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Is Therapy Going to the Dogs?

Going through medical rehabilitation or being in a long-term-care facility can carry a great deal of stress and potential loneliness. Animal-assisted therapy uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health issues. These may include heart disease, stroke recovery, cancer or long-term-care adjustment.  Continue reading

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Spread the Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a mixed bag of emotions for many adults, so creating a reminder of love and joy for your favorite senior citizen can help bring a smile to their face. This article contains some whimsical ideas to help you spread the love this Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

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Nutrition and Diet Tips for Seniors

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. Continue reading

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Longer Life Expectancy and It’s Challenges

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.  Continue reading

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Five Great Exercises for Senior Citizens

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? Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Common Health Issues for Seniors

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. Continue reading

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Benefits of Respite Care

istock-509093002Home 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. Continue reading

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Hospice Care vs. Palliative Care

istock-508283216Most 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. Continue reading

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Surprising Benefits of Adult Coloring Books for Older Adults

istock-540864002We 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. Continue reading

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Help Your Senior Citizens Have a Happy Holiday Season

istock-488721940Ho, 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. Continue reading