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

home healthcare

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 »

Spring Storm Preparedness

spring storm preparedness

The spring is a challenging time for anyone when it comes to dangerous storms. Especially for those living in ‘tornado alley’ or along the coast, the spring can be nerve wrecking. When it comes to seniors and those receiving geriatric care, it is extremely important to be informed and prepared with a storm plan – whether it is for a hurricane or a tornado. After all, when it comes to spring storm preparedness the best form of protection is readiness. When it comes to hurricanes, it is very important to […] Read Full Article »

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions

It is hard to believe it is already 2015. It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying the summer heat at the pool. Either way – the New Year is here, which means one significant thing for many people – resolutions. Many use New Year’s resolutions as a way to start fresh in the New Year and tackle items on a bucket list or make positive changes. I thought it would be interesting to touch on some suggestions for New Year’s resolutions for both seniors and their caregivers – just in […] Read Full Article »

Staying Busy During Retirement

Staying Busy During Retirement

After spending a good portion of your life working full time or even part time, it is easy to see how it could be a hard transition to life during retirement. If you are just entering retirement or in the first year after the change, there are plenty of things to do to keep you busy and energized. Have you ever wanted to travel? While some may be fearful of flying, there are plenty of great places to see and things to do that are driving distance or even accessible […] Read Full Article »