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Fitness for Seniors

Keeping fit is good for you, no matter what your age. Exercise protects you from chronic disease, regulates mood and improves overall health. For older people, it means that they are less injury prone, and symptoms from diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes can be minimised (AgingCare.com). This doesn’t mean that granny has to take up Thai kickboxing, though, as even the gentlest... ❯❯❯

Is Your Home Liberating Or Limiting Your Freedom?

The vast majority of homes is not designed to accommodate people with disabilities and is especially unfriendly for individuals in wheelchairs. In fact, all it takes to realize the limited accessibility of houses nowadays is a quick look at the front door, which more often than not exclusively incorporates stairs. However, there are numerous ways you can change this. Remember the entryway with... ❯❯❯

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

Placing our elderly loved ones in a nursing home facility is a painful and tough decision, so seeing them suffer at the hands of people they should be trusting to take care of them is very heartbreaking. Not only can nursing home abuse demoralize the elderly, but it can also cause unnecessary pain and suffering. To prevent this, you need to understand what nursing home abuse is and its signs. This... ❯❯❯

Maintain your mental health out in the open air

Growing older presents a number of different challenges: chronic pain, stress, illness, and major life changing events such as retirement and the loss of loved ones. Anxiety or apprehension about life-stage transitions can cause depression and result in additional negative factors such as a feeling of helplessness and even physical ailments. Recognizing both the causes and effects is an... ❯❯❯

The Best and Safest Exercises for Elderly People

Many people around the world always search for the best and safe ways to make their aging parents healthy and strong. It is obviously very tiring to image a caregiver’s role. It is bad to realize that the man who lifted you high in the air for fun is now the same who is struggling to just climb the first staircase and the woman who spent hours in the kitchen to cook all your favourite foods is... ❯❯❯

Senior Dental Care Means Overall Good Health

Senior dental care is a small part of the important process of aging. There are many great benefits to aging. With more years comes valuable experience, the joy of watching families expand and develop, and the delight of seeing children married and spoiling precious grandchildren. However, one thing that many seniors will say they don’t love about aging is that their bodies are not quite... ❯❯❯

Common Signs of Elderly Abuse and Mistreatment

Abuse of the elderly is a very serious issue, and one that is very hard to recognize. Countless crimes against the elderly are committed and never known either because the abused have some form of mental illness such as Dementia, or are afraid to come forth in fear of retaliation of some nature by the perpetrator. In order to help recognize when elder abuse and neglect is occurring, it helps to... ❯❯❯

A Mother's Day Tribute: The Gift of Time

Every language has a word for mother. The Danish say “Mor”, the English say, “Mum” or “Mummy”, the Hawaiians say “Makuahine”, and the Norwegians say ”Madre”. However, as Edwin Hubber Chapin said, “No language can express the power, and the beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love…” Some of us are luckier than others to still have our mothers with us. Some... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Qualities to Identify in a Good Care Home

Choosing a care home for your loved one can be a decision fraught with emotion and uncertainty. Regardless of whether your budget allows for an exclusive facility with private rooms or a more modest option, the following five qualities should be present in every good care home. 1. Cleanliness is Key Let your nose be your guide. Upon first entering the care home facility, what do you smell?... ❯❯❯

Praying For Relief: Religion in Senior Care

There are differences among generations about religion. And when it comes to senior housing, adult children would do well to keep in mind that their parents may have regularly attended services. Take, for example, the Sisters of Mercy in Evergreen Park, Illinois. They recently got approval from the village board to construct a 110-room facility for those who belonged to religious orders, such as... ❯❯❯