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Regardless of who you are, getting proper nutrition in your diet is key to staying healthy. However, dietary needs will change as you age, so your nutritional choices must account for that. Here, we’ll go through a few tips to keep in mind as you or your loved one goes through old age.
With the wonderful advances made in disease prevention, detection and treatment during the 20th century, the average life expectancy for Americans has increased by more than 50% in the last 100 years. In the United States, average life expectancy is nearly 78 years.
We all know that exercise burns calories, good for the heart, and helps strengthen bones. But did you know that many chronic health conditions that trouble senior citizens could be prevented or improved with regular exercise?
As medicine has improved over the past few decades, we’ve been able to live longer and longer, with many of us living into our 80’s and 90’s. Taking good care of oneself is key to extending one’s life expectancy and ensuring good health.
Home caregivers are involved in noble, fulfilling work, but it takes its toll. Taking care of a loved one wears on your physical, emotional, and even financial health, so every now and then, you need a break. It’s important to take time away from caregiving to recharge and renew yourself, which is why many senior care facilities offer respite care.
Most skilled nursing facilities offer hospice and palliative care for their residents. These two types of care ultimately aim to help people be comfortable while enduring an illness or life-threatening condition, so there is quite a bit of overlap between the two. There are differences, however.
We know that children love coloring with crayons, but did you know that this has become a popular pastime for adults, too? Nearly 12 million adult coloring books were sold in the US in 2015. There are some surprising health benefits that come from this simple, pleasurable activity.
Ho, ho, ho! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and there is a lot to do! Our days and nights are filled with shopping, decorating, cooking and holiday merriment.
Also known as retirement homes, senior housing, congregate care housing, or 55+ communities, independent living offers seniors the chance to live freely without the burdens of maintaining a home. The goal is to provide seniors with a safe, friendly environment that still allows them to live life on their own terms.
Just because you’re a bit older doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy sports! Many seniors strive to stay active, and basketball is one way to do this. Whether you play for leisure or on a team, shooting some hoops can be a great way to maintain energy and strength in your later years.