Healthy bones, muscles, and joints are important at every age, but especially so for seniors. Broken bones can take longer to heal and increase risk of complications as you age. In addition, weak muscles and stiff joints can lead to inactivity, which only makes these issues worse. It can be a vicious cycle. Staying active and keeping your bones and muscles in good shape can benefit you throughout your life. October 12-20 is Bone and Joint Health Action Week, and a wonderful t
As seniors age, they often become more comfortable and content staying home. It’s a familiar place and has everything they like and need. However, this can also lead to issues with loneliness and isolation which can take a toll on their mental and physical health. It’s good for seniors to stay active and socialize with others. Think about how different your day would be if you spent most of your time at home alone; it would probably become pretty boring and lonely after a whi
As more Americans reach retirement age, there are plenty of financial experts and consultants urging these men and women to plan better for those years. With 401(k)s, investments, bonds, CDs, and more, the emphasis could be solely placed on those endeavors, but something gets missed in the process and that involves long-term care, such as home care services. Many financial experts warn that by overlooking the prospect of requiring any type of long-term care, either in a nursi
As a culture we are more aware than ever of the importance of the foods we eat and the impact they make on physical and mental health, wellbeing, and longevity. One of the most important things that people have come to understand in recent years is the potential danger of eating too many animal products, particularly too much red meat. Switching over to a vegetarian or vegan diet is an increasingly popular move for those wanting to improve their health and live stronger, more
a family caregiver for your aging parents, a main element of your senior care plan is going to be helping to oversee their medical needs. This means not only providing transportation to and from their appointments with various doctors, but also being an active and supportive part of making sure that they understand their medical needs, treatments, and lifestyle guidelines. In order to do this successfully, you must form a relationship with your aging parents' doctors.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can take a toll on the person caring for a loved one with this condition. The primary goal of the caregiver is to help the senior live as independently as possible, while receiving in-home care for the tasks that are no longer a possibility for them. The Family Caregiver Alliance reported that about 2.5 million Americans suffer from a TBI and is the most common among adolescents between the ages of 15 and 24, as well as adults over the age of 75
As we age we lose bone mass, which could lead to osteoporosis without any noticeable symptoms. In fact, many seniors do not realize they have osteoporosis until they fall and break a bone. There are several factors that could put your loved one at risk, including: Age: The older you are, the more at risk you are Body size: Women who are small and frail often are at a higher risk to get osteoporosis Gender: Women are more likely to develop osteoporosis than men Ethnicity: Wome