Hand Washing 101

Flu season is fast approaching, but there are ways to protect against viruses and germs. Hand washing is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to prevent infection. Good hand washing is the best defense against the common cold and other illnesses that spread easily from person to person. Read more…

Just Pull Up a Chair!

Exercise comes in many forms and varieties, including chair exercises. Chair exercises are excellent for seniors who are frail, at risk of falling, or are wheelchair-bound. Here are a few simple exercises you can do using a sturdy, straight-back chair. The chair shouldn’t have arms, fold, roll, slide or be Read more…

National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month and a good time to have your blood cholesterol checked.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 102 million American adults have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dl, which is above healthy levels. Cholesterol is a waxy Read more…

Signs of Elder Abuse

Abuse can happen at any age, no matter the person’s background. Today, we are going to specifically talk about elder abuse. This is abuse that occurs to adults aged 60 and up. Elder abuse is not just confined to physical or mental abuse, it can also be emotional or financial. Read more…

Caregiver Guilt: Ways of Coping

Certain eldercare decisions can lead to feelings of guilt, especially if circumstances force one to go against earlier promises. Oftentimes, these feelings are undeserved. However, that does not stop people from experiencing guilt. Here are some strategies for coping with caregiver guilt. Acknowledge the guilt: Knowing there is an issue Read more…

Fun Activities for Alzheimer’s

The onset of Alzheimer’s and other dementias can lead to seniors withdrawing from activities, family, and friends. It is important to maintain these interests and relationships as they reduce the effects of memory impairment, leading to a better quality of life. Below are some activities that help stimulate people with Read more…

Tips for Dodging Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be disruptive to work and social life. It’s also a very personal issue to talk about but not an uncommon one. According to the National Association for Continence, over 25 million U.S. citizens have some form of urinary incontinence, the majority of whom are women. While some Read more…