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By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on January 20, 2022

The first few weeks after being discharged from the hospital can be a vulnerable time for older adults who may still be recovering from a recent illness or adjusting to new medications. Hospital readmissions are all too common when certain precautions aren’t taken to ensure safety during this period. Older…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on January 6, 2022

Parkinson’s disease develops when nerve cells degrade and the brain cannot properly control body movements. People generally don’t show symptoms of Parkinson’s disease until they’re about 60 years old, and it can take a while for a doctor to notice and diagnose this condition. Noticing Parkinson’s disease as early as…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on December 23, 2021

As seniors age, the possibility of experiencing a stroke becomes significantly higher. While age is an uncontrollable risk factor for stroke, one of the best ways to prevent strokes among older adults is education. Whether you provide home care for a senior parent or you’re concerned about his or her health, make…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on December 9, 2021

As a family caregiver, you should look for unique opportunities to keep your senior loved one busy each day. Staying active can stimulate the mind and enhance physical and mental wellbeing. Continue reading to find unique activities your parent can take up and the benefits each activity provides. 1. Indoor…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on November 18, 2021

Palliative care is designed to help seniors handle pain or other physical symptoms, and it often includes caring for those with terminal illnesses and providing the support they need as they reach the final stages of life. When receiving palliative care, many seniors prefer to remain in the comfort and…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on November 4, 2021

A gluten-free diet can be good for the overall health of seniors, and it can prevent or alleviate the symptoms of various medical complications, such as celiac disease. When providing home care, diet should always be taken into consideration. If your elderly loved one is looking for some gluten-free foods to…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on October 21, 2021

In the senior years, older adults will likely retire from work and withdraw from social and physical activities. Encourage your elderly loved one to remain busy to boost his or her overall health and increase longevity. Here are some of the ways seniors can continue to stay engaged in the…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on October 7, 2021

Many seniors find their eyesight isn’t what it once was, whether it’s due to aging or a disease. This can lead to feelings of isolation as they lose the ability to do activities they once enjoyed. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways to have a good time while living…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on September 23, 2021

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of both non-fatal and fatal injuries in the elderly. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that over one million seniors over the age of 65 go to the emergency room each year for injuries caused by…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on September 9, 2021

There are a variety of ways you can enhance your elderly loved one’s day. The best part is that most of these ways are completely free and require little more than your time. With the tips listed below, you can enhance your loved one’s quality of life, one day at…