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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The Benefits of Companionship

Senior Care - Signs to Look for That Indicate It’s Time to Talk About Senior Care with Dad

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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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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Senior Care Can Help Stop Unnecessary Risks

Senior Care - Senior Care Can Help Stop Unnecessary Risks

Every day, you sit at work worrying about your parents. Do they forget to take their medications? Did they eat breakfast or skip it because it's too much of a hassle? Does your dad drive even though his eye doctor told him to stop? How do you stop your parents from taking risks as they get older? You can't force them to change their ways, but you and their senior care providers can learn ways to offer a helping hand...

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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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How to Tell If It’s Still Safe for Your Aging Parent to Drive

One of the hardest things some seniors may face is the risk of no longer being able to drive. While there is no age cut off, many factors can impair driving making it unsafe for some to be on the road.It is our experience that taking away a loved one’s ability to drive feels like taking away their independence. It is often felt that driving is our right when really, it is our privilege and our duty to remain safe...

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Fun in the Sun: Senior Summer Safety

Warm weather is finally upon us and as Michiganders, we know the importance of spending time outside. However, hot summer weather can be challenging for the elderly as they are more vulnerable to dehydration and heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Below are some ways to keep your loved one active, healthy and safe this summer: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Dehydration can lead to several serious complications, such as heat exhaustion or increased risk of a fall, particularly among...

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Independent, Assisted or Nursing? Which Living Option One is Right for Your Loved One?

When one thinks of moving their loved one into an assisted living facility, several things come to mind. What will it look like? What amenities are included? What are the activities and food like? Will their needs be met so they can be happy, healthy and safe? All of these questions are crucial ones, but it is also important to understand the difference between the three living situations and what it will look like. Independent living. The independent living category...

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Care Plan 101: How to Prepare for a Crisis Ahead of Time

Nobody likes a crisis, especially when it relates to a loved one’s health. Proper care planning is crucial for ensuring your elderly loved one and any other family caregivers get the care and support they need.  A care plan is a document that serves as a resource to record a patient’s needs and preferences in case anything were to happen to their health. It also serves as a way to delegate daily tasks to family caregivers. While care plans look...

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