issues such as jet lag and exhaustion are very common and take...

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