How to Avoid Fall Risks

How to Avoid Fall Risks

Did you know that falling is the greatest cause of injury among seniors? And that most falls occur at home? For many seniors with limited mobility, the fear of falling can cause them to limit activity. This may be both bad for health—as it means less movement—as well as unnecessary. If the right precautions are taken, seniors can enjoy freely moving about their homes without fear of fall risk. So, what can you do to make your home safer? Read Full Article »

A Healthy View: How to Best Care for Your Vision

A Healthy View: How to Best Care for Your Vision

In our younger years, many of us took our vision for granted. With age comes wisdom, and unfortunately, too often vision problems. As we age we value our sight and want to protect our eyes as best as we can. Below, you’ll find tips on how to keep your eyes in the best health possible. Read Full Article »

How to Avoid the Flu

How to Avoid the Flu

It’s that time of year—flu season. While many opt for the flu shot, some believe this is not the best option for them, and others may not be able to get it because of allergies. Even if you do get the flu shot, there are still other minor illnesses that are more prevalent around this time of year. The good news is, there are ways to boost your immune system, so whether you get the flu shot or not, you’ll decrease your chances of coming down with something. Read Full Article »

Enjoying the Holidays with Seniors and the Elderly

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The holidays can be very hectic and oftentimes it is the children, the sick, disabled, and elderly who get neglected as we frantically try to do everything to make the holidays special for everyone. No one will argue about the holidays as being the time most anticipated by practically everyone with family and friends. However, why not try to make the holidays ever more memorable and special for those who don’t have family or who feel left out of the preparations? For family members living in your home who cannot […] Read Full Article »

Making Memories: Special Activities to do with Grandchildren

It’s a given that grandparents have much to offer their grandchildren. Grandparents’ wisdom, experience, and first-hand knowledge of historical events can have a wonderful, positive impact on younger generations. But grandchildren can affect grandparents for the better as well. Studies show that helping take care of grandchildren can improve scores on cognition tests. And since it’s well known that social interaction positively affects mental health, it may be concluded that spending time bonding with grandchildren can increase grandparents’ health and well-being. Read Full Article »

Caring for Seniors – When to Seek Professional Help

Those of us at the Nurses Guild understand that caring for an elderly loved one is often a difficult stage of life. You want the best for your family member, to help him or her maintain health and independence for as long as possible—even if it means sacrificing your own comfort or well-being. What many family caregivers may not realize, however, is that sacrificing too much can ultimately have negative effects—on your health, the health of your loved one, and on your relationships. Knowing when it’s time to ask for […] Read Full Article »