Six Senior Winter Skin Care Tips

As we grow older, we’re more likely to experience the discomfort of dry skin. Winter skin care and dry skin is a common problem during the cold months and its effects can be painful, causing the skin to flake, itch, crack and even bleed. Yet dermatologists say there are ways people can find relief by [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:43-06:00January 20th, 2016|Elder Care, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Six Senior Winter Skin Care Tips

Resolve to Have a Better Attitude About Aging

Those of us in the field of aging have seen a big change in the ways we think and talk about growing older. There’s been a movement toward empowerment, toward helping everyone remain as independent, active and engaged as possible, even as they face physical and intellectual challenges. With our increased longevity, this is so [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:43-06:00December 23rd, 2015|Elder Care|Comments Off on Resolve to Have a Better Attitude About Aging

Warn Seniors About Fake IRS Calls And Scams

Your elderly parent receives a threatening phone call, voice mail, email, or official-looking letter that claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The agent says that your loved one owes back taxes, and must pay right away or go to jail. That can be a frightening moment, and it’s happening to more and [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:44-06:00October 28th, 2015|Elder Care|Comments Off on Warn Seniors About Fake IRS Calls And Scams

Flu Vaccination for Younger Adults Also Protects Vulnerable Seniors

A new study shows that healthy adults who get a flu vaccination may help protect not only themselves but also older adults in their community. The study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases found that seniors were up to 21 percent less likely to be diagnosed with flu-related illness if they lived in areas where more [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:44-06:00October 14th, 2015|Elder Care|Comments Off on Flu Vaccination for Younger Adults Also Protects Vulnerable Seniors

Healthy Seniors Love Water Exercises

We all know that exercise is necessary to keep the body and mind in peak working condition. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), healthy seniors need to be staying physically active, because it is helping prevent or delaying many diseases and disabilities. But as we grow older, exercise can become more challenging due [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:44-06:00September 2nd, 2015|Elder Care, health|Comments Off on Healthy Seniors Love Water Exercises

Study Finds EMTs Are on the Forefront of End-of-Life Care

Paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are trained to save lives. But they sometimes enter situations where a dying patient’s end-of-life wishes contradict their professional code. What do they do when faced with someone who is imminently dying and whose pre-hospital order is “do not resuscitate”? Until recently, the dynamics of that environment were a [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:44-06:00August 19th, 2015|Elder Care|Comments Off on Study Finds EMTs Are on the Forefront of End-of-Life Care

For Many Seniors, Good Health Is a Balancing Act

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injuries in older adults. Many of these injuries are fatal. Nearly one out of three older adults falls each year. Seniors are at greater risk for balance problems and falls! While not all falls are caused by balance disorders, [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:44-06:00July 22nd, 2015|Elder Care|Comments Off on For Many Seniors, Good Health Is a Balancing Act

The Amazing Health Benefits of Pets

Anyone who has owned a pet knows the joy an animal can bring to one’s life. You often hear enthusiasts describing their pets as their “children” and including them in family vacations and activities. Service animals help people with various disabilities get around in the world. Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of modern nursing, noticed that [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:45-06:00July 1st, 2015|Alzheimer’s, Elder Care|Comments Off on The Amazing Health Benefits of Pets

Keeping Seniors Cool And Staying Hydrated During Summer’s Heat

According the National Weather Service, heat is one of the leading causes of weather-related death in the United States, causing hundreds of fatalities each year. Older adults are even more susceptible to the dangers of heat, as they are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature. Additionally, as we grow older, our [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:45-06:00June 17th, 2015|Elder Care, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Keeping Seniors Cool And Staying Hydrated During Summer’s Heat

Osteoporosis and Aging

May Is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month Bones feel solid, but the inside of a bone is actually filled with holes like a honeycomb. Bone tissues are broken down and rebuilt all the time. While some cells build new bone tissue, others dissolve bone and release the minerals inside. As we get older, we [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:45-06:00May 6th, 2015|Elder Care, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Osteoporosis and Aging