Many seniors have to spend time in a nursing home or hospital as they recuperate from a fall, and some never fully recover. To prevent that, let's take a room-by-room approach to identify trip and fall hazards and minimize them.
Helping them plan for tomorrow while getting the most out of life every day takes some mindful planning and preparation. April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to rethink your loved one’s care strategy so that their quality of life remains good.
Millions of elderly Americans suffer from malnutrition. If those nutritional deficiencies continue, it can lower a senior’s quality of life and place their independence at risk. March is National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to show your special senior how to eat right on a budget.
If you’re caring for an aging in place loved one, coming up with some fun activities to get them outside the house can be challenging. If this sounds all too familiar, here are 4 great ways to convince your loved one to head outdoors.
UTIs are not only uncomfortable, left untreated they can cause kidney failure and bloodstream infections. Because of those potential risks, if you’re currently caring for an aging in place loved one, learning how to recognize and prevent UTIs in seniors is important. What follows are some UTI-prevention habits that every senior should practice.
Your Golden Years are supposed to be relaxing and peaceful, but if you’re not self-aware, you may spend them worrying about your health instead. Read the 9 tips below to staying healthy long into your senior years. Focus on Prevention – Regularly scheduled health screenings as well as preventative care will help you be aware of any health changes. This is the key to prevention. Eat Healthy – Today, we all know our health is directly linked to our diets. Focus on eating whole-grains as well as high-fiber fruits and veggies. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water! Annual Vision [...]