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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

5 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Older adult Americans have heard many warnings about the dangers we face in 2020: pandemics, environmental changes, toxic chemicals, and so on. While these may all be legitimate concerns, the greater reality is that the number one threat to all Americans’ health remains the same: heart disease. September 29th is World Heart Health Day, a…

Fall Prevention Tips for Home Care Patients

If you are a Medicare patient, you know the drill. As soon as you sit down with your health care provider, you are asked a familiar series of questions. One of the first is always, “Have you had a fall in the last six months?”. There are good reasons why this question gets asked. The…

How to Reduce Falls During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a tremendous number of challenges. One of them is the need for millions of people to remain at home. Seniors, who are especially vulnerable to the virus, find themselves in a particularly tricky situation. They have to stay at home to protect their health, and yet they need to be…


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