5 Healthy Habits for Elderly Individuals Aging In Place

healthy habits for elderly individuals aging in place

The key to successfully aging in place is to maintain relatively good health. When your loved one starts to suffer health issues, their ability to function and care for themselves (even part of the time) is significantly decreased. There’s no miracle pill they can take to remain healthy. Staying well long into your later years […]

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Year Round Healthy Resolutions for Elderly Individuals

resolutions for seniors

The coming of the New Year is a great time for everyone to set healthy resolutions for themselves and elderly individuals should be no exception to that rule. By setting a few simple guidelines to live by elderly individuals can be happier and healthier year round. But it’s important for family caregivers to remember older […]

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Senior Nutrition is an Often Overlooked (But Essential) Part of Overall Health

senior nutrition is essential for toal body health

March is National Nutrition Month and while it may be a good time for some of us to second guess the junk food we’re putting in our bodies, it’s the perfect time to address senior nutrition–a major health concern for aging individuals. Seniors have an exceptionally hard time getting the nutrients they need from the […]

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Knowing the Unexpected Side Effects of Aging Makes Life Easier

unexpected side effects of aging

Getting older is never easy. And try as we may it seems we’re never ready for the side effects of aging. With age comes much higher risks for a large number of serious health issues ranging from cancer and diabetes to heart disease and Alzheimer’s. However, as scary as these issues are, most people are […]

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Even Minor Falls Can Be Fatal Falls for Elderly Individuals

fatal falls are the leading cause of accidental death for seniors.

A pair of recent studies has confirmed what doctors and care givers already knew: even minor falls can become fatal falls for elderly men and women. Watching a loved one pass just months after falling and breaking a hip is so commonplace that it’s ingrained in our culture as “common sense.” However, what many people […]

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Overcoming Objections to Professional Home Care

professional home care can alleviate the worries of family caregivers

An AARP survey shows that 82% of seniors would prefer to stay at home even if they needed daily home care assistance. However, the decision to hire professional home care (rather than relying on family members) can be difficult to make. It can also be difficult for family caregivers to entrust their loved ones to […]

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November is National Family Caregiver Month

National Family Caregiver Month

This November is National Family Caregiver Month. It’s the perfect opportunity to recognize those who make hard choices every day to ensure that their loved ones can stay at home as long as possible. Without their dedication and service aging individuals would be forced to make decisions they would rather avoid, decisions that could very […]

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When is it Time for Professional Home Care? Assessing the Personal Toll of Caregiving

professional home care services offer you a helping hand

Providing in-home care for an aging family member can have a dramatic effect on an individual’s mental and physical health. Opting to use a professional home care service can alleviate some of that stress and may help you avoid the physical and emotional consequences. More Seniors Aging at Home than Ever Before US Census Data […]

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