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......

Physical Therapy helps people of all ages who have medical conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their regular ability to move and function. A customized physical therapy program can help individuals return to their prior level of functioning that can help prevent further injury and......

The cold and flu season is upon us again. That means senior living staff and their residents need to start taking extra precautions.  Unfortunately, seniors and caregivers are two of the most likely groups of people to get sick. Working in Senior Living, your interactions......

Today is International Older Persons Day! Today we raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society....

Making sure you get at least eight hours of productive sleep a night is also one of the surest ways to keep a sharp mind. No matter how much one learns in their waking hours, it is during slumber that our day’s events are processed......

When it becomes obvious that a loved one can’t get through a day without assistance, the logical next step is to begin looking into resources that can provide the added support they need. One of the first things that a home care company, adult day......

A fall can have big consequences for a senior. You could break a bone or find yourself stuck without an easy way to call for help. As you age, spending long periods in a hospital or becoming bedridden because of a fall comes with a......

Importance of Maintaining Good Posture Good posture is good for your body and your brain Being able to stay at home and remain independent is a daily struggle for many older adults. As we age we tend to lose our flexibility, our connective tissue tightens,......

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder, or motor system disorder that can make walking, talking and other everyday tasks difficult to complete. Between 50 and 60 thousand Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s each year. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms......

Cardio, Strength Training, Flexibility, and Balance Exercises Will Give You Health and Independence Fitness at any age is important, but as a senior, it holds even more significance as it can mean the difference between independent living and assisted living. Fitness is not only great......

It’s estimated that about a third of all seniors 65 years of age and older experience some type of fall each year. Even a relatively minor fall can have potentially serious consequences, especially when it comes to maintaining mobility. Regardless of a resident’s physical abilities,......

From visual impairment to arthritis, a number of different health conditions can impede the ease of just “picking up a book” most people take for granted. Unfortunately, this not only interferes with the continuation of a lifelong interest, but occurs at a vulnerable time in......

What’s your “cheer up” song? Did you know that music may actually help boost your health as well as your mood? Music engages not only your auditory system but many other parts of your brain as well, including areas responsible for movement, language, attention, memory, and......