Senior Living Care Blog

Volunteering For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Post-retirement can be a ironically stressful time for some older adults and that's why there are so many chances of volunteering for seniors. Many older adults who have been working nearly their entire life may not know exactly what to do with all this free time on their hands. You can only fix up the house and go on a walk so many times. Luckily, there are a number of ways that you can stay active and engaged even after retirement.

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Topics: Senior Activities

The Stages Of Dementia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 30, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Different forms of dementia, like Alzheimer’s Disease, are debilitating diseases that progress and the stages of dementia get worse over time. While the disease may not seem too detrimental at first, the middle and later stages of the disease can cause many problems and may lead to you enlisting the help of an assisted living facility or caregiver to help with day-to-day tasks.

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Topics: dementia care

15 Communication Strategies For Dementia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

There are many communication strategies for dementia that you can implement in your daily life to make conversation easier between you and a loved one. Dementia is a debilitating and serious disease that affects a person’s memory and ability to communicate, if you don’t know how to deal with someone who has this disease, it can escalate a situation and cause problems.

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Topics: Memory Care

Medical Care For Seniors in Assisted Living

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Apr 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

As more residents take up space in assisted living homes, more administrators are bringing medical care as close to in house as possible.

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Topics: Assisted Living

5 Activities For People With Mobility Problems

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Statistics tell us that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 6 men aged over 65 will struggle with mobility problems within the next two decades. Over 20% of women and over 16% of men currently suffer from some disability and the figures increase with age. If you currently struggle with your mobility but are still managing to be independent, or you have some level of home care or home help, it is extremely important to maintain your health so you can remain at least partially independent.

 

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Topics: Senior Tips

How To Sleep Better As You Age

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Apr 23, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Getting to sleep better as you age is important for living a healthy and happy life. And insomnia is a problem that many suffer from and can impede your physical and psychological abilities and can lead to irritability and lack of motivation or energy. One aspect that needs to be considered when discussing healthy sleep cycles is age. As we age, it becomes more likely that we will deal with sleep problems.

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Topics: Senior Health

How Seniors Can Benefit From Pets

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Apr 19, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Studies have long shown the benefits that a furry friend can have on an individual, but new reports are  showing that seniors can benefit from pets in advanced age as well.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Ride-Sharing Services For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Companies like Lyft and Uber have been revolutionizing the way that we get around and disrupting the taxi industry. These ride-sharing services can be used for a number of reasons such as for a designated driver, for those without a car, for seniors who can’t drive anymore, and more.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Quitting Smoking For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Quitting smoking, and tobacco use in general, is difficult, but following through with it can lead to major health benefits and may even prevail an early death. Cigarettes and tobacco kill more Americans each year than drugs, alcohol, firearms, motor vehicles, and HIV combined. Over 480,000 Americans die each year from the drug. That’s more than eight times the number of Americans killed during the Vietnam War. The drug is one the leading causes of preventable death in the world.

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Topics: Senior Health

Food Tips For Seniors With Diabetes

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million U.S. adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes; some of those 100 million individuals are seniors with diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that is a result of too much sugar in the blood. If not addressed, this can lead to a number of problems with the organs and other body parts and can even cause stroke or heart disease.

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Topics: Senior Tips

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