Senior Health

Making the Decision to Relocate Your Loved One to a Care Facility During the Pandemic

Senior In Care Facility During Pandemic

It does not matter if it is an assisted living facility, a memory care facility, an area designed for independent living, or a residential facility, it can be quite concerning to have your loved one be in these types of living institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a known fact that quite a few… Read More…

Convalescent Plasma Therapy Approved by FDA as Therapeutic for Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19 – Including the Elderly

On August 23rd 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the emergency utilization of COVID-19 convalescent plasma for the treatment of individuals hospitalized as a result of the current coronavirus challenge the nation is experiencing. In February of 2020, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services… Read More…

How to Ensure Your Loved One is Happy, Healthy, and Safe While in a Quarantined Assisted Living Facility

Senior Quarantined in Nursing Facility

The federal government – in collaboration with scientists, researchers, and medical professionals – have recently established strict guidelines for assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and other types of adult care centers that are intended to protect vulnerable populations from contracting and/or experiencing complications from the recently-identified coronavirus now known as “COVID-19”. The main of these… Read More…

Steps Being Taken in Long-Term Care Facilities to Protect Older Adults from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

Steps Being Taken in Long-Term Care Facilities to Protect Older Adults from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

As the cases of confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases continue to spread rapidly across the United States, concern for our health and that of our loved ones’ is understandably, exceptionally high. This is especially true for older adults, due to the fact that they are more vulnerable to the virus and they have a higher risk… Read More…

How Do I Protect My Older Loved One from the Flu?

Senior Getting Flu Shot

Since the emergence of the coronavirus that originated in China in December 2019, all eyes have been on the rapidly developing situation and the confirmed cases of both the infected and those that have died as a result of the virus. However, there is another virus that is rapidly spreading and sickening millions of individuals… Read More…

5 Reasons Why Swimming Is a Great Exercise for Seniors

Swimming A Great Exercise For Seniors

As individuals start to age, exercise becomes an increasingly essential in maintaining the health and ensuring optimal fitness. Physical activities – such as swimming – helps seniors gain strength, improve their range of mobility, and aids in building energy levels. Additionally, exercise helps to reduce the possibility for the development of injuries, enhances the mood,… Read More…

Foods That Are Considered “Bad” for the Dental Health of Seniors

Senior Woman Eating Citrus Fruit

As we age, we are more likely to experience dental health issues. These include dry mouth, gum disease, and tooth decay. In addition to this, poor dental health can be the gateway to other more serious health complications. These include heart disease, diabetes, and even the onset of potentially life-threatening pneumonia. To prevent both oral… Read More…

5 Reasons Why Those with Dementia are Prone to Dehydration

Reasons Why Dementia Patients Get Dehydrated

As a person grows older, the risk of dehydration increases. This risk increases dramatically when that same person suffers from dementia. When one becomes dehydrated, it means that they are losing or have lost more water than they have consumed. Mild levels of dehydration start to occur when 2% of the body weight of water… Read More…

What is Considered to be a Nutritious Diet for Senior Citizens?

Seniors Preparing Nutritious Meal

Numerous studies have concluded that eating a healthy diet – combined with physical activity and exercise on a regular basis – can help an older adult live a full life. Furthermore, the vitamins, nutrients, and active lifestyle of the individual can aid in combatting certain types of medical conditions, physical complications, and other age-related issues…. Read More…

Types of Elder Abuse and The Signs to Watch Out For

Signs Of Elder Abuse

As we age, most of us will reach a point in which we must rely on others. This reliance may result from our inability to properly care for ourselves, our homes, our finances, and other aspects of our lives. If you are reading this, it is likely that you have yet to reach this point… Read More…

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