Category Archives for Senior Health

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams for Seniors

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August is Eye Exam Month and the perfect time to focus on why it’s important for seniors to schedule routine eye exams. According to the American Optometric Association, after age 60, a number of eye conditions and diseases can develop that may impact an individual’s vision permanently. Not only can changes to a senior’s eyes […]

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Top Dementia Communication Tips for Family Caregivers

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When a loved one is diagnosed with a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, there are a variety of symptoms that become apparent over time. While memory loss is one of the most common and well-known symptoms, difficulty communicating is also prevalent in many individuals. Struggling with language and communication can lead to frustration for […]

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Know the Signs of Skin Cancer and How to Protect Senior Skin

Learn the signs of skin cancer and practical steps to take in order to protect seniors from excessive sun exposure.

With warmer weather on the horizon, we can look forward to spending more time outside – enjoying cookouts, walks in the neighborhood park, working in the garden, or taking a trip to the lake. More time outdoors means it’s also important to take steps to protect skin from sun exposure – a habit that should […]

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Senior Palliative Care Can Help Older Adults Manage Chronic Health Conditions

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Contrary to popular belief, hospice and palliative care are not one in the same. Hospice focuses on the comfort of individuals in the last six months of life. Palliative care, however, is designed to provide an integrated approach to supporting the treatment and comfort of individuals living with serious, prolonged illness. In particular, palliative care […]

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Tips to Help Seniors Maintain Mental and Physical Health During COVID-19

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As we close in on the one-year mark of the beginning of the pandemic, it’s not unusual to feel sadness and longing for the way things used to be. Social outings with friends, vacations with grandchildren, attending religious services – so many activities seniors took for granted have had to be put on the backburner […]

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Lifestyle Changes that Improve Heart Health in Seniors

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While the main focus of February for many of us is Valentine’s Day, there’s another national holiday that should capture our attention as well: American Heart Month. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for older adults, making it crucial to protect heart health in seniors. So while you’re browsing through heart-shaped […]

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Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Better Manage High Cholesterol

Manage High Cholesterol

The pandemic has altered many things, from social gatherings and travel to book clubs and lunch dates with friends. While these unplanned and dramatic changes to life as we know it may cause some uncertainty and anxiety, it’s helpful to look for the silver lining in the situation: newfound time to focus on ways to […]

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Successfully Manage Chronic Health Conditions with Home Care Services

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A diagnosis of a chronic health condition raises a lot of questions and concerns for seniors: How will I manage the myriad of medical appointments, procedures, medications, etc.? What happens as the condition progresses over time? And most importantly: Can I continue to remain living at home?

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The Impact of Isolation and Benefits of Senior Socialization

Senior Socialization

In our recent age of quarantining and social distancing, loneliness and isolation are impacting seniors in epic proportions, and the effects are more serious than you may realize. Recent studies are brimming with the hazards of social isolation, characterizing it as a more dangerous health risk than obesity, and identifying it as contributing to a […]

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Physical Therapy for Seniors Helps Them Gain Confidence and Maintain Health

Physical Therapy for Seniors

Physical therapy: it’s not just for athletes with pulled hamstrings! Older adults struggling with a variety of conditions can reap tremendous benefits from acquiring physical therapy services. Physical therapists are experts in physiology and anatomy related to normal functioning, and assess each senior’s individual complications to prepare a comprehensive plan to address and overcome these […]

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