Posts Tagged‘Elderly’

5 Ways to Stay Active in Your Golden Years

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Did you know that adults over the age of 65 are recommended to exercise for at least 150 minutes each week? They also need to strengthen their muscles and focus on balance and the best way to do so is with physical activity. If you are entering your golden years and don’t want to be stuck to a couch, there are a few things to do. Continue reading to learn about some of the best senior activities that will make your golden year truly feel golden! 1. Go Hiking One of the best senior activities to try is hiking. Depending…

The Benefits of Home Care for Seniors

Now that the Baby Boomer generation is reaching retirement age, there are more than 40.3 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S. today. For millions of Americans with aging parents, this┬átime to make some big decisions about their loved one’s futures is approaching. Whether or not their parent will go into a senior care facility or stay in their home isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. There are numerous benefits to choosing home care for seniors. Keep reading to learn what you need to know to make the right decision for your loved one. Independence One…

Should You Get a Senior Monitor for Your Loved One? A Closer Look

Caring for an elderly loved one can be worrisome, especially if an emergency takes place when they’re alone. Thankfully, a senior monitor or alarm can alert others when senior adults are in trouble and need urgent help. If you’re wondering whether this type of monitoring system is a good option for you, read on to learn more about them to determine which one is a good fit for your needs. Senior Monitor Basics An elderly monitoring system also referred to as a personal medical alert device, allows seniors to connect with their loved ones or local medical professionals. These monitors…

When Is It Time to Try Assisted Living?

If you know of a loved one aged 65 or older, there’s a 70% chance they’ll need long-term care. The word “assisted living” seems scary at first. Maybe you’re unsure of putting a grandparent, parent, aunt, or uncle in the care of someone else. What’s important is what’s in their best interest. We’ll go over what to look out for and when to make that decision. They Frequently Fall Trips and spills are the ones to be concerned about. If a loved one is constantly experiencing falls, their mobility is compromised. While it hurts you to think of the worst…

ELDERLY FRIENDLY HOME DESIGN TIPS

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There are a lot of physical and health challenges that come with age. While these challenges affect older people differently, there is a consensus that making their living and recreational spaces easy and safe to navigate greatly improves the quality of life. Whether they live alone or share a home with their families, it is important to ensure that elderly people are in a comfortable and secure environment. There are several elderly friendly home design tips that can help transform and optimize living and relaxation spaces for elderly occupants. Ensure The Rooms Are Traffic and Hazard-Free. Trips and falls are…