If you are planning to have surgery, you may also want to consider having a pre-surgery home safety assessment. These assessments are provided by Aegis Homecare in an effort to prepare you and make home safety recommendations to make your home safer following surgery. The......

Almost 30% of Americans over the age of 65 live alone, according to the most recent US Census Bureau report in 2010. Health Risks Associated with Living Alone Living alone doesn’t necessarily mean someone is incapable of leaving his home, however, it can lead to......

Over three-quarters of a million seniors are currently living in senior living communities. The majority of these residents have at least one chronic health condition that could benefit from the support of palliative care.  That support can mean the difference between staying in the residence of their choice versus......

Whether you’re very active or less active, regular exercise is crucial to a healthy lifestyle as you age. That’s a truth that senior living facilities recognize as well. According to a survey by the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, health, and wellness is the second biggest emerging trend in......

The flu virus is not something to be taken lightly, especially if you’re a senior. A simple vaccination can help prevent serious complications like high fevers, respiratory issues, bronchitis, pneumonia, inflammation of the heart, brain or muscle tissues, and multi-organ failure. These complications can occur......

Hospice is a philosophy of care, treating the person rather than the disease and focuses on quality of life. It surrounds the patient and family with a team consisting of professionals who not only address physical distress, but emotional and spiritual issues as well. At......

Falls are the leading cause of injuries in elderly adults, even in senior living, yet it isn’t standard practice for senior living providers to ask their residents about accidental falls. With an older adult falling every second of every day, it’s essential to conduct fall risk assessments. Studies show assessment,......

Home Health can be the solution for improving quality of life for senior living residents, by providing a wide range of health related services in the homes of seniors such as skilled nursing care, physical therapy, primary health care, occupational therapy, speech therapy, home health......

Eighty percent of all falls involving the elderly occur in the bathroom. It’s ironic that a room where people often go to relax, can actually be considered the most dangerous room in the house. You may be wondering how one of the smallest rooms in......

Alzheimer’s Dementia is a disease that progressively worsens over time–affecting one’s memory and his cognitive functions. If you’ve ever been a caregiver for someone with this disease, you know how hard it can be as your loved one may forget basic activities, becomes easily agitated......

There is a lot of pressure on people to enjoy themselves during the holidays. The reality is that many people feel increasingly isolated and unhappy during this season of goodwill, and elders can have an especially hard time. While aging can bring wisdom and experience,......

Many families can only get together a couple of times a year for big holiday celebrations. When family members see your older adult, they’re likely to be surprised by their current condition. You see your senior all the time, so the way they appear and behave is......

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that each year, more than one million visits to hospital emergency rooms are documented as a result from medication problems. In addition, almost 180,000 of those visits are by elderly individuals. As people get older, it’s common......

One in three seniors in America dies with Alzheimer’s, or some other form of dementia. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. In fact, it kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that an estimated......

Eating well at any age is important, but as we age, our bodies change making us require certain nutrients more than we did in our younger years. Malnutrition is common among older individuals. In fact, the American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that in the......

Nothing is more important than ensuring your senior parents are in good health. But how do you know if they’re managing everything well enough? Most seniors have a strong willpower to remain independent and in control of their lives. It’s hard when age sneaks up......

Being up all night with a newborn baby has its challenges, but so does sleep apnea. Getting a good night’s sleep becomes increasingly harder the older one gets, and is quite common among the elderly population. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that happens......

Family reunions and other gatherings are a wonderful way to express our love for our family members. As families spend time together, they grow closer together and come to appreciate one another better. This provides a great opportunity for your senior loved one to bond......

There comes a point in someone’s life where they come to realize how important family really is. When we learn about our family’s heritage, we come to understand ourselves better.  Some people want to give more than just material goods to their family after they’ve......