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How Seniors Can Kick Start Their Fitness in the New Year

Seniors exercising

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), regular exercise and fitness activities can help senior adults stay independent and prevent many health problems that come with age. And as seniors get older, an active fitness lifestyle becomes increasingly important to their health.

Making the Holidays Merry and Bright for Seniors – Even from Afar

Senior exchanging holiday gifts

While the holiday season is a time of joyous anticipation and good cheer for most of us, the holidays can also bring a sense of loss and sadness for some senior adults. These feelings can result from the effects of aging and illness, or the sense of loneliness and isolation that accompany the loss of a spouse. 

Even for the most physically and emotionally healthy seniors, it is essential to remember that your love, presence and involvement with them during the holiday season can be the most meaningful gift they receive.

The Dangers of Anxiety in Caregiving

Senior and caregiver laughing and relaxing together

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there is a well-established link between being a family caregiver and stress, anxiety, and the danger of physical and psychological health problems. 

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. 

How to Make Your Loved One Comfortable While Supporting Their Short-Term Rehabilitation Stay

  How to Make Your Loved One Comfortable While Supporting Their Short-Term Rehabilitation Stay

Today, short-term rehabilitation services are helping an increasing number of older Americans get back to health and back home safely and securely after an illness, accident or injury.

Personal Care Community Checklist: 11 Important Questions to Ask Before Your Aging Parent Moves In

Personal Care Community Checklist: 11 Important Questions to Ask Before Your Aging Parent Moves In

Living a free and independent lifestyle in a safe, comfortable environment is something we all desire – especially for our aging parents. However, as we age, the challenges to our independence increase and some of the basic daily activities we’ve always taken for granted can become much more difficult.

How Long-Distance Caregivers Can Show Their Support from Afar

Long Distance Caregiver

Today, many family members live significant distances away from loved ones who are receiving care. According to AARP, “An estimated 11 percent of family caregivers live at least an hour away from their loved one.”

What to Look for When Choosing Short-Term Rehabilitation

Because of the way hospitals and health insurers operate today, many patients who have had an illness, accident or surgery are discharged before they are ready and able to return home safely. As a result, more people are choosing short-term rehabilitation services to bridge the gap and receive the care and support they need to transition successfully from hospital to health to home.

What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-Term Care Insurance

With the rapid growth of our older population, an increasing number of Americans are considering the need for future care for themselves or a family member. Today, they have plenty of excellent long-term care choices to select from, including personal care, traditional nursing care and memory care.

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.

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