How to Stay Healthy When Mobility is Limited

When recovering from an injury, surgery, or managing a health condition such as arthritis, you may find that your previous exercise routine is not possible. This doesn’t mean exercise must be stopped altogether. In fact, finding new ways to get moving can aid in the healing process, make chronic health conditions more manageable, and boost your mood. Keep reading for tips on how to stay healthy when mobility is limited. Read Full Article »

Treating Seasonal Allergies: Special Tips for Seniors

Living in Florida means warm temperatures, sunny skies, and tropical foliage year-round. It also means there’s always something in bloom – it’s always allergy season! Unfortunately, doctors are seeing more cases of late-onset allergies, which mean even seniors who have never experienced allergies before may find that pollen has started to cause a reaction. While antihistamines are a quick and easy solution for many people in younger demographics, they may not be an option for some seniors because of potential side-effects. So how can you enjoy the Sunshine State’s perpetual […] Read Full Article »

Staying Sharp: How to Maintain Mental Agility as You Age

We all want to retain as much of our youth as possible. Though genetics have a large part to play in how well we age, they are not the only predictor. In fact, there are many steps we can take to make the most of the cards nature has dealt us. Diet and exercise are probably the first that come to mind and are relatively straightforward solutions for physical health. But what about mental abilities? Do we have as much control over our brain’s fitness as our body’s fitness? Though […] Read Full Article »

How to Start Making Healthy Changes at Any Age

Changing a habit can be difficult, especially one that’s been around for years or decades. As we grow older it’s often easy to tell ourselves it’s too late to change our ways. But the truth is, it’s never too late to make new choices to benefit your health! Even small changes can have big impact on your health and well-being. Though challenging at times, lifestyle changes are not impossible, especially if they are small and manageable. Read on for ideas on how to start living a healthier life, no matter […] Read Full Article »

How to Keep Cool: Senior Safety in The Summer

Summer is here…a time for fun, vacation, and relaxation. But along with summer comes the heat. Though we all need to take precautions when temperatures rise, seniors especially must be extra careful. Whether staying home or traveling this season, these tips are sure to make your summer a safe one. Read Full Article »

The New Addiction Generation: Why Seniors Are At Risk For Addiction

Addiction has become a serious problem in the United States and the rest of the world but not many are discussing the opioid epidemic that is sweeping across the seniors and elderly. Seniors have become the new silent victims of addiction. According to Dr. Joseph Garbely of the Caron Treatment Centers, addiction to opioid is growing among seniors and “the problem is ubiquitous.” He explains that family members and doctors can easily miss the signs of a growing addiction or abuse of prescription drugs and fail to ask the right […] Read Full Article »

Aging Issues for Seniors Living at Home

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According to the University of London, people who live alone and have infrequent visitors are very vulnerable to accidents, depression, and an unhealthy emotional state. Sadly, the number of senior living alone has steadily been increasing in the country. Last January, the US Bureau of Census stated that of the US population over 65 years, only 4.2% and about half of those over 95 years old are living in nursing homes. The American Senior Communities claim that by 2040, those aged over 85 is expected to increase threefold to 14.1 […] Read Full Article »

Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors

Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors

I bet many don’t know that January is national bath safety month. While there may not be any formal celebrations in your neighborhood, it is a good opportunity to share some Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors and those receiving geriatric care and home health care. First of all, it is hard to see the precautionary safety measures that need to be made sometimes because some people have lived in their houses for a very long time and are used to their daily routine there. But, if you take a closer look, […] Read Full Article »