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
There are numerous ways to increase care for an aging person. For friends, family, or any of their other loved ones who are worried about an elder in their life, there are actions they can take to increase the excellence of care and safety for them.
Step one: Employ a certified, skilled elder care provider.
By depending on on a qualified caregiver, particularly someone who has lots of practice or who works for a reputable agency, you immediately improve safety because someo
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