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Indoor Winter Activities You Can Do With Seniors

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on February 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM

While a magical time, winter can be difficult for some seniors. Older adults might feel frustrated because they are stuck at home due to inclement weather or lonely due to limited social interaction. Elderly loved ones may be experiencing the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder, due to lack of sunlight.

If you are caring for an older loved one or know a senior who could use cheering up, view our list of fun things to do.

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Topics: Aging, Activities and Lifestyle

Hypertension: The Silent Strain of High Blood Pressure

Posted by Sharon Holmes, director of nursing and accreditation on February 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM

You may feel perfectly fine, happily unaware your circulatory system is under stress from high blood pressure. Due to busy schedules and daily concerns, it can be easy to overlook a health concern like high blood pressure, since it usually has no apparent symptoms.

One in three adults has high blood pressure, and another one in three has prehypertension – a condition in which blood pressure is higher than normal. Do the math, and you will see that two of every three adults should be taking steps to control their blood pressure levels.

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Topics: Aging, Healthy Living

Signs It May Be Time to Consider Home Care

Posted by Anne Hein on February 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Lately, it seems like your elderly parents are having some trouble keeping up with everyday tasks – there’s spoiled food in the fridge, Mom missed her doctor appointment and Dad has had some minor, but concerning, falls. While these incidents may not seem like a huge deal, they could be signs your aging loved ones need some assistance. Here are some things to watch for when visiting seniors.  

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Finances, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

Older Adults: The Benefits of Eating Well

Posted by Helen Beamer on January 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Daily food choices influence the health of older adults. Good eating habits help the body maintain muscles, bones and organs in good working order.

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Topics: Aging, Healthy Living

Preventing Falls During the Winter (and Throughout the Year)

Posted by Anne Hein on January 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Falls are always a concern for older adults. Every year, more than one in three people 65+ fall. Fall rates also increase with age. This time of year often brings the concern to the forefront with snowy sidewalks and icy steps blanketing large parts of the country. While falls can happen anywhere, most happen at home.

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Home Care Planning, Healthy Living

Brainteasers May Keep Seniors Sharp and Healthy

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on January 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM

As we age, our brains mature and change due to the greater number of connections between bran cells that exist due to our depth of life experience. As a result, certain cognitive abilities can slow down and make things like remembering a phone number or a news article you just read difficult. However, keeping your mind active could increase your reserves of brain cells and connections.

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Topics: Aging, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

How Family Caregivers Can Manage Stress

Posted by Helen Beamer on January 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Have you ever seen a job posting like this?

WANTED: Caring person willing to work as necessary, from a few minutes a day to 40+ hours per week. Duties may include: meal preparation, medication management, housekeeping, transportation, financial tasks, and/or assistance with bathing, dressing and toileting.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Healthy Living

Keep a Good Habit

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on January 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM

New Year’s Day is over, but New Year’s resolutions are just getting started. According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions. Those promises of self-improvement frequently revolve around health, money, love, education or mental health. Sadly, resolutions tend to be broken.

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Topics: Holidays, Healthy Living

Looking for In-Home Care? 8 Reasons to Choose ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care

Posted by Anne Hein on December 29, 2016 at 10:00 PM

Whether it’s due to injury, illness or aging, sometimes older adults need a little extra help, especially at home. However, family members and friends can’t always be there 24/7 to assist their aging loved one.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Activities and Lifestyle

4 Devices to Help Seniors Stay Safe at Home

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on December 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Recent technology advances have made it easier for older adults to remain at home and independent, while assuring adult children their loved one is safe. Seniors don’t need every gizmo and gadget; however, the following devices can help them age in place:

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Topics: Activities and Lifestyle, Safety

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