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Personal Care at Home: Working Out with Weights for Seniors

Personal Care at Home: Working Out with Weights for Seniors

January is Shape Up Month and if you have a senior loved one that wants to get healthy and active this year weight lifting or working out with weights should be part of their plan. Aerobic exercise is a struggle for many seniors, but resistance training or weight training may be easier. Weight training has some big benefits for seniors. Even just working with light weights can help seniors stop muscle loss, burn calories, and get fit. Having personal care...

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Does Your Loved One Need Help? A Guide to Recognizing Red Flags for Our Aging Family Members

It can be difficult to know when your aging loved one could use assistance in their home. The desire to maintain independence can make them more secretive. As things become increasingly challenging, they may hide or minimize incidents. The fear of losing independence can outweigh their ability to see the risks to their health and safety. The bottom line is many older adults find it difficult to accept they need help. When you visit your loved one, you need to...

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7 Joint Friendly Workouts

As we age our bone loss often accelerates, causing a change on our bone density and mobility. What once was a nice run around the neighborhood is now a more painful and slower jog. If you are feeling less flexible and have sore joints after workouts – fear not. You can still stay active while putting less pressure on your joints.  These seven activities can help you stay active, without as much pain. Swimming. Swimming is a great low-impact and...

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3 Easy, Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Did you know that the majority of New Year’s resolutions are broken or given up altogether by the end of January? Many individuals have a “go big, or go home” mentality when it comes to resolutions, which often results in unattainable goals. While the intention behind these goals is good, creating such drastic changes can often lead to failure and frustration. Instead, try making a new, healthy resolution for 2022 that integrates small healthy changes into your life that you...

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24-Hour Home Care: Winter Tips for Helping Your Senior to Prevent Injuries

24-Hour Home Care - 24-Hour Home Care: Winter Tips for Helping Your Senior to Prevent Injuries

Unfortunately, thousands of elderly people fall during the winter. They break their backs, fracture their hips, and get many other injuries. For you as a family caregiver of your elderly loved one or their 24-hour home care providers, hopefully, the tips noted here today will help your elderly loved one to prevent an injury this winter. Keep Up with Physical Activity One of the best ways that your elderly loved one can prevent injuries this winter is by keeping active....

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Managing Grief During the Holiday Season

Holidays are often a time for celebration and time spent with loved ones; however, for those struggling with grief, this time of year can be difficult. This is especially true if it is the first holiday season since a loss. Grief is a natural response to the loss of someone or something.  Each person’s grieving process is unique and there is no “one size fits all” solution. That said, there are a variety of tips on how to cope with...

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6 Winter Safety Tips for Older Adults

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Winter is a beautiful time of the year. The snow sparkles and it’s the perfect weather to sit in front of the fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa. But, for older adults, winter also brings some safety concerns. There’s ice to slip on, cold weather that can cause hypothermia, and a risk for frostbite. There are lots of ways family caregivers can keep their older family members safe from cold and ice, though. Below are 5 safety tips for...

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In-Home Care: Tips for Healthier Aging

In-Home Care: Tips for Healthier Aging

There are many senior citizens with less than good health. If your elderly loved one is having health issues or if you want to help them to stay healthy, there are numerous tips for healthier aging that could be beneficial for them. If you or in-home care providers can get your elderly loved one to start following the tips below, it could potentially help them to stay healthier for much longer than if they aren’t using these tips. Nutrition Matters...

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Savoring the Holidays in a Healthy Way

The holiday season is a crazy busy time for everyone. Packed schedules with work, school and more can quickly throw anyone off balance. Whether you’re worried about staying on track with your wellness goals or find it difficult to maintain structure, here are five tips you can incorporate this year. The goal is to help you maintain health, balance and a more realistic approach to the holidays this season. It’s not all about food. Though the holiday treats are a...

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Use Your Family History to Protect Your Health

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Even though it’s not a super fun topic to think about, most people have a family health history of at least one chronic disease, such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes. If you have a close family member with one of these diseases, you’re more at risk for it yourself. This is especially true if more than one close relative has (or had) the disease or if they got it at a younger age than usual. Family health history is...

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