Aging

Overcoming Downsizing Dilemmas: Moving Your Aging Parent into Senior Living

Moving boxes in a home

Moving out of a home of many years and leaving cherished memories behind can be a challenge for any of us. But for aging parents, downsizing and moving from the comfort and familiarity of a long-time home to senior living can be especially difficult.

Older adults often view moving to senior living as a sign that they are losing their independence. And having to organize, downsize and pack a house full of belongings can seem like an overwhelming task.

7 Ways You Can Help Your Aging Loved One Overcome the Winter Blues

The dark and dreary days of winter can take an emotional toll on any of us, sapping our energy, enthusiasm and zest for life. However, the winter blues can be especially difficult for aging loved ones who are already considered to be at greater risk of becoming depressed.

Once the holidays have passed, we enter a seemingly interminable stretch when winter’s colder and shorter days seem like they will never end. During this period, older adults will sometimes dwell on the people and abilities they’ve lost over the years and become listless and forlorn. 

What to Do When Your Aging Parent Refuses Short-Term Rehabilitation

Mother and daughter reviewing paperwork

“With today’s model of health care, many adult children find that their aging parents are discharged from the hospital after an illness, injury or surgery well before they’re ready and able to return home successfully,” says Colleen Dwyer, RN, NHA, Executive Director and Administrator of Bryn Mawr Terrace.

10 Signs Your Aging Parent Is Experiencing Depression

While any of us can suffer from depression at some point in our lives, older Americans can be especially prone to depression. If you have aging parents, it is essential to know the warning signs of depression so you can identify it quickly and assist them in receiving the proper medical help.

Insights for Families: Moving a Loved One from Home Care to Long-Term Care

“There are times when the challenges associated with advanced age, a prolonged illness or a chronic condition make a move from home care to the 24-hour support of long-term care a necessity,” says Collin Tierney, Executive Director and Administrator of Bryn Mawr Terrace in Bryn Mawr, PA 

Home Safety Tips for Seniors: Stair Safety and Living Areas

“If you are an older adult or have loved ones who are older, home safety should be an important part of your healthy living strategy,” says Stacey Palumbo, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Bryn Mawr Terrace in Bryn Mawr, PA.

“As we age, we become more at risk for injuries, which often occur in and around the home. Why? Because changes in our vision, balance, hearing and reflexes can make us more vulnerable to accidents. Among these risks, falls – particularly on the stairs – are one of the most serious.”

Senior Health Today: 7 Tips on The Value of Time Outdoors

“There may be more to ‘walking on the sunny side of the street’ than we once thought,”says Collin Tierney at Bryn Mawr Terrace in Bryn Mawr, PA. “Spending time outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine may offer significant health benefits.

Senior Health During The Holidays

While the holidays are packed with delicious food and desserts, seniors and their caregivers should do all they can to stay as healthy as possible. This includes physical, mental and overall well-being. Knowing how to approach the upcoming holiday season when it comes to health, will make the holidays less stressful and will allow your loved one to truly enjoy spending this time of the year together.

Tips For Eating Safely As You Age

Eating Safely As You Age

As seniors age, they might not be able to do everything they used to do when they were younger. Even tasks that were once simple can become difficult. For example, seniors can struggle with eating safely. Whether it’s maintaining an appetite, eating the right foods or making sure the foods they’re eating are safe, meals can be an issue with seniors as they get older.

The two concerns when it comes to seniors and eating are nutrition and safety. They need to have a healthy diet full of nutrients and vitamins and foods that are easy to handle and eat.


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