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What To Do After a Senior Has Fallen

Posted by Alyssa Ball on November 20, 2018

It can be frightening when a senior falls, and many people may not know what to do after the accident. A timely response is critical, and it could save a senior's life. It is important to know what to do when a senior falls and how to handle the situation. The following is a guide to help seniors and those around them understand what to do in this scary situation.

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Nutritional Needs of Seniors: A Healthier Lifestyle for a Healthier Life

Posted by Michael Watson on November 20, 2018

As our bodies age, our attention to such things as hydration and energy levels begin to diminish. The nutritional needs of seniors can easily be overlooked. Quality of life is often associated with the enjoyment of food; therefore, the benefits of any diet should be weighed against the quality of life of the person. Generally speaking, adults need fewer calories, unless they have an exercise regime that burns a lot of calories; a more sedentary life will not burn as many. Maintaining a healthy weight and staying energized also lowers the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. Here are some tips on senior nutrition! 

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Are Your Senior Loved Ones Ready for Flu Season?

Posted by Michael Watson on October 16, 2018

It's that time of the year where the weather starts to cool off, the leaves change colors, and we grab a sweater before we leave the house. Autumn brings lots of beautiful things, but it also ushers in the start of flu season. Flu season is a frustrating time of year, no matter how old you are, but it can be particularly troublesome for seniors. Learn how to prepare for flu season to help seniors stay healthy!

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Cultivating Happiness & Health Together

Posted by Michael Watson on September 18, 2018

It is inevitable that health will begin to decrease as we get older. Seniors may find it difficult to stay happy and positive in the face of these situations, and rightly so. The good news, however, is that it is possible to cultivate happiness while simultaneously giving your overall health a little boost. Here are a few key ways to do just that.

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Who Should Get The Shingles Vaccine?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 24, 2018

Shingles is an infection that attacks an individual nerve, leading to a rash and skin disease. Every year, the U.S. sees an estimated 1 million cases of shingles, most commonly in people over the age of 50. Symptoms of shingles include pain, blistering skin rashes, and tender skin. This pain can last for up to 4 weeks and may cause scarring.

The CDC now recommends all adults 50 years and older get the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, to prevent shingles and the complications caused by the disease. Let's take a closer look at shingles and the vaccine. 

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AARP’s Fit & Fun Health Challenge: Fun Health Facts You May Not Know

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 10, 2018

It's important to stay fit and healthy, no matter how old you are. Senior citizens are living longer, more enjoyable lives, and remaining as healthy as possible contributes to that. The AARP Fit & Fun Health Challenge is designed to ensure seniors get up and move and STAY moving. Read on for some fun facts concerning health.

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Elderly Insomnia: Important Signs to Look For

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018

Seniors experience occasional sleepless nights; however, it can become a problem when it's happening more frequently and causing negative consequences. Insomnia occurs when an individual can't fall asleep, stay asleep, or wakes up too early and can't get back to sleep. Read on to get more information about senior insomnia and how to address it. 

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Costly End of Life Surgeries: Are They Worth It?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018

It's really no secret, surgery and medical care services can be very expensive. So when it comes to doing surgery for a senior who is near the end of their life, many factors are taken into consideration. One of the most important factors in deciding to do a surgery is the cost. How much does surgery really cost? We're here to provide you with facts when it comes down to end of life surgeries.

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A Systematic Approach to Healthy Living for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on February 6, 2018

The golden years are the years that follow retirement. It's the time of your life when you can travel, relax and enjoy each day. In order to make the most of these great years, you'll need to stay healthy. You don't have to be incredibly fit to stay healthy. However, there are a few tips to follow that can help keep you golden for those golden years. 

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Is Too Much TV Bad for Seniors?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 26, 2017

You may have not thought about the repercussions of seniors watching too much TV; however, the negative effects are certainly worth talking about. The most dangerous aspect of watching too much TV stems from what your body is doing while you're watching TV: sitting. Sitting for long periods of time is detrimental to everyone's health, especially more fragile seniors. Learn more about the dangers of seniors watching too much TV. 

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