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By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on January 22, 2021
When a senior falls, a caregiver may not realize the extent of the injury. Older adults may be reluctant to share how much pain they feel. Sometimes they might not feel severe pain until several days after they fall. After a fall, your older loved one should see a doctor,…
When a senior falls, a caregiver may not realize the extent of the injury. Older adults may be reluctant to share how much pain they feel. Sometimes they might not feel severe pain until several days after they fall. After a fall, your older loved one should see a doctor, and it’s vital to ask the doctor to perform a thorough medical evaluation. Fall Risk Assessment A fall risk assessment is a tool with questions doctors ask seniors to pinpoint the causes and risks of falling. The assessment includes questions about daily living activities, medications, the home environment, and other concerns. X-Rays or Other Imaging Tests A senior who falls may deny he or she has pain or concern about…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on January 15, 2021
Older adults often experience chronic and acute vision loss for various reasons. These issues can affect their overall quality of life, including the ability to age in place. However, with healthy lifestyle choices, older adults can stave off visual impairment. Here are some things family caregivers can do to help…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on January 8, 2021
The natural world is full of beautiful plants and wildlife just waiting for people to get out of the house and experience them. Seniors sometimes need help with spending more time in nature, but the efforts are worth it. Whether you or a caregiver takes your senior loved one out…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on December 25, 2020
  The news that a senior family member has a serious illness is never easy to hear, and even when you understand that accepting the diagnosis is the first step toward helping your loved one, it can be difficult to find your way to that state of grace. Whether your…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on December 18, 2020
Seniors are more susceptible to health problems like infections because their immune systems weaken with age, making it challenging to fight against bacteria and other dangerous organisms. However, there are steps seniors can take to boost their health and reduce exposure to germs. Below you’ll find some of the most…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on December 11, 2020
The hobbies many seniors participate in have the potential to boost physical, mental, and emotional health. Even something as simple as creating a scrapbook filled with fond memories can cover all of these bases. Here are some of the benefits scrapbooking can offer your elderly loved one. 1. Promotes Socialization…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on December 4, 2020
The way seniors adapt to everyday life can have a significant impact on the aging process. Therefore, family caregivers need to build suitable care plans for their elderly loved ones and work hard to strengthen their resilience. Below are some of the connections between being resilient and aging well. Managing…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on November 27, 2020
As your senior loved one ages, it’s critical to maintain his or her bone strength to avoid certain physical conditions, such as osteoporosis, joint pain, and fractured or broken bones. Following a consistent workout program can reduce bone loss in seniors. Exercising on a regular basis increases coordination and muscle…
By Lindsey Fancy, 9:00 am on November 20, 2020
Alzheimer’s disease is often viewed as a condition that only affects the elderly. While it’s true that the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are over the age of 65, there are some younger people who develop this condition. Learning more about who is most at risk for developing the symptoms…