Antibiotics are necessary for the health and wellness of millions of people. From regulating blood pressure, managing pain, fighting bacterial infections, and preventing certain diseases, antibiotics can be really beneficial, in many cases–life saving. However, they can also be harmful if not used appropriately. With......

Reports reveal that there are over 43 million unpaid caregivers in the US. Often, these caregivers are family members. Family members play a vital role in caring for their elderly kin.  November is Family Caregivers Month–a time to celebrate these worthwhile efforts, educate and offer......

Too many Americans die without receiving the type of care they want. It’s your life, shouldn’t it end with the way you want it to? No, we’re not talking that you get to choose what illnesses or ailments you suffer from, but rather, you should......

Aside from heart disease and cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease is the leading cause of death for people ages 65 and older. With National Respiratory Care Week upon us, let’s talk about these health issues that affect so many people around the world, in particular......

When it comes to aging, maintaining one’s independence is one thing nobody wants to give up. Physical Therapy can help do just that. Not only does it support your independence and improve mobility, but it also helps alleviate pain, assist you in recovering from previous......

For many, fall is their favorite season. And it’s easy to see why– from the mountains bursting with beautiful colors of the sunset, the sound of leaves crunching under their feet, and the sweet smell of baked goods and spices that permeate the kitchen, it’s......

It’s never too late to take control of your health. This month is Healthy Aging Month, which was first introduced when the baby boomer generation was about to turn 50. While many look at the glass half empty when it comes to aging, Healthy Aging......

In the United States alone, there are over 800,000 people who live in assisted living. Assisted living is a housing facility for people who cannot live on their own. People in assisted living centers are often seniors, with about 93% of them being over age......

Aging can be a real pain in the rear (or hips…), but believe it or not, there are some perks to getting older. Just ask any grandparent and you’ll realize how much fun it is. Becoming a grandparent can be one of the most rewarding......

As people age, certain life events happen that can really alter someone’s life: divorce or death of a loved one, loss of a job, new medical conditions, unexpected financial obligations, loss of independence, retirement, or aging in general. Events like this are more common the......

Millions of people all over the world have serious medical conditions that demand specific care in case of an emergency. However, if someone is unconscious or unresponsive, it can be difficult to relay that vital information. Getting the special care for your medical condition could......

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......