Balance issues can be a real problem for older adults as they age. Regardless of the cause, it is important to treat balance issues properly to avoid serious injury or illness and maintain a good lifestyle. Some factors contributing to balance issues range from circulation problems, neurological conditions, low iron levels, vision-related problems, chronic conditions, […]
What Causes Caregiver Burnout?
Being a caregiver to a family member can be fulfilling, but there’s a lot of pressure, and caregiver burnout is always possible. When all the responsibilities of supporting an older loved one fall on one person’s shoulders, it can cause emotional, psychological, and physical stress and exhaustion. Caregivers tend to put themselves last, but they […]
Why Should Seniors Perform Balance Exercises?
Good balance is the foundation for your independence, helping you stay mobile and active. It’s common for balance to be a struggle as you get older, making balance exercises important for improving coordination and stability. However, if you’re new to balance training, you may need some support. Continue reading to learn more about balance, its […]
The Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults
Maintaining a healthy diet requires time and effort, and is important at every stage of life. As we age, eating right and getting enough nutrients can become more difficult. Practicing good nutrition can help seniors stay healthy, have enough energy to enjoy their lives, and prevent illness. Sometimes, the older adults in our lives need […]
Speech Therapy for Adults: Everything You Need to Know
Speech therapy is a form of treatment for communication issues and speech disorders. A speech therapist can develop a treatment plan that will help alleviate a person’s speech issues and overcome communication barriers such as stuttering and voice disorders. Children are most commonly affected by speech impediments and often undergo speech therapy in early childhood. […]
When Does Someone Need Memory Care?
Getting older can bring many challenges, and not all of them are physical. More than 6 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s, and this number is increasing. Memory care provides specialized support for seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other cognitive issues—but how can you tell when a senior in your life is ready for a […]
The Pros & Cons of Long-Term Care Insurance
Planning for the future can bring you and your loved ones incredible peace of mind. With 70% of Americans requiring some amount of long-term care in their lifetime, knowing how you’ll pay for that support can take away a lot of pressure, plus help reduce caregiver fatigue. One way to cover a lot of the […]
Talking to Your Children About Assisted Living Care
Talking about assisted living care can be incredibly difficult, and although there are many resources for children looking to start the challenging conversation with their parents, the same cannot be said for proactive parents. Rather than waiting for your children to make the decision for you, we recommend that you start the conversation early so that you […]
Top 3 Healthy Habits for Seniors
No matter our age, every one of us can adopt a few new habits to boost our health and happiness. By eating well, exercising often, and getting enough sleep, you can reduce your risk of serious illness and improve your overall quality of life throughout your golden years. Let’s break down the benefits of some […]
How to Talk to Someone with Dementia
Communicating with an individual who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s can be challenging. As the illness progresses, communication becomes increasingly difficult as they struggle to remember ideas, articulate their thoughts, and manage their emotions. Despite these struggles, it’s incredibly important to continue to communicate with these individuals, as those relationships help promote better self-esteem, sense […]