Smart Home Tech That Will Make Life Better for the Elderly

By |2018-10-14T17:26:30+00:00September 18th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Our aged population is increasing and only getting going to get larger. In fact, the United States’ pop1ulation of citizens over 85 years old is estimated to be over 19 million by the year 2050 . As people grow older, so does their need for assistance. Even the most capable of senior citizens can benefit [...]

5 Ways to Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

By |2018-09-30T14:16:24+00:00September 18th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Quality of life is important for health It’s not enough to just be alive. Good quality of life is especially important for older adults. Feeling satisfied and fulfilled is just as important as getting regular check-ups from the doctor. Having a positive view of life can help seniors have more energy, less stress, better appetite, [...]

7 Tips for Making a Difference in Seniors’ Health and Quality of Life

By |2018-10-07T00:32:06+00:00September 14th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Every year in September we celebrate the well-being of older adults and encourage them to take steps to live healthier, more active lives. The goal of the celebration is to provide information to improve the lives of seniors in the areas of physical health, mental health, socialization and financial well-being. The bottom line message is [...]

Healthy Eating for Older Adults

By |2018-09-18T14:01:42+00:00September 8th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Healthy Eating As We Age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. Eating healthy has benefits that can help older adults: Nutrients Obtain nutrients needed by the body such as potassium, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B 12 , minerals, and dietary [...]

The Sting of Shingles Vaccine, Treatments Reduce Risks

By |2018-10-14T18:03:57+00:00August 8th, 2018|Senior Care|

If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you may be at risk for a painful disease called shingles as you grow older. Shingles is a sometimes-agonizing skin rash and nerve disease that’s caused by a virus. Fortunately, you can take steps to prevent shingles or ease its serious effects. Shingles usually affects adults after age 50, although [...]

Stretching Can Help Get Seniors Moving

By |2018-08-09T13:15:38+00:00August 8th, 2018|Making Life Better|

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports. Researchers placed splints on lower limbs of older rats to stretch their calf muscles. The splints were placed on one leg for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, [...]

Many Americans With Dementia Don’t Know They Have It: Study

By |2018-08-08T00:38:24+00:00August 7th, 2018|Senior Care|

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans with dementia don't know they have the disease, a new study indicates. A review of data from 585 Medicare recipients with probable dementia found nearly 6 out of 10 were either undiagnosed or unaware of their diagnosis. Those who had less than a high school [...]

Summer Fun for Seniors

By |2018-07-02T01:20:57+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Making Life Better|

It's that time of year when the outdoors beckon! Spending time outdoors is good for all ages, but especially beneficial if you are "getting up there" in years. It increases our vitamin D levels, which helps fight certain conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer, heart attacks and depression. Make getting outside one of your goals for [...]

Preparing Seniors for Surgery

By |2018-06-18T17:48:47+00:00June 19th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

As a growing number of the estimated 78 million Baby Boomers transition into their senior years, an increased focus is placed on the health of this important group of Americans. According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 12 percent of the total U.S. population is over age 65 and, of that segment, more [...]

Older People Play Dodgeball, Too: ‘We Are Animals’

By |2018-05-30T12:18:18+00:00May 30th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Skills in Motion is a new fitness class that guides older people through playground games. There was a lot of whooping and hollering as a group of exuberant students gathered for recess time at Asphalt Green on the Upper East Side. They were playing a game called “popcorn.” “Listen up everyone,” yelled one of the [...]

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