1. How to Help Your Senior Recover from the Emotional Impact of a Fall

    Each year millions of older adults suffer falls. Many of these result in serious physical injuries that can reduce their mobility and functioning, cause pain and discomfort, and even increase the likelihood of death in the near future. As a family caregiver, however, it is important that you recognize that it is not only the physical effects of the fall that you should consider if your elderly lov…Read More

  2. Do You Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

    As the person responsible for the elderly care of an aging parent or loved one, you are surely aware of all of the possible medical crises that can occur. It is important, though, to know the signs and symptoms of each individual problem, so that you can take the correct action as quickly as possible. One of the medical emergencies that requires the quickest action on your part is a stroke. A stro…Read More

  3. What Kinds of Complications Does a Loved One with COPD Face?

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a complex series of lung diseases and problems that can make life very difficult for your elderly loved one. One of the biggest potential problems are the complications that can come along with a diagnosis of COPD. These are just a few of the bigger issues. Increase in Respiratory Infections People with COPD have lungs that ar…Read More

  4. Immunization Awareness Month

     Immunization Awareness for Seniors  Age – People aged 50 and over are in a higher risk category for pneumococcal pneumonia; however, age is not the only risk factor to determine if you should be immunized. This risk assessment is a quick, easy and free way to determine not only IF you should be immunized but help you determine where.  Immune System – Having a decreased immune system puts y…Read More

  5. Top 5 Gentle Exercises for Seniors with Arthritis

    According to the National Health Interview Survey, nearly 53 million adults are diagnosed with arthritis, 46% of those living with arthritis are adults over the age of 65. The most effective non-drug method for reducing arthritic pain and improving your range of motion in Exercise. Before starting any exercise program you should always consult your physician. #1 Walking There are so many health be…Read More

  6. Helping Your Loved One Cope with Springtime Allergies

    Nearly 55 percent of the population of the United States suffers from some kind of allergy. For a large percentage of these people, those allergies are seasonal. Seasonal allergies are reactions caused by plant matter such as pollen, mold, or grass. Often referred to as hay fever, these allergies show symptoms called rhinitis. These symptoms can include congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy nos…Read More

  7. Nutrition for Older Men

    The Difference Diet Can Make Healthy eating can keep your body and mind sharp and extend quality of life. Older men need: Calcium and Vitamin D Older adults need more vitamin D and calcium to help maintain strong and healthy bones. Calcium-rich foods include low-fat and fat-free dairy like milk and yogurt, fortified cereals and fruit juices, dark green leafy vegetables and canned fish with soft bo…Read More

  8. Steps to Keep your Senior Family Member Safe at Home

    Safety proofing your home for optimal security with senior adult who may easily hurt themselves can be intimidating and overwhelming. It is not like childproofing with a crawling infant. Adults know how to do things for themselves and are not limited by a few feet off the floor, they can reach much more and deserve the dignity they deserve, while still keeping them safe. There can be so much more …Read More

  9. Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents Starts with Senior Fitness

    Research indicates that more than one-third of adults 65 and older slip and fall each year. As we age, bone density naturally diminishes and, as a result, seniors nationwide suffer between 360,000 and 480,000 fall-related fractures annually. In some extreme cases, these slip and fall accidents may even result in death. In this week’s posts, we will be looking at ways to protect the health and we…Read More