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2021-06-11

The Importance of Advance Directives in End-of-Life Care


As one continues to age, the need to complete advance directives increases. An Advance Health Care Directive is a written, legal document regarding a person’s preferences for medical care in the event they become unable to make medical decisions for themselves. Advance Directives serve as a guide for doctors and caregivers if one becomes seriously…

2021-06-11

5 Activities to Do with a Senior Dad on Father’s Day


Father’s Day is around the corner, and it is time to start thinking of how you can make it memorable for your senior Dad. Whether your senior Dad is aging in place at home or another place of residence, he deserves a special treat and an opportunity to feel honored and celebrated.  Here are a…

2021-05-21

Safety Tips for Seniors Living with Arthritis


It is projected that by 2025, 67 million US adults will be diagnosed with arthritis. Already many people are living with arthritis, and seniors are a significant percentage of them. While arthritis has no cure, it does not mean that seniors have to suffer. The treatments have been improving significantly over the years, and many…

2021-05-21

5 Reasons to Celebrate Nurses


You have interacted with nurses at some point in your life, or you could be one. When we are talking about change and positivity, nurses are at the center of it. Nursing is a combination of intelligence, care, and compassion.  Nurses are a critical part of our society as they devote themselves to the well-being…

2021-03-22

Healthy Eating for Seniors


Eating healthy is a lifelong habit that can easily be neglected with age. Seniors need to pay special attention when it comes to dietary needs. Often, memory issues and the ability to prepare meals tend to get in the way of proper nutrition. To help, caregivers should ensure that meals are planned to meet nutritional…

2021-03-19

The Importance of Medical Social Workers in End of Life Care


Hospice and palliative care are end-of-life treatment options that family members often don’t understand and have difficulty discussing. Medical social workers help fill the need for families by looking at both the medical and emotional sides of the process to provide information and guidance. Hospice vs. Palliative Care Hospice is a comfort care philosophy for…

2021-02-02

5 Caregiver Resolutions for the New Year


Caregivers all too often focus on the person they are caring for more than they focus on themselves. However, as a caregiver, your health and well-being are important factors in their care. If you aren’t healthy, your focus can be off, your energy depleted, and your decision-making skills affected. The old saying is true; “you…

2021-02-02

New Year’s Health Goals for Seniors


As we ascend into 2021, it’s time to think about fresh beginnings. Seniors should consider new goals to keep them mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy in the new year. Check out these five points to get started. Exercise Seniors often become sedentary for various reasons; physical limitations and depression are often the culprits. Adding physical…

2020-12-11

How Physical Therapy Benefits Seniors


Staying in shape and recovering from an injury or an illness is always difficult. However, it can often be more challenging for seniors. In addition to the illness or injury, they could also have other issues, such as joint problems due to their age, chronic pain, and more. Keeping healthy and recovering is essential. This…

2020-12-11

The Importance of the Flu Vaccine in 2020


COVID-19 is still a serious problem, which has made many people worry and wonder about whether they should get a flu shot this year. You will find that it is more important than ever for everyone in the family, particularly the seniors, to get their flu vaccine. And if you haven’t received the flu shot…

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