It’s no secret that seniors have weaker immune systems and need to be cautious around those who are ill or in environments with lots of germs. But did you know that the sun can also affect the immune system? It’s not just children and young......

Cancer. A disease that too many of us are familiar with. Chances are if you don’t have cancer yourself, more than likely you know of someone who has it, or has had it. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world.......

Today’s a day you need to celebrate someone special. Before you go into a cardiac arrest worrying about who’s birthday you may have forgotten, relax. And, no, it’s not Mother’s Day either… However it does relate well to someone who is like a mom. Someone......

It’s often been said that a dog is a man’s best friend. And why not? Pets in general, are very loyal, love unconditionally, and are great protectors. Pets can be very therapeutic. So it only makes sense that science backs up the claim that pet......

It’s not uncommon for residents with Alzheimer’s disease to express a desire to go “home.” It can be difficult to understand whether “home” to them is a beloved childhood house, a time from their past life, or a place among the people they used to......

People who had good healthy habits when they were younger tend to become healthy seniors, but it is never too late. Good health habits can make a difference even to seniors who are prone to illness or have not made their health a priority in......

Senior living communities offers the assistance, socialization, and peace of mind to seniors who need it. However, many assisted living communities offer even more health and wellness opportunities to their residents. From onsite Physician services to health and wellness screenings, residents can take advantage of......

The transition from hospital to home is especially concerning when it involves seniors, especially those who suffer from one or more chronic conditions. There are many things to consider regarding transitioning from a hospital back into the home. For many seniors and their families, this......

According to studies, over 1 billion people worldwide are deficient in Vitamin D. Even worse–is most of those deficient don’t even know about it. Since the signs and symptoms can be subtle, it can be difficult to tell if you’re low with your levels. Older......

Studies show that almost one-third of American adults have an increased risk for developing kidney disease, and over 10% actually have it. Unfortunately, most people with chronic kidney disease are unaware that they have it. If you are 60 years old or older, you have......

Home Health Care and Hospice are benefits provided by Medicare and other insurance carriers. Although many people use the terms interchangeably, it’s important to know their differences so you can determine the best care option for your loved one. While both benefits are for the......

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,......